Healthcare Industry Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students preparing for careers in the healthcare industry may apply to become a BYU Marriott School of Business Healthcare Industry Scholar. This advanced educational opportunity provides healthcare management exposure to complement students’ developing disciplinary skills (accounting, data analytics, ethics, finance, human resources, information systems, marketing, operations management, organizational behavior, strategy, supply chain management, and other specializations). Students selected as Healthcare Industry Scholars will receive scholarship funding in their final semester of studies.

Potential scholars must submit their applications to his@byu.edu by 15 May. Applications include a statement of interest demonstrating academic, work, volunteer, and life experiences relating to the healthcare industry in addition to future career plans, leadership experience, and other reasons they would like to be selected as a Healthcare Industry Scholar. 

Acceptance is communicated by 30 June. Scholarship funds are typically awarded in Winter semester of the student’s final year after the add/drop deadline.

Curriculum

Graduate Students: During the first year of graduate school, potential Healthcare Industry Scholars must take:

  • ACC 588, IS 588, MBA 588, or MPA 588: Healthcare Industry Dynamics (W)
  • MSB 589R: Healthcare Leadership Lecture Series (F/W)  

Students must also take two Healthcare Industry Scholar approved electives from the list below.

  • MSB 682: Healthcare Delivery Management (F)
  • MSB 686: Healthcare Finance (W)
  • MSB 685R/IS 585R: Healthcare Industry Research (F/W)
  • MSB 683: Healthcare Law and Regulations (F)
  • HLTH 316: Health Systems Policy (F/W)
  • HLTH 425: Working with Vulnerable & Diverse Populations (F/W)

Undergraduate Students: Potential Healthcare Industry Scholars must take:

  • MSB 288: Healthcare Industry Dynamics (W)
  • MSB 289R: Healthcare Leadership Lecture Series (F, W)  

Students must also take three Healthcare Industry Scholar approved electives from the list below.

  • MSB 382: Healthcare Delivery Management (F)
  • MSB 386: Healthcare Finance (W)
  • MSB 385R/IS 585R: Healthcare Industry Research (F/W)
  • MSB 383: Healthcare Law and Regulations (F)
  • HLTH 316: Health Systems Policy (F/W)
  • HLTH 425: Working with Vulnerable and Diverse Populations (F/W)

Experiential Learning

Potential scholars are encouraged to complete a healthcare-related internship/job, volunteer hours, or healthcare-related capstone/major class project. There is not an hour requirement.

There are several courses with project components that could help you meet this requirement. For example, MSB 494R (On Campus Experiential Project), MSB 599R (Healthcare Internship), IS 552 (IS Capstone), MPA 643 (Leadership in Public Administration), and many more.

Club Participation

Students are required to join and actively participate in the Healthcare Industry Association (HIA) Club. Additional club details can be found here.