15.482 Healthcare Finance
Financial tools and techniques may one day help unlock solutions to some of humanity's most significant healthcare challenges. Covers the role of finance in the healthcare industry; specifically, the application of novel financing methods and business structures to facilitate drug discovery, clinical development, and greater patient access to high-cost therapies. Topics include basic financial analysis for the life-sciences professional; risks and returns in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries; the mechanics of biotech startup financing; capital budgeting for pharmaceutical companies; and applications of financial engineering in modern healthcare investment strategies and institutions. Develops a systemic framework for problem-solving when daunting business issues stand in the way of progress in healthcare.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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