15.482 Healthcare Finance

Class Info

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 has 15.401, 15.414, and 15.415 as prerequisites.

15.482 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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