Curriculum

The MHCDS interdisciplinary curriculum blends the best teaching and research from The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

TDI offers path-breaking research in health care practice and effectiveness, delivery innovation, and payment models. The Tuck School provides expertise in training high-level executives in strategy, operations, and the creation and execution of change.

The program includes three main components: core courses, a personal leadership development process, and the Action-Learning Project. Students complete the three components through a combination of in-person and online learning over 18 months.

The unique, innovative, and rigorous curriculum combines brief residential periods at Dartmouth College, interactive online courses, and continuous, team-based, experiential learning facilitated by Dartmouth faculty and learning coaches.

The curriculum highlights the best of TDI's research-based knowledge of the organization, measurement, and improvement of health care and the Tuck School of Business's expertise in management and leadership education. Upon completion of this first-class curriculum, participants will:

  • Solve problems and make decisions based on appropriate analysis of data, including clinical and financial data
  • Understand health care systems at micro-, meso-, and macro-levels, both the actual systems of today and the potential systems that might be designed
  • Be strategic communicators, capable team members and skillful leaders
  • Be capable of continually improving operations and quality care delivery
  • Bring a strategic mindset and a scientific approach to current and future health care delivery challenges.