head_left.jpg
Business Breadth, or the upper-level language class can double-count towards the Global Environment requirement (if it would normally meet that requirement).  You can double-count only one of the four courses required for the concentration.
A partial list of acceptable courses for the Global Analysis second concentration is available in the Wharton undergraduate student handbook, online at http://undergrad.wharton.upenn.edu.
Health Care Management and Policy
The concentration in health care management and policy focuses on the management, financing and economics of the health services sector. Students learn about those factors that significantly influence a health care system, including government regulation and the changing role of health professionals. Students are provided with a variety of tools and perspectives to understand and analyze significant policy and management issues in this complex, socially important industry. Students planning a career in health care management or policy, clinical medicine, nursing or dentistry have found the concentration to be very useful preparation.
Required
 HCMG 101  Health Care Systems
Three of**
 HCMG 202*  or Economics and Financing of Health
  Care Delivery
 HCMG 302*
 HCMG 203  Clinical Issues in Health Care
  Management
 HCMG 204  Comparative Health Care Systems
 HCMG 211  The Law of Health Care in America
 HCMG 212 Health Care Quality & Outcomes:
  Measurement & Management
 HCMG 215  The Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical
  Device Industries: Economics, Management and
  Public Policy  
 HCMG 850  Health Care Policy (with permission)
 INSR 220  Life and Health Insurance Management
  & Policy  
 INSR 221  Employee Benefit Plan Design and
  Financing  
*HCMG 202 and HCMG 302 cannot be taken for credit by any one student.  
** Students may also take MBA level courses towards their three electives, providing they satisfy the necessary prerequisites and are admitted to the course.
The Department
Chair: Patricia M. Danzon. Professors: Lawton R. Burns, Scott Harrington, Mark V. Pauly. Assistant Professor: Guy David.  University Faculty: David A. Asch, Henry Glick, Cynthia C. Scalzi, J. Sanford Schwartz, Jeffrey H. Silber, Sankey V. Williams, Kevin Volpe. Affiliated Faculty: Eugenio Anness, Nancy Ann DeParle, Benjamin Doranz, I. William Ferniany, Robert I. Field, Thomas Gilmore, Naoki Ikegami, June M. Kinney, John Whitman. Emeritus Faculty: Robert C. Jones, William Kissick, Sheldon Rovin.
Insurance and Risk Management
The insurance and risk management concentration examines the techniques useful to corporations, organizations and individuals in minimizing the potential financial losses arising from their exposure to risk. These techniques range from traditional insurance products (e.g., property-liability insurance, life-health insurance, pensions and employee benefits) to current advances in corporate and insurer risk management (e.g., risk financing and retention, non-insurance risk transfer, catastrophe derivatives). The concentration also encompasses such topics as risk and insurance regulation, global risk management estate planning, insurer financial management, insurer strategic management and related public policy issues. Students graduating with this concentration have taken positions with investment banks, re-insurers, accounting firms, insurance brokerage firms, consulting firms, insurance companies and corporate risk management departments.
Four of
 HCMG 202  Economics and Financing of Health
  Care Delivery
 INSR 210  Financial Strategies & Analysis: Insurance  
 INSR 221  Employee Benefit Plan Design and
  Financing
 INSR 222  Business Insurance & Estate Planning
 INSR 230  Managing Pure Risks: Operations and
  Markets
 INSR 232  Risk Management and Treatment  
Students may also include either INSR 251 or INSR 260, but not both, among the four courses required.
The Department
Chair: Neil A. Doherty. Professors: J. David Cummins, Jean H. Lemaire, Olivia S. Mitchell, Kent Smetters. Assistant Professors: Alexander Muermann, Stephen H. Shore.  Affiliated Faculty: David A. Cather, G. Victor Hallman. Emeritus Faculty: David F. Babbel, Dan M. McGill, Jerry S. Rosenbloom.