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On-campus Master in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence ranked No. 2 in the U.S.

In its most recent report, ranked Rutgers Business School's Master of Science in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence (MSHAI) program No. 2 in the U.S. for Best On-Campus Master's in Healthcare Analytics programs 2024. In the ranking, the publication focused on healthcare analytics and health data science programs. Online programs included a wider range of programs, from health informatics to business analytics. 

Best Master's in Healthcare Analytics ProgramsKareem Shama, MSHAI '24, said, "This program is perfect for anyone seeking to work in the healthcare industry on the more technical and analytical side. One of the main advantages to this program is that it is very flexible with multiple concentrations one can pursue."

To be evaluated, the universities had to be non-profit and regionally accredited. Rutgers Business School's AACSB accreditation (the longest-standing globally recognized specialized accreditation) was noted as a relevant quality marker. Programs' reputations came from U.S. News & World Report rankings. used IPEDS data for completion rates and average earnings one, two, and four years after graduation.

According to the report, "The Ivies are making a play in analytics: We're talking about names like Columbia and Harvard, as well as prestigious non-Ivy schools like Duke and Rutgers. It's no accident that these universities also have impressive medical schools, massive research budgets, and ties to large healthcare systems. They're dealing with a lot of data!" 

Russell Pitcher, MSHAI '21, said, "Rutgers and the M.S. in Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence program are committed to sculpting industry leaders that will shape the future of healthcare. It is your responsibility to utilize all the tools and personnel available to make positive, impactful changes wherever your professional adventure takes you."

Associate Professor Xin (David) Ding, director of the Master of Healthcare Analytics and Intelligence, said, "This important ranking is made possible by the school's support, faculty contributions, and student participation. Data-driven decision-making in healthcare is complicated by multiple disparate considerations, from different insurance coverage, new technologies, supply chains, and more, all with significant financial consequences."

"Our program, and therefore our students, benefit from the strength of our faculty experience in healthcare, cutting-edge analytics, and supply chain management," Ding said. "We prepare our students for this challenging industry with the business acumen, analytics mastery, and domain knowledge needed today and in the future."

After directing the MSHAI program for six years, Ding is stepping down from that role and turning it over to Associate Professor David Dreyfus.

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