Academics & Majors

Healthcare Management

Managers who understand the real challenges in the healthcare industry, who can develop useful frameworks for analyzing those challenges, and who are able to propose solutions to those challenges will be the future industry leaders. The healthcare management major is aimed at anyone who might interact with the healthcare industry in any fashion—from consumer to provider, from manager to consultant, from CEO to inventor. Healthcare companies are under a lot of fiscal pressure to perform. Our program will produce smart people who have been trained to think critically in approaching problems and who have a strong understanding of both the science and business ends of the industry.

The John M. Olin Business School

The Olin Business School, founded in 1917, has a longstanding reputation for outstanding business education. We equip high-potential students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to become leaders in a time of intense competition and global change. Participants in our programs learn much more than management theory and practice; they acquire new ways of thinking that can profoundly change their lives and the success of their organization.

Typical Courses for Healthcare Management

All majors complete:

  • Olin Grand Rounds
  • Healthcare Economics & Policy
  • Healthcare Management
  • Research in Healthcare Management
  • Elective courses

Olin's Study Abroad Programs

Almost all business activity today is conducted on a global basis. In preparing for career opportunities in any area of business activity, students are well-served to incorporate study of the international character of business into their overall course of study.

International Internship Program

Olin's International Internship Program offers students the opportunity to combine classroom learning with an internship experience in London, England; Sydney, Australia; Paris, France; Germany; or Israel. Participants in any of these programs earn 15 units of academic credit and placement in a semester-long full-time internship while abroad. Students also write a significant research paper and present an oral presentation at the end of the program.

Study Abroad Experiences

Olin students have the opportunity to pursue a strictly academic focus in their study abroad experience. Taking classes in a local university, interacting with its students, and experiencing the culture and excitement of a foreign city offer students a challenging and rewarding experience. Olin maintains exchange relationships with Bocconi University in Milan (Italy); Carlos III University in Madrid (Spain); Chinese University of Hong Kong; ESCP in Paris (France); FGV in Sao Paulo (Brazil); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; University of Melbourne (Australia); Singapore Management University; and WHU in Koblenz (Germany).

Honors Programs

Honors in Management

The Honors Program consists of a two-semester Honors Seminar taken senior year. Honors candidates must complete a total of 126 credit hours of academic work, including both semesters of the Honors Seminar. To participate in the Honors Program, students are nominated and selected by the School's faculty.

Final Honors

Graduating seniors in the top five percent of their graduating class based on their overall record at Washington University will graduate "Summa Cum Laude." Seniors in the next 10 percent will graduate "Magna Cum Laude." These designations are recorded on the official University transcript.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The top 7 percent of the junior class and the top 10 percent of the senior class are eligible for invitation to Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honorary. Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at Washington University to be eligible.

Student Life at Olin

There are a number of undergraduate student organizations and many opportunities for student engagement at Olin. We encourage students to fully investigate all of these options and to become an active participant in the ones that interest them.

  • Accounting Association
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, an international business fraternity
  • Arch Consulting
  • BSBA Alumni Mentor Program
  • Case Competitions
  • Delta Sigma Pi, an international business fraternity
  • Female Associates in Business
  • International Business Association
  • Korean Undergraduate Business Association
  • Marketing Association
  • National Black MBA Association
  • Olin Business Council, Olin's student government
  • Olin Peer Ambassadors
  • Olin Sports Management Organization
  • Phi Gamma Nu, an international business fraternity
  • Student Investment Fund
  • Washington University Student Investment Fund
  • Women's Mentor Program

Olin's Graduate Study in Business Opportunities

We offer an array of options to combine your undergraduate degree with graduate study in business:

  • Early Admission 3+2 MBA Program
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Science in Finance
    • Corporate Finance Track
    • Quantitative Finance Track
  • Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Customer Analytics

For additional information contact:

Olin Business School
Phone: (314) 935-6315