Formed in 2010, BAHM (Business School Alliance for Health Management) was created to transform the health sector by advancing education, research and practice in the nation’s top schools of management. It is a collaborative non-profit organization comprised of business schools committed to the belief that management education, applied to the challenges of healthcare delivery and healthcare innovation, plays a special role in creating new and important solutions.
While other academic disciplines address many of the policy issues facing the health sector today, business schools represent the vital link to addressing the practical issues of managing companies and developing essential leadership for healthcare institutions.
BAHM encourages and inspires students and faculty to come together and harness their collective energy, intellect and resources to solve today’s healthcare problems. Through outreach and educational programs designed to bring great minds together, we keep the dialogue around healthcare fresh and vital.
Some of our efforts will include establishment of our own adjunct faculty network, doctoral student webinars and, in the near future, a BAHM-sponsored Healthcare Management journal. In April 2011, we hosted our first Health Services Business Plan Competition at the Kellogg School of Management. Click here to read about our latest Case Competition held at the Duke Fuqua School of Business in November 2011.
Becoming a Member
Membership in BAHM is open to business schools committed to our mission of transforming the healthcare sector through education, research or practice. Institutions wishing to become members must describe how they meet the goals of the Alliance and what resources they would bring to the group.
Member institutions typically have faculty with research or teaching interests in the health sector, offer regularly scheduled courses in health sector management, and place students in health careers. These full members are required to pay a $5,000 annual fee. Schools with health management programs currently in development may join BAHM as associate members, with an accompanying reduced $3,000 annual fee. Click here if interested in becoming a member.