Healthcare Finance (15.482x)

Blue and white tablets spilling out of a prescription bottle on top of a pile of crisp twenty dollar bills.

Factors that drive the cost and development of pharmaceutical drugs and medical treatments are explored in this class. (Image by License: CC BY.)


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Healthcare Finance (15.482x) provides students with the background, resources, and framework to influence the healthcare industry. Topics include applying financial techniques such as portfolio theory, securitization, and option pricing to biomedical contexts to develop more efficient funding structures to reduce financial risks, lower the cost of capital, and bring more life-saving therapies to patients faster.

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Andrew Lo. RES.15-005 Healthcare Finance (15.482x). Spring 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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