MedImpact Partners With USD School of Business to Establish Consulting Project
SAN DIEGO, CA – Oct. 11, 2013 – MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., the nation's largest privately held provider of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, is partnering with the University of San Diego School of Business to kick off what will be an annual consulting program involving top U.S. business schools, tied to strategic business opportunities.
In the first project, titled "International ‘Green Field' Project: Brazil," students will evaluate the Brazilian PBM marketplace and conduct competitive analysis to be used in developing a business strategy for potential MedImpact implementation.
The project, which runs Aug. 15 – Dec. 6, 2013, will provide students the opportunity to work alongside industry experts and executives to gain exposure to the PBM industry; gain an understanding of all the key elements of business structure; enhance analytical and planning skills; and improve teamwork and presentation skills.
"We are excited to be part of launching MedImpact's new program to engage graduate-level business students in the application of organizational and strategic principles to solve real world business challenges. Our students have spent 16 months honing their skills in best business practices and now MedImpact is giving them an essential experiential opportunity to develop a strategic business plan in a market area of specific interest to their company," said Stephanie Kiesel, Director of the M.S. in Global Leadership program at the University of San Diego.
MedImpact will benefit by gaining exposure to new knowledge, research methods and tools; fresh perspectives and actionable recommendations to incorporate into strategic and management plans; and the opportunity to put potential future employees to the test.
About the University of San Diego School of Business
The University of San Diego School of Business is a Roman Catholic institution committed to developing socially responsible business leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant and values-based education and research.
About MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., founded in 1989 and headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a PBM that combines subject matter expertise with innovative technology and services to deliver better healthcare outcomes and improve its clients' positions in the market. MedImpact provides PBM services to 47 million members of health plans, hospitals and employers in the U.S. and abroad.
University of San Diego
Stephanie Kiesel, Esq.
Director, M.S. Global Leadership Program
University of San Diego - School of Business
Gordon Romanas, Vice President of Marketing
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.