MATTER to host NIU’s one-year MBA program at our space in the Merchandise Mart
MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, is thrilled to announce we will host NIU’s Chicago-based, one-year MBA program at our space in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, expanding an existing three-year partnership with NIU’s College of Business.
MATTER originally partnered with NIU in spring 2019 when NIU MBA students created comprehensive business plans with MATTER startups including ClostraBio, Humaginarium, Maxwell Telecare, Vous Vitamins, SuperBetter and OpenLoop.
“The partnership with MATTER provides our students with a real-world opportunity to reimagine industry, learn how a business starts and apply the knowledge they have gained through our MBA program,” comments NIU’s College of Business Dean, Balaji Rajagopalan. He adds, “These exceptional experiences have challenged our students to think about business holistically while balancing the vision of the organization and market demands. This partnership truly provides our students with transformative experiences they’ll remember for a lifetime. We are thrilled about the partnership and look forward to seeing what the future brings now that our one-year MBA classroom is embedded in MATTER’s office space.”
“The partnership with MATTER provides our students with a real-world opportunity to reimagine industry, learn how a business starts and apply the knowledge they have gained through our MBA program.” – Balaji Rajagopalan, Dean of NIU’s College of Business
“MATTER operates on the premise that the best way to advance healthcare innovation is through collaboration,” said MATTER CEO Steven Collens. “Having the NIU MBA program in residence brings an outstanding academic institution together with our broader community. We are honored to host these up-and-coming business leaders at MATTER and create connections to startups and industry players.”
At MATTER, we believe collaboration is the best way to improve healthcare. The MATTER collaborative includes more than 200 cutting-edge startups from around the world, working together with dozens of hospitals and health systems, universities and industry-leading companies to build the future of healthcare. Together we are accelerating innovation, advancing care and improving lives. For more information, visit matter.health and follow @MATTERhealth.