Academics & Research

Mission-Based Management

What Is MBM

The “University of Utah – School of Medicine” is known as one of approximately 15 Mission-Based Management (MBM) Schools of the 140+ Schools of Medicine in the United States. Many schools practice a mission-based approach to administration but may refer to them by a different name.

The University of Utah is recognized as one school that has fully developed the three main components of an MBM approach: Mission-based financial reporting, faculty productivity oversight, and strategic planning within a mission framework.

MBM is an umbrella effort within the “University of Utah Health” organization that focuses on the alignment of what we do, why we do it, and how we pay for it.

How Does MBM Work?

MBM is a process for organizational decision-making that is:

  • Mission-driven
  • Assures internal accountability
  • Distributes resources in alignment with organization-wide goals
  • Based on timely, open, and accurate information

MBM is a resource for the Health Sciences, which aids in infrastructure for financial/data analysis, system/process development, and a forum for discussion and decision-making related to policy and planning.

The School of Medicine Executive Committee (SOM EC) oversees all MBM efforts and is advisory to the Dean of the School of Medicine.