Industry Management Major (HIMT)
an exciting time for the health care industry: cracking the
genetic code and its aftermath, new developments in the field,
the drive to improve quality, the increasing consolidation
among providers and the development of new information technologies
are among the many changes and opportunities facing our industry.
Those working in the field or contemplating a career in health
care can be assured of a wide-ranging, stimulating and challenging
profession that is important to society.
past five decades, our program has expanded from exclusively
training hospital managers to preparing students who are entering
positions along a broad spectrum of the health care field.
Currently, our graduates also obtain jobs in such areas as
consulting, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical group
management, informatics, venture capital and other financial
services, insurance and managed care. To help our students
take full advantage of the many choices available, the Health
Industry Management (HIM) Program offers courses taught by
an expert, multi-disciplinary faculty within the Kellogg School.
Through its research and consulting, our faculty is at the
cutting edge, helping to redefine the field. Our mentor program
also enables the Kellogg School's HIM students to interact
with some of the key national leaders in health care. Such
training has enabled graduates to obtain positions with firms
and organizations that are helping shape the future of health
care both in this country and abroad.
School's philosophy is unique in its emphasis on teamwork
and group interaction. Students often remark that the Kellogg
School is a place where one makes not only future business
contacts, but also lifelong friends.
HIMT's many strengths is its interdepartmental cooperation.
For example, professors and students interested in international
healthcare work with HIMT faculty on educational programs
and research. One focus of activity is the University's Center
for International and Comparative Studies (CICS). Another
is Kellogg's Global
Health Initiative (GHI), part of the Ford Motor Company's
Center for Global Citizenship. The GHI creates meaningful
partnerships between industry, non-profit donors and academia
to develop products that address health issues facing underserved
communities. In August 2006, GHI's first set of partners secured
a four-year, $4.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation (BMGF) to research and develop two affordable
diagnostic devices for the HIV virus plaguing developing countries.
The HIMT program offers the courses International healthcare
Systems (INTL 442), Health Economics (MGMT 444) and a variety
of others to help prepare students for the challenges they
face in dealing with problems of global health.
Each student's course sequencing must be approved in writing
by the Program Director. Students are encouraged to meet with
the Program Director early in their curriculum planning and
contact the HIM Program office at 847-491-5540.