Students who choose the HCAK pathway benefit from the school’s extensive resources for top managers along with healthcare-specific offerings. No matter their previous experience, students leave the HCAK pathway as effective leaders who are able to make productive decisions in this critical sector.
Foundational courses integrate fundamental managerial disciplines with deep exposure to the industries that comprise the healthcare sector.
Advanced courses apply foundational concepts to specific problems facing managers in the life-sciences and payer-provider sectors.
As a capstone to the pathway, HCAK students hone their skills through an experiential course or fieldwork.
The HCAK pathway goes well beyond the classroom with cocurricular, professional, mentorship and academic opportunities.
The Healthcare Club
delivers a diverse platform of opportunities and activities for Kellogg students to gain awareness, develop relevant skills and build successful careers in the healthcare industry.
The annual Business of Healthcare conference
offers opportunities for professionals, academics, students and alumni to explore challenging healthcare issues and to network with professionals who share their interests.
The list of companies
that have made job offers to our students showcases the strong demand for Kellogg talent.
Visiting executive program
For nearly three decades, Kellogg has offered a healthcare mentorship program
to its students. The purpose of this program is to provide them with the opportunity to discuss any topic of mutual interest with a locally based, nationally recognized healthcare executive.
Students interested in the HCAK program are eligible for renewable tuition scholarships. There is no formal process for applying for a scholarship. Students applying to Kellogg should indicate on their application that they are interested in the HCAK program by checking the appropriate box. Scholarships are renewable for the second year of MBA study conditioned on demonstrating ongoing interest in healthcare.
Through the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative, HCAK offers dynamic learning opportunities outside the classroom.
- MacEachern Symposium – Founded in 1943 by Dr. Malcolm T. MacEachern, this annual event convenes industry experts who offer insights on how major trends in healthcare will reshape the competitive landscape.
- Biotech and Healthcare Case competition – One of the oldest and best known healthcare competitions, this annual event hosts student teams from around the world to tackle complex healthcare questions beyond a class setting.
- Business of Healthcare conference – This annual forum offers opportunity for professionals, academics, students and alumni to explore challenging healthcare issues and to network with professionals who share their interests.
- Healthcare at Kellogg series – Kellogg faculty provide an overview of the healthcare industry through this quarterly bootcamp series of lectures.
- Faculty/student lunch-and-learns – Academic and industry experts join students on campus to discuss significant business issues or cases in an informal class setting.