Health Enterprise Management Pathway

The Health Enterprise Management (HEMA) pathway prepares students for the unique challenges and opportunities in the healthcare sector. Foundational HEMA offerings integrate fundamental managerial disciplines (e.g., economics, strategy) with deep exposure to the industries comprising the healthcare sector, while advanced courses apply these concepts to the specific problems facing managers in the life sciences and payer/provider sectors. As a capstone to the pathway, HEMA students may test and hone their skills through an experiential or field course.

Faculty sponsors: Craig Garthwaite (Strategy), David Dranove (Strategy)

Health Enterprise Management (HEMA)

1 | Foundational

Healthcare Strategy
STRT 945

Health Economics
STRT 444
These courses expose students to a set of fundamental issues facing health enterprises in the healthcare sector (both life sciences and payer/provider segments). We recommend students take at least one of these courses. They are designed to have limited overlap and many students choose to take more than one.

2 | Depth

Life Sciences / Products Track

These courses prepare students for the strategic and managerial challenges unique to life sciences companies.

Critical Issues in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Industries
HEMA 453

Biomedical Marketing
HEMA 914

Pharmaceutical Strategy
HEMA 931-5

Intellectual Capital Management*

*Recommended that students complete the healthcare option for final project
Payer / Provider Track

These courses address foundational and topical issues in healthcare services.

Service Operations
OPNS 482

Health Care Quality
HEMA 922-5

Population Health
HEMA 924-5

Health Analytics
HEMA 940-5

3 | Experiential / Field

Medical Product Early Stage Commercialization
KIEI 911

Medical Technologies in Developing Countries
KPPI 973-5
NUVention Medical Innovation I
HEMA 915

NUVention Medical Innovation II
HEMA 916

These courses offer an opportunity to apply and hone by "going deep" in a particular field project.

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