Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK) Pathway

The Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK) pathway prepares students for the unique challenges and opportunities in the healthcare sector. Foundational HCAK 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, HCAK students may test and hone their skills through an experiential or field course.

Faculty sponsors: Craig Garthwaite (Strategy)

Healthcare at Kellogg (HCAK)

1 | Foundational

Healthcare Strategy
STRT 443

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 470

Pharmaceutical Strategy
HEMA 931-5

Intellectual Capital Management*
STRT 441
*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

Strategy and Execution for a Successful Healthcare Delivery System
HEMA 935-5

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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