The HEMA Program

The Health Enterprise Management Major

The Health Enterprise Management (HEMA) major meets the needs of any management student who seeks to excel in either the services or products side of the health industry. Many HEMA courses are taught by some of the world’s leading scholars in a wide range of academic fields. Other HEMA classes are taught by practitioners who have reached the very top of their professions. All HEMA offerings emphasize the importance of translating fundamental management principles into state-of-the-art tools for practitioners. HEMA graduates compete successfully for jobs in provider, insurer and supplier organizations, as well as in consulting, investment banking and other related sectors of the economy.

The HEMA major combines flexibility with depth. The cornerstone of the HEMA major is the introductory core course, which presents a body of common knowledge necessary to anyone managing in the health sector. Students must take three additional courses from a lengthy list, some of which emphasize themes common to the services and products side, and some of which are specific to each track. There are no prerequisites for the major and students with no prior experience in the health sector are invited to sample HEMA courses.

Special Competency in Health Enterprise Excellence
Kellogg offers students who are interested in the health sector an opportunity to drill deeply into the field. Students who wish to drill deeply into health enterprise management may complete the Special Competency in Health Enterprise Excellence Major (SCHEMA).