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.

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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
HCAK 453

Biomedical Marketing
HCAK 470

Pharmaceutical Strategy
HCAK 931-0

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.

Value Creation and Capture in Healthcare
HCAK 951-5

Leadership in Today's U.S. Health Systems
HCAK 924-5

Understanding Healthcare's Global Marketplace
HCAK 928-5

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

3 | Experiential / Field

Medical Technology Financing and Commercialization
HCAK 611

Health and Human Rights
SSIM 933

Medical Technologies in Global Public Health
SSIM 673-5

Healthcare Strategy Consulting Lab
STRT 947

NUVention Medical Innovation I
HCAK 615

NUVention Medical Innovation II
HCAK 616

Forging and Funding Health Care Startups
HCAK 627

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


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