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Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies


School: Harvard University

Platform: EdX

Registration Link: Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies

Start Date: October 30, 2014 (12 Weeks)

Workload: 5 Hours Per Week

Instructors: Tarun Khanna and Sue Goldie

Credentials: Khanna is Harvard University’s director of the South Asia Institute. At the school, he teaches courses in general management, strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship in South Asia. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and his most recent book is Winning in Emerging Markets: A Roadmap for Strategy and Execution.

Goldie is the Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health at Harvard, where she also heads the school’s Global Health Institute and Center for Health Decision Science. A physician and public health researcher, Dr. Goldie has published over 150 research papers and earned the school’s Public Health Mentoring and Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring awards. Her research focuses on global health inequalities and educational innovation.

Graded: EdX makes numerous certifications available. Although students can simply audit the course, they can also earn honor code certificates (confirms you completed the course without verifying your name), verified certificates of achievement (includes your name and picture), and XSeries certificates (available when you complete a series of courses on a particular topic). The latter two certificates require a small fee.

Description: How do you improve health in emerging economies? You start by raising the quality of living, while reaching out to make more options and services available to people. Drawing from various disciplines and industry sectors, this course helps students identify potential solutions and tradeoffs in improving healthcare. In particular, Students will “become acquainted with prior attempts to address these problems, to identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and to propose and develop their own candidate solutions.”

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