Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives - Online Course By IIMB

edX's brings first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India with 'Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives' starting from August 09, 2016. Learners will learn about the unique contradictions and challenges that define Indian healthcare.

The Indian healthcare sector is garnering global attention. Be it the evolution of Indian pharmaceutical firms, low-cost hospitals or disruptive start-ups, the sector is a laboratory of myriad market forces impacting innovation, choices and societal welfare. At the same time, India continues to battle with an inadequate healthcare infrastructure and a rising disease burden.


edX's new business course on 'Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives' applies a strategic lens to the sector's submarkets including hospitals, pharmaceutical firms and diagnostic equipment providers. Learners will examine the role of disruptive innovation and the ways in which public policy shapes the evolution of healthcare markets.

Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives

With this framework, they will be able to evaluate which employer to join, which healthcare stocks to invest in, where the exciting business opportunities lie, and what are the unmet needs in this sector that can be addressed by a startup. Learners will learn about the unique contradictions and challenges that define Indian healthcare.

Taught by IIMBx, 'Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives' kicks off on August 09, 2016. This 5-week course is the first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India and requires an effort of only 3-4 hours per week.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Strategy Foundations 101

Introduction to basic strategy concepts, including Porter's five forces, resource-based view, institution-based view and related notions

Week 2: The Indian Hospital Sector

Strategic overview of a specific sub-market in Indian healthcare

Week 3: The Indian Pharmaceutical Sector

Discussion of current and key trends in the sub-market

Week 4: The Indian Medical Devices and Diagnostics Sector

Case study discussion

Week 5: Disruptive Innovation and Regulation in Indian Healthcare

Interview with industry leader(s) across the Indian hospital, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics sectors

For further information and to register for the course, click here.

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