edX launches first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India

December 23, 2015

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. 
Against this backdrop edX – a leading global online learning platform – announces its new business course on ‘Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives’. The 5 week course, set to commence on January 6, 2016, seeks to apply 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. 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’ is the first MOOC to focus on healthcare markets in India and requires an effort of only 3-4 hours per week. 

One can visit the following link to enrol for this course: https://www.edx.org/course/healthcare-india-strategic-perspectives-iimbx-st260x

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