Entrepreneurship In Health Care – hcs567 (3 credits)

This course will set up the context of entrepreneurship and new business development, examining the characteristics of entrepreneurs, identifying and quantifying market opportunities in the health care market, as well conceptualizing the resources and capabilities needed. Topics include opportunity assessment, regulated industry implications and requirements, as well as the challenges of expansion within an existing enterprise.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Becoming an Entrepreneur

  • Explain the entrepreneurial process and its impact on the delivery of health care.
  • Identify the main characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.

Developing Successful Ideas

  • Describe common approaches entrepreneurs use to analyze market needs.
  • Discuss feasibility analysis.
  • Differentiate between opportunities and ideas.

Moving Ideas into Reality

  • Analyze the effects that types of intellectual properties have on health care.
  • Identify forces that determine industry profitability.
  • Determine how to select and manage a target market.

Bringing It Together

  • Identify resources needed to begin the entrepreneurial process.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of corporate venture capital, private venture capital, and angel financing.

Managing and Growing an Entrepreneurial Firm

  • Evaluate the challenges and strategies of growing a firm.
  • Identify the evaluation process of entrepreneurial endeavors.

Knowing the Basics

  • Differentiate among sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.
  • Analyze the regulatory implications and requirements that protect the safety and security of health care services.
  • Explain the purpose of a business plan.

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