Free Online Course on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

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Harvard University is offering free online course on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. This business and management course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems

In this six week course, applicants will explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex social problems in emerging economies. The course will start on February 23, 2017.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 3-5 hours pw
Subject: Business & Management
Institution: Harvard University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 125
Session: Course Starts on February 23, 2017

Providers’ Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

About This Course

This business and management course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.

The focus of this course is on individual agency—what can you do to address a defined problem? While we will use the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, you will learn how both problems and solutions are inevitably of a multi-disciplinary nature, and we will draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to think like an entrepreneur
  • A framework for understanding the nature of public health issues
  • How entrepreneurial innovations can contribute to the social good
  • Various creative solutions that have contributed to alleviating problems in the developing world
  • How entrepreneurship applies to domains beyond business

Instructors

Tarun Khanna

Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School, where he has studied and worked with multinational and indigenous companies and investors in emerging markets worldwide.

Sue J. Goldie

Professor Goldie is the Roger Irving Lee Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, Director of the Global Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University, the Founding Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (Harvard University) and the Director of the Center for Health Decision Science (Harvard School of Public Health).

Requirements

None

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