F&ES 604a/MGT 631 / 2019-2020

Public Health Entrepreneurship & Intrapraneurship

Credits: 1.5
Fall 2019: O, Section 1 - T/Th 1:00-2:20; Section 2-T/Th 2:40-4:, Evans 4430

This course aims to familiarize students with the principles and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in the context of public health, as defined by the well being of society, including social and environmental determinants of health. We examine a set of public health challenges within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using a hybrid method combining case studies and assignments. Case studies provide an opportunity to analyze cross-cutting challenges faced by innovators and entrepreneurs in the field of public health. Assignments allow students to dig deeper into specific topic areas within public health innovation and entrepreneurship. The target audience for this course includes graduate and undergraduate students in the MBA, MAM, MPH, and other programs at Yale SOM, SPH, and across campus. It is a precursor, but not a prerequisite, for Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship where students design ventures tackling social challenges through new or existing organizations.