University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Healthcare in the 21st Century


Innovation in Healthcare

The purpose of this course is to provide students with insights into the newest innovations in healthcare service delivery, information technology, and medical devices.  Through presentations by leading entrepreneurs in the field, students will be challenged to make investment decisions in those firms with the greatest promise. By the end of the course, students will:


·      Understand how to foster an innovation culture

·      Have insights into current innovations in medical devices, information technology, and service delivery

·      Be able to analyze risks and opportunities in these healthcare areas

·      Know how to apply criteria for investing


Changing Healthcare Economy

Health Finance

Social Sector Solutions (health-focused projects for 20% of teams)

International Business Development (health-focused projects for 20% of teams

Social Lean Launch Pad (portion of the projects are in healthcare)

Social Entrepreneurship (portion of class focuses on healthcare)

Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals