Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives

3 – 4 hours per week

Course Information

Course Length     : 5 weeks
Estimated Effort  : 3 – 4 hrs per week

Course Overview

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 inadequate healthcare infrastructure and a rising disease burden.

This business course by IIMBx applies a strategic lens to the sector’s submarkets that include hospitals, pharmaceutical firms, and diagnostic equipment providers. It examines the role of disruptive innovation and the ways in which public policy shapes the evolution of healthcare markets. With this framework, learners will be able to evaluate and decide 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.

If you are a healthcare enthusiast, a part of the healthcare industry, a policymaker, an investor, or an entrepreneur, this is the course for you.

Chirantan Chatterjee

Former Faculty
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Strategy Foundations 101

Introduction to basic strategy concepts, including Porter’s five forces, resource-based view, institution-based view and related notions

Week 2: The Indian Hospital Sector

Strategic overview of a specific sub-market in Indian healthcare

Week 3: The Indian Pharmaceutical Sector

Discussion of current and key trends in the sub-market

Week 4: The Indian Medical Devices and Diagnostics Sector

Case study discussion

Week 5: Disruptive Innovation and Regulation in Indian Healthcare

Interview with industry leader(s) across the Indian hospital, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics sectors

By the end of this course, learners will be able:

  • Apply the basic concepts in strategy to the sub-markets within the healthcare sector
  • Explain the competitive advantages and the role of resources in differentiating the successes from the failures in the healthcare sector
  • Examine the corporate leader perspectives on the evolution of the various sub-markets within the sector
  • Analyse managerial dilemmas facing the sector through mini-case discussions

This course is designed for healthcare enthusiasts, professionals working in the healthcare sector, policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs who are keen to explore the Indian healthcare sector.