Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Are you an entrepreneur ready to improve healthcare performance through innovation? Do you have a business performance idea that could foster better healthcare outcomes or improved patient care? With Walden’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialization, you will expand your critical leadership and practical skills—such as grant writing and generating resources—to support your own ideas and your organization.

Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all disciplines, coursework in this Walden MHA specialization covers a range of organizational activities and structures, including public, private, and nonprofit sector responses.

Completion Requirements

  • 68 total quarter credits
    • Foundations course (3 credits)
    • Core courses (50 credits)
    • Specialization courses (15 credits)

Transfer of Credit

You may be eligible to receive up to 25 transfer credits for prior master's-level coursework when enrolling in Walden's MHA program, which can save you time and money. Call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286 to determine your eligibility and learn more.

These credits represent the minimum credits required for program completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.

Core Courses

The courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MMHA 6000 Course Foundations of Healthcare Administration Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6050 Course Contemporary Topics in the U.S. Healthcare Delivery System Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6200 Course Principles of Population Health in Healthcare Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6300 Course Law, Ethics, and Policy in Healthcare Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6400 Course Healthcare Financial Management and Economics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6500 Course Human Resource Management and Organizational Development and Leadership for Healthcare Administrators Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6600 Course Healthcare Informatics and Technology Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6700 Course Healthcare Operations Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6800 Course Marketing Management and Business Communication for Healthcare Administrators Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6900 Course Healthcare Quality Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6999 Course Strategic Planning in Healthcare Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6880 Course Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global Perspective Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6881 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMHA 6882 Course Improving Healthcare Performance Through Social Entrepreneurship Credits (5 cr.)

*Students enrolling in a midterm start date will take a 6-week version of this course by itself in their first term.

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