Healthcare administration education in the 21st century: the case for entrepreneurship.

Academic Article


  • This paper recommends the broadening of the course content in several of the current required courses within the core curriculum of healthcare management education to include entrepreneurship topics and the inclusion of a separate entrepreneurship course. The current state of entrepreneurship within healthcare is described through the discussion of a healthcare entrepreneurship continuum. Because of the evolution of the healthcare industry in the past ten years, healthcare administration programs must also evolve to make our curriculum more relevant and increase student placement options. The current healthcare administration education shortcomings are discussed and recommendations for curriculum change are presented. Finally, a readings and resources list is provided as a basis for further curriculum development.
  • Author List

  • Williams DR; Duncan WJ; Ginter PM
  • Start Page

  • 283
  • End Page

  • 298
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 3