MSc in Health Entrepreneurship

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Pillar: Health Entrepreneurship

Program Status: Active


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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology  (KNUST) in Ghana, Africa, is launching a Masters (MSc) program in Health Entrepreneurship in conjunction with the University of Toronto.

The program consists of twelve distinct course elements, covering topics such as Health Services Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship, Health Innovation and New Venture Creation, Health Ecosystem, Health Policy & Services Management, Epidemiology for Entrepreneurship, and Corporate Health Entrepreneurship.

The Masters (MSc) in Health Entrepreneurship program aims to tackle the pressing issue of youth unemployment and underemployment, which is a significant socio-economic concern, both globally and especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Specifically, the objectives of this program are to:

  • Train students to acquire advanced skills across a broad range of disciplines critical for sustainable employment and transformation of the health sector.
  • Optimize entrepreneurial ecosystems that launch health start-ups, create jobs and generate revenue.
  • Establish an entrepreneurial culture in the students within the health ecosystem.
  • Provide specific areas of expertise that will make the students more marketable in the health ecosystem.
  • Equip students with skills that facilitate knowledge translation to commercialization.
  • Build a database and network of alumni within the health ecosystems to inform decisions and policy direction.

Partners Involved

This program is run by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in partnership with the University of Toronto. It is open to all students and alumni of the Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative Institutions and their affiliated partners.

H2i is a commercial accelerator that educates, enables, partners, and facilitates early-stage entrepreneurs in the commercialization of health matters.

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Professor, School of Business; Co-Chair, Health Ecosystem Pillar

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Regional Lead (Health Employment), International Research Officer

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Centre for Reimagined Africa (CRA)

University of Toronto

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Joseph Owusu, BA, MBA, PhD

Professor, School of Business; Co-Chair, Health Ecosystem Pillar

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Joseph Owusu is the Pillar Lead for Health Ecosystem at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Mastercard Foundation Africa Higher Education Health Collaborative and Academic Programme Coordinator for O. R. Tambo Africa Research Chair Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Employability.

He is a Lecturer of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at KNUST, Ghana. He also serves as the Co-Chair for the Health Ecosystem Pillar Advisory Committee and Chairman of the Technical Committee to develop MSc. Health Entrepreneurship Management for the Health Collaborative. His research has been published in the International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Journal of Business and Management, Cogent Business and Management, Australian Journal of Business and Management Research, Investment Management and Financial Innovations, and International Journal of Research in Business and Social Sciences. Joseph received his Ph.D. from the University Malaysia Kelantan.


JesusMiracle Chiadika, M.Ed., PhD Candidate

Regional Lead (Health Employment), International Research Officer

University of Toronto

JesusMiracle is the Regional Lead (Health Employment), International Research Officer at the Office of the Vice-President International, University of Toronto. She is also completing a PhD in Higher Education with a collaborative specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She graduated with an M.Ed. in Higher Education, and has an inter-disciplinary background in the arts, psychology and entrepreneurship. She has lived on three continents which impacted her worldview and interests in understanding education from a global perspective. Having worked extensively with international students, she is interested in understanding how internationalization policies impact their experiences on an institutional level, and how institutions can improve the services and supports provided to students.