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Degree
MBA

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
34,000 Euro

Application Deadline
31 July

Programme Start
October

Duration (part-time)
20 months

Why IHM?

Frankfurt School’s part-time MBA in International Healthcare Management is designed for working healthcare professionals to provide a thorough understanding of the international healthcare business.

The programme aims to develop responsible healthcare leaders and to equip them with practical business skills, advanced entrepreneurial skills, leadership expertise and integrity, in order to master the challenges in a globalised healthcare sector. 

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It fosters an enhanced awareness of healthcare issues, trends and practices likely to influence the future. International study locations in Europe, America and Asia and a diverse student body ensure a truly international experience.

Part-time study, full-time work

In 10 modules, each residential module lasts 7 days, the participants gain an academic and real-world foundation relevant for a career in the healthcare sector while working full time. The balance between on- and off campus learning, ensures minimal disruption to one’s professional life.

Highlights
  • Global perspective: international locations, faculty and participants
  • 20 months part-time study programme, including thesis
  • Easy application - no GMAT or GRE required for admission
  • Innovative curriculum with focus on General Management in Healthcare
  • Interactive learning environment
  • Access to high-profile practitioners (Provider and supplier side)
  • Extensive professional network 
  • Accredited by multiple international agencies

Target audience

Specialists and managers from all over the world – who are pursuing a management career in hospitals, healthcare companies and institutions worldwide and wish to acquire additional management qualifications to enhance their professional skills.

Requirements

  • First academic degree
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Healthcare relevant background or interest
  • Motivated and hard-working candidates

Application Process

Admission to the MBA IHM programme at Frankfurt School is very competitive and the application process consists of 4 steps:

  1. Online application
  2. Assessment interview

  3. Results

  4. Start of the programme

Please find all the details further down.

Tuition

Registration fee:100 Euro
Total tuition fee:34,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 1

(complete applications received by 31 January)

3,900 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 2

(complete applications received by 30 April)  

1,900 Euro

 

Curriculum

Students study in small, focused groups with classmates from all over the world and receive expert support from the programme management. That way, participants can confidently move ahead within their professional sphere while preparing themselves for the challenging tasks of top management in the healthcare sector!

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The traditional business administration disciplines - accounting, finance, strategy, marketing, economics, operations, information technology and HR management - provide a solid base in business management. In addition the MBA International Health Management at Frankfurt School prepares students to become leaders who can deliver both innovative and practical solutions in the healthcare field.

Modules 1 to 10:

M1: Introduction to Business, Economics and different Healthcare Systems (Frankfurt)

Timetable First semester (October)
Format Ten day block
Location Frankfurt School
Language English

This module gives an overview of the main and basic types of healthcare systems and the underlying dimensions.  A comprehensive introduction to the German Healthcare System serves as the basis and role model for comparing different systems and to foster discussions.  In addition, the module introduces the basic principles of economics and main techniques applied in financial and managerial accounting which will be applied to different examples and exercises during the module.

The module starts with teambuilding activities to foster collaboration and communication among the students.

Soft skills are promoted in the team exercises. Interaction and discussions among students and team work play a central role in this and all modules of the MBA IHM.

Lecturer

M2: Managing Financial Resources & Controlling (Frankfurt)

Timetable First semester (December)
Format One-week block
Location Frankfurt School
Language English

Building on financial accounting introduced in module 1, the course introduces the most important financial management tools, available financing instruments, methods of cost accounting and management systems as well as performance controlling. Students will learn to make decisions regarding the optimal financial structure as well as how to control performance. Special emphasis is placed on strategic and organizational aspects.

M3: Strategic Management and Marketing (Banglore, India)

Timetable Second semester (March)
Format One-week block
Location India (Bangalore)
Language English

The course is focussing on the most important elements of Strategic Planning and Market Oriented Management. Students learn about the process of strategic management and how the process and implementation unfolds within companies. The course also enables student to use scientific methods of market analysis and development to create substantial market oriented strategies and tactical approaches. In addition the challenges of implementing and developing a healthcare system in an emerging country will be discussed based on an introduction to the Indian Healthcare System.

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M4: Innovation, Strategy and Project Management (Washington D.C., USA)

Timetable Second semester (June)
Format One-week block
Location Washington D.C. area, USA
Language English

The module focuses on the introduction to Innovation Management, analysing real examples on the market entry of innovative healthcare products and services, and the basics of Project Management. Students will have the opportunity to work on a live Case Study dealing with a real innovation project, learn its management problems and develop solutions in collaboration with experienced practitioner. In addition the current status and trends of the US Healthcare System will be discussed.

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M5: Entrepreneurship & Management in Competitive Markets (e-based)

Timetable Second semester (starting March)
Format From March till the end of the MBA
Location e-based (Webinar)
Language English

After four modules focusing on financial and strategic aspects in the healthcare industry, students will develop a business plan for a real investment project to observe the issues and problems arising from applying the reviewed concepts in the real setting.

In addition, based on the MarkStrat Online simulation game participants learn how to use management tools in the area of strategic marketing and portfolio management in a problem-oriented and effective way. Moreover, they learn how to manage decision-making processes in a company as a complex system.

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M6: Quality and Process Management (Singapore)

Timetable Third semester (August /September)
Format One-week block
Location Singapore
Language English

This module focuses on the basic principles of Quality and Risk Management, Business Process Management, Six Sigma and Approaches of Integrated Healthcare Value Chains.

Students will understand and learn how to transfer management approaches from other industries into healthcare business.

In addition, the basic principles of the Singaporian Healthcare System will be discussed and the Australian Healthcare System will be introduced.

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M7: Supply and Facility Management and IT (London area, UK)

Timetable Third semester (November)
Format One-week block
Location London, UK
Language English

This module addresses the flow of tangible goods within an organisation, taking into account the specifics in a healthcare environment. Participants are introduced to the principles of logistics, purchasing and facility management. The students will also work out the key role and challenges of IT in healthcare.

The core of the live case study in cooperation with a strong business partner (IT industry) will be a real IT related management issue. After being introduced to the case, the students will have to use the provided information plus some research  to develop, present and discuss their solutions.

In addition, the introduction to the NHS will offer the opportunity of a comprehensive discussion of Healthcare Systems in comparison. 

Lecturer

M8: HR, Organisation and Change Management (Dubai)

Timetable Third semester (January- February)
Format One-week block
Location Dubai
Language English

This module addresses the topics Human Resource Management and Organisational Development as the key elements of management and change in healthcare related business.

Students will also receive an introduction in the Dubai healthcare system and the trends in the Golf region.

Lecturer

M9: Leadership, Intercultural Management, Ethics (Frankfurt)

Timetable Fourth semester (May)
Format One-week block
Location Frankfurt School
Language English

This module consists of three parts related to the role individuals play in an organisation: Leadership, Intercultural Management and Ethics.

In Leadership participants learn how to develop and maintain human resources potential in a healthcare environment from the perspective of a leader. In the part Intercultural Management, they build on their own experiences during the programme to learn how to become an effective international manager, how to lead and motivate, foster co-operation and create synergies. Additionally, various topics on the ethics in hospital and healthcare management are discussed, especially the relationship between medicine and economics.

Lecturers

M10: MBA Thesis

Timetable Fourth semester (October-February)
Format 5 months
Language English

The culmination of the MBA programme is the Master Thesis. It applies an action learning approach and offers programme members the option of basing their Master Thesis on management issues in their business environment or integrated management projects. Its aim is to demonstrate a critical and reflective approach to management.

Lecturer

Worldwide Focus

Around the world – in every hospital, clinic, laboratory and healthcare related organisation, there are teams of highly skilled healthcare professionals focused on the business practices that drive the healthcare industry.

They are physicians, administrators, managers, and executives who take an active role in shaping the world of healthcare through their leadership.

The MBA IHM offers a unique and immersive international experience with:

  • international locations
  • international faculty
  • international students.
German Excellence. Global Relevance.

German Excellence. Global Relevance.

Locations

  • Frankfurt
  • Bangalore
  • Washington/Baltimore
  • Singapore
  • London
  • Dubai

Learning Experience

Entrepreneurial, international, intercultural

Experience an MBA programme with a truly international focus regarding healthcare systems and markets, locations, students and academic as well as corporate partners.

In the age of globalization, an intimate understanding of foreign cultures can be both, a valuable academic asset and an enriching personal experience.

There is no better way to learn about different healthcare systems, practices and markets around the world than visiting them!

Team work

Study with classmates from all over the world and exchange your experiences, while drawing on leading national and international healthcare experts: in hospitals or clinics, or organisations like health and bio technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices, service delivery, information technology, consulting companies, and government agencies.

Or network with alumni who work in the industry, and delve more deeply into various health care sectors.

Innovative learning: The Entrepreneurial Business Plan

Effective healthcare requires leadership, sound decision-making skills, and expertise. In addition, it requires entrepreneurial thinking and the willingness to innovate in how healthcare services are delivered.

In a field driven by innovation, it’s vital that you keep pace. A solid business plan can be the difference between just an idea and a successful business. In the process of creating one, you will develop an understanding of strategic planning, market situations and competitive advantages.

Case study learning

Our MBA IHM is based on a mixture of theoretical learning supported and reinforced with case studies and group work following the Harvard model of teaching.


The case studies have been tailored to meet class objectives - based on real-world situations and focused on health care. In addition, our participants are asked to bring in their own, work-related cases. Teamwork and group presentations are other key elements.

Guest lectures and site visits

Industry leaders join students from different backgrounds and cultures to discuss current real-life challenges and opportunities within an international healthcare setting. 


Many opportunities arise, both on campus and at various site visits, to engage with health care experts, key industry players and innovative healthcare entrepreneurs.

Coaching

The MBA IHM Leadership Coaching features individualized coaching designed to meet your needs wherever you are in your journey toward reaching your leadership potential.

International Partners and Locations

Our goal: provide access to influential global networks

At Frankfurt School, the MBA International Healthcare Management assists professionals in achieving that delicate balance of healthcare and management. It is the premier degree programme of its kind and is supported by remarkable international partners:

Teaching Business with humanity in mind: The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School develops bold business leaders and transforms organizations, communities, and society through diverse perspectives, multi-disciplined education, and globally conscious entrepreneurship.

More on Carey Business School

On December 4, 2006, Johns Hopkins University trustees, in response to a $50 million gift from William Polk Carey, voted to establish a new business school dedicated to producing innovative leaders with broad, interdisciplinary knowledge. The new Carey Business School opened January 1, 2007, continuing the Johns Hopkins tradition of bringing innovative business management programs to the ever-changing workplace.

The Carey Business School offers a Full-time MBA, an Executive MBA, Masters of Science, Undergraduate degrees, and Certificate business programmes in a variety of formats that provide humanistic business education in an environment of intellectual inquiry and entrepreneurial spirit. Our campuses in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas offers students access to the one of world’s most influential regions.

The Acharya Institutes in Bangalore, India

was established in 1990. Creating a vast state-of-the-art academic infrastructure, putting together best of teaching talent, equipping with every required learning aid ensures that students at Acharya get the best in academics.

The wide range of Acharya academics encompasses Engineering, Management, Technology, Life Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Teaching, Journalism, Communication, Fashion Design, etc. Acharya Institutes is truly emerging as the nurturing ground for leadership. Sporting, cultural and extra-curricular facilities ensure an enjoyable campus life. It is becoming synonymous with practical, industry-focused education and is attracting students from across the globe. 

Find more information on their website.

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India

was established in 1936. The Vision of the TISS has been to be an institution of excellence in higher education that continually responds to changing social realities through the development and application of knowledge, towards creating a people-centered, ecologically sustainable and just society that promotes and protects dignity, equality, social justice and human rights for all.

Find more information on their website.

Cerner in London, UK

is a global leader in health care information technology. We are changing health care around the world. Cerner has been established in the United Kingdom for more than 20 years. We have contributed to the growth of health care IT across Europe and as a major supplier to the NHS Connecting for Health programme.

Cerner UK associates are at the forefront of development with Cerner Millennium®, evolving patient care, updating millions of patient records, scheduling future appointments and reducing waiting lists. As a result, clinicians have access to more complete and current patient information.

Find more information on their website.

Class Profile

Participants will be senior managers or high-potentials with great credentials in health care organisations who personally wish to advance and seek positions of increased responsibility and leadership in the future.

The MBA IHM programme is for you if ...

  • you are working in the healthcare industry, confronted with challenging management and leadership decisions.
  • you need confidence and detailed background knowledge so you can take an authoritative role in discussions with colleagues, customers, shareholders and stakeholders.
  • you work in an international environment and would like to exchange ideas and discuss solutions for various international and intercultural issues with your peers.
  • you would like to know more about the management models and methodologies of different players in the healthcare industry.

If you are interested in joining a group of dynamic individuals, and in building new skills and a solid foundation of specialised knowledge as you pursue a management career in the international healthcare industry, we encourage you to apply for Frankfurt School's IHM.

Number of students 32
Average age 36
Female 35%
No. of nationalities
Average work experience 10 years

Working Background

Medical Consultant 29%
Physician 23%
Health Administrator 18%
Project Manager 15%
Business Development Manager 6%
Engineer 6%
Therapist 3%

Healthcare Focus

Hospital (public) 38%
Hospital (private) 15%
Pharma 15%
Ministry of Health 14%
Rehab. Center 6%
Insurance 6%
Medtech 6%

Nationalities

Europe 34%
Asia 18%
Africa 15%
USA / Canada 12%
Middle East 12%
South America 6%
New Zealand 3%

Alumni & Careers

Our MBA in International Healthcare Management is recognised internationally for its prestige and lifelong learning experience. For more than 10 years, the programme educates international students who have excelled in their studies and careers. The alumni network of the MBA IHM already comprises more than 300 graduates working all around the world.

They are the next generation of healthcare leaders. We have helped them develop their business acumen, experience and authority, and to effectively apply them in the healthcare field. Our students graduate with the complex business and leadership skills needed to advance even further in healthcare with confidence and compassion, and improve patient outcomes worldwide.

Regular alumni events not only provide a platform for discussions, but often present career opportunities. Here are some examples of recent meetings of alumni:

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
  • Cerner, Kansas City, USA
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Singapore

Information Events

Would you like to get a first-hand impression of what our business school and our MBA programme are really like? Meet The Frankfurt MBA Programme Director, talk with current students, take part in a classroom lecture, or tour our campus. It's all possible through individually scheduled sample lectures and our regular MBA Evenings!

Sample lectures

Visit an MBA class this semester to discuss a case study with academic staff and current MBA students. This is your chance to 

  • experience typical classroom subjects,
  • teaching techniques, and
  • learning methods.

Feel free to contact our MBA Team to arrange a campus visit, including a guided tour of the campus

Contact

MBA Evenings

Learn more about our MBA and EMBA programmes at one of our MBA Evenings! Benefit from personal conversations with our professors and programme directors and find out which programme could help you realise your full potential. 

Application Process

1. Online application

The first step in applying for the MBA IHM is the completion of our online application, which includes uploading the following required documents:

Required Documents

  • Certified copy of your undergraduate transcript of records and degree award certificate including your final GPA
  • Certified copy of your TOEFL/IELTS results or equivalent (TOEFL IBT minimum score of 90 / IELTS minimum score of 6,5) – This requirement can be waived if you are a native speaker or your Bachelor Studies were fully in English (certificate from university needed)
  • CV in English
  • Motivation letter in English (explaining your interest in the programme and in Frankfurt School)
  • Other documentation supporting professional experience or other extracurricular activities

Deadlines

We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, as there are a limited number of places in the programme. There are also special financial advantages for candidates who submit a complete application early:

Scholarship relevant application deadline: 31st of July
Application Deadline: 31st of July
Programme start: October

2. AC and /or Interview

Once we have received all the required documents, we will assess your application and if the first assessment is positive, we will then invite you for an interview (telephone or Skype interview for international applicants). A decision on your admission will only be made after this interview.

3. Results

The final decision regarding admissions into our IHM programme will be based on the interview results.

4. Start of the programme

The IHM course always starts in September.

Application checklist

Download our Application Checklist as a helpful guide to completing the admissions process.

Financing and Scholarships

Investing in your future

Let’s be clear: your degree is an investment in your professional future. As a business school of international standing, not only do we offer you the best conditions for earning a degree – we also offer you excellent career prospects.

So we can guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, we also expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students. This commitment is what really counts.

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When you make the decision to study at Frankfurt School, your current financial situation shouldn’t be the factor that holds you back. At the same time, it is important to make sensible preparations for funding your studies.

Student finance is a complex issue, and needs careful, long-term planning. So take advantage of our advisory service and start your preparations by asking us for a personal consultation.

Scholarships

Frankfurt School awards attractive partial scholarships with the aim of enhancing the diversity of our EMBA. We provide financial support to candidates who enrich our programme in particular ways, including:

  • Women in leadership
  • Executives working for SMEs
  • International course participants
  • high-performing & outstanding candidates

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Please note that that we grant scholarship on an ongoing basis so we recommend you to apply early!

Your application for scholarship can only be considered if the form will be completed and submitted before your participation in our Assessment Center.

We would be happy to advise you – simply make a personal appointment.

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