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Degree
MBA

Language
EN

Tuition Fee
EUR 36,000

(excluding travel cost)

Application Deadline
31 July 2021

Programme Start
September

Duration (part-time)
20 months | Part-time

Why IHM?

Frankfurt School’s part-time MBA in International Healthcare Management is designed for working healthcare professionals (health care providers: physicians, surgeons, nurses, allied health, research positions in hospitals  etc. as well as those working in the health care industry: insurance, medtech, pharma, consulting, etc.) to provide them with 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. 

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.

Learning Goals

LG1: In-depth knowledge and understanding of general management, the impact of different healthcare systems on management decisions, as well as business acumen.

Graduates will draw upon deep or expanded functional knowledge and broad, detailed and critical understanding of the specifics, limitations and doctrines in business administration to shape their responses and independent ideas to business and innovation opportunities and challenges. Graduates demonstrate a critical understanding of the impact of various national healthcare systems on management decisions.

LG2: Analytical and critical thinking skills combining analysis, judgment and creativity to generate innovative solutions and make balanced strategic decisions in a global healthcare environment.

Graduates will base their decisions and strategies on critical and multidimensional analysis of different markets and various professional and scientific sources. Working in a challenging international business environment they will develop their skills to be entrepreneurial-minded managers in the healthcare industry. For that they will apply appropriate methods (qualitative and quantitative) taken from relevant management disciplines.

LG3: Effective executive intercultural communication, collaboration and cooperation skills.

Graduates will have intercultural sensitivity and will be effective communicators and team leaders. They will write, present, discuss and defend evidence-based findings in interdisciplinary fields. Graduates will contribute to team performance.

LG4: Responsible, inspirational and ethical leaders of teams and organisations within healthcare.

Graduates are self-aware and mindful leaders with the character needed for leading in any organisational or cultural context and in the global environment. They decide and act based on ethical considerations, comply with regulatory requirements, and enhance the well-being of their stakeholders, organisations, society and the environment.

Key facts

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 whilst working full time. The balance between on- and off-campus learning, ensures minimal disruption to participants' professional life.

Highlights
  • Global perspective: international locations, faculty and participants
  • 20 months part-time study programme, including thesis
  • Innovative curriculum with a focus on General Management in Healthcare
  • 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
  • Healthcare relevant background or interest
Tuition
Total tuition fee:
(excluding travel costs)
EUR 36,000
Early-bird tuition discount 1 (complete applications received by 31 January)* EUR 5,000
Early-bird tuition discount 2 (complete applications received by 30 April)* EUR 2,500

*+Additional leadership coaching

Once you are admitted, we ask you to make a tuition fee deposit to secure your place in the programme. The remaining fees are usually due in regular instalments at the beginning of each semester. Should you decide to opt for a full upfront payment, you will receive a 5% reduction in tuition fees (excluding discounts). 

Schedule

The MBA programme is based on a ten module structure. Eight of these modules are delivered in a face to face format and are approximately one week in length. Three face to face modules are based at the Frankfurt School, with the remainder delivered at various international locations, 1 e-based module, plus the MBA thesis module. In 20 months (spread over 3 calendar years) the programme requires 61 teaching days of which 44 are week days. One module is e-based.

Please contact us if you would like to receive an overview of the 2021 intake schedule and lecture times. 

Curriculum MBA in International Healthcare Management
Module 1

Introduction to Business, Economics & different Healthcare Systems

Introduction to Business, Economics & different Healthcare Systems

Location: Frankfurt School

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.

Module 2

Managing Financial Resources & Controlling

Managing Financial Resources & Controlling

Location: Frankfurt School

Building on the financial accounting introduced in module 1, this module introduces the most important financial management tools, available financing instruments, methods of cost accounting and management systems as well as performance controlling.

Module 3

Strategic Management & Marketing

Strategic Management & Marketing

Location: Bangalore

This module focuses on the most important elements of Strategic Planning and Market Oriented Management and enables students to use scientific methods of market analysis and development to create substantial market oriented strategies and tactical approaches.

Module 4

Innovation, Strategy & Project Management

Innovation, Strategy & Project Management

Location: Baltimore

This module focuses on the introduction to innovation management, analysing real examples of the market entry of innovative healthcare products and services, and the basics of project management. In addition the current status and trends of the US healthcare system will be discussed.

Module 5

Entrepreneurship & Management in Competitive Markets

Entrepreneurship & Management in Competitive Markets

In this module, participants will develop a business plan for a real investment project. 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.

Module 6

Quality & Process Management

Quality & Process Management

Location: Singapore

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

Module 7

Supply & Facility Management & IT

Supply & Facility Management & IT

Location: London

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 participants will also work out the key role and challenges of IT in healthcare.

Module 8

HR, Organisation & Change Management

HR, Organisation & Change Management

Location: Dubai

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

Module 9

Leadership, Intercultural Management & Ethics

Leadership, Intercultural Management & Ethics

Location: Frankfurt School

This module consists of three parts related to the role individuals play in an organisation: Leadership, Intercultural Management and Ethics. On successful completion of this module, students get a comprehensive understanding of theories and principles in the relevant fields of their management and leadership environment. Students are then able to take responsibility for their style of leadership, for successful intercultural teamwork and carry out balanced decisions.

Module 10

MBA Thesis

MBA Thesis

The culmination of the MBA programme is the Master's Thesis. It applies an action learning approach and offers students of the programme the option of basing their Master's Thesis on the management issues in their business environment or integrated management projects.

Frankfurt School
Baltimore
Singapore
Dubai
Bangalore
E-based
London
60 ECTS

Current Class Profile

The MBA IHM programme is for you if ...

  • Your current job is as a senior managers or high-potential with great credentials in health care organisations.
  • 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 stakeholder.
  • 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.
Average age 37
Female 30%
No. of nationalities 17
Average work experience 12 years

Educational Background

Medical Doctor 47%
Business Administration 32%
Pharmacist 12%
Physiotherapist 3%
Scientist 3%
Law 3%

Healthcare Industry

Healthcare Providers 74%
Government Agencies 9%
Education 4%
Administration 4%
Other 9%

Nationalities

Middle East 43%
Europe 34%
Africa 15%
Asia 8%

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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
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be handed in later in the application process if not available yet)
  • Other documentation supporting professional experience or other extracurricular activities

Please note: Once admitted to the programme, we require a certified/notarized paper copy of your first academic degree certificate.

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:

Early Bird (1st round)* EUR 5,000 31 January
Early Bird (2nd round)* EUR 2,500 30 April
Final application deadline: 31 July
Programme start: End of September

*+Additional leadership coaching

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 (phone call or online). A decision on your admission will only be made after this interview.

3. Results

4. Start of the programme

The IHM course starts in September 2021.

Financing and Scholarships

Investing in your 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.

We can guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, so we expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students.

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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 MBA in International Healthcare Management. We provide financial support to candidates who enrich our programme in particular ways, including:

  • Women in healthcare.
  • 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 a scholarship can only be considered if the form is completed and submitted before your participation in our Assessment Center.

International Partners and Locations

Our goal: to 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 our remarkable international partners:

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Learning Experience

Entrepreneurial, international, intercultural

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

In the age of globalisation, 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 by visiting them!

Teamwork

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 biotechnology, 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 healthcare 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 healthcare experts, key industry players and innovative healthcare entrepreneurs.

Coaching

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

Learning Goals

Learning Goals Explanation Learning Objectives
 LG 1: In-depth knowledge and understanding of general management, the impact of different healthcare systems on management decisions, as well as business acumen.

Graduates will draw upon deep or expanded functional knowledge and broad, detailed and critical understanding of specifics, limitations and doctrines in business administration to shape responses and independent ideas to business and innovation opportunities and challenges. Graduates demonstrate a critical understanding of the impact of various national healthcare systems on management decisions.

LO 1.1:  Students demonstrate strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of business, entrepreneurship, management and leadership, as well as the interdependencies between them.

LO 1.2: Students can identify the structures and differences in the healthcare systems of different countries and their impact on management decisions.

LO1.3: Students can analyse the major trends in healthcare and explain their impact on healthcare management and delivery.

 LG 2: Analytical and critical thinking skills combining analysis, judgment and creativity to generate innovative solutions and make balanced strategic decisions in a global healthcare environment.

Graduates will base their decisions and strategies on critical and multidimensional analysis of different markets and various professional and scientific sources in a challenging international business environment. Their aim is to be entrepreneurial-minded managers in the healthcare industry and for that, they will apply appropriate methods (qualitative and quantitative) from relevant management disciplines.

LO 2.1: Students form independent opinions by collecting, processing, synthesising and evaluating qualitative and quantitative information from a variety of scientific, professional and practical sources to reach appropriate business decisions.

LO 2.2: Students apply comprehension, analysis, judgment and creativity to develop comprehensive, interdisciplinary solutions to complex problems taking into account the unique context of healthcare.

LO 2.3: Students will transfer management approaches from other industries into the context of healthcare.

 LG 3:  Effective executive intercultural communication, collaboration and cooperation skills.

Graduates will have intercultural sensitivity and will be effective communicators and teamleaders. They will write, present, discuss and defend evidence-based findings in interdisciplinary fields. Graduates will contribute to team performance.

LO3.1: Students demonstrate convincing executive writing skills in research, business reports, and other forms of written business communication. 

LO3.2: Students will be able to express and defend their opinion on certain topics in a professional manner appropriate for their respective audience. 

LO3.3: Students are effective team leaders and team members who collaborate and cooperate with diverse, interdisciplinary and intercultural teams towards common tangible outcomes.

LG 4:  Responsible, inspirational and ethical leaders of teams and organisations within healthcare.

Graduates are self-aware and mindful leaders with the character needed for leading in any organisational or cultural context and in the global environment. They decide and act based on ethical considerations, comply with regulatory requirements and enhance the well-being of their stakeholders, organisations, society and the environment.

LO4.1: Students will reflect and develop their own leadership character based upon an understanding of personal virtues and traits, ethical values, professional standards, managerial competencies, and leadership styles.

LO4.2: Students will identify the issues in healthcare management that may present ethical challenges and know how to find solutions, taking into account the impact on different stakeholders. 

LO4.3: Students lead by example, exert positive influence over others, champion diversity and inclusion along a variety of dimensions, and orchestrate personal, organisational and societal change for the better.

Alumni

Our network of graduates is a major asset that builds bridges between academic theory and real-world practice. But above all, our graduates stay in touch with each other long after they have earned their degrees, quite independently of the years they attended the university.

Alumni & Friends

Frankfurt School’s trust-based relationships and friendships with our EMBA alumni are supported by our official Alumni & Friends department, through which we build lifelong bonds and career impacts.

Lifelong learning

Once you graduate from the Frankfurt School EMBA programme your experience does not have to stop. We offer you, as alumni, the opportunity to participate once a year in an EMBA module at Frankfurt School at no additional cost. This offers you the opportunity to continue a lifelong education while staying engaged and ahead of current trends in business.

Events

Sample Lectures (Online)

Visit an MBA class to discuss a case study with academic staff and current IHM candidates. This is your opportunity to experience typical classroom subjects, teaching techniques and learning methods.

MBA Info Evenings (Online)

Take advantage of the opportunity to speak with us and discover how an MBA at Frankfurt School can help you achieve your professional goals, and what it means to be part of our international community. 

Our current MBA students and alumni will also be there to share their experiences and advice with you.

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