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Tuition Fee
EUR 42,000*

(excluding travel cost)

Application Deadline
31 July*

Programme Start
20 Sep

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

Why choose an MBA in Healthcare?

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

The programme aims to train responsible healthcare leaders and to equip them with practical business skills, advanced entrepreneurial attainments, leadership expertise, and integrity, intercultural competencies in order to master the challenges of 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 ensures a truly global experience.

*Applications after 31 July will be subject to availability.

  • Triple Crown accreditation business school
  • MBA degree recognised worldwide
  • International experience with world-renowned academic partners in Germany, the USA, Singapore, the UK and Saudi Arabia
  • Part-time study model for executives (including thesis)
  • Innovative curriculum with a focus on General Management in Healthcare
  • Global perspective: international locations, faculty, practitioners (provider and supplier side) and participants
  • Extensive international professional network 

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 the functional knowledge and broad, detailed, and critical understanding of the specifics, limitations, and doctrines of business administration. In order 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 gain 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 a 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.


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.

  • First academic degree
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • Post-graduate work experience of at least three years 
  • Healthcare relevant background work experience


Total tuition fee:
(excluding travel and accomodation costs)
EUR 42,000*
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

* EUR 250 Enrolment fee

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). 

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Meet us On-campus and Online

Join us and find out how to maximise your career opportunities with an MBA at Frankfurt School. Engage with alumni & students and get career advice from our staff at the next networking event. 

MBA Online Info Evenings - 18:30 CEST

Expect an informative session about our MBA programmes, with material regarding flexible study options, admission requirements, the application process, and finance options. The Info Evenings take place online and give you the opportunity to network with current MBA students, alumni programme directors, and staff.

Date Location Register
10.10.2023 Online Register here
9.11.2023 Online Register here


Part-time study, full-time work

In 10 modules (20 months), each residential module lasts one week in length, the participants gain an academic and real-world foundation relevant to a career in the healthcare sector whilst working full time. The balance between on- and off-campus learning, ensures minimal disruption to participants' professional lives.

  • 8 modules delivered face to face
  • 1 module delivered online
  • 1 MBA thesis module

Please contact us to receive the agenda for Intake September 2023.

Curriculum MBA International Healthcare Management
Module 1

Shape the Future: Healthcare Systems, Economics and Accounting

Location: Frankfurt, Germany at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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

Analyse the Business: Financial Management and Controlling

Location: Frankfurt, Germany at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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

Module 3

Identify Value: Strategy and Marketing

Location: Bangalore, India

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

Create Value: Innovation and Project Management

Location: Baltimore, USA at the John Hopkins University Carey Business School

The module contains tailor-made lectures taught by experienced senior faculty at John Hopkins University. This module focuses on innovation management, analysing real examples of innovations in healthcare products and services, as well as providing up-to-date status and trends of the US healthcare system.

Module 5

Entrepreneurship & Management in Competitive Markets

Location: online

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

Manage Processes: Quality and Value Chain Management

Location: Singapore at the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

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

Manage Resources: Materials, Infrastructure and Digitalisation

Location: London, United Kingdom at the Imperial College London

This module, being conducted at the Imperial College London, addresses the flow of tangible goods within an organisation, taking into account the specifics of a healthcare environment. Students are introduced to logistics, purchasing, and facility management. The key role of how IT is becoming a transformational force in healthcare is also at the forefront of this module.

Module 8

Create Relationships:Leadership, Human Resources, and Intercultural Management

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre

Being at the forefront of innovation and change, the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre provides a unique module on encouraging organizational transformation and human resource in a cross-cultural environment, focusing on how healthcare organisations operate in the Middle East.

Module 9

Ethical Decision Making and Driving Change: Health Technology Assessment, Ethics and Change Management  

Location: Frankfurt, Germany at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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

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

Current Class Profile - Class of 2025

Join a Class of Excellence

  • 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 36
Female 20%
Male 80%
No. of nationalities 11
Average work experience 10 years
2022 graduates confirmed a career change 65%


The Middle East 44%
Europe 45%
Africa 5%
Asia 5%
North America 3%

Healthcare Industry

Healthcare Services & Facilities 76%
Education 8%
Government Agencies 5%
Medical Devices 11%

Where our students and alumni work (selection)

  • African Development Bank
  • AstraZeneca
  • Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • GE Healthcare Systems
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Heidelberg University
  • International Olympic Committee
  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
  • La Roche
  • McGill University
  • Medical University of Vienna
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer
  • Philips
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Sanofi
  • World Health Organization

Women in Leadership

In our MBA Women's page, we highlight the stories and achievements of all women across our MBA programmes as they are redefining the meaning of success and are entering new areas of business.

Application Process

1. Online Application

The first step in applying for the MBA is the completion of our free 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 7.0). This requirement can be waived if you are a native speaker or your Bachelor Studies were fully in English (certificate from university needed)
  • CV 
  • 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.


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. MBA Admission Test

After reviewing your application documents, we will invite qualified candidates to take our MBA Admission Test before participating in a one-to-one interview.

Note for impaired applicants and applicants with chronic diseases: So that we can advise and support you at an early stage (e.g. when applying for a disadvantage compensation in the form of a time extension), please contact us or the representative for disabled and chronically ill students promptly before the assessment centre. For more information, please visit our Health and Counseling Services website.


The BTM is an online Multiple Choice Question Aptitude test that lasts two hours and comes with preparation materials.

To register for this test simply complete the corresponding section in your online application.

Part 1: Communication Analysis

Contextual Understanding
Summary and Inference

Analysis of passages through the lens of gauging the main themes, relevant points and logical inferences.

15 questions

30 minutes

Part 2:              Critical Thinking

Logical Reasoning
Information Completeness

Managing the components of a logic problem to either deliver a definitive answer to a question or simply determine its solvability

15 questions

30 minutes

Part 3:
Data Analysis

Problem Solving
Algebraic  Mathematics

Fluency and efficiency in the use of business-relevant mathematics.

15 questions

30 minutes

Part 4:
Data Interpretation

Mathematical Caselets
Information Completeness (Quant)

Data Significance testing through both standard mathematical logic questions, and multiple linked mini-case questions where arithmetic and algebra are tested in the context of a business scenario.

15 questions

30 minutes

3. 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 online. A decision on your admission will only be made after this interview.

4. Results

The final decision regarding admissions into our MBA programme will be based on the interview as well as the test results.

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.


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:

  • FS Diversity
  • FS Women in Business
  • FS Entrepreneur & Leadership
  • FS High-Performing & Outstanding Candidates

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Please note that that we grant scholarships on an ongoing basis so we recommend you 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

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:

John Hopkins University Carey Business School in Washington D.C., USA

On 4 December 2006, Johns Hopkins University trustees, in response to a USD 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 1 January 1 2007, continuing the Johns Hopkins tradition of bringing innovative business management programmes 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. Campuses in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro areas offer students access to one of the world’s most influential regions.


Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing  the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.

Located in the heart of London,  Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.


King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is a 985-bed tertiary/quaternary care and referral hospital with facilities in Jeddah and Riyadh in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is the national referral and research centre for oncology, organ transplantation, cardiovascular diseases and genetic diseases and we provide treatment for everything from minor to complex and advanced medical conditions for Saudi Arabian nationals.

They hold Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation as an Academic Medical Centre, and American Nurses Credentialing Centre (ANCC) Magnet designation. They are recognized as one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Middle East.

The Riyadh Hospital was established in 1975, and now they operate with over 10,000 employees coming from 63 different nationalities.


Singapore – National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Locating at the world’s capital of innovation, the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, one of the leading medical schools in Asia, offers an exclusive module, providing an in-depth view into the vibrant and ever-changing world of biomedical research and healthcare start-ups in Asia.


Global Experiences

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!


Study with classmates from all over the world and exchange your experiences, while drawing on leading national and international healthcare experts: in hospitals, 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.

Leadership 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.


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.

Lifelong Learning

Once you graduate from the Frankfurt School MBA programme your experience does not have to stop. We offer you, as alumni, the opportunity to participate once a year in an MBA 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.

The Master of Business Administration International Healthcare Management is accredited by