(excluding travel cost)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Total tuition fee:
(excluding travel costs)
|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).
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
You can download the IHM MBA schedule here (Intake September 2020)
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.
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.
Strategic Management & Marketing
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.
Innovation, Strategy & Project Management
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.
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.
Quality & Process Management
This module focuses on the basic principles of Quality and Risk Management, Business Process Management, Six Sigma and Approaches of Integrated Healthcare Value Chains.
Supply & Facility Management & IT
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.
HR, Organisation & Change Management
This module addresses the topics Human Resource Management and Organisational Development as the key elements of management and change in healthcare-related businesses.
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.
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.
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.
We can guarantee the quality of our teaching and research, so we expect the highest levels of commitment and motivation from our students. This commitment is what really counts.
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, including:
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 Centre.
We would be happy to advise you – simply make a personal appointment.
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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Module 6 - Singapore. Focuses on process and value chain management, quality
improvement and risk management systems in healthcare. Students learn to apply process and quality management principles to improve healthcare services internally.
Module 7 London. 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.
Module 3 Bangalore. The curriculum focuses on the key concepts and theories of strategic planning, marketing, and management. Skills acquired during this module include the strategic management tools required to solve complex leadership challenges. Group assignments during the module analyse the impact of trends in the external environment on the management and strategy of health care organisations (including Hospital, Pharma, Medtech, etc), and propose strategic actions to address these trends.
Module 4 Baltimore - The Johns Hopkins 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. 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 an experienced practitioners. In addition, the current status and trends of the US healthcare system will be discussed.
Module 8 Dubai - Students learn to take on the responsibility of restructuring an organisation, to demonstrate the impact of change management and to manage human resources, teams and change projects.
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 ...
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.
|No. of nationalities||17|
|Average work experience||12 years|
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 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.
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||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.
|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.
The first step in applying for the MBA IHM is the completion of our online application, which includes uploading the following required documents:
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
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.
The final decision regarding admissions into our IHM programme will be based on the interview results.
The IHM course starts in September.
Download our Application Checklist as a helpful guide to completing the admissions process.
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