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Tuition Fee
36,000 Euro

(excluding travel cost)

Application Deadline
31 July 2021

Programme Start

Duration (part-time)
20 months

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 of general management, business acumen and the impact of different healthcare systems on management decisions

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.

LG2: Analytical and critical thinking skills 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 to be entrepreneurial-minded managers in the healthcare industry. For that they will apply appropriate methods (qualitative and quantitative) from relevant management disciplines.

LG3: 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.

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

Graduates are self-aware and mindful leaders with the character needed for leading in any organizational 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, organizations, 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 while working full time. The balance between on- and off campus learning, ensures minimal disruption to participants' professional life.

  • Global perspective: international locations, faculty and participants
  • 20 months part-time study programme, including thesis
  • 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.

  • First academic degree
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills
  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • Healthcare relevant background or interest
Total tuition fee:
(excluding travel costs)
36,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 1 (complete applications received by 31 January)* 5,000 Euro
Early-bird tuition discount 2 (complete applications received by 30 April)* 2,500 Euro

*+Additional leadership coaching

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

Time 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 moule. In 20 month (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)

Curriculum (click on modules for descriptions)
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 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

The module focuses on the most important elements of Strategic Planning and Market Oriented Management and enables student 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

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. 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 business.

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 relevant fields of their management and leadership environment and can take responsibility for their style of leadership, for successful intercultural teamwork and out balanced decisions.

Module 10

MBA Thesis

MBA Thesis

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.

Frankfurt School

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.

Mehr Weniger

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:

  • Women in healthcare.
  • International course participants.
  • High-performing & outstanding candidates.

Mehr Weniger

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.

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

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.

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.

Average age 38
Female 23%
No. of nationalities 19
Average work experience 13 years

Educational Background

Medical Doctor 53%
Business Administration 16%
Scientist 12%
Physiotherapist 7%
Nurse 5%
Pharmacist 2%
Information Technology 2%
Law 2%

Healthcare Industry

Healthcare Services & Facilities 53%
Health Consulting 26%
Pharma 12%
Medical Devices 9%


Europe 40%
Middle East 33%
Africa 14%
Asia 7%
USA / Canada 7%

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 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!

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 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 individualized 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:  Our graduates will know the implication of various national healthcare systems on management decisions. Graduates will draw upon deep or expanded functional knowledge and broad, detailed and critical understanding of the implication of various national healthcare systems on management decisions. LO 1.1:  Our students will identify the structures and differences in the healthcare systems of various countries and their influence on management decisions.
 LG 2:  Our graduates will be entrepreneurial-minded managers in the healthcare industry. 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 to be entrepreneurial-minded managers in the healthcare industry. For that they will apply appropriate methods from relevant management disciplines.
O 2.1:  Our students will evaluate investments and projects by using analytical tools.
LO 2.2:  Our students will use healthcare business models, formulate strategic goals and develop strategies accordingly.
LO 2.3:  Our students will transfer management approaches from other industries into healthcare business.
 LG 3:  Our graduates will understand the importance of behaving ethically in healthcare management. Graduates will understand the importance of behaving ethically in healthcare management. They will be responsible leaders, based on the analysis of the legal and ethical frameworks, and the reflection and development of their competences and their personality.  LO 3.1:  Our students will identify the issues in healthcare management which may present ethical challenges and know how to find solutions, taking into account the impact on different stakeholders.
LG 4:  Our graduates will have intercultural sensitivity. Graduates will have intercultural sensitivity, be effective communicators and team leaders.
O 4.1:  Our students will be able to lead intercultural teams.
LO 4.2:  Our students will identify intercultural communication issues and find solutions.
 LG 5:  Our graduates will be effective communicators. Graduates will be effective communicators and team leaders. They will write, present, discuss and defend  LO 5.1:  Our students will produce quality business documents. 

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/notarised 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)* 5,000 € 31. January
Early Bird (2nd round)* 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 (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 starts in September.

Application checklist

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

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

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. 

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