Nations HealthCareer School visited Arab Health

February 2nd, 2009

Nations HealthCareer School of Management visited Dubai’s Arab Health 2009. We met future applicants and some of our alumi, talked with companies about collaboration and the School’s MBA programme.
By the way, the magazin MED & LAB asked us for an interview:

For future managers of Healthcare Industry

MED & LAB asked Mrs Wilhelm from the Nations HealthCareer School of Management for an interview at ArabHealth:

At first: Your school offers the MBA International Healthcare Management. What does MBA mean?
MBA – Master of Business Administration – has become an industry wide common academic degree for managers. Similar developments are to be found in the wide range of services and especially in the human services, including health care.

The idea behind is upgrading the qualification of professionals in their capabilities to understand the fundamental features of the services or the industries in a national and an international perspective, regarding strategic decision making, the tools of finance and accounting, the quality management and the facility management or of the management of human resources, for example.
For quite a long time, all industries have applied these practices in order to run an efficient and dynamic enterprise. Unfortunately the healthcare industry and services have been late applying these principles to its management despite of the fact that these managers are handling enormous ethical and economic responsibilities.

What about the MBA “International Healthcare Management” offered by the Nations HealthCareer School of Management?
This program has been developed as an offer for professionals in the sector of health services and industries taking into account, that for many different reasons healthcare becomes more and more an international perspective both in investments and the provision of services or the exchange of experts. That also includes the growing necessity to cooperate far beyond the cooperation among the traditional experts in that field of service. Growing demands an expertise in leadership, strategic decision making, understanding the very nature of human services and of the international perspective of services. An aspect of growing importance is also to bridge the individual need s of medical services, the standards of life sciences and the cultural traditions in a multicultural perspective.

What are the advantages of it being specific to the Healthcare System?
In the past health managers were either administrators without any medical background or doctors without administrative experiences.
This MBA aimed to bridge that gap and offer a comprehensive solution to managers of the healthcare industry and services irrespective of their professional and academic background.

Is this degree aimed only for hospital managers?
It is aimed to all people who aspire to take managerial roles in this services and industries, taking into consideration that the integration of all the participating competences and institutions becomes more and more a precondition to hold the qualitative standards in healthcare.

How much time does the MBA Programme require?
The Nations HealthCareer School of Management (not for profit) offers a part time programme with eight 9-day modules with mandatory attendance and two e-based modules, spread over an 18-month period. The advantage is to bring the new practical experiences from the studies into the working context after each of the modules directly into practice.

Where is it held?
The MBA is offered in cooperation with the Technical University Berlin, Germany and the Nations HealthCareer School. The modules take place at international spots of advanced health services and technology providers. We try to bring the students as close as possible to the international leading and most advanced providers.

Why the international locations?
Even though it is an established fact that you cannot transplant a health system from one part of the world to another part and expect it to work in the same way as it does in the country of its origin, it is impossible to implement health services and success in health care industries without taking into consideration the best examples around the world. We give the student also the chance to develop networks hopefully pushing their personal career in that business.

Why did you decide for a cooperation with the Berlin University of Technology?
The Berlin University of Technology, established in 1879, is one of the leading technical universities not only in Germany. The subject areas of School VII at the Berlin University of Technology – Economics and Management – are closely oriented to modern practical applications and technologies, with a strong emphasis on practical business, management issues and international background in all of teaching and research endeavours. One of the key competences is research and lecturing in the fields of health services management, partnering other internationally important academic partners and leading companies in that field of business.

Who are the candidates for this MBA? What are the requirements?
We are proud having graduated students from more then 40 countries meanwhile with a wide range of different academic professions. Our students have at least a first academic degree, five years of postgraduate professional experience, they are able to write and speak English fluently and they are interested in multicultural exchange and networking.

What are the benefits from the MBA International Healthcare Management?
This degree offers you a vast knowledge, but also the possibility to use the occupational ladder gaining you higher skills and career.
Furthermore it provides the ability to broach out horizontally into other areas of the healthcare industry and other companies including the international perspective of a professional career.
Our experience is, that most our graduates could substantially improve their positions.

A limited number of applicants can be considered – each course will take up to 20 students.Therefore apply as early as possible: nhcs1.perspektivum.de

(MED & LAB Engineering Magazine – No. 95 , Volume 8 , March 2009)