Optional Study Module in Berlin

December 1st, 2008

From 1st to 5th December an optional study module takes place in Berlin, Germany. As always, this module is open to all active students, alumni and friends of the Nations HealthCareer School.

The module starts with an international conference entitled “The Consumer Revolution: International Healthcare Business” hosted by the FINANCIAL TIMES DEUTSCHLAND from December 1st to 2nd. “The conference’s focus is on the convergence of consumerism and technology, the potential of chronic disease markets and the expansion of international healthcare companies. In addition to those panels, there is a focus on two regional markets: Russia and Dubai.” (www.ftd.de/healthcare).

The programme is continued with the focus on the German healthcare system, therefore its most important institutions will be visited.

On 3rd December 2008, seminars about the German Health Care System are held. Speaker among others will be Professor Dr. Busse (academic board of the Nations HealthCareer School), professor for health care management at the Berlin University of Technology.

The following two days the Nations HealthCareer School offers visits to a public health care facility, the Charité Hospital Berlin and a private clinic “Helios Klinik Berlin-Buch”. The Charité is one of Europe’s largest university clinics working on an international high level and is Berlin’s second largest employer. The “Helios Klinik” is part of the “Helios Kliniken Gruppe”, which belongs to the health care group Fresenius, one of Europe’s largest and leading providers of stationary and ambulatory health care.

The Nations HealthCareer MBA programme takes 18 months and can be attended while working full-time. It consists of 8 mandatory attendance modules on various places all over the world. This is augmented by 160 hours of e-learning. The programme concludes with a practice-oriented Master’s thesis. Further 200 hours must be set aside for the preparation of this thesis. Submission of the Master’s thesis is the final step towards the Master’s degree.