FAQ

Why an MBA in Healthcare?

MBA programmes have been developed in order to harness applied skills which cater to the management within specific industries. The healthcare industry has been a relative newcomer in applying modern managerial principles to its processes and this is mainly due to the sensitive nature of its unique service. This MBA is tailor-made to empower health professionals with the necessary tools that are essential in modernizing hospital & healthcare industry management. Very soon, the healthcare industry will follow other industries in recognizing the MBA qualification as a prerequisite for inclusion within the upper echelons of its management.

Who is this MBA for?

This MBA programme targets doctors, scientists, engineers, pharmacists as well as administrators, who are keen on enriching their development as managers in order to further their careers. The fact that this programme caters to people from such a wide range of sectors from within the healthcare industry, allows for a more holistic approach to confronting the constant challenges this industry faces.

What are the objectives of this MBA?

The overall aim of this MBA in International Healthcare & Hospital Management is to foster a new progeny of international managerial experts in this crucial and vital service sector in order to overhaul its outdated practices and catapult it to the cutting edge of effective and efficient management.

Why an Executive MBA?

This is an accelerated executive MBA programme that caters to aspiring healthcare professionals who are already engaged in full time employment. The attendance required for this programme consists of eight 9-day modules spread over an 24 month duration and hence this helps students to strike a fine balance between study and work without sacrificing income or job experience during their enrolment in the programme. Furthermore, the prospect of studying theories and concepts in healthcare management while having the opportunity to directly apply them to daily work experience adds even amore value and sustainability.

Why a Modular Structure?

These modules boast an interdisciplinary approach to tackling all aspects of healthcare management and are taught in small classes in order to promote interactive learning. Strategic managerial insights are delivered at the hands of internationally renowned experts who are leaders in their various disciplines. The modules are conducted in several different international locations in order to take advantage of these international experts as well as to allow for site-visits to centres of excellence in the global healthcare industry.

Why an International MBA?

In this day of globalization it becomes more and more necessary to have an international perspective in order to savor the various experiences in healthcare management at close hand. This international approach allows candidates the opportunity to think outside of the constraints of their own environment and allows them to cross international borders and rub shoulders with leading global experts in healthcare management.

What is the structure of this MBA programme?

This programme comprises of 10 modules and culminates in a Master Thesis at the end of an 24 month period. Eight of these modules require attendance for 9 days at various international locations while the remaining two are supplementary e-based modules with an accumulative 9 ECTS credits. All of the modules specifically focus on healthcare and hospital managerial concerns and hence project a high permeability of practical relevance to this industry. More details regarding the structure, syllabus and time schedule of this MBA in International Healthcare & Hospital Management can be seen on the school’s official website.

How are students evaluated in this MBA programme?

Students’ performance will be evaluated through various methods including written and oral examinations, individual assignments, team assignments and projects, oral presentations and finally a Master Thesis which should address a real-life situation in healthcare industry management. Here students will be able to put the skills they have developed during the programme to the test. It is also an opportunity to have a professional critique and assessment for an issue of concern at the candidate’s current workplace.

What are the prerequisites for enrollment into this MBA programme?

Prerequisites for joining the programme are a first academic degree followed by at least 3-5 years of post-graduate professional work experience preferably within or around the scope of the healthcare industry. Fluency in spoken and written English is also essential (minimum 80 pts in TOEFL or equivalent).

Why an MBA with Nations HealthCareer School of Management?

Nations HealthCareer School of Management (NHCS), Hennigsdorf, Germany is a non-profit joint academic industry initiative, dedicated to fostering and promoting education, training and research in the field of international healthcare and hospital management. It was the NHCS that first pioneered the concept of an MBA in International Healthcare & Hospital Management and since its establishment in 2001 it boasts over 150 alumni from over 45 countries around the world. This MBA programme is a German state recognized university degree.

What is the value of this MBA’s international alumni network?

As the healthcare industry is becoming ever more international, it seems only fitting that an intricate network of healthcare management alumni from all over the world can rise up together in facing the challenges of this continually evolving industry. This Alumni network will forge an invaluable strategic alliance that will undoubtedly play a vital role in shaping further progress of healthcare management on a global scale. The intercultural skills developed via this melting pot of nationalities learning together plays a pivotal role in creating synergies in the international arena of healthcare as well as harnessing key instincts in managing a multi-cultural workforce.