Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a leading private business school based in Frankfurt. All courses offered by the Frankfurt School have three aspects in common: high standards, diversity and practice-orientation.
We expect more of our students and our courses reflect the variety of perspectives in the fields of management and finance studies. At the Frankfurt School, research and teaching never take place in a vacuum, but must always be related to actual applications. The overall objective is to bridge the gap between teaching, science and practice.
MBA IN INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
An MBA helps to develop your personal career chances in a changing and expanding health sector. Our part-time, modular MBA with an international hospital and healthcare management emphasis attracts medical doctors, medical scientists, administrators, engineers, lawyers and managers in full time employment in all sectors of the international healthcare industry.
You can combine study and work, and benefit from a worldwide competence network. The course is unique in its trans-national structure. It includes eight nine-day attendance modules, and is taught over 18 months. Modules take place in Europe (Germany, Italy, Ireland, Austria), the Middle East (UAE), and Asia (Singapore and India), including an optional extension to the USA.
We view hospitals as quality-oriented and results-driven service enterprises, operating in a fiercely competitive global environment. The MBA programme aims at developing entrepreneurial hospital and healthcare managers equipped with advanced skills and expertise to master the challenges in a globalised hospital and healthcare sector.
Through case studies, the participants gain a systematic understanding of international, modern hospital and healthcare management practices. Site visits to benchmarking hospitals and meetings with experts and leaders from international hospital groups offer deep insights into the major healthcare systems and hospital groups worldwide. The MBA is a German state-recognised university degree, internationally accredited by the FIBAA.
CORE SUBJECTS OF THE CURRICULUM
The overall aim is to help participants develop their management and leadership competencies, enabling them to improve their effectiveness, maximize their contribution to their organizations and achieve their career potential.
Academic content of the courses include:
- Macro and microeconomics
- Managing financial resources
- Managerial accounting and hospital controlling
- Management in different health systems
- Strategic and market-oriented management
- Quality management
- Management of processes / IT
- Managing the organisation
- Human resource management
- Value chain management
Management techniques offered include:
- Change management
- Target, time and self-management
- Leadership methods
- Intercultural management
- Conflict management
- Team coaching
- Networking skills
- Presentation skills
- Negotiation skills
- Project management
BUSINESS ACUMEN, THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL SKILLS
The curriculum concentrates on general management, tailored specifically to entrepreneurial hospital and healthcare management, with a practical and interdisciplinary focus. It aims primarily to enhance the participants’ ability to identify business opportunities, make firm, clear decisions, plan and control business functions, as well as motivate and develop people and organizations. Drawing on hospital case studies, the programme aims to develop graduates’ analytical and critical abilities far beyond the scope customarily found in this sector at the national level.
INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management includes the Institute for International Health Management with the aim of promoting international research and teaching. The Fresenius Chair for International Health Management (the current holder and MBA academic director is Dr. Rainer Sibbel) is the first of its kind and has a clear international focus.
The Institute is a centre of excellence in the field of entrepreneurial management of health facilities and hospital worldwide. It offers a unique transnational approach to research, teaching and practice.