The tenth study course of the International Hospital and Healthcare Management option of the part-time MBA programme will start on 4 May 2007. The 18 month MBA programme, state-approved and internationally accredited by FIBAA, is offered by the Nations HealthCareer School of Management (non-profit) in co-operation with HfB-Business School of Finance & Management, a private, state-recognised, top-ranked university in Germany. Applications are being considered from now on.

One of the healthcare industry’s challenges is today the recruitment of leadership that can guide organisations to better serve their communities. Worldwide, the demand considerably exceeds the supply of appropriate qualified healthcare executives. Nations HealthCareer and its partners offer a proven MBA training programme for managers working in the health industry sector and preparing for leadership functions. All participants also benefit later from the opportunities of the strong Nations HealthCareer alumni competence network, composed of fellow students and graduates from more than 25 countries.

The modular-structured part-time MBA programme for professionals in full-time employment in the health, medical, pharmaceutical or hospital industry from Asia, Europe and the Middle East offers an intensive general management study tailored specifically to entrepreneurial hospital and health industry management. It aims primarily to enhance the participant’s ability to identify business opportunities, make firm, clear-cut decisions, plan and control business functions, as well as motivate and develop people and health organisations. The programme pays particular attention to its participants’ personal development, leadership talents, professional skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

The MBA programme is structured into eight 8.5 day attendance modules in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, supplemented by e-learning sessions. The eight attendance modules, each one lasting half a day, take place at different international study locations such as Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore, Austria in order to offer the cross-cultural study group insights into a variety of health management practices and encourage a truly international exchange of experience by case studies and expert meetings. The MBA attracts physicians, pharmacists, engineers, administrators and, for example, economists seeking to acquire the qualification needed for a top career in health facilities or linked industrial and governmental sectors worldwide.

The next MBA course will start on 4 May 2007. The curriculum of the spring 2007 programme can be downloaded on the Nations HealthCareer homepage. The application deadline is 9 March 2007.