Berlin / 2 January 2004. The next course of the part-time MBA Programme – International Hospital Management Option, offered by HfB – Business School of Finance and Management, Frankfurt/M., Germany ( in co-operation with Nations HealthCareer School of Management gGmbH, Berlin, Germany ( will start 30 April 2004, application deadline is 28 February 2004.

The MBA Programme – International Hospital Management Option is tailor-made for executives in full-time employment. It consists of eight attendance modules over an 18-month period, supplemented by e-learning sessions. It aims to attract economists, doctors, administrators and e.g. lawyers seeking to acquire the management qualifications needed for a management career in private health facilities or linked industrial and governmental sectors worldwide. The attendance modules of each nine days, take place at international study locations such as the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Singapore, USA, Germany, Great Britain, Austria and the Netherlands in order to offer the cross-cultural study group insights into a variety of health systems and management practices and encourage a truly international exchange of experience. Please find attached the Short Curriculum and Schedule of the Spring Course 2004 as well as the Schedules of the Autumn Course 2004 and the Spring Course 2005.

Accredited by FIBAA, the programme starts twice a year: Spring and Autumn. The MBA Course Spring 2002 graduated in October 2003, the MBA Course Autumn 2002 will graduate in May 2004 and the Autumn Course 2003 with participants from more than ten countries, has already finished its second attendance module (Rotterdam) .

The Nations HealthCareer School will participate in the Arab Health 2004 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 – 21 January 2004, Stand 4422, as part of the German Presentation.

We recommend interested candidates to register for the required GMAT test as soon as possible to be able to apply within the application deadline of 28 February 2004, as some GMAT test centers do not offer permanent tests or may be extremely busy . For information about GMAT / test registration offices please visit

For any further information on the programme and the application please see Nations HealthCareer School / MBA – International Hospital Management Option.


Nations HealthCareer School of Management

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. Its founder members are the

Fresenius University Foundation for Healthcare Management,

Bad Homburg, and a publicly-funded Foundation

Berlin-Brandenburg. Nations HealthCareer sees hospitals

as quality-oriented and results-driven enterprises operating

in a fiercely competitive global environment. The

School’s mission is to bridge the gap between teaching,

science and practice.

HfB – Business School of Finance and Management

based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, is the centre of excellence

for education and research in finance, banking

and management. It runs internationally recognised

degree programmes, postgraduate studies and open

courses for executive education. Up-to-date management

know-how for professionals and managers in all

economic sectors is provided in international MBA programmes.

In its international programmes, HfB cooperates

with 24 universities and business schools worldwide,

e.g. with Henley Management College/UK.


Institute of International Healthcare Management

HfB includes the Institute and Chair of International

Health Management, established as a research and teaching

group by Nations HealthCareer School and HfB – Business

School of Finance and Management on an equal

basis. The aim is to develop the Institute into a centre of

excellence in the field of entrepreneurial health facilities

management worldwide. In an era of globalisation and

privatisation, it will offer a unique transnational approach

to research, teaching and practice.