Have you ever thought of advancing your career in the healthcare industry? Are you working in management or administration in a hospital or healthcare facility in Eastern Europe? If so, you might want to consider the new online Hospital and Healthcare Management MBA offered jointly by the highly ranked Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), the prestigious Charles University and the dynamic Advance Institute in Prague.
The MBA Program is offered by the MCI Management Center Innsbruck in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Studies of Charles University and the Advance Healthcare Management Institute in Prague. It focuses on health systems in Central Europe and serves as a multidisciplinary basis with specializations either in health or hospital management.
A modern hospital is one of the most complex enterprises to manage. Managers deal with diverse, highly trained professionals and teams. They must be on top of cutting-edge technology. They need to understand procurement, financial management, and accounting. And they need to be able to navigate a complex authorizing environment within the boundaries and limitations of national health systems. Our four-semester program addresses these challenges and is tailored to those who are already working in hospital management or health facilities administration.
The MBA in Health and Hospital Management is designed for doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, administrators, economists, accountants, lawyers and other professions in leading positions, who operate in hospitals, clinics, offices or in the pharmaceutical and other health-oriented industries and wish to:
- obtain state-of-the-art knowledge in management & leadership with high practical relevance;
- accomplish essential changes in both clinical and administrative processes in health-related disciplines;
- advance their careers with an internationally acknowledged academic degree.
In principle, the program accepts individuals with
- an academic degree at the Bachelor’s level at least and
- a minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience.
Additionally, applicants are required to provide proof of sufficient knowledge of the English language. Relevant evidence must not be older than three years and may include certificates issued for the completion of any one of the following examinations:
- TOEFL (minimum score of 92)
- IELTS (minimum score of 6.5)
The admission procedure includes the following elements:
The application must be submitted in the form of a standardized application form accompanied by the required documents (CV, essay, an undergraduate degree from a recognized university). Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a qualified position prior to the commencement of the program (ideally, a qualified professional activity also during the MBA program).
Applicants are asked to submit an essay detailing their motivations for enrolling in this program (> 1000 words).
Proof of adequate command of English
For candidates, whose first language is not English: TOEFL test certificate or equivalent (cf. European Reference Framework for
Languages: Proficient User) is required. Scores are valid for three years from the date of the test.
- A Test of Egnlish as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) can be taken at any international TOEFL center. A minimum score of 92 points is required in an Internet-based test.
- IELTS (Academic) – International English Language Testing System. A minimum score of 6.5.
The interview gives applicants the opportunity to present themselves personally, to narrate their career history, to explain their motivation for this program as well as describe their medium-term professional goals. A Skype-based interview is also possible.
An admission committee decides on the applicant's admission to the Master program.
Our brand-new online MBA is a tailored program for today’s complex demands for modern hospital and health care managers: The combined online and face-to-face courses are highly interactive, steeped in practical experience and allow for simultaneous study and work. The curriculum combines management, finance and control, quality management, legal and regulatory issues, human resource management and customer orientation, IT and information management, in addition to in-depth health systems analysis. We enlisted an international faculty that combines outstanding academic standing with a wealth of hands-on practical experience. The highly interactive classes are built on the relevant academic literature, actual case studies of international good practice and the vast faculty’s experience.
Part-time, Blended Learning (online & on-campus modules)
14 Modules within 4 semesters (24 months)
56 weeks online modules and 3 five-day residency phases
(two residential phases in Innsbruck, 1 residency in Prague)
Upon completion of the Executive Master’s program, graduates are awarded the internationally acknowledged title of Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Our graduates profit from our strong network of recognized lecturers from science, business, and society, even beyond their studies. The exchange with international students also improves their own network and creates international acceptance for the benefit of all our students.
Accreditation by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the award of the Premium Seal by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) are testimony to the high quality standards and international standing of this program and respective degree.