Have you ever thought of advancing your career in healthcare? Are you working in a hospital, a healthcare facility, an insurance fund, public administration or the healthcare industry? If so, you might want to consider the new online MBA in Health & Hospital Management, jointly offered by the highly ranked Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), the prestigious Charles University and the dynamic Advance Institute in Prague.
The part-time MBA Program in Health & Hospital Management represents a clever combination of online and on-campus sessions. Participants profit from state-of-the-art knowledge, immediately applicable to their professional practice. Moreover, the innovative blended learning model creates a maximum of flexibility, regarding both time and location.
Pavel Hroboň, M.D., M.S.Managing Partner, Advance Healthcare Management Institute
Armin H. Fidler, MD, MPH, MSc, DTM&HSenior Lecturer, MCI Management Center Innsbruck
The MBA Program is offered by the MCI Management Center Innsbruck in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Studies at 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.
At the same time, traditional definitions of roles in health care are changing. Hospitals and other providers have to coordinate and integrate care, insurers’ offers, innovative contracts and payment mechanisms to providers and the industry. Patients are increasingly playing an active role. The common goal becomes improvement and promotion of health.The MBA in Health & Hospital Management is designed for doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, administrators, economists, accountants, lawyers and other professionals in leading positions, who operate in hospitals, clinics, offices, at health insurers, public administration or in the pharmaceutical and other health-oriented industries and wish to:
Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online.
In principle, the program accepts individuals with
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:
The admission procedure includes the following elements:
APPLICATION FORMThe application must be submitted in the form of a standardized application form accompanied by the required documents (CV, essay, undergraduate degree from a recognized university). Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a qualified position prior to commencement of the program (ideally, qualified professional activity also during the MBA program).ESSAYApplicants are asked to submit an essay detailing their motivations for enrolling in this program (> 1000 words).PROOF OF AN ADEQUATE COMMAND OF ENGLISHFor 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.
INTERVIEWThe 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.DECISIONAn 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 controlling, 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
(1 residency in Innsbruck, 1 residency in Prague, 1 residency in Vienna)
Academic Director Armin H. Fidler, MD, MPH, MSc, DTM&H Senior Lecturer, MCI Management Center InnsbruckNonprofit, Social & Health Care Management (BA)International Health & Social Management (MA)Health Economics & Management (Joint Master Degree)
Academic DirectorProf. Dr. Siegfried WalchHead of Department & Studies, MCI Management Center InnsbruckNonprofit, Social & Health Care Management (BA)International Health & Social Management (MA)European Master in Health Economics & Management (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree)
Academic DirectorPavel Hroboň, M.D., M.S.Managing Partner, Advance Healthcare Management Institute
Program Director Mag. Susanne E. Herzog Head of Executive Education & Development, MCI Management Center Innsbruck
Recognized managers and decision makers in the health & hospital industry support MCI in maintaining quality standards at all levels of the Master Program, ensuring a continuous process of further development and serving as a link to leading teaching and research institutions at home and abroad.
Doc. PhDr. Martin Gregor, Ph.D.Director and Associate Professor at Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University / Czech Republic
Dr. Dorijan MarušičDirector Zdravstveni zavod Celjenje - outpatient clinic / Slovenia International consultancy at Tetras (consultancy company) / SloveniaCardiologist at outpatient clinic at Sežana Hospital / Slovenia
Eva Turk, PhD, MBAAssistant Professor, Medical Faculty, University of Maribor / SloveniaFounder and CEO, SanAstra, Oslo / Norway
Prof. Antoniya Dimova, PhDHead of the Health Economics and Management Department / Bulgaria Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Public Health / BulgariaMedical University "Prof. Dr. P. Stoyanov" - Varna / Bulgaria
Dr. Miklós Szócska (PhD)Director of Health Services Management Training Centre - Semmelweis University / Budapest
Dr. Luigi BertinatoClinical Governance Coordinator, The National Institute of Health, Rome / Italy
Dr. Axel PaegerCEO and founder of AMEOS Hospital Group / Zurich
PharmDr. Monika Hornikova, MHAManaging Director, TŘI o.p.s., Čerčany / Czech Republic
Technical requirements for admission to the MCI eCampus:
The qualities the world of business typically requires of MBA graduates include comprehensive knowledge in their respective fields, an entrepreneurial background, a willingness to make decisions, the ability to work under pressure, and international competence.
Therefore, the MBA in Health & Hospital Management gives participants the chance to complete additional online and on-campus classes at the highly ranked Management Center Innsbruck (MCI), the prestigious Charles University and the dynamic Advance Healthcare Management Institute in Prague.
CHARLES UNIVERSITYCharles University was founded in 1348 by Charles IV, the King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, as the oldest university in Central and Eastern Europe. More than 53,000 students study in about 300 degree programs, including 6,000 international students.
In the U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities 2019 Ranking, Economics and Business at Charles University rank 111th in the world. In Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018, Economics at Charles University ranks in the top 100 in the world, and Finance ranks in the global top 200.
Institute of Economic Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences is part of Charles University, being a leading economics and finance school in the Czech Republic with a strong research record, an active alumni network, and both international and professional recognition. Institute of Economic Studies ranks among top 5% institutions in Europe by research in Economics (IDEAS RePEc 2018).
THE ADVANCE HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT INSTITUTEThe Advance Healthcare Management Institute was founded with the goal to support improvements in quality and efficiency of health care, with a focus on management of health-oriented institutions. Its vision is rational decision making in health care, based on facts and patients’ needs.
The mission of the Advance Institute is to provide highly ranked educational programs focused on practical needs of leaders and managers in health-oriented institutions and to support exchange of experiences among organizations and countries.
In the last ten years more than 200 physicians, nurses, economists, accountants, lawyers and other professionals working in health care in the Czech Republic and Slovakia graduated from the Advance Institute Executive Pogram in Healthcare Management.
The Institute also biannually organizes the Prague International Health Summit, one of the top regional conferences in health and healthcare management (www.pragueihs.eu). Research interests of the Advance Institute, realized mainly in cooperation with the Charles University in Prague, include integration and standardization of care, disease management, payment mechanisms, risk adjustment and quality measurement.
In order to ensure the transfer of learning and to enable students to develop relevant competencies, MCI has defined clear cross-curricular learning goals. These describe, in detail, the knowledge and skills acquired by our graduates on completion of their studies at MCI.
Our graduates are effective communicators in their field of work.
Our students can discuss problems, ideas and solutions with specialists and non-specialists.
Our graduates are competent in applying scientific methods to solve practical problems.
Our students can apply relevant theories and appropriate scientific methods in their field of work.
Our students can act according to ethical principles when doing scientific work.
Our graduates understand complex health and hospital related management problems and are effective decision makers in their field of work.
Our students are able to systematically analyze health and hospital management related problems and decide on the most effective approach to achieve strategic objectives.
Our students are able to consider cultural issues in solving health and hospital related management problems.
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.