Health & Hospital Management MBA Online

Short Facts
  • Academic Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters, part-time and blended learning
  • Prerequisites: Academic degree, minimum of three years of professional experience in a qualified position, proof of English proficiency
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fee: EUR 18,900
  • Next starting date: Fall 2020

Before Studying

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.


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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.

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:

  • 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 and
  • advance their careers with an internationally acknowledged academic degree.
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Applications for admission are accepted on a rolling basis. The required documents are to be submitted online. 

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)


  • native English speakers
  • students who completed their higher education in English
  • professionals who are working for at least one year at a company where the language of communication is English

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, 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).

Applicants are asked to submit an essay detailing their motivations for enrolling in this program (> 1000 words).

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.

  • TEST OF ENGLISH 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.


  • native English speakers
  • students who completed their higher education in English
  • professionals who have been working for at least one year at a company where the corporate language is English

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.

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While Studying

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)






EUR 18,900

Academic Director
Armin H. Fidler, MD, MPH, MSc, DTM&H
Senior Lecturer, MCI Management Center Innsbruck
Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management (BA)
International Health & Social Management (MA)
Health Economics & Management (Joint Master Degree)

Academic Director
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Walch
Head of Department & Studies, MCI Management Center Innsbruck
Nonprofit, Social & Health Care Management (BA)
International Health & Social Management (MA)
European Master in Health Economics & Management (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree)

Academic Director
Pavel 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 Marušič
Director Zdravstveni zavod Celjenje - outpatient clinic / Slovenia
International consultancy at Tetras (consultancy company) / Slovenia
Cardiologist at outpatient clinic at Sežana Hospital / Slovenia

Eva Turk, PhD, MBA
Assistant Professor, Medical Faculty, University of Maribor / Slovenia
Founder and CEO, SanAstra, Oslo / Norway

Prof. Antoniya Dimova, PhD
Head of the Health Economics and Management Department / Bulgaria
Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Public Health / Bulgaria
Medical University "Prof. Dr. P. Stoyanov" - Varna / Bulgaria

Dr. Miklós Szócska (PhD)
Director of Health Services Management Training Centre - Semmelweis University / Budapest

Dr. Luigi Bertinato
Clinical Governance Coordinator, The National Institute of Health, Rome / Italy

Dr. Axel Paeger
CEO and founder of AMEOS Hospital Group / Zurich

PharmDr. Monika Hornikova, MHA
Managing Director, TŘI o.p.s., Čerčany / Czech Republic


The personalized MCI eCampus learning environment provides students with important notifications, email messages, and all the information they require to focus on their studies. Tests and activities to assess one´s personal progress as well as discussion forums and moderated chats additionally facilitate online studies. 

Technical requirements for admission to the MCI eCampus:

  • up-to-date PC or laptop
  • broadband interent access
  • microphone and speakers (headset)
  • webcam
  • printer

Software requirements:

  • MS Office or Open Office
  • up-to-date web browser
  • (free) software as announced at the beginning of the semester


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.

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Charles 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).

Logo of Advance Healthcare Management Insitute

The 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 ( 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.

Learning goals

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.

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Our graduates are effective communicators in their field of work.

Our students can discuss problems, ideas and solutions with specialists and non-specialists.

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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.

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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.

After studying

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.

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