MBA in Lead­er­ship and Man­age­ment in Health­care

PROGRAMME START
Summer-/winter semester
September - October 2021
STUDY FEES
EUR 2,580 per semester
PROGRAMME DURATION
5 semesters, 90 ECTS, Teaching language German, language level C1
QUALIFICATION
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

What will be taught?

The MBA Master of Business Administration covers traditional content, while also focussing on leadership and management in the healthcare sector. The course helps develop scientific and methodological skills, and is also designed to help students acquire personality-related reflection skills to enable them to take on HR management tasks.

The students are empowered to focus on corporate goals and to implement management tasks in a process-oriented manner.

In­form­a­tion even­ings and one-to-one con­sulta­tions via ZOOM

The next information event on the part-time MBA programme takes place on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 06:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome!
The programme directors are currently offering one-to-one consultations via ZOOM. If you are interested, please send us an e-mail.

05.05.2021, Post­gradu­ate: Cur­rent MBA info even­ings in May 2021: Re­gister now for the Zoom event!

A warm invitation to the online MBA information events of HNU's continuing education. The following part-time degree programmes will be presented:

 

MOD­U­LAR STRUC­TURE

  • AMod­ule

    Business Management in Healthcare I 15 ECTS

    • Introduction to business management, finance management
    • Controlling
  • BMod­ule

    Business Management in Healthcare II 15 ECTS

    • Value creation management
    • HR management
  • CMod­ule

    Outside Factors affecting Management in the Healthcare Sector 10 ECTS

    • Health economics/politics
    • Law
  • DMod­ule

    Leadership in the Healthcare Sector 15 ECTS

    • Strategic business management and innovation management
    • HR management, change management
  • EMod­ule

    Management of Individual Healthcare Companies 10 ECTS

     

  • FMod­ule

    Internationalisation of the Healthcare Sector 7 ECTS

    • International management, international healthcare systems
    • International study week (study trip)
  • GMod­ule

    Master Seminar und Master’s Thesis 18 ECTS
     

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) with 90 ECTS

AP­PLIC­A­TION AND AD­MIS­SION

Application documents

Application documents:

If you have any questions about your online application, please contact us. We would be pleased to help you.
E-mail: zfw@hnu.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 731-9762-2525
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Admission requirements

  • A completed university degree worth at least 210 ECTS points
  • University graduates with a bachelor's degree worth 180 ECTS points can make up the missing 30 ECTS points with at least 6 months’ relevant professional experience 

The General Examination Regulations for Continuing Education Programmes provide for exceptions regarding professional experience and final grades. Please contact the Centre for Continuing Education for further information.

  • Applicants with a university degree worth less than 210 ECTS points, but worth at least 180 ECTS points, can make up the missing points by taking additional courses at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences
  • A minimum of two years’ professional experience after completing the first degree
  • A degree with a final grade of 2.5 or better; or a pass in an entrance examination

PER­SONAL CON­SULTA­TION

Information event

Would you like to get to know us and get first-hand information about courses at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences and the MBA in Leadership and Management in Healthcare?
Then why not come to our next information event? The programme director and the staff at the Centre for Continuing Education will be happy to provide you with all the information you need about the application and the course content including the study trip abroad. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
Everyone welcome!

One-to-one appointments

One-to-one ap­point­ments

Please get in touch to arrange a one-to-one appointment. We would be pleased to help you.

If you have any questions regarding course content, please contact Professor Dr Patrick Da-Cruz
If you have any questions regarding applications and admission, please contact Rebecca Vogel.

JOB PRO­FILE

Who is the programme for?

The course is aimed at junior managers and executives in the healthcare sector, such as:

  • Doctors
  • Nurse scientists and health scientists
  • Pharmacists
  • Lawyers
  • Business economists
  • Engineers
  • Natural scientists
  • Social scientists

who want to gain further qualifications in business management and who want to broaden their specialist, methodological and management expertise with a focus on the health sector.

What career opportunities does the programme open up?

Depending on the expertise acquired during their first degree, graduates from the programme are qualified to take on management positions in the various sectors of the healthcare service, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Medical care centres
  • Healthcare centres
  • Health insurance companies
  • Care homes
  • Business and HR consultancies
  • The pharmaceutical and medical device industry
  • Unions and associations

MBA IN LEAD­ER­SHIP AND MAN­AGE­MENT IN HEALTH­CARE – AN OVER­VIEW

Benefits of the degree programme

The programme takes place part-time. You will be able to combine your studies with your work and family commitments thanks to a perfect combination of university-based sessions and e-learning units. The course improves problem-solving, teaches expertise in general management and promotes personal development.
Students are able to prepare for exams in small learning groups and by having regular personal contact with teaching staff.

Type of study

Part-time

Target group

The programme is aimed at junior managers and executives in the healthcare sector, such as doctors, nurse scientists, health scientists, pharmacists, as well as lawyers, business economists, engineers, natural scientists and social scientists, who want to gain further qualifications in business management and broaden their specialist, methodological and management expertise with a focus on the health sector.

Attendance

12 days per semester, including one full week of attendance and two 3-day blocks of attendance (Thursday to Saturday).

Requirements

  • A completed university degree worth at least 210 ECTS points
  • University graduates with a bachelor's degree worth 180 ECTS points can make up the missing 30 ECTS points with relevant professional experience 
  • A degree with a final grade of 2.5 or better (or a pass in an entrance examination)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ professional experience after completing a first degree

Application period

For students starting the programme in the winter semester: 02 May - 31 August

For students starting the programme in the summer semester: 15 November - 31 January

What makes this programme special?

  • A focus that relates to a range of disciplines and professions
  • Lecturers with professional experience in the health sector
  • In-depth and practice-based specialist knowledge in business administration and health management
  • Process-oriented leadership skills
  • Teaching of macroeconomic and health economics-related relationships

FAQ – FRE­QUENTLY ASKED QUES­TIONS

How often do classes take place?

Classes usually take place during a full week of university-based attendance and two blocks of university-based attendance (Thursday to Saturday) with a maximum of 12 teaching days per semester.
The teaching sessions are scheduled for the entire course at the start of the summer semester.

Do I have to have a master’s degree to be admitted onto the part-time MBA programme?

No, you only have to satisfy the following requirements in order to be admitted onto the MBA programme:

  • A completed university degree worth at least 210 ETS points
  • University graduates with a bachelor's degree worth 180 ECTS points can make up the missing 30 ECTS points with at least 6 months’ relevant professional experience
  • Applicants with a university degree worth less than 210 ECTS points, but at least 180 ECTS points, can obtain the missing points by taking additional courses at the Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences
  • A minimum of two years’ professional experience after completing a first degree
  • A degree with a final grade of 2.5 or better; or a pass in an entrance examination

The General Examination Regulations for Continuing Education Programmes provide for exceptions regarding professional experience and final grades. Please contact the Centre for Continuing Education for further information.

Should I be interested in the part-time MBA programme if I already have a master's degree?

If you wish to prepare specifically for taking on leadership and management roles in the healthcare sector, then the part-time MBA programme is for you. 
The programme has the following aims:

  • Transfer of business administration know-how
  • Preparation for leadership and management roles in the healthcare sector
  • Preparation for work in an international environment

Is there a requirement to attend lectures?

There is generally no requirement to attend lectures. However, you will have to attend the modules in HR Management, Change Management and the Master Seminar. The study trip abroad is also mandatory.
Documents from any lectures not attended can be easily accessed at any time via the e-learning platform.

How long does the course of study last?

The standard duration of studies is five semesters.

How is the course structured?

The course covers five semesters with a total of 441 teaching units (TU) of 45 minutes each. The course combines university-based attendance with e-learning, transfer learning in small groups and self-study.
The course content is divided into 7 modules with a total of 12 sub-modules, which deal with business management expertise, as well as health policy, and legal and international content in the healthcare sector. The course has a particular focus on leadership and management in the healthcare sector.

When can I start the course?

You can start the course either in the summer semester (early March) or in the winter semester (mid/late September).

 

How much does it cost?

The cost is EUR 2,580 per semester, totalling EUR 12,900 for the entire course.
The fees cover the costs of attendance, examination fees, e-learning units and support from the lecturers.
There is also a student union fee payable each semester.
Costs of organising and coordinating the study trip abroad are included in the tuition fees. However, the fees do not cover the costs of flights, board and accommodation during the study trip abroad.

Can I go beyond the standard period of study?

Yes, if you go beyond the standard period of study, you are only required to pay an administrative fee of EUR 250 in addition to the student union fee.

 

Are the tuition fees tax deductible?

The tuition fees as well as any costs associated with your studies are fully tax deductible. 

What is the difference between consecutive, non-consecutive and continuing master's programmes?

  • Consecutive programmes build directly on the previous bachelor’s degree in terms of content and usually also in terms of time. They are therefore a continuation of the first degree.
  • Non-consecutive programmes do not build directly on the content of a first degree. They introduce new subject areas or are interdisciplinary.
  • Postgraduate master's programmes require at least two years’ professional experience after completing the first degree.

What does a Master of Business Administration degree give me?

During your studies, you will acquire detailed knowledge of business leadership and decision-making. This will prepare you for taking on management roles or help you in carrying out such roles.
We therefore provide you with in-depth knowledge of key operational functional areas and cross-divisional and management roles. We equip you with personal key skills. You will be able to understand complex macroeconomic relationships and take these into consideration when making decisions.

When I submitted my application online, I received the following notification regarding the status of my application: "Provisionally rejected". What does this mean?

The application process is an online process. If you are told that your application has been "provisionally rejected", this may mean that you still have to submit documents or sit an entrance examination.
If you have any questions regarding your application or your status, please contact us. We will then refer your enquiry to the examination office and help you in the application process.

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