MBA in Health Care
EIASM‘s MBA in Healthcare is designed for working healthcare professionals to provide a thorough understanding of the healthcare business (note that the Master of Business Administration is non-academic degree). The program aims to develop responsible healthcare leaders and to equip them with practical business skills, advanced entrepreneurial skills, leadership expertise and integrity.
Online MBA is studied using our elearning platform, passing individual 12 courses, writing a thesis and its defence. Average study takes one year. Our lecturers are available for consultations.
Study in English.
You will need to complete the following lectures spread out during the course of your study:
- Research Methodology (Dissertation writing, Word and Excel)
- Human Resources
- Financing of Healthcare and Insurance
- Healthcare Quality Management
- Healthcare Services Management
- Managerial Economics
- Healthcare Systems and Health Technology Assessment
- Risk Management (Business and Public Sector Inter-related Issues)
- The Final Thesis (Diploma Thesis)
This is a professional qualification. See detailed course descriptions below.
Why MBA at EIASM?
Fulltime courses during weekends
- Students study on Saturday and Sunday from 9h to 17h with one hour of lunch-break.
- During late afternoon (17h – 19h) is a time window for discussion with the lecturer (optional – based on student requests).
- The morning and afternoon blocks are designed in such a way that students can keep their attention whole day and do not get bored. Typically with theory in the morning and case studies to learn using the theory during afternoon.
Online courses anytime anywhere
We are sure that managers are very busy persons and so we offer interactive MBA study where a student is in contact with the lecturer for consultations if required and at the same time can progress individually anytime using our online study materials.
Premium services as recorded classroom lectures at YouTube and much more
- Recorded lectures onm YouTube – Every student may miss a lecture for business or private reasons and that is why we offer records of all lectures for replay by our students and upload them to YouTube (accessible with other study materials through our e-learning platform).
- We also prepare podcasts in MP3 (accessible with other study materials through our e-learning platform).
- NEO E-Learning platform – As a student you will use e-learning platform used by hundreds of schools and universities worldwide.
- Students can contact lecturer through email or skype (each weekend there are several hours dedicated just for discussion to ensure personal approach).
- Refreshments are available during whole weekend.
- Each specialization courses are taught by lecturers with experience in given sector. We chose the right lecturers for each specialization even in core subjects to give the students best education service possible.
- To each MBA course we offer in specific circumstances extra classes you may attend at no additional cost. Satisfied and happy students are key to success of all of us!
- Our MBA programs are all accredited.
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MBA program syllabi:
Research Methodology (Dissertation writing)
This course has been designed to provide you with information to enable you write a good research project and also improve your knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
In this course there are two parts: First part is devoted to Microsoft Word to primarily focus on writing final research project (the capstone project – comparable to typical diploma thesis). The lecturer will go through styles, working with references and other details of Microsoft Word so you can repeat critically important formatting features. For typical analyses we all use Microsoft Excel and that is why it is the topic for the Saturday afternoon and whole Sunday to cover all topics from basic stuff as absolute and relative links, through more advanced formulas like VLOOKUP, INDEX, LOOKUP, MATCH, GETPIVOTDATA, SUBTOTAL, SUMIFS, IFERROR, etc. to advanced features as various ways of working with external data (csv, tsv, html, php tables, databases (OLAP, OLTP, data import, interpretation – Raw data, PivotTable, Pivot chart, PowerPivot), and Power BI)…and much more. Even if you work with Excel on a daily basis on advanced level, there is quite a good chance you will learn something new!
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and standards underlying financial accounting systems. Several important concepts will be studied in detail, including: revenue recognition, inventory, long-lived assets, present value, and long-term liabilities. The course emphasizes the construction of the basic financial accounting statements – the income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow statement – as well as their interpretation.
This course will review and appraise contemporary marketing strategy, literature and practice to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of marketing and business strategy. You will be taught to think in the mindset of a professional marketer, read and evaluate specialist-marketing literature and apply strategic marketing concepts to the global digital economy.
You will learn how to produce a constant stream of potential buyers to convert into valuable customers. To find prospects for your services and convince them that your agency is the best. You will learn how to make your advertising pay for itself through fresh revenue and increased business and to get the maximum return on your advertising expenses. To use the Four P’s of Marketing to your advantage. As a marketer you will learn also Product, Price, Place and Promotion, define your marketing strategy and set you on course for a productive campaign.
Primarily, in this course, we focus on how to recognize whom you need and how to find the employee you need.
Human Resources (HR) Management is an area of processes in an organization that deals with a human resources management and development. It thus encompasses all management methods and analytical techniques applied in human resources management and the work with people in an organization. The aim of this course is to develop understanding of basic HR features in any organization and main functions in HR. Example topics of organizational behavior study include personality/dispositions, emotion and affect, motivation, social concept and identity, decision making and cognition, justice and trust, organization and work attachment, leadership, groups and teams, and organizational culture and climate. Example topics in HR encompass job analysis, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, quality of work life, workforce diversity, and strategic human resource management. Besides that also human resource experts as partners to other team colleagues, messengers of the HR strategies and sales person of the HR services & products. Labor engagement to improve company economic results.
This course will explain critical management skills involved in management functions. It will show on real examples what happens when key management principles are violated.
Students will get essential information about managing people and organization, dealing with critical situations, key management principles and interesting tips required to handle several types of management such as project management, strategic management, information management and human resource management.
It will prepare students to accept critical roles such as top managers and help them to be effective contributor to any kind of organization with no limit to environment, strategy, structure, culture, location, tasks, people and outputs. Students will go through several test cases that will help them deal with many situation every manager has to handle. On top of that, students will get useful information related to the time management that will help them deal with stress, time limitations and help them organize themselves.
Financing of Healthcare and Insurance
The course is designed to impart a working knowledge of introductory accounting and financial management concepts, techniques, and vocabulary as they apply to health care organizations including physician practices, academic medical hospitals, medical device and therapeutics suppliers, and insurance companies. This course will explore management principles, operational strategies, capital budgeting, and ways that health care organizations use financial markets to raise funds and invest in projects.
Healthcare Quality Management
This course focuses on the significant challenges the health care system faces in improving quality and patient safety while trying to contain the explosive growth of health care system expenditures. Certain lectures examine how health care quality is measured, where it stand today, and the business case for improving safety and quality. Certain lectures build on that foundation in looking to the world for how they run their health care systems. It will also discuss current innovative approaches to reforming the current health care system and policies related to quality.
Healthcare Services Management
This course is designed to provide an overview of the forces, which are influencing the shape and evolution of the health services system. The course will identify the managerial challenges these forces have on processes within healthcare facilities. The course will expand on the issues of process analysis, quality management and their impact on customer satisfaction. It will specifically cover strategies for process analysis, design, and improvement for health care, the impact of process improvement on customers, and continuous quality improvement including the Six Sigma Paradigm.
Managerial Economics is the application of economic theory and methodology to managerial decision making problems within various organizational settings such as a firm or a government agency. The emphasis in this course will be on demand analysis and estimation, production and cost analysis under different market conditions, forecasting and decision making under uncertainty. Students taking this course are expected to have had some exposure to economics and be comfortable with basic algebra. Some knowledge of calculus would also be helpful although not necessary.
Healthcare Systems and Health Technology Assessment
The course consists of three parts: healthcare systems description, Clinical Evidence and Economic Evidence. In the beginning various healthcare systems will be descibed. Middle part of the course will examine the nature of clinical evidence. Participants will learn the strengths and weaknesses of alternative study designs such as randomized controlled trials and observational research and understand how evidence strength is graded. We will also review common measures of effectiveness used in the medical literature so participants can understand the outcomes that are commonly reported in health technology assessments.
Other lectures will explore the idea of value – the relationship between cost and health benefit. Participants will learn the key concepts and designs in cost effectiveness analysis, how to perform a simple analysis, and how to appraise and interpret cost effectiveness analyses that are part of health technology assessments. Also, issues related to ethical and social areas will be discussed as well.
Risk Management (Business and Public Sector Inter-related Issues)
Risk Management course prepares students to handle such complex issues as employee rights and benefits, insurance for health casualties, liabilities companies face and labor employment regulation. Students will learn about preventing unnecessary risk for companies, an essential need for private and governmental organizations. Estimation in property, environmental issues and insurance underwriting processes can all cost companies money and time. This course will give students the tools and knowledge to deal with these issues in a timely, cost-effective manner.
The Final thesis (Diploma Thesis)
Candidates are required to submit a diploma thesis on an approved topic long about 50 pages. The thesis should offer an original application of knowledge in the area of management and should demonstrate the candidate’s ability to integrate rigorous academic analysis with practical real-world relevance and application within topics covered by this course.
The chosen subject should be viewed in light of future career plans. Students have been offered positions as a direct result of their MBA Capstone project. The Capstone project can take many forms:
- a research based thesis (a dissertation with 30,000 words),
- business plan,
- case study or
- report or
- indeed a combination of elements of these.
Since many students chose typical diploma thesis format (about fifty pages long text) we have prepared a TEMPLATE to be followed.
A tip for you
A very popular option amongst students is to work with an organisation on a project that will add value to its business. The output is a substantial report combining the student’s experience and MBA knowledge to provide research, analysis and recommendations. The supervisor works with students to facilitate engagement.