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Executive MBA in Healthcare Management

  • Course Level Masters
  • Credits60 ECTS
  • Next intakeMay 2018
  • Duration12 months
  • Study modeOnsite/Online
  • LanguageEnglish

Introduction

Healthcare industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and along with the rapid expansion come a number of onerous challenges, which are required to be overcome with the good robust healthcare management practices. The core competencies and the best practices in healthcare have to be amalgamated deftly along with healthcare operations. Understanding the legal and statutory regulatory issues affecting healthcare management organisations is imperative for the smooth and streamlined functioning of a healthcare management organisation. One of the biggest critical challenges for such an organisation is to provide quality healthcare in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. This specialisation Executive MBA (EMBA) pedagogy in Healthcare Management has been crafted and designed for working professionals in the healthcare industry to manage these complex changes competently, and help their teams to lead healthcare operations with dexterity and aplomb.

Aims

  • To provide an opportunity for students to develop a general grasp of business-related knowledge in healthcare management.
  • To prepare students intellectually and practically for effective performance in their place of work/employment.
  • To develop in students an understanding of the issues of healthcare management and business processes including the interrelationship between the core functional areas of an organization, relative to healthcare sector whether public or private.
  • To develop specialized knowledge and domain expertise in a particular field of business of Healthcare Management industry. To enable students to assume greater specialization in their place of employment.
  • To develop an awareness of the problems confronted by organizations and businesses in the healthcare sector and to equip them with the means to solve problems.
  • To prepare and nurture the learners in the field of healthcare management to manage the various aspects on a scientific basis and to hold leading managerial positions.

Structure & Modules

1. International Human Resource Management:

Learning outcome:

  • Critically review and analyse the importance of HRM and its practices in an organisation, and how it can be linked with organisational behaviour activities in overcoming business issues and challenges for a better performance of the organisation.
  • Critically review and analyse the framework of leadership and consider the nature, strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches: traits; functional; behavioural; style; contingency. The continuum of leadership behaviour should be explored in some depth with consideration of the factors determining the chosen leadership style.
  • Discuss the concept of organisational behaviour and its interface with management. Review and critically synthesize the various influences on behaviour in organisations and the interface with management in integrating and balancing these.
  • Asses the role of IHRM and its impact on global organisation. Identify some of the key HRM challenges facing organisations working internationally. Discuss the prevalent HRM practices and integrating the best practices in global organisation.

2. Operation Management:

Learning outcome:

  • Know the various tools, techniques and apply suitable tools and techniques in different alternative scenarios of Operations Management.
  • Apply information management techniques and evaluate them in context of operational functions to achieve competitive advantage and make the organization globally competitive.
  • Apply and critically evaluate the importance of project management to given business situations (Using PERT / CPM).
  • Demonstrate operations strategy in domestic and global context, and evaluate how the use of technology has impacted the operational functions.

3.Strategic Change Management:

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify and analyse the implications for managing strategic change in supporting organisational transformation.
  • Identify and analyse the implications for managing strategic change in supporting organisational transformation.
  • Analyse and evaluate the significance of strategy employed in trying to bring about an effective change management in an organisation. How does this impact leadership and human behaviour in the organisation.
  • Evaluate different change management theories propounded on management and leadership attributes which leads to enhanced contribution by managers and the employees.

4.International Marketing Management:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyse the changing business environment(s) globally and how they pose challenges to marketing management functions in organisations
  • Develop marketing plans with application of appropriate marketing models, tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate the processes involved in brand management and how they influence consumer behaviour.
  • Evaluate the skills set needed as a creative marketer to launch new products/services in a dynamic global marketplace.

5. Healthcare Management and Leadership:

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to understand:

  • Understand healthcare strategies, devise healthcare strategic plans and acquire knowledge of healthcare accreditation schemes.
  • Understand about healthcare quality, patient safety and prevention of medical errors.
  • Understand the quality of leadership required in healthcare industry, discuss various leadership styles and approaches available.
  • Acquire the essentials of good healthcare financial management principles.

6. Healthcare Operations Management:

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

  • Understand a typical healthcare organisations’ structure and culture, including the organisational behaviour in healthcare industry.
  • Understand change management and apply it effectively to organisational development in healthcare sector.
  • Gain knowledge on the values, attitudes and behaviour of employees and align these with the strategic management practices in the Healthcare Sector.
  • Understand the selected available lean tools required for analysing and improving healthcare processes.

Dissertation (Research Project)

Indicative Syllabus

Dissertation is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to investigate an issue of your own choice over a significant period of time. Essentially this is an individual effort but it is carried out with the guidance and advice of your supervisor. Research is a creative and investigative process which only you can develop fully.

A supervisor/dissertation guide will be appointed to each students and the role of the supervisor is to act as a learning resource for the student. It is the student’s responsibility to make use of that opportunity, in consultation with the supervisor. The student is therefore expected to accept responsibility for the management of his/her learning.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University
  • English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 and above
  • Minimum 20 years of age
  • Candidates with minimum 2 years of work experience preferred.

Documents Required for Application:

  • Duly Filled Application form
  • Academic documents (High School and Bachelor degree with transcripts)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of your passport
  • A photograph

Career Progression

The career opportunities in healthcare management are practically endless. Advances in medical technology have resulted in healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries. Healthcare management is a rapidly growing field with a plethora of promising career opportunities. While there may be a lot of different choices, the Executive MBA (EMBA) in Healthcare Management is becoming a popular healthcare track for future leaders who want to enter a growing recession proof industry.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRESSION

  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Research and Development Business Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Hospital CFO
  • Hospital CEO

As the population is ageing and staying more active later in life, the healthcare field overall is booming. There is a great increase in the numbers of medical professionals and medical facilities in the field of healthcare. This also means that there is more of a demand for good business managers for those healthcare facilities and practices. This makes the healthcare field an excellent career path for professionals with an MBA.

Academic Progression

A scholar holding an Executive MBA (EMBA) with the concentration in Healthcare Management degree is always at a strategic advantage of his career to progress onto Doctorate degree: DBA or PhD in Healthcare Management (Level 8) of academic career path, provided learner has displayed excellence in academic performance at Executive MBA (EMBA) level.

GMU

Guglielmo Marconi University is the only Italian University to have Dual Accreditation advantage; by the Italian Ministry of Education and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the largest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).This means that GMU EMBA degree is very well accepted by government agencies across the countries. University at present is home to more than 16000 students enrolled onto its graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts.
Special Features of this Course:

 

CIQ

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) is a professional awarding organisation based in the UK. CIQ develops and accredits qualifications designed to meet the needs of learners and the industry sectors in order to provide individuals with opportunities for personal and professional development. CIQ has gained the reputation for high quality support and services to the educational sector.

At CIQ , we are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Cambridge International Qualification has developed an internal Qualification Framework (CIQ Credit Framework) which consists of different levels and qualifications such as Certificates and Diplomas in line with the International standards.

CIQ is accredited by nationally recognised awarding organisations such as NCFE and TQUK.

NCFE, previously the Northern Council for Further Education, has designed, developed and certified over 500 nationally regulated qualifications.  TQUK, also known as Training Qualifications, UK, offers world class support and service to over 200 approved centres with a wide range of qualifications recognised by the Office of Qualifications and examinations Regulation England (Ofqual) and can be adapted to suit the learners needs.

  • Accredited by ACICS, CHEA, Ministry of Education (Italy)
  • Dual Certification Program – Students get an EMBA & PG Advanced Diploma
  • Onsite Evening-Weekend classes-Friday’s Only
  • Flexible installment option
  • Robust learning management system containing case studies, HD-quality video lectures
  • On-line Library Access
  • Leadership session in London.
  • Guglielmo Marconi University Alumni Status
  • Option to attend University Convocation in Rome

Introduction

Healthcare industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and along with the rapid expansion come a number of onerous challenges, which are required to be overcome with the good robust healthcare management practices. The core competencies and the best practices in healthcare have to be amalgamated deftly along with healthcare operations. Understanding the legal and statutory regulatory issues affecting healthcare management organisations is imperative for the smooth and streamlined functioning of a healthcare management organisation. One of the biggest critical challenges for such an organisation is to provide quality healthcare in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. This specialisation Executive MBA (EMBA) pedagogy in Healthcare Management has been crafted and designed for working professionals in the healthcare industry to manage these complex changes competently, and help their teams to lead healthcare operations with dexterity and aplomb.

Aims

  • To provide an opportunity for students to develop a general grasp of business-related knowledge in healthcare management.
  • To prepare students intellectually and practically for effective performance in their place of work/employment.
  • To develop in students an understanding of the issues of healthcare management and business processes including the interrelationship between the core functional areas of an organization, relative to healthcare sector whether public or private.
  • To develop specialized knowledge and domain expertise in a particular field of business of Healthcare Management industry. To enable students to assume greater specialization in their place of employment.
  • To develop an awareness of the problems confronted by organizations and businesses in the healthcare sector and to equip them with the means to solve problems.
  • To prepare and nurture the learners in the field of healthcare management to manage the various aspects on a scientific basis and to hold leading managerial positions.

Structure & Modules

1. International Human Resource Management:

Learning outcome:

  • Critically review and analyse the importance of HRM and its practices in an organisation, and how it can be linked with organisational behaviour activities in overcoming business issues and challenges for a better performance of the organisation.
  • Critically review and analyse the framework of leadership and consider the nature, strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches: traits; functional; behavioural; style; contingency. The continuum of leadership behaviour should be explored in some depth with consideration of the factors determining the chosen leadership style.
  • Discuss the concept of organisational behaviour and its interface with management. Review and critically synthesize the various influences on behaviour in organisations and the interface with management in integrating and balancing these.
  • Asses the role of IHRM and its impact on global organisation. Identify some of the key HRM challenges facing organisations working internationally. Discuss the prevalent HRM practices and integrating the best practices in global organisation.

2. Operation Management:

Learning outcome:

  • Know the various tools, techniques and apply suitable tools and techniques in different alternative scenarios of Operations Management.
  • Apply information management techniques and evaluate them in context of operational functions to achieve competitive advantage and make the organization globally competitive.
  • Apply and critically evaluate the importance of project management to given business situations (Using PERT / CPM).
  • Demonstrate operations strategy in domestic and global context, and evaluate how the use of technology has impacted the operational functions.

3.Strategic Change Management:

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify and analyse the implications for managing strategic change in supporting organisational transformation.
  • Identify and analyse the implications for managing strategic change in supporting organisational transformation.
  • Analyse and evaluate the significance of strategy employed in trying to bring about an effective change management in an organisation. How does this impact leadership and human behaviour in the organisation.
  • Evaluate different change management theories propounded on management and leadership attributes which leads to enhanced contribution by managers and the employees.

4.International Marketing Management:

Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyse the changing business environment(s) globally and how they pose challenges to marketing management functions in organisations
  • Develop marketing plans with application of appropriate marketing models, tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate the processes involved in brand management and how they influence consumer behaviour.
  • Evaluate the skills set needed as a creative marketer to launch new products/services in a dynamic global marketplace.

5. Healthcare Management and Leadership:

Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to understand:

  • Understand healthcare strategies, devise healthcare strategic plans and acquire knowledge of healthcare accreditation schemes.
  • Understand about healthcare quality, patient safety and prevention of medical errors.
  • Understand the quality of leadership required in healthcare industry, discuss various leadership styles and approaches available.
  • Acquire the essentials of good healthcare financial management principles.

6. Healthcare Operations Management:

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module the student should be able to:

  • Understand a typical healthcare organisations’ structure and culture, including the organisational behaviour in healthcare industry.
  • Understand change management and apply it effectively to organisational development in healthcare sector.
  • Gain knowledge on the values, attitudes and behaviour of employees and align these with the strategic management practices in the Healthcare Sector.
  • Understand the selected available lean tools required for analysing and improving healthcare processes.

Dissertation (Research Project)

Indicative Syllabus

Dissertation is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your ability to investigate an issue of your own choice over a significant period of time. Essentially this is an individual effort but it is carried out with the guidance and advice of your supervisor. Research is a creative and investigative process which only you can develop fully.

A supervisor/dissertation guide will be appointed to each students and the role of the supervisor is to act as a learning resource for the student. It is the student’s responsibility to make use of that opportunity, in consultation with the supervisor. The student is therefore expected to accept responsibility for the management of his/her learning.

  • English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 and above
  • Minimum 20 years of age
  • Candidates with minimum 2 years of work experience preferred.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised University

Documents Required for Application:

  • Duly Filled Application form
  • Academic documents (High School and Bachelor degree with transcripts)
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of your passport
  • A photograph

Career Progression

The career opportunities in healthcare management are practically endless. Advances in medical technology have resulted in healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries. Healthcare management is a rapidly growing field with a plethora of promising career opportunities. While there may be a lot of different choices, the Executive MBA (EMBA) in Healthcare Management is becoming a popular healthcare track for future leaders who want to enter a growing recession proof industry.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRESSION

  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Research and Development Business Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • Hospital CFO
  • Hospital CEO

As the population is ageing and staying more active later in life, the healthcare field overall is booming. There is a great increase in the numbers of medical professionals and medical facilities in the field of healthcare. This also means that there is more of a demand for good business managers for those healthcare facilities and practices. This makes the healthcare field an excellent career path for professionals with an MBA.

Academic Progression

A scholar holding an Executive MBA (EMBA) with the concentration in Healthcare Management degree is always at a strategic advantage of his career to progress onto Doctorate degree: DBA or PhD in Healthcare Management (Level 8) of academic career path, provided learner has displayed excellence in academic performance at Executive MBA (EMBA) level.

GMU

Guglielmo Marconi University is the only Italian University to have Dual Accreditation advantage; by the Italian Ministry of Education and is also accredited by ACICS – Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), the largest US accrediting institution linked to the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).This means that GMU EMBA degree is very well accepted by government agencies across the countries. University at present is home to more than 16000 students enrolled onto its graduate and postgraduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team made of more than 200 experts.
Special Features of this Course:

CIQ

Cambridge International Qualifications (CIQ) is a professional awarding organisation based in the UK. CIQ develops and accredits qualifications designed to meet the needs of learners and the industry sectors in order to provide individuals with opportunities for personal and professional development. CIQ has gained the reputation for high quality support and services to the educational sector.

At CIQ , we are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Cambridge International Qualification has developed an internal Qualification Framework (CIQ Credit Framework) which consists of different levels and qualifications such as Certificates and Diplomas in line with the International standards.

CIQ is accredited by nationally recognised awarding organisations such as NCFE and TQUK.

NCFE, previously the Northern Council for Further Education, has designed, developed and certified over 500 nationally regulated qualifications.  TQUK, also known as Training Qualifications, UK, offers world class support and service to over 200 approved centres with a wide range of qualifications recognised by the Office of Qualifications and examinations Regulation England (Ofqual) and can be adapted to suit the learners needs.

  • Accredited by ACICS, CHEA, Ministry of Education (Italy)
  • Dual Certification Program – Students get an EMBA & PG Advanced Diploma
  • Onsite Evening-Weekend classes-Friday’s Only
  • Flexible installment option
  • Robust learning management system containing case studies, HD-quality video lectures
  • On-line Library Access
  • Leadership session in London.
  • Guglielmo Marconi University Alumni Status
  • Option to attend University Convocation in Rome

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