To achieve effective results, global health leaders need to integrate evidence into their decision-making processes. To do this, they need to apply analytical skills, including science-informed information retrieval and the design and implementation of applied empirical research projects aimed at a specific, contextualised research question. The skills acquired in this course will assist global health practitioners in general and MBA in International Health students in the development of their master's thesis in particular.
The course consists of 3 phases combining blended and hybrid learning formats, offering the benefits of both self-paced learning and synchronous real-time interaction.
Phase 1: Preparation
During the preparation phase, participants familiarise themselves with the course topic by studying materials and completing assignments under the guidance of the facilitators.
→ Self-paced distance learning and an introductory online session
→ 4 weeks part-time
→ Approx. 40 hours of student investment
Phase 2: Hybrid Face-to-Face Week
During the hybrid face-to-face week, participants engage in five days of intensive discussions, reflection exercises, case studies, group work, quizzes and presentations, either on-site at the Swiss TPH headquarters in Allschwil, Switzerland, or online. Active participation (online or on-site) is expected throughout the week.
→ On-site in Allschwil or online
→ 5 days full-time
→ Approx. 40-45 hours of student investment
Typically, there are two hybrid/face-to-face weeks with two courses back-to-back to allow participants from abroad to attend two courses on one flight.
Phase 3: Final Assignment
In the post phase, participants consolidate their learning through the development of a final assignment, such as essays, project outlines, presentations or online quizzes, supported by the course facilitators.
→ Distance-based and mostly self-paced
→ 8 weeks part-time
→ Approx. 95-100 hours of student investment
At a Glance
Online Information Session
This course aims to enhance participants’ analytical and research skills in global health management. Participants will learn how to analyse health challenges and formulate practice-oriented (research) questions. They'll be able to evaluate resources, use problem-solving, and choose qualitative and quantitative methods. The training will equip them to design research approaches for evidence-informed decisions, useful in daily tasks and, for MBA participants, in their master's thesis.
Participants will be assessed based on written assignments and presentations across the phases of the course.
The course is designed for those working, or wishing to work, in the field of international public health cooperation at all levels. It is of particular interest to (future) leaders and managers addressing the need to combine strong business management skills with a sound public health education.
To enrol, you need a bachelor's degree and at least two years' relevant work experience, as well as a passion for global and public health. As all management courses are taught in English, strong oral and written English skills are also required. In order to attend the course, the fee must be paid before the course starts.
Fee for MBA-IHM students*: CHF 2,450
Fee for Short Course students: CHF 2,850
* The same fee applies to tropEd students and students enrolled in an SSPH+ professional postgraduate Master's or PhD programme.
Course fees must be paid in advance to gain access to the online learning materials. Tuition fees do not cover insurance, travel or personal living expenses incurred during your stay in Basel.
Swiss TPH and the University of Basel do not offer scholarships for management courses.
Disclaimer: In the event of an insufficient number of participants, the course may be cancelled up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the course. Swiss TPH is not responsible for any costs related to flight bookings, etc.