Foundations of International Health Management (FIHM)

Short Course and Part of the MBA in International Health Management (MBA-IHM)


In this course, students get an overview of the building blocks of international and global health – components that they will explore in greater detail throughout the MBA-IHM programme. The importance of health systems and health systems thinking is introduced and students are trained to critically apply the basic concepts, methods and tools for collecting, analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data. Students will work with case studies in diverse teams and consider how to lead, communicate and motivate across cultures and borders.

The course starts with a distance based preparation phase and is followed from an on-campus phase and the final exam. The Post-campus phase is finished with the handing of the final Assignment. Further information about the structure you will find here.


At a Glance

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Fee for MBA-IHM students*: CHF 2,450
Fee for short course students: CHF 2,850

* Same fee applies to tropEd students and students enrolled in a SSPH+ professional postgraduate Master 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 expenses or personal living costs incurred during your stay in Basel.


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