Helath care management MBA or MSc


AAA
Dear Colleagues,
I am a physician working in an academic institute in the Middle East. I have been doing administrative work in my institute for few years, mainly as head of clinical and academic departments. I want to improve my management skills in healthcare. This may open up more opportunity for me to manage hospital, clinics, research centers in the private of gov. sectors.
I would like to ask what would be the best option for me: an MBA or a MSc? I am looking for an executive program which allows for visits to the study site every 3-4 months so that I can still continue my current work in the hospital. Several of my colleagues have done the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management MBA. I have done a detailed search and found also the Executive MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management in London School of Economics and Political Sciences. I am not sure which one would be better for me, or if there are other options that I have missed. I would appreciate any advice on this.

Many thanks
Dear Colleagues,
I am a physician working in an academic institute in the Middle East. I have been doing administrative work in my institute for few years, mainly as head of clinical and academic departments. I want to improve my management skills in healthcare. This may open up more opportunity for me to manage hospital, clinics, research centers in the private of gov. sectors.
I would like to ask what would be the best option for me: an MBA or a MSc? I am looking for an executive program which allows for visits to the study site every 3-4 months so that I can still continue my current work in the hospital. Several of my colleagues have done the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management MBA. I have done a detailed search and found also the Executive MSc Health Economics, Policy and Management in London School of Economics and Political Sciences. I am not sure which one would be better for me, or if there are other options that I have missed. I would appreciate any advice on this.

Many thanks
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Duncan
One of these is am MBA in managing heathcare providers, the other is a degree in government policy and macroeconomics for healthcare. I think an healthcare management MBA gives you a stronger foundation for policy work than an heathcare economics MSc prepares you for healthcare management.

Fundamentally, you need to pick one direction: either you stay in healthcare provision, or you move into the policy side. either way, a more general MBA or MSc in macroeconomics could be a more respected qualification in the region where you are looking for work.
One of these is am MBA in managing heathcare providers, the other is a degree in government policy and macroeconomics for healthcare. I think an healthcare management MBA gives you a stronger foundation for policy work than an heathcare economics MSc prepares you for healthcare management.

Fundamentally, you need to pick one direction: either you stay in healthcare provision, or you move into the policy side. either way, a more general MBA or MSc in macroeconomics could be a more respected qualification in the region where you are looking for work.
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AAA
Dear Duncan
Thank’s a lot for the detailed advice.
Any suggestions for a more general executive MBA that could fit my current work committements? Much appreciate your help.
Dear Duncan
Thank’s a lot for the detailed advice.
Any suggestions for a more general executive MBA that could fit my current work committements? Much appreciate your help.
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Duncan
This depends a little on where in the region you are, how flexible your timetable is, and your budget. Frankfurt certainly isn't a terrible choice. The Warwick EMBA stands out since, the last I looked, you could control the tempo at which you take modules. The Purdue IMM modules are perhaps too long for you, at almost two weeks.
This depends a little on where in the region you are, how flexible your timetable is, and your budget. Frankfurt certainly isn't a terrible choice. The Warwick EMBA stands out since, the last I looked, you could control the tempo at which you take modules. The Purdue IMM modules are perhaps too long for you, at almost two weeks.
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AAA
Excellent! Many thanks
Excellent! Many thanks
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