Global health initiatives influence health systems worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries. New knowledge and skills are required to work in meaningful and productive partnerships and to take leading positions within health systems. Leaders and managers have to share and compare across systems and cultures to achieve equitable health systems.
The MBA in International Health Management, offered by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an associated institute of the University of Basel and a member of the Swiss School of Public Health+ (SSPH+), provides a unique opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills outlined above. The content of the modular programme goes beyond classical MBA programmes in health care, as it maintains a global perspective and interdisciplinary approach throughout, with a strong focus on meso- and macro-level leadership positions.
The long-standing experience and expertise of Swiss TPH in international collaboration in research, teaching and services guarantees high-quality learning experiences, that are always based on empirical and practical evidence. In particular, the experience of Swiss TPH as a Local Fund Agent for the Global Fund and the numerous advisory and supervisory mandates for GAVI, DNDi, the World Health Organization and other global initiatives is relevant for the MBA programme.