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About us

The Institute for International Health Management (IIHM) at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is an internationally established centre of excellence for international health management. The research activities of the scientists at the IIHM above all focus on international aspects of conditions, structures and management approaches in the healthcare systems and the healthcare business.

During the scientific research and as well in academic areas the centre works closely together with different corporate partners. Thanks to this co-operations, the practical needs of the health business play a central role.

Main research focus

Industrial Approaches for Healthcare Management

  • Deregulation, internationalization and privatization
  • Best Practices and performance management
  • Cooperation and value chain networks

Evaluation and priority setting in public healthcare 

  • Cost-benefit-analysis and health technology assessment 
  • Pricing for pharmaceuticals
  • Medical ethics

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Besides the research activities, the IIHM provides the opportunity for potential experts and managers to graduate in the MBA in International Healthcare Management. Furthermore the generation and grouping of scientific know-how in the area counts to International Health Management as well as to the construction of an international expert's network from science, research, practice, politics and associations. With this international and management oriented focus the institute owns a worldwide unique positioning.

International Corporate Healthcare Industry Network

With the healthcare industry focused in-service program MBA in International Healthcare Management the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management offers perfect conditions for efficient human resources development of junior executives.

On top of its unique international healthcare industry focus the program is specifically addressing segments of the industry (Provider/Payer and Supplier: Biotech-Medtech-Pharma) through mandatory concentrations.

International focused companies out of the Health Care Industry utilize the customized Frankfurt School MBA as both development tool and incentives for their employees, as well as a preparatory platform for promotion.


Within Frankfurt School’s continuously growing „International Corporate Healthcare Industry Network,“ several forms of partnerships between companies and our university have been developed:

  • Targeted company scholarships/qualification programs for their high potential employees (MBA in International Health Care Management)
  • Partner in the continuous improvement of the MBA program through membership in the Corporate Advisory Board of the Healthcare Management faculty
  • Interactive cooperation between company management and MBA students via site visits and corresponding project work
  • Scientific cooperation in Research- and Consulting projects outside the MBA program
  • Recruiting opportunities within placement events