A new programme, the Professional Certificate in Hospital Management, was introduced by IIM Bangalore's digital learning project IIMBx on 1 July 2022. The 12-month programme seeks to help entrepreneurs, company executives, mid-level managers, healthcare consultants, and other professionals in the healthcare industry.
Early- and mid-career professionals in the healthcare industry have the opportunity to advance their skills in a variety of management-related fields, including public health, operations, finance, economics, marketing, organisational behaviour and human resources management, strategy, legal and regulatory framework, statistics, and innovation, through the IIMBx programme. Incorporating case studies, faculty knowledge, and industry insights, the curriculum will aid students in developing their fundamental management abilities, enabling them to create and deliver high-quality hospital services.
There are ten courses total, each with five or six modules. Online classes, lectures, seminars, practical projects, panel discussions with business leaders, webinars, and more will all be available. Students must submit a capstone project at the conclusion of the programme that combines the lessons they have learned from each of the separate courses.
The establishment of the Professional Certificate Programme in Hospital Management has been welcomed by Dr Devi Shetty, Chair of the Board of Governors of IIM Bangalore and Founder-Chairman of the Narayana Group of Hospitals, as a "dream come true."
Dr K Sudhakar, Ministry for Health and Medical Education remarked, “We need good management to ensure the delivery of healthcare services to the satisfaction of patients. I am delighted that the transformation of healthcare delivery in the country will start from here, at IIMB.”
The initiative, which began on National Doctors' Day, intends to assist healthcare professionals, mid-level managers, healthcare consultants, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, according to the statement. The new course, according to Sudhakar, would make the health care system integrative at both private and government hospitals.