Executive MBA Students of Nanjing University visit MSM for their healthcare specialization program


MSM recently welcomed 17 students of our long term partner Nanjing University for their Executive MBA (EMBA) 2019 Healthcare Specialization program. During the 6-day program the students explored the challenging future of healthcare Management that western and developing countries are facing. The program aimed to immerse the Executive MBA students in understanding the key elements of managing a healthcare organization.

The study trip of the MSM/Nanjing Healthcare specialization students, under the lead of  Dennis Christmas, Senior Lecturer / Head of Healthcare Innovation at MSM, consisted of a very exciting and intensive program full of work visits, workshops, guest lectures and assignments. The program focused on four main aspects of healthcare development:

  • Healthcare policy, systems and development trends
  • Quality improvement and patient centered care
  • Innovation and E-health development
  • Health finance and entrepreneurship

Work visits and guest lectures
The students conducted work visits to AMSTA (Amsterdam), Meander Hospital (Amersfoort), Dutch Healthcare Institute ZiN (Diemen), Princess Maxima Center (Utrecht), University Medical Center UMCU (Utrecht), Amsterdam Universitair Medische Centra UMC and Sanquin (Amsterdam). In addition to  the work visits the students enjoyed guest lectures of  David Engelhard, Director ofTopCare, Freek Lapre, Management Consultant at QOLity BV and Philipp Gallwitz, Founding Partner of Admedicum Business for Patients. 

Combining theory and practice – the final assignment
In order to apply the newly gained knowledge into practice the students were exposed to different theory and practices in the broad field of the healthcare sector and industry. They worked on two individual assignments and a group assignment with the aim to understand the underlying mechanisms in the healthcare industry, and how to influence these mechanisms. 

On Sunday 16 June, the study trip ended with a visit to our MSM campus in Maastricht where the students enjoyed a Leadership workshop by Dave Cass, Director of Education and Executive Development at MSM. This workshop was very much appreciated by all students! 

Overall, the students considered the program as an intensive and informative program, in which they learned a lot about the Dutch healthcare system. They were particularly inspired by how individual and tailor-made healthcare is organized in the Netherlands.

Click here for the photo album of the Nanjing University Dutch study trip.

Maastricht School of Management and Nanjing University Business School have a partnership that extends over 20 years. The two schools offer two top-ranked Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs: an Executive MBA with specializations in Healthcare Management and in Innovation Management.

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