The UGC approved two-year programme focuses on imparting healthcare management & leadership skills to aspiring professionals in the hospital and healthcare domain. ETHealthWorld
New Delhi: To provide education in hospital and healthcare management, Medvarsity, an online medical education company, has signed anMoU with Amity University, under which a two-year MBA programme will be offered through online medium. The online management programme will also involve an internship at affiliated institutions like Apollo Hospitals and Columbia Asia hospitals.
The course is already available online for this year’s enrolments. Over 300 enquiries have already been received by the online medical education company. “We strive to provide quality education to professionals in the healthcare industry and this programme will bring in that quality for MBA aspirants in healthcare. We believe that the course has a huge potential in terms of generating industry ready professionals. MBA is already one of the most sought after programmes in the higher education space in India. We expect this to be one of our top 5 programmes in the next two years,” said Gerald Jaideep, CEO, Medvarsity.
The partnership between Medvarsity and Amity University is currently signed for three years but both the institutions look forward to a longer association. “Healthcare has become one of the largest sectors in India -- both in terms of revenue and employment, with market size of over $100 billion with 15% estimated growth every year. The industry has a huge potential for employment. We will ensure that students are educated about the course and employment opportunities across the country, especially in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities,” said AjitChauhan, Vice Chairman, Amity University Online.
Talking about challenges, Chauhan said, “We don’t really see a challenge in programme delivery. The internship programme will present a strong proposition for students. However, what we really need to focus is on programme awareness and possible career opportunities for students. Since MBA with specialization in healthcare management is still at a nascent stage in comparison to other specialization programmes in healthcare and therefore it needs more awareness education among students.”
This year, Medvarsity has also partnered with Cornell University to provide online certification programmes in healthcare education.