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"We introduce you to management, leadership, and business tools in five healthcare-relevant management areas.
The lessons are immediately applicable in the daily clinical routine explicitly considering the workload and time constraints of physicians, nurses, and hospital managers."

Healthcare relevant management areas

The architecture of all our lessons aims to provide content that you can use immediately after the event. As healthcare professionals we know exactly that you need to spend your time wisely. Education is meant to have a significant and measurable impact.

Don`t worry: neither will we use complicated economic language nor will we challenge you with abstract busines theories. In fact, we will break down all business principles and terminology to make you feel very comfortable with using your new skills in your daily work.

Our goal is to get you some real value out of each minute spent in the class.
Tools for strategy development and execution.
Development of an effective leadership style that fits your character.
Focus on improvements that add value. Interprofessional team integration.
Accounting and balancing in hospitals. Business terms translated for healthcare professionals.
Life and career boosts by effective and systematic self-positioning, reputation management, and self-branding.

Curriculum of the course

Context setting

Who are we? What are your most pressing needs in hospital management? Why is management in hospitals so challenging? How to get the proper mindset for successful hospital management? What can you expect from this course?
  • Dismantling the hospital`s complexity
  • Healthcare professionals` attitude towards hospital management
  • Balancing the hospital`s stakeholders conflicting interests
  • Aligning hospital key components
  • The impact of management on medical and economic outcomes

Strategy in healthcare

A unique strategy for your hospital, your clinic or your personal positioning in the health care market is crucial for sustainable success. The execution of any strategy then requires the disciplined and consequent application of management instruments.
  • What is strategy?
  • Components of a strategic plan
  • Analytical tools for strategy development
  • Strategic frameworks
  • 8-step strategy development program

Leadership in hospitals

The medical and economic outcome of any healthcare institution significantly rely on its personnel. Leading healthcare professionals to maximum performance requires an individualized strategy that fits your and your team’s character.
  • Leadership and the conundrum in medicine
  • Is there a best definition of leadership in hospitals?
  • Are doctors reluctant leaders?
  • The difference between leaders and leadership
  • Styles of leadership
  • How do i prepare and equip myself to be an effective leader?
  • Identifying your level of leadership
  • Creating a personnel development plan for your team

Performance improvement

It is easy to lose perspective in a hospital’s complexity with its ubiquitous need for improvement of structures and processes. Thus, key performance parameters that really matter need to be efficiently optimized in the face of lack of time and money.
  • How dangerous hospitals can be
  • Creating entrepreneurial culture: the trust-performance correlation
  • How to get the best results for the patients and your team with limited resources?
  • Some organizations outperform their peers: A simple concept with great leverage.

Hospital economics

The hospital`s optimal diagnosis and treatment of the patients require sustainable economic results. In this section, you will receive some impulses on how to balance carefully between medicine and economics with strategic and operative measures.
  • Should economics be a second language for healthcare professionals?
  • How to read the balance sheet?
  • Basic profit & loss accounting in a hospital
  • 3 steps for efficiency and balance
  • Introduction of clinically relevant controlling principles & parameters
  • Getting healthcare professionals and administration on the same page.

Personal branding

Effective communication not only fosters patient safety and satisfaction, but also the professional careers of care providers. We suggest creating a personal brand as a doctor, nurse, or hospital manager to capitalize on your positive reputation in this section.
  • The impact of brand building in healthcare
  • Definition of your unique selling proposition
  • Modern reputation management for healthcare professionals
  • Exploiting relevant communication channels
  • A professional relationship with the press improves your and the hospital`s leverage.

Architecture of the course

All courses include our worldwide unique Hannover-Medical.Management Manual: free-of-charge downloadable tools, checklists, templates, and pathways.

The Hannover-Medical.Management Manual: Your 360-days Management guideline

Every training should create sustainable positive effects. Online courses or webinars should provide measurable results in a personal or professional context.

Hence, we have developed the Hannover-Medical.Management Manual to facilitate the practical application of our courses.

This manual is a constantly evolving collection of
  • checklists
  • work templates
  • project plans, and
  • management & leadership tools.
It guides you to implement all the management and leadership principles from the courses into your clinical routine.

Our guarantees

Substantial Content

The course comprises 6 sections using the Hannover-Medical.Management Manual.

Even if you have never taken any management education before, you will be able to follow and implement our content because we break business tools down for easy use by doctors and nurses.

Clinically approved

In all sections, we exclusively offer tools and methods that we applied in hospitals and in our own scientific work.

We got our things going by using the principles and tools from the lessons and you will accomplish this, too.

No subscription

The FREE edition comes totally free of charge.

There are no hidden fees and no further obligations at all alongside the FREE, the PRO, and the EXECUTIVE edition.

Technical Specs

All you need is a device with an internet browser and a stable internet connection.

No plugins, no extra software will be required except for a microphone and a camera if you go for the EXECUTIVE edition, which contains some communication parts.


Dr. med. Tobias Schilling, MBA (Portrait)

Dr. Tobias Schilling,

Tobias Schilling, MD, MBA worked as a physician in the Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation, and Vascular Surgery of Hannover Medical School, which provided deep insights into organizing lean and effective processes in an extremely demanding health care environment. After his assignment as a surgeon, he consulted clinics on hospital management topics.

Dr. Schilling ran multiple scientific projects in the fields of clinic management, research management, and tissue engineering.

Dr. Schilling founded a startup company for internet marketing and consulting in 1998 that he ran until 2023. He gained vast experience from a plethora of successful and non-successful strategic, operational, academic, and scientific projects focussing on healthcare.

Dr. Schilling extended his empiric business knowledge with studies on business administration in the University of Applied Sciences, Neu-Ulm, Germany, which he concluded with a master thesis entitled “Evaluation of management and leadership in research organizations” in 2016.

Dr. Schilling chairs the department for business development of the Hospitals of the Region of Hannover (KRH) since 2021 where he is responsible for the development and execution of the medical strategy.
Sudhakar Jayaram, B.E., MBA

Sudhakar Jayaram,

SJ has significant experience in implementing leading-edge projects focused on Healthcare and Technology. He has a successful track record of over 25 years working across geographies including India, China, Nepal, UAE, and the USA.

His key competencies include critical thinking, risk assessment, and integrating business models/policies with a sharp focus on design and execution. He has been able to consistently deliver positive clinical and financial outcomes in all his assignments.

His ability to align key stakeholders and build meaningful medical programs by balancing medicine and economics has been the key to his success in emerging markets.

SJ has been helping healthcare enterprises with their digital transformation strategies led by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine.

Starting 2018, SJ co-founded Hannover-Medical.Management with Dr. Tobias Schilling to offer premium courses on medical management to practitioners who required immediately applicable practical management tools

Additional Expertise:
  • AI in medicine
  • hospital planning and commissioning
  • early detection and preventive programs
  • health economics
  • digital strategy

Christina Müschen,

Christina Müschen is a senior manager with decades of professional experience in strategic communications, public relations, politics, lobbying, governance, sustainability, human resources, change management, and coaching in corporate organizations and the political sector.

A spokesperson for the European Commission and a major global company, she used to work with media markets worldwide, focusing on crisis communication, strategic partnerships, and product launches.

She is a professional presenter, moderator, and interview expert. Her clientele spans politicians and senior managers. She works for an international corporate enterprise based in Germany.

As a change manager and coach, she currently successfully supports structural, procedural, technical or personal changes. She utilizes a dedicated change methodology and coaches by the key principles of the international coaching federation. Her coaching focus here is transformational coaching.

Christina has a degree in European Studies from Essex University/UK and a Master’s Degree in Eastern European Politics from Freie Universität Berlin/Germany.

She speaks several languages, is a trained Yoga teacher, and an active supporter of Start Social, a German NGO focusing on lifting social organizations’ full business potential.

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FREE edition
$ 0
  • 6 condensed online courses
  • Access to the unique management manual
  • In depth education of one topic
  • Immediate applicability in your hospital


PRO edition
$ 199
  • All features of the FREE edition
  • Advanced lessons in additional topics
  • Certificate
  • 10% discount on future courses


$ 799
  • All features of the FREE edition
  • All features of the PRO edition
  • Executive coaching (2x live + email support)