From September 12 to 16, 2016, HHL’s part-time MBA class P11/P11C spent their Global Immersion Seminar in Boston, USA.
The week kicked off with a three-day seminar on “Innovation, Transformation & Change” at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. A visit to Harvard Business School was definitely one of the weeks’ highlights as HHL’s honorary doctor Prof. Dr. Stefan Thomke held a lively discussion session for the class. Besides the academic input, students had the opportunity to get a feeling for the importance of research in Boston by visiting the Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Also, the students were able to get an impression of the entrepreneurial scene of the region during the week as several startups opened their doors for our class.
Students of the Hospital Management Track of the MBA program visited the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as well as Massachusetts General Hospital and gained valuable insights into the management of America’s best-in-class hospitals. By broadening their perspectives, the students learned about best practices, inquired about successful strategies for personnel recruitment and discussed the main questions: What are others good at, what do they lack and what does it mean in relation to transferability into our own system?