The course curriculum is spread over four semesters of classroom instruction and practicals/Internship. The first and second semester subjects offer an in-depth knowledge about the fundamentals of business administration with special emphasis on business environment, organization theory, quantitative methods, and computers in administration. The third and fourth semester introduces students to subjects of hospital management and information systems and total quality management etc. These courses strengthen functional skills and deepen the understanding of the multi-dimensional environment in which healthcare organizations operate.
Care is taken to provide exposure to various types of hospitals of different ownership patterns, organizational design, services, and policy issues.
The cardinal concern of AIHCM is to promote the philosophy of emphasizing self-learning. This requires an analytical mind, which proactively seeks the right knowledge, acquires the right skills and right attitudes. Helping the students develop better managerial capabilities and effectiveness is the prime object of the Institute.
Classroom learning is meant primarily for the theoretical inputs, which subsumes conceptual clarity, knowledge base, developing sensitivity to the business environment. Team learning is an effective approach, which AIHCM has adopted. The student is invariably, put to work in teams all through his / her stay with Institute, since team management and team working is a prerequisite for a successful manager. Exchange of ideas, opinions, experiences are encouraged in the classroom, in teams, through group discussions and presentations.
Case Method pioneered at Harvard Business School is being adopted. Cases illustrating the contextual and process related aspects, which characterize hospital organizational problems, are used. This has been utilized since it forces decision-making under simulated hospital conditions and ensures optimum individual learning.
The evaluation of students is done by holding internal and external examination. During the course of the semester each student will write three internal tests. The Dr. BRAOU conducts end semester examinations and awards the degree.