Learning Model

The AMPH curriculum has been designed in consultation with leaders from the healthcare industry. It ensures that the learnings at the programme are relevant to the current needs of the industry. Consistent with ISB’s philosophy of delivering high-quality, industry-relevant management programmes, the School undertakes periodic curriculum review and makes necessary changes for it to be kept in sync with the latest trends and challenges of the healthcare industry. The pedagogy is participant-centric and experiential in nature, making it interesting for working professionals returning to structured learning environment after a gap of few years. 

Phase 1


Quantitative Techniques boot camp and sessions on preparing for case discussions help participants make a seamless transition to a formal learning environment.

Phase 2

Fundamental courses

Fundamentals across all management disciplines

Phase 3

Industry core & advanced courses    

Builds on foundational courses and introduces participants to healthcare industry-specific learnings, and contemporary thinking in the industry

Phase 4

Capstone Project

The Action Learning Project (ALP) provides cross-functional interactive learning where participants deploy classroom learning in solving an ongoing business problem or challenge.

Phase 5

Experential Learning

The faculty-led Healthcare Innovation and Industry Trek (HIIT) will impart experiential learning and an opportunity to deep-dive into healthcare businesses that are embracing innovation at its core.

Phase 6

Co-Curricular Learning

The co-curricular learning exposes participants to the latest trends in the industry through industry conferences, panel discussions, webinars, and guest speaker series.

Leader Connect

Cutting across the programme, LEADER CONNECT exposes participants to senior leaders and policymakers from the industry through Catalyst, distinguished speaker lectures, ISB HealthScape conference, panel discussions and webinars.

  • Dr. Ajaikumar B S, Chairman and CEO, HCG Oncology
  • Dr. Habil Khorakiwala, Chairperson, Wockhardt Ltd
  • Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech
  • Dr. R A Badwe, Director, Tata Memorial Centre
  • Dr. V.K. Paul, Member, NITI Aayog
  • Dr. Indu Bhushan, Former CEO, Ayushman Bharat
  • Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO, Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings
  • Mr. Rohit M A, Cofounder & Managing Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals
  • Dr. G N Rao, Founder, L V Prasad Eye Institute
  • Ms. Suchitra M Ella, Cofounder & Joint MD, Bharat Biotech
  • Mr. Sandeep Makkar, MD, Johnson & Johnson Medical India
  • Mr. Sandeep Lakshmipathy, Director, Software (Edison AI Platform), GE Healthcare
  • Mr. Arpan Malhotra, India Business Head - Diagnostics, Siemens Healthcare
  • Dr. Geetha Manjunath, Founder, CEO & CTO, NIRAMAI
  • Mr. Pankaj Sahni, CEO, Medanta
  • Dr. K Hariprasad, President, Hospital Division, Apollo group

Programme Format

The AMPH is a modular residential programme delivered in a blended learning format thus allowing busy clinicians and administrators the flexibility of learning management with minimal disruption at work. 

Classroom Learning

Delivered through 4 residencies of 9 days each, once every quarter

Participants required to stay on campus during these residencies

Online Learning 

Interactive e-platform for participants to engage in learning off-campus

Platform predominantly used for tutorials and course content


Pre-reading before each term reading: 8-10 hours/week 

Textbooks, cases, articles, etc. available through a Learning Management System

Modular programme

Residential, blended learning format to allow busy clinicians and administrators the flexibility of learning with minimal disruption at work


Participants of the AMPH will undergo 15 credits of taught courses and 1 credit of the Action Learning Project (ALP). The courses are designed to offer a comprehensive learning of management principles in a healthcare delivery setting. An indicative list of courses is given below. 

  1. Strategic Thinking in Healthcare Organisations
  2. Financial Statement Analysis of Healthcare Organisations 
  3. Financial Management of Healthcare Organisations 
  4. Cost Accounting of Healthcare Services
  5. Process Excellence in Healthcare Organisations
  6. Marketing Management of Healthcare Services
  7. Digital Marketing for Healthcare
  8. Healthcare Information Technology 
  9. Legal Aspects of Healthcare Organisations

  1. Indian Healthcare Systems
  2. Economics of Health Markets
  3. Designing and Managing Effective Healthcare Delivery Systems
  4. Designing a Patient-Centric Organisation
  5. Biopharmaceutical Industry for Healthcare Business
  6. MedTech for Healthcare
  7. Business Model Innovation
  8. Entrepreneurship 

  1. Leading Organisations Effectively 
  2. Responsible Leadership
  3. People Management in Healthcare Organisations 

The Action Learning Project (ALP) is an important pedagogical tool that is designed to give participants a chance to deploy their classroom learning in solving an ongoing business challenge. It is a group exercise guided by a faculty mentor. Participants typically choose a live project from the organisation where they are currently employed.

Select areas and topics of action learning project from the previous batches

Business Plan Development  

  • Extra perinatal care during the process - Birth of an infant & re-birth of the mother  
  • Heart Failure Unit- A comprehensive care model

Digital health 

  • Implementation and utilisation of wireless sensors and IoT to automate patient vigilance and to determine its impact on patient safety and hospital operations


  • Implementation and utilization of wireless sensors and IoT to automate patient vigilance and to determine its impact on patient safety and hospital operations  
  • AI enabled evidence-based therapeutic interventions for treatment of Diabetes 

Operational efficiency 

  • Improving the TAT for lab results through Lean Six Sigma  
  • Analysis of price capping on cardiac stents and its effect in corporate setup

Marketing Strategy 

  • Patient acquisition through social media  
  • Marketing and business development of Global Teleclinics 

While case study discussions in class brings healthcare innovation to classroom, the Healthcare Innovation and Technology Trek will take classroom to the centres of healthcare innovation. This faculty-led experiential learning module will provide an opportunity to deep-dive into healthcare businesses that are embracing innovation at its core. Participants will visit facilities and meet leaders from healthcare startups, R&D and innovation centres, and organisations implementing innovative healthcare models to understand emerging technologies and witness the designing of future-ready solutions.

Programme Calendar

The programme is scheduled to commence in August 2024. The four residencies will be run across both campuses of the School. The residency dates are as follows –

Kick-off Call August 16, 2024 Online
Quantitative Technique for Decision Making Weekends in the evenings post briefing Online
Orientation* September 20, 2024 Mohali
Residency 1 September 21-29, 2024 Mohali
Residency 2 February 02-11, 2025 Hyderabad
Residency 3 April 18-27, 2025 Mohali
Residency 4 July 18-25, 2025 Mohali
Healthcare Innovation and Technology Trek Two Days TBD
*Part of Residency 1

Note: While every effort will be made not to change the dates of the residencies,
ISB reserves the right to modify the schedule in case of extraneous reasons.

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