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Master's Degree Programme in Health Business Management (in English)

Autumn 2018

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Research and Development Skills
Research Skills and Methods 5
Business Development Methods and Tools 5
Health Business Management
Service Innovations and Design 5
Safety and Quality Processes and Management in Social and Health Care 5
Strategy, Management and Leadership 5
Human Resource Management in a Continuously Changing Organization 5  
Business Competences
Sustainable Leadership
Diversity Management 5  
Corporate Social Responsibility 5  
Managing Customer Relations and Operations
Marketing Processes and Solutions 5  
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems 5  
Health Economics and Financial Management of Social and Health Care Organizations
Financial Management and Accounting of Social and Health Care Organizations 5
Health Business Economics and Business Models 5
Elective Studies
Master’s Thesis and Maturity Test
Master's Thesis and Maturity Test 30
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 504022.527.527.512.511.311.313.813.813.813.86.36.3

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

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Health Business Management is a new Master’s degree programme for Bachelors of Business Administration who have work experience from and/or career plans to work in the restructuring social and health care public sector, or in private companies operating in the field.
A multidisciplinary approach is needed in finding innovative solutions and business models to renew the sector and provide the services economically and efficiently, yet maintaining high quality and a human-oriented scope in all decisions and activities.
A special feature comes from the fact that this Master’s degree programme invites students from diverse backgrounds, professionally, educationally, as well as culturally. Business graduates, engineering graduates, as well as the largest group, graduates from Health Care and Social Services, will jointly tackle the various problem-solving situations and learning tasks. Sharing everyone’s expertise becomes an added value.

Internationalization is expanding. Therefore, the HBM Master’s students will be offered an environment to practice and enhance their international and communication skills in a very multicultural group of peers, staff and faculty. Lectures, seminars, workshops as well as learning materials and outputs are all in English.

The core of the advanced professional studies in the HBM comes from the following four courses: Health Business Economics and Business Models; Strategy, Management and Leadership; Service Innovations and Design; as well as Quality Management. Alternative advanced studies can be picked from a set of choices, related to sustainable leadership, customer relations, or management accounting, all linked to health care business and organizations.
Sufficient RDI competence is provided at an early stage of the studies, as it is needed in planning and implementing perhaps the most rewarding part of the studies, namely the Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS. More often than not, the development task comes from and is implemented in the organization in which the Master’s student is employed. The Master’s Thesis process starts early enough so that measurable changes or improvements can be identified.

When studying on a part-time basis, the Master of Business Administration degree can be obtained from the HBM Master’s program in two years, with some flexibility both ways.


See HBM_Competence_Matrix_2018.pdf