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Degree Programme in Health Business Management, Health Care and Social Services

Autumn 2012

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Health Business Management
Strategy, Management and Leadership 5
Customer Relationship Management and Business marketing 5
Organization Development, Teamwork and Personal Development 5  
Project Management 5
Medical Safety, Quality and Processes 5
Health Business Development and Economics 5  
Customer Orientation, Medical Services and Operations 5  
Case Studies
Case Studies 10
Research, Development, Innovation Methodology and Thesis
Research, Development and Innovation Methodology 10
Master´s Thesis 30
Elective Studies
Elective Studies 5
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6030303030300300300

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.

Health Care and Social Services

Health Care and Social Services

Degree Programme in Health Business Management

Master's Degree Programme in Health Business Management

Level of qualification
Master’s Degree

Qualification awarded
Master of Engineering

Specific admission requirements
The applicants need to fulfil these requirements:
-Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Health Care, Engineering, Business Administration, Management or other suitable Bachelor degree
-fluent in English (C1 English level)
-at least three years of work experience.

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning
According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences students may apply for identification and accreditation of prior learning as part of their compulsory or optional studies, provided they have prior learning corresponding to the curriculum before the course in question begins.

Qualification requirements and regulations
See the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia UAS:>>

Profile of the programme
Master Programme in Health Business Management is a joint programme with students from both Engineering and from Health Care and Social Services. The emphasis of the programme is on customer and on service business orientation.

The programme has a multidisciplinary approach to business management and health care areas such as accounting, leadership, or evidence-based nursing practice and all studies are linked to health care organizations.

Key learning outcomes
The Master's Programme in Health Business Management will focus on service-, customer-, and business-orientation in health care organizations to educate professionals with business managerial competences required in health care organizations in the future.

Health Business Master Programme focuses on five topics:
• Service Business Management
• Business Economics and Business Development
• Medical Safety and Quality
• Customer Relationship and Marketing
• Organization Development and Team Work

Occupational profiles of graduates
Master's Degree in Health Business Management qualifies for team and project leadership in health care services business and advancement towards management positions in the private or public sector.

Access to further studies

Course structure diagram
The course structure diagram is specified in the programme study plan >> Select specialisation option from the menu bar on the left.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
According to the Degree Regulations of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences course assessment criteria are specified in the course implementation plan. The teacher in charge of the course will be responsible for the assessment. Students must be informed at the beginning of the course on the assessment principles, which must be based on the course objectives. Assessment takes primarily place for each course and applies to the students who have registered and been accepted on the course. If necessary, different components of a course may be assessed individually. If the course consists of several components, the teacher may point this out in the assessment principles contained in the implementation plan.
The assessment scale is as follows: excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), very satisfactory (2), satisfactory (1), fail (0) and pass (P). Any deviations of this scale will be decided by the President.

Graduation requirements
A student is required to successfully complete the designated program of courses.

Mode of study
Master students of Health Business Management study on a part-time basis. Students achieve their degree in 1,5-2,5 years. For Engineering students the programme is 60 ECTS credits and for Health Care and Social Services students it is 90 ECTS credits. The engineering students complete the thesis 30 ECTS credits and 30 ECTS credits from the studies offered.

Programme director
Pauliina Mansikkamäki
tel. +358 20 783 5774; mobile +358 40 714 5144
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