Research and Development Skills
|Business Development Methods and Tools||5|
Health Business Management
|Health Business Economics and Business Models||5|
|Service Innovations and Design||5|
|Safety and Quality Processes and Management in Social and Health Care||5|
|Strategy, Management and Leadership||5|
(Select 5 ECTS)
Master's Thesis and Maturity Test
|Master's Thesis and Maturity Test||30|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||45||10||25||20||10||12.5||12.5||10||10||5||5|
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 Business Management is a multidisciplinary Master’s degree programme for bachelor degree holders coming from various backgrounds. For Bachelors of Engineering 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, this is a rather unique opportunity.
Innovative solutions and new business models are sought for to renew the sector: how to provide services economically and efficiently, yet maintain high quality and a human-oriented scope in all decisions and activities. Engineering graduates, business graduates, as well as graduates from Health Care and Social Services, will jointly tackle the various problem-solving situations and learning tasks. Sharing everyone’s expertise becomes a value added.
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 materials and outputs are all in English.
The core of the advanced professional studies includes: Health Business Economics and Business Models; Strategy, Management and Leadership; Service Innovations and Design; as well as Quality Management. Elective studies complete the skill set according to individual needs.
Sufficient RDI competence is provided at an early stage of the studies. A Master’s Thesis, typically a development task planned for and implemented in the organization in which the Master’s student is employed, is one of the most rewarding parts of the program.
Structure of Studies (60 ECTS):
Advanced Professional Studies, 25 ECTS, of which
* Core Advanced Studies, 20 ECTS
* Research, Development and Innovation Methods and Tools, 5 ECTS
Optional Studies, 5 ECTS
Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS
When studying on a part-time basis, the Master of Engineering degree can be obtained from the HBM Master’s program in 1.5 years, with some flexibility both ways.