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Master's Degree Programme in Health Business Management
Master of Business Administration, 90 ECTS

Master of Business Administration

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Head of Department
Päivi Haapasalmi
tel. +358401975895
Head of Master Degree Programme
Jukka Kesänen
+358 40 630 3637

Specific admission requirements

The applicants need to fulfil these requirements:
- an appropriate higher education degree or an appropriate Finnish post-secondary higher vocational qualification
- fluent in English (C1 English level)
- at least two 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's Programme in Health Business Management is a joint programme with students from both Engineering, business 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 health care 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 with examples

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


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 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.

Level of qualification

Master's Degree (Second Cycle)

Workplacement(s) and Work-based Learning

Practical training is not included in the master’s degree programme. Collaboration with the working life is supported by the master thesis and other learning exercise/assignment.

Obligatory or Optional Mobility

International studies are part of the learning path of each learner in the form of international studies in English or Finnish master’s degree programmes or open studies in international network learning environments.