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Master's Programme in Health Business Management is a joint programme customized for social and health care professionals as well as for business and engineering professionals who want to expand their expertise through improved management skills in this very key sector. Eligibility requirements include an appropriate Bachelor's degree and work experience.
What is Health Business Management?
Business managerial competences will be required in social and health care organizations nationally and internationally in the future. Ageing of population in many societies will challenge health care systems and processes to produce health care services in more efficient ways. Digitalization of customer relationship management and services is a major change and driver for new services and processes. Health business is a major global business opportunity driving future growth and national prosperity.
The emphasize of the programme is in customer and in service business orientation and it has a multidisciplinary approach into business management. The programme provides a wide perspective to service business, competencies for team and project leadership and advancement in management skills. All studies are linked to health or social care organizations.
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 Master's Degree Programme in Health Business Management consists of advanced professional studies (30 ECTS), alternative advanced professional studies (20 ECTS from a set of choices), elective studies (10 ECTS) and Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS). Students will gain a deep understanding of best practices for the health and social business concerning:
Alternative advanced studies can be picked from a set of choices, related to sustainable leadership, customer relations, or management accounting, all linked to health and social care organizations.
Sufficient RDI competence is provided at an early stage of the studies, as it is needed in planning and implementing a thesis development project in a real life business context, typically as an assignment from his or her own employer organization. The Master’s Thesis process starts early enough so that measurable changes or improvements can be identified.
Contact sessions are arranged in 3-4 days per month. When studying on a part-time basis, this degree can be obtained in 1,5 or 2 years.
Master's Degree in Health Business Management qualifies for team and project leadership in health care services business and advancement towards management positions in private or public sector.
Applications shall be submitted online through a national system of joint application at opintopolku.fi / studyinfo.fi.
Notes about fees for this course
Contact Metropolia University of Applied Sciences to find course entry requirements.
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1) How did I choose my study place?
Technological innovations were one of the most amazing facts for me starting from my childhood and also working on electrical things which is more of practical learning method was my interest.
2) Highlights and challenges of my studies:
Life as a student is an amazing experience .I learned and gained different knowledge in many aspects. Challenges are one way of learning things, of course difficulties may happen but all depends on our way of solving the difficulties. I can say there were no challenges regarding my studies at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, as the teachers and my friends were next to me in every problem related to my studies.
3) My future plans:
I am really interested to work in diverse environments which bring a new idea of exploring world and technology. My interest lies on manufacturing medical electronic equipments.
I have also plans to see how the other countries give knowledge for their engineering students and want to experience the culture of other nations.
4) What I want to say to you who is considering studies in my field?
Generally, studying Electronics is the way of knowing how the real word is working which means it shows you the way to follow technology.
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