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

Autumn 2015

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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
Elective Studies
Master's Thesis and Maturity Test
Master's Thesis and Maturity Test 30
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 451025201012.512.5101055

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.

Koulutuksen kuvaus

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.

Pedagogiset toimintatavat

The curriculum work was done as a joint effort of the Master's Degree Programme in Advanced Clinical Practice, Master`s Degree Programme of Management in Social and Health Care, Master's Degree Programme in Business Informatics and Master's Degree Programme in Industrial Management of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. This resulted in two “sister programmes”, both titled as Master's Degree programme in Health Business Management: We have a 60 ECTS programme for engineers leading to the degree Master of Health Business Management and a 90 ECTS programme for the Bachelors of Business Administration and for the Social and Health Care professionals leading to the degree Master of Health Business Management. Research and Development Skills, Health Business Economics and Business Models, Service Innovations and Design, Strategy, Management and Leadership, Safety and Quality Management, Advanced Accounting, Customer Relations and Operations and Sustainable Leadership have been updated for the 2015 Curriculum. Also the Master’s Thesis process has been renewed: there is closer interaction with and integration to the methodology courses in order to get the Master’s Thesis started early enough to reach measurable results during the study time. The Master’s students themselves, as well as the Health Business Management alumni and business companies and consultants, represent a significant source of insight into curriculum development, which is appreciated. Also, the team of Principal and Senior Lecturers from three competence centers of Metropolia participates actively in continuous development.