Research and Development Skills
|Research Skills and Methods||5|
|Business Development Methods and Tools||5|
Health Business Management
|Service Innovations and Design||5|
|Safety and Quality Processes and Management in Social and Health Care||5|
|Strategy, Management and Leadership||5|
|Human Resource Management in a Continuously Changing Organization||5|
(Select 20 ECTS)
(Select 10 ECTS)
|Corporate Social Responsibility||5|
Managing Customer Relations and Operations
(Select 10 ECTS)
|Marketing Processes and Solutions||5|
|Enterprise Resource Planning Systems||5|
Health Economics and Financial Management of Social and Health Care Organizations
(Select 10 ECTS)
|Financial Management and Accounting of Social and Health Care Organizations||5|
|Health Business Economics and Business Models||5|
(Select 10 ECTS)
Master’s Thesis and Maturity Test
|Master's Thesis and Maturity Test||30|
|ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year||50||40||22.5||27.5||27.5||12.5||11.3||11.3||13.8||13.8||13.8||13.8||6.3||6.3|
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 new Master’s degree programme for Bachelors of Business Administration 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.
A multidisciplinary approach is needed in finding innovative solutions and business models to renew the sector and provide the services economically and efficiently, yet maintaining high quality and a human-oriented scope in all decisions and activities.
A special feature comes from the fact that this Master’s degree programme invites students from diverse backgrounds, professionally, educationally, as well as culturally. Business graduates, engineering graduates, as well as the largest group, graduates from Health Care and Social Services, will jointly tackle the various problem-solving situations and learning tasks. Sharing everyone’s expertise becomes an added value.
Internationalization is expanding. Therefore, 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 core of the advanced professional studies in the HBM comes from the following four courses: Health Business Economics and Business Models; Strategy, Management and Leadership; Service Innovations and Design; as well as Quality Management. Alternative advanced studies can be picked from a set of choices, related to sustainable leadership, customer relations, or management accounting, all linked to health care business and organizations.
Sufficient RDI competence is provided at an early stage of the studies, as it is needed in planning and implementing perhaps the most rewarding part of the studies, namely the Master’s Thesis, 30 ECTS. More often than not, the development task comes from and is implemented in the organization in which the Master’s student is employed. The Master’s Thesis process starts early enough so that measurable changes or improvements can be identified.
When studying on a part-time basis, the Master of Business Administration degree can be obtained from the HBM Master’s program in two years, with some flexibility both ways.
The curriculum has been inspected and approved by the Master’s degree advisory board of the Department of Health Care Diagnostic Services and Service Management on 24.1.2018.
Copied from curriculum L0517S6.
Module Advanced accounting has been deleted. The module consisted of courses L000CG04 Management Accounting and L000CG05 Accounting Systems. The module has been replaced with the module Health Economics and Financial Management of Social and Health Care organizations which consists of courses S000DK45 Health Economics and Finacial Management of Health Care Organizations (new) and S000CF69 Health Business Economics and Business Models (old).
The last-mentioned course has been moved from the module Health Business Management and has been replaced with course S000DK04 Human Resource Management in Continuously Changing Organization.
Learning outcomes from courses have been changed to level 7:
S000CF89 Research Skills and Methods -> S000DK70 Research Skills and Methods
S000CF90 Business Development Methods and Tools -> S000DK75 Business Development Methods and Tools
S000CF71 Safety and Quality Processes and Management in Social and Health care -> S000DK77 Safety and Quality Processes and Management in Social and Health care
Minna Elomaa-Krapu, Head of Degree Programme, is responsible for the content of the curriculum.
Administrator Arja H. Moilanen