Where to study health management

Are you interested in the best health management postgraduate programmes? This directory offers you a list of the top programmes across regions. This means you can pick and choose the right fit for you, so you can drive positive impact in your community.

IMC University of Applied Sciences

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Varna Medical University

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

Leadership by Executive Coaching

Programme aims

The aim of this programme is to enhance the leadership skill of senior nurses and midwifes by maximising their potential and fostering healthy and productive cultures in their professional and personal lives.  Through a series of targeted tools and interventions, the programme aims to provide a structured framework for self-assessment which identifies individual leadership tendencies, fosters proficient communication, and guides leaders towards growth – ultimately empowering them to become exceptional leaders capable of driving and delivering positive change within the modern healthcare milieu.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, the student will be able to:

  • Undertake holistic strategic self-analysis of the factors that contribute to own inner peace
  • Gain insights into the leadership tendencies that impact interpersonal relationships to improve team performances
  • Develop skills in communication, including active listening, fostering improved team engagement and productivity by understanding and enhancing communication tendencies and challenges.
  • Comprehend and cultivate factors for effective leadership behaviours that impact on the organisation culture and subcultures
  • Critically apply personal and professional leadership skills and strategies to positively influence and effect change in the organisation
  • Intentionally leverage tools for growth and development in a changing and challenging environment.

For more information, please read the Programme brochure: Leadership by Executive Coaching Brochure

Program Duration: 6 months

Entry Requirements

Students must be a registered nurse or midwife.

Contact Details:

Email: maryrosesweeney@rcsi.ie

Hadassah Academic College

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Bocconi University School of Management

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Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

ALTEMS - Advanced School of Health Economics and Management

Master of Science in Management of Healthcare and Life Science Organizations (MaHeLS)

The environment in which healthcare organisations are currently operating is increasingly characterised by turbulence and complexity. Many healthcare systems around the world are urged to change considering new epidemiological trends, of economic crises, and of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, to meet the needs of aging, multi-pathological and chronic patients, yet pursuing the unquestionable need of remaining sustainable, healthcare systems must necessarily prioritise digitalisation processes. This is key to provide health services in effective ways, although within appropriate settings (including patients’ homes). Public health systems and the life sciences industry are today a single ecosystem that need new managerial profiles to ensure sustainability and development. Consequently, healthcare managers need a multi-faceted set of new skills to address these challenges successfully. Developing them in an international program sharpens the ability to learn from different experiences and to contextualize or adapt successful strategies to
one’s own reality.

Main goals

With this Master participants will be able to:

  • improve their managerial competencies in the healthcare management field
  • develop state of the art knowledge of current trends in health care systems and hospital governance
  • understand the role of all the stakeholders of the healthcare system (including patients and citizens, different providers of care, life sciences industry), as well as how they may evolve in the future
  • learn how to drive technological innovation effectively
  • learn more about best practices and emerging trends in different countries around the world
  • develop practical skills by implementing theoretical knowledge in concrete case studies and/or in an internship
  • develop research skills to carry out research or to use it effectively in decision-making processes
  • build a strong international network with colleagues from other countries.

Topics and Teaching Methods

The Master is structured around five modules:

  1. Understanding healthcare systems
  2. Facing organisational and managerial challenges
  3. Driving technological innovation
  4. Life sciences and biotechnology
  5. Implementing research in healthcare.

The Master course is organised around a mixed/
blended approach and can be followed either online or in presence. Physical presence in Rome is highly recommended for some activities, to strengthen the efficacy of flipped activities and to build a strong network.
All lectures are run in English.

Program Duration: 12 months

Entry Requirements

The Master is addressed to professionals currently working in the healthcare sector and aiming at reaching middle or top management positions. The Master is open to professionals with different backgrounds, working in healthcare organisations, hospitals, governmental institutions, bio-tech industries, pharma industries or in any setting directly or indirectly involved in the provision of health services.

The fee of the Master is €10.000. Participants must arrange for their own travel and housing. Applications must be submitted through the application form available on the website: http://altems.unicatt.it

Contact Details:

Tel: +39 06 30158717

Email: irene.gabutti@unicatt.it

University of Milan

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Riga Stradins University

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University of Malta

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Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management

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Fontys Hogescholen FHMG

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Erasmus Centrum voor Zorgbestuur

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Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública

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NOVA School of Public Health

Specialisation Course in Hospital Administration

The Specialisation Course in Hospital Administration is one of the most recognised courses at the NOVA School of Public Health. For more than 50 years, the Course has provided scientific and technical knowledge and specialised skills for the exercise of management in health organisations and the provision of health care.

With a highly differentiated faculty in public health and health management, with nationally and internationally recognised professional experience and academic competence, the course promotes a close connection between teaching-learning and the experience of teachers and lecturers.

It also gives students the skills to develop management activities in health organisations and institutions at the central, regional, and local levels. It also promotes their cultural and technical training in health policy, administration, and social areas.

Additionally, it confers health management skills in a public health context, which allows you to change your professional path with the capacity to add value to social and health organisations.

Consisting of theoretical-practical components, a professional practice internship and fieldwork, graduates should have, at the end of the course, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to decide and act correctly and qualifiedly as managers in healthcare organizations of a hospital nature, seeking to meet the requirements and expectations of the functions they may perform in them.

Program Duration: 24 months

Entry Requirements

Bachelor Degree

Fluent in Portuguese and English

Contact Details:

Tel: +351 217 512 201

Email: paulacris@ensp.unl.pt

NOVA School of Public Health

Master's Degree in Health Management

The Master’s Degree in Health Management at ENSP-NOVA aims to acquire scientific knowledge and advanced skills for study and research in the field of health management.

When they enter the course, many of our students are already integrated into the labour market, often in the health area. In this context, the HM can be useful and important for career advancement or changing functions, from direct care to management functions.

For those students not yet integrated into the labour market or from outside the health area, the HM can help apply for management positions, in the public and private sectors, in Portugal or abroad, in primary health care, in-hospital care, in regional or central bodies, or other types of health providers or organisations.

The HM can also be an entry point to an academic pathway, namely to doctoral programs: the School, or others, in Portugal or abroad.

Program Duration: 24 months

Entry Requirements

Degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Law, Administration, and Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Technologies, Biological Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Political Sciences, and Education and Communication Sciences, Human Motricity or in other areas recognised by the course Coordination, related to Public Health.

Fluent in Portuguese and English.

Contact Details:

Tel: +351 217 512 201

Email: paulacris@ensp.unl.pt

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical

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Babeș-Bolyai University

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Institutul National de Management al Serviciilor de Sanatate

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Andalusian School of Public Health

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Karolinska Institutet

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Universitat Bern – Zentrum fur Gesundheitsrecht und Management im Gesundheitswese

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Edge Hill University

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University of Birmingham

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University of Manchester, Manchester Business School

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IMC University of Applied Sciences

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IMC University of Applied Sciences

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Management Center Innsbruck

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Management Center Innsbruck

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KU Leuven

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Varna Medical University

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Aalto University

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University of Eastern Finland

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University of Eastern Finland

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EHESP School of Public Health

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Semmelweis University

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Leadership by Executive Coaching

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

Leadership by Executive Coaching

Programme aims

The aim of this programme is to enhance the leadership skill of senior nurses and midwifes by maximising their potential and fostering healthy and productive cultures in their professional and personal lives.  Through a series of targeted tools and interventions, the programme aims to provide a structured framework for self-assessment which identifies individual leadership tendencies, fosters proficient communication, and guides leaders towards growth – ultimately empowering them to become exceptional leaders capable of driving and delivering positive change within the modern healthcare milieu.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, the student will be able to:

  • Undertake holistic strategic self-analysis of the factors that contribute to own inner peace
  • Gain insights into the leadership tendencies that impact interpersonal relationships to improve team performances
  • Develop skills in communication, including active listening, fostering improved team engagement and productivity by understanding and enhancing communication tendencies and challenges.
  • Comprehend and cultivate factors for effective leadership behaviours that impact on the organisation culture and subcultures
  • Critically apply personal and professional leadership skills and strategies to positively influence and effect change in the organisation
  • Intentionally leverage tools for growth and development in a changing and challenging environment.

For more information, please read the Programme brochure: Leadership by Executive Coaching Brochure

Program Duration: 6 months

Entry Requirements

Students must be a registered nurse or midwife.

Contact Details:

Email: maryrosesweeney@rcsi.ie

Hadassah Academic College

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Bocconi University School of Management

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Bocconi University School of Management

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Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Master of Science in Management of Healthcare and Life Science Organizations (MaHeLS)

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

ALTEMS - Advanced School of Health Economics and Management

Master of Science in Management of Healthcare and Life Science Organizations (MaHeLS)

The environment in which healthcare organisations are currently operating is increasingly characterised by turbulence and complexity. Many healthcare systems around the world are urged to change considering new epidemiological trends, of economic crises, and of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, to meet the needs of aging, multi-pathological and chronic patients, yet pursuing the unquestionable need of remaining sustainable, healthcare systems must necessarily prioritise digitalisation processes. This is key to provide health services in effective ways, although within appropriate settings (including patients’ homes). Public health systems and the life sciences industry are today a single ecosystem that need new managerial profiles to ensure sustainability and development. Consequently, healthcare managers need a multi-faceted set of new skills to address these challenges successfully. Developing them in an international program sharpens the ability to learn from different experiences and to contextualize or adapt successful strategies to
one’s own reality.

Main goals

With this Master participants will be able to:

  • improve their managerial competencies in the healthcare management field
  • develop state of the art knowledge of current trends in health care systems and hospital governance
  • understand the role of all the stakeholders of the healthcare system (including patients and citizens, different providers of care, life sciences industry), as well as how they may evolve in the future
  • learn how to drive technological innovation effectively
  • learn more about best practices and emerging trends in different countries around the world
  • develop practical skills by implementing theoretical knowledge in concrete case studies and/or in an internship
  • develop research skills to carry out research or to use it effectively in decision-making processes
  • build a strong international network with colleagues from other countries.

Topics and Teaching Methods

The Master is structured around five modules:

  1. Understanding healthcare systems
  2. Facing organisational and managerial challenges
  3. Driving technological innovation
  4. Life sciences and biotechnology
  5. Implementing research in healthcare.

The Master course is organised around a mixed/
blended approach and can be followed either online or in presence. Physical presence in Rome is highly recommended for some activities, to strengthen the efficacy of flipped activities and to build a strong network.
All lectures are run in English.

Program Duration: 12 months

Entry Requirements

The Master is addressed to professionals currently working in the healthcare sector and aiming at reaching middle or top management positions. The Master is open to professionals with different backgrounds, working in healthcare organisations, hospitals, governmental institutions, bio-tech industries, pharma industries or in any setting directly or indirectly involved in the provision of health services.

The fee of the Master is €10.000. Participants must arrange for their own travel and housing. Applications must be submitted through the application form available on the website: http://altems.unicatt.it

Contact Details:

Tel: +39 06 30158717

Email: irene.gabutti@unicatt.it

University of Milan

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Riga Stradins University

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University of Malta

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Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management

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Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management

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Fontys Hogescholen FHMG

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Fontys Hogescholen FHMG

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Erasmus Centrum voor Zorgbestuur

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Erasmus Centrum voor Zorgbestuur

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Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública

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Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública

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NOVA School of Public Health

Specialisation Course in Hospital Administration

NOVA School of Public Health

Specialisation Course in Hospital Administration

The Specialisation Course in Hospital Administration is one of the most recognised courses at the NOVA School of Public Health. For more than 50 years, the Course has provided scientific and technical knowledge and specialised skills for the exercise of management in health organisations and the provision of health care.

With a highly differentiated faculty in public health and health management, with nationally and internationally recognised professional experience and academic competence, the course promotes a close connection between teaching-learning and the experience of teachers and lecturers.

It also gives students the skills to develop management activities in health organisations and institutions at the central, regional, and local levels. It also promotes their cultural and technical training in health policy, administration, and social areas.

Additionally, it confers health management skills in a public health context, which allows you to change your professional path with the capacity to add value to social and health organisations.

Consisting of theoretical-practical components, a professional practice internship and fieldwork, graduates should have, at the end of the course, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to decide and act correctly and qualifiedly as managers in healthcare organizations of a hospital nature, seeking to meet the requirements and expectations of the functions they may perform in them.

Program Duration: 24 months

Entry Requirements

Bachelor Degree

Fluent in Portuguese and English

Contact Details:

Tel: +351 217 512 201

Email: paulacris@ensp.unl.pt

Master's Degree in Health Management

NOVA School of Public Health

Master's Degree in Health Management

The Master’s Degree in Health Management at ENSP-NOVA aims to acquire scientific knowledge and advanced skills for study and research in the field of health management.

When they enter the course, many of our students are already integrated into the labour market, often in the health area. In this context, the HM can be useful and important for career advancement or changing functions, from direct care to management functions.

For those students not yet integrated into the labour market or from outside the health area, the HM can help apply for management positions, in the public and private sectors, in Portugal or abroad, in primary health care, in-hospital care, in regional or central bodies, or other types of health providers or organisations.

The HM can also be an entry point to an academic pathway, namely to doctoral programs: the School, or others, in Portugal or abroad.

Program Duration: 24 months

Entry Requirements

Degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Law, Administration, and Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Technologies, Biological Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Political Sciences, and Education and Communication Sciences, Human Motricity or in other areas recognised by the course Coordination, related to Public Health.

Fluent in Portuguese and English.

Contact Details:

Tel: +351 217 512 201

Email: paulacris@ensp.unl.pt

Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical

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Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical

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Babeș-Bolyai University

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Institutul National de Management al Serviciilor de Sanatate

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Institutul National de Management al Serviciilor de Sanatate

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Andalusian School of Public Health

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Andalusian School of Public Health

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Karolinska Institutet

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Universitat Bern – Zentrum fur Gesundheitsrecht und Management im Gesundheitswese

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Edge Hill University

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University of Birmingham

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University of Manchester, Manchester Business School

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What our Members say

I have been active in EHMA since the first years of the '90s and I have seen its evolution from a small association of members interested in sharing knowledge on health management practices to the current status of reference and advisory key player for EU, health systems and organisations, stakeholders associations, industry and universities. EHMA is now a unique knowledge hub, policy advisor, community of practice and network of best in class organisations involved in health policy and management. A place where health managers can build their competences, policy-makers and stakeholder associations envision how to implement and sustain change through health management, industry leaders understand how to engage more effectively with health organisations and systems. The right place to nurture and grow health management capabilities and capacity for every stakeholder of health systems.

Prof. Federico Lega, University of Milan, Italy

Health management has a crucial function in shaping public health and health system challenges. The Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria had success in collaborating with EHMA on EU-funded projects that has resourced us to create new health management competencies for the future workforce. In addition to all classical definitions, health management is a science dealing with individuals, groups, and society at large. It is an art contributing to the beauty of our lives and an interactive communication process at all levels of institutions and human energy. I have also had the pleasure to chair the South Eastern European Special Interest Group which gives members a space to discuss and tools to address how health systems are managed in our regions.

Prof. Todorka Kostadinova, Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

I enjoy the high level of interaction and engagement in EHMA’s activities, in particular during the annual conference where the panel discussions are rich and well prepared. As a hospital manager and professor of health management, EHMA motivates and inspires me to be creative. You go back home feeling energised from seeing old friends and making new connections, as well as being convinced of serving as EHMA’s ambassador. It’s a strong feeling of interdisciplinary engagement, but it also feels like being part of family-like community.

Prof. Sandra C. Buttigieg, University of Malta, Malta

EHMA is a pre-eminent organisation for everyone working in planning, managing and delivering health services across Europe. As a long standing member of EHMA I have always been impressed by the vibrant community of managers, researchers and academics it has created and by the many opportunities for sharing knowledge and funding opportunities it has brought to its members. Its international scope is impressive and its impact is often felt in management and research across European and national health systems.

Prof. Axel Kaehne, Edge Hill University, UK

Health workforce has become more essential in operating, managing and maintaining health systems lately, particularly in crisis and emergency situations. European healthcare professions and the workforce need to be high on the agenda of managers and decision makers. The Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University in Hungary is a longstanding EHMA member, because it connects us with collaborators and experts, with whom we can have complex debates, from whom we can learn and at the end find solutions in various challenging fields of healthcare management.

Dr Eszter Kovács, Health Services Management Training Centre, Semmelweis University, Hungary

As a hospital administrator and health management professor, I see on a daily basis that the healthcare challenges require talented and skilled managers to transform it. the EHMA membership has been beneficial to bring healthcare management research and education to the demanding healthcare services world, promoting healthcare management competencies and knowledge creation.

Dr Alexandre Lourenco, APAH - Association of Portuguese Hospital Managers, Portugal

Many healthcare systems in Europe and beyond are facing similar challenges which require innovative and creative solutions. EHMA’s annual conference, webinars, Programme Directors’ group and other activities and resources provide incredible opportunities for networking, connecting and sharing experiences. A distinct feature of EHMA is the diversity of members with representation from many countries, sectors and different communities of practice – academic, policy-makers, practitioners, managers, leaders and students. The annual conference is a highlight in the calendar year, offering a friendly, fun and learningful environment for emerging and established members to engage, collaborate and meet up with old and new friends. I am proud to be a member of the EHMA Board.

Prof. Ann Mahon, University of Manchester, UK

Society evolution, pandemics and ageing modify health needs. So, health policies and services are to change dramatically. EHMA, through webinars, workshops and annual conference provides an excellent insight to a professional changing world, favouring closeness to management innovation and the protagonists of these changes. As a primary care services’ manager, participating in EHMA activities is really worth it and allows to involve oneself in the innovation processes.

Dr Antoni Peris Grao, Consorci Castelldefels Agents de Salut (CASAP), Spain