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Healthcare Management specialization

In the Healthcare Management specialization you will be thoroughly immersed in understanding the key elements of managing healthcare organizations. The specialization offers in-depth courses on

  • Healthcare Policy, Systems & Development Tools
  • Quality Improvement & Patient-centered Healthcare
  • E-Health & Big Data Analysis
  • Healthcare Finance & Control

Healthcare Policy, Systems & Development Trends
This course provides a general overview of the fast-evolving healthcare industry, the major players involved in the production and delivery of healthcare, and the key challenges and opportunities presented by new technologies, financing mechanisms, business models, and the political and regulatory developments engendered by the recent reform legislation. The highly interactive course features debates and panel discussions, including with healthcare policy makers. You will gain deep insights into the future trends of international healthcare and the impact of these trends on the management and delivery of healthcare. Topics include a framework on evaluating healthcare systems, understanding the demand for healthcare
products and services, technology assessment, managed care systems, cost/quality issues and payment mechanisms.

Quality Improvement & Patient-centered Healthcare
Enhancing patient experience and delivering patient-centered care are major cornerstones for improving quality in healthcare. This course focuses on quality management in relation to patient-centered healthcare. Considerable attention is paid to healthcare quality management concepts, tools and techniques with an emphasis on the services marketing management to address the need for more client-focused care. Additionally the course discusses how to develop and implement effective risk management programs based on organizational size, scope of services and activities, available resources, and locations. You will be able to identify the required skills for successful healthcare risk management and the necessary steps in risk management decision making.

E-Health & Big Data Analysis
Information technology and information systems are crucial for the management of healthcare organizations. In this course you will learn how E-Health can provide new possibilities for the use of health resources and how new technologies can help to improve the efficient use of these resources. You will also get insights into how E-Health can contribute to a more integrated healthcare, i.e. new interaction and collaboration modes among healthcare institutions, healthcare professionals, healthcare providers and patients. The course also looks into how to process the huge amount of data generated from E-Health applications. You will learn how to collect big data from the various E-Health applications and get insight into the most widely used analytical techniques for translating and interpreting these data to allow for a more personalized and more targeted healthcare delivery.

Healthcare Finance & Control
In this course you will be equipped with the financial tools needed to make better financial, strategic and operational decisions. You will learn how to apply finance and financial management theory, principles, and concepts to healthcare organizations, including planning, capital investment decisions, debt and equity financing, capital budgeting and financial control. You will also develop conceptual and practical knowledge of healthcare finance, including sources of funding, revenue, cost determinants and cost allocation, third party payers, managed care contracts, and valuations that have an impact on the healthcare organization. You will be prepared to control an efficient operation of your healthcare organization.

Katrien De Jaeger, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncologist Catharina Hospital Eindhoven
Student Executive MBA in Healthcare Management


“Working in a hospital environment as an experienced medical specialist, you are confronted with many problems beyond the delivery of high quality patient care:
leadership, change management, strategic choices, finances etc. Therefore, I decided to follow the MSM Executive MBA program, to supplement my clinical expertise with an understanding of core business topics, and to enrich me with additional leadership skills and with a different mindset. The biggest challenge is to combine a full-time clinical practice, a part-time MBA and a social and family life. But the return on investment is already there: I utilize theskills obtained from my MBA on a daily basis.”

Enrico Schuur
Sr Director Regulatory Affairs
Medtronic Europe, Middle East & Africa
Student Executive MBA in Healtcare Management

“How can we make healthcare fit for the future? The MSM Executive MBA in Healthcare Management provides me with the additional insights needed to develop as a leader in this field – getting a broader understanding of business in general, healthcare policies and trends that affect healthcare delivery. At the same time partnering with co-students from different backgrounds gives you a different perspective and ideas that you can use in your own situation.”