The healthcare industry has grown a lot in recent decades. The world population is getting older. At the same time, there is an immense growth of new medical findings and medical-technological progress. This presents the actors within the health sector with big challenges, but it also provides them with new options.

Objectives

The course will teach you the professional and methodical knowledge and competences that prepare you to undertake management tasks in the healthcare industry, i. e. planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and/or controlling in healthcare organizations such as hospitals, medical practices, health insurance companies, or pharmaceutical companies.

Target Audience

The specialization in Healthcare Management is designed for occupied men and women with little or no prior knowledge in healthcare management who want to participate in a

short and comprehensive,
high-quality and state-authorized
post-secondary part-time
education program at ISCED Level 4/EQF Level 5 in order to make new career opportunities accessible, increase their occupational mobility, secure their current employment, or return to work after parental leave.

Entry Requirements

Very good English skills
High school/secondary school graduation
A computer or tablet and an email address

Personalized Curriculum

Healthcare Core Modules (mandatory)
MI120 The Healthcare Industry (1 Study Point)
MI121 Management of Healthcare Organizations (1 SP)
MS120 Healthcare Services Case Study (3 SP)
MX010 Project Thesis in Healthcare Management (4 SP)

Management Electives (15 SP minimum)
General Management
HR Management
Organization
Marketing
Management Theories
Special Areas of Management
Other Case Studies
etc.
In sum, you need 24 study points.

Methods

In this online course, you study your chosen modules online—according to your own schedule.
For each module, you take an online assignment/exam at any time.
You can always contact your tutors if you have questions.
In the online colloquia, you can discuss and exchange thoughts with both your tutors and fellow students.
In the discussion forums and with the networking tool, you can connect with your fellow students and form learning groups.
At the end of your course, you can work on your project thesis (optional). Here, you methodically solve a practical management problem in healthcare industry using your gained knowledge. Your tutor will provide advice, supervision and extensive feedback on your thesis.

Duration

3 to 24 months, depending on your learning progress.

Graduation

As a graduate of the specialization “Certified Healthcare Management Professional (CHMP)” you will receive a certificate (without grades) and a report card (with grades). The course is classified as ISCED Level 4 and EQF Level 5. The program has a state authorization: ZFU No. 7292015.

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