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Centre for Public Health in Economics and Business
Faculty of Economics and Business
Centre for Public Health in Economics and Business Education

Healthy Society

Valuable addition to your FEB MSc diploma!
Currently, this focus area is only accessible to students from the MSc Marketing, MSc Supply Chain Management, MSc Finance and the MSc International Financial Management.
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The Focus Area Healthy Society Explained

In the Focus Area Healthy Society you will learn about the wicked problems that influence healthcare providers and societal partners in their daily practice. These wicked problems have no clear cut solutions and require a multi-disciplinary perspective. Hence, these problems require novel approaches towards the design of how we provide healthcare, and how we think about organizing the healthcare domain. In the courses, you will focus on opportunities for and barriers towards cooperative and organizational models in healthcare that cross care domains. Moreover, you will work on challenges relating to real-life issues, such as scarce human resources combined with a higher, more complex demand for care, and more demanding citizens. As a student, you will think about designing solutions that succesfully meet healthcare’s quadruple aim of a healthier population, high quality of care for citizens, contained costs, and high quality of working life for healthcare professionals. The Focus Area is typified by a multi-disciplinary approach, that will offer you novel perspectives from various disciplines.

By completing the Focus Area Healthy Society you will obtain specialized knowledge and the skills required to address the wicked problems that influence our healthcare system.


To meet the requirements of the Focus Area Healthy Society, you will need to:

  • register with the focus area coordinator, see below
  • sucessfully complete the two predetermined Healthy Society electives
    Strategic Collaborations in Healthcare (EBM225A05)
    Challenges for a Healthy Society (EBM226A05)
  • write your Master's thesis on a topic related to the domain of public health
  • important: to add this focus area to your diploma, you must include the focus area in the application for approval of your Master's programme in Progress


Make sure to fill out the registration form for the focus area. After your registration you will receive detailed information about the procedure.

Conditions for annotation on diploma

The following conditions for obtaining an annotation on the diploma supplement apply:

  • the Master's thesis Marketing, Master's thesis Supply Chain Management, Master's thesis Finance or Master's thesis International Financial Management must be related to a 'Healty Society' subject, and
  • the student’s Master's degree programme has been approved by or on behalf of the Board of Examiners (in accordance with Article 14 of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Examiners) and the thesis has been found to be suitable for a notification of the focus area on the diploma supplement, and
  • the student has completed the MSc Marketing, MSc Supply Chain Management, MSc Finance or MSc International Financial Management programme based on an approved programme that, whether curricular or extracurricular, includes at least the following courses: 'Strategic Collaborations in Healthcare' (EBM225A05) and 'Challenges for a Healthy Society' (EBM226A05) .

More information

Do you have a question before you want to register, please contact the Focus Area Healthy Society at cpheb

Last modified:16 November 2023 4.43 p.m.
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