Study health care management and health economics in Groningen and make a meaningful impact in the healthcare sector.
Can a manager make
a significant influence in the healthcare sector? High-quality
healthcare is of major importance, as it directly influences
individual well-being and the overall functioning of our society.
As a healthcare manager, policymaker, or consultant, you will be
vital in improving and innovating healthcare at all
In the MSc Business Administration - Health (MSc BA Health), you will study how to analyse and deal with strategic tensions in healthcare such as meeting the increasing demand for care, while facing workforce shortages and the need to control costs. The programme integrates a multidisciplinary approach with special attention to relevant topics in the health sector and our society. For example, the role of technology and innovation: how can you balance the utilisation of technological advancements with human attention for clients and satisfactory work for health professionals? We teach you the tools on how to balance the provision of evidence-based care with catering for diverse patient needs.
You can specialise in managerial or economic issues, depending on where you want to add value. We make sure to bring the outside practice to the classroom. You will meet lecturers from diverse disciplines sharing their research insights and guest lecturers who bring in practitioners’ knowledge and real-world challenges. This enables you to explore different perspectives on healthcare, including those from clients, clinicians, managers, insurers, and policymakers.
The MSc BA Health is the perfect study if you are looking for a multidisciplinary and societally relevant programme. It combines analytic and managerial skills and offers a crisp understanding of the social-economic environment in the healthcare industry. What is more, you are joining our diverse community of students with backgrounds in business, medicine, economics and facility management.
During my studies in Medicine, I wanted to broaden my interests and learn more about the business and management aspects of a doctor’s duties. I decided to first register for electives at the FEB faculty during my BSc Medicine. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, our healthcare system has shown incredible resilience and expertise, but it has also shown its shortcomings. These developments have rekindled my eagerness to learn about organisational management in the context of our healthcare system, and have led me to pursue a Master's degree in Business Administration (BA) - Health.
The MSc BA - Health programme in Groningen is versatile ranging from innovation management topics to healthcare operations management. This leads to a broad understanding of the inner workings of healthcare organisations. The medical professionals lecturing us showed how our efforts connect to real-world problems, which was very helpful in understanding those efforts. It is important to know that this Master’s degree will provide you with a unique view on healthcare, which can be really supplemental in understanding healthcare organisations. I would really recommend it to everyone, especially Medicine students looking for an exciting new perspective in their studies. (Maurits Cosijn - MSc Medicine and MSc BA Health graduate)
Having a background in economics, I decided to study this programme because I wanted my efforts to have a social outcome, to impact something that really matters. This programme is a good opportunity to get in touch with the field of healthcare management and health economics. The combination of economics and health helped me to develop the skills required to work in this field. After I graduated, I started an internship in the department of Market Access and Health Economics of a pharmaceutical company. I noticed that many companies recognised the value of a student coming from the University of Groningen, I would definitely choose Groningen again. (David Cendoya Revuelta | MSc BA - Health)