Make a difference! Add value to health and care.
How can healthcare improve health outcomes and patient experiences while containing costs and guaranteeing access for all?
High-quality healthcare is a critical foundation for individual well-being and a well-functioning society. Healthcare systems require maintenance, improvement and innovation on all levels. Healthcare managers need to cope with societal challenges and deploy technological opportunities without disrupting ongoing care delivery. One challenge is our ageing society with its growing demand and rising expectations, while fewer hands are available to provide care and the costs need to be contained. How can we reconcile these tensions? Which trade-offs need to be made? The managerial challenges require a strategic vision and coordinated efforts within healthcare companies as well as with other players in this dynamic field. This creates a demand for multidisciplinary educated professionals with both analytic and managerial skills, and a crisp understanding of the social-economic environment.
In the MSc BA Health, you develop the key competences to understand and make a difference in this highly relevant sector. The course offerings combine healthcare management and health economics. You are provided with options to develop a more managerial or a more economic focus. Yet, you also look beyond the managerial or economic perspective: how to take the clients', clinicians', carers', and insurers' positions into regard? MSc BA Health Graduates have solidly prepared themselves to contribute to the multifaceted world of healthcare and prevention.
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)