Master in Health Care Management

Health care institiutions around the world are facing challenging issues caused by progressively changing trends, such as an increasingly prevailing physical inactivity and ageing. As the issues become global, so turns the strategic vision of their resilution. Good management is crucial to approaching these challegenges, and ASPIRE’s MHCM equips you to succesfully confront them, while providing economic, political, and technical approaches on a fast-changing and complex health care environment.

During the MHCM, participants are trained to match knowledge from various academic fields with professional skills and figure out a solution for just about any problem that they might found during their career as health care managers. During this process, the spotlight is never put on anything but patient demands and needs. All in all, the program prepares key leaders through a solid foundation in business analysis and a proven exposure to real - world healthcare management and rewarding professional development opportunities.

Why study MHCM at Aspire Business School?

The ASPIRE Master in Health Care Management and its recognized business faculty, together with a select group of highly experienced healthcare industry executives, prepares graduates to assume increasingly bigger management and leadership roles in a wide range of healthcare settings, insurers and managed care companies, including health and hospital systems, consulting firms, pharmaceutical companies, public health organizations, service provider organizations, medical device and biotech firms. The specific focus is set on the understanding of the European and Catalan National Health Care Programs, a real benchmark worldwide.

The Aspire’s MHCM focuses on a set complimentary goals.

  • Assess and develop principles and concepts of management to the organization and deployment of healthcare services.
  • Understand the pros and cons of different approaches to collaboration across professional and organizational fields in health and social care to further select an approach that best fits the change process within their specific service.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the drivers behind health legislative reforms and be able to implement strategies for effective management.
  • Analyze the steps involved in formulating and implementing health policies at national and organizational levels.
  • Understand the highlights of the Catalan Health Care System, a true reference worldwide.
  • Understand the nuances between health services delivery in different national contexts and be able to apply learning across international health systems.

The methodology used in the programs of ASPIRE is based on the combination of practical training and theoretical knowledge, and further requires the active participation of students with their opinions and views. Based on this, all participants are encouraged to analyze and solve case studies based on real and simulated business situations for training purposes. The Student participation and teamwork are an essential element in the development of the program. This deepens and enriches the training, as it complements the diversity of opinions and experiences of the participants. In this sense, good teamwork is essential in the development, preparation and presentation of the Business Plan as the FMT project in which all the skills and knowledge acquired during the development of the program are integrated. The project encourages the ability to develop strategic vision and entrepreneurial spirit of the Student.

Using a virtual campus provides permanent access to all the resources needed for learning, in addition to update information on the planning of courses, assessment of student progress and direct contact with the teaching staff.

TypeSubjectSEMESTERECTSCourseECTSHOURS
Core
Essentials on HealthCare
1st
4
Introduction to Healthcare Systems218
CoreHealth Systems assessment218
Core
MacroPerspective (Macro processes)
1st
11
Public Healthcare19
CorePrimary Care218
CoreSecondary Care654
CoreUrgencies and Emergencies218
Core
Health Management
1st-2nd
16
Healthcare Planning and Strategy218
CoreHealthcare Balanced Scorecard327
CoreTalent Management & Leadership218
CoreFinancial Management218
CoreClinical Management436
CoreIntegrated Prescription Management327
Core
Gaining Focus
2nd
6
Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations19
CoreHealth Economic Evaluation327
CoreInnovation & Knowledge Management218
CoreHealthCare Technologies327
Business Simulation Game436
CoreFinal Master Thesis2nd16Final Master Thesis16N.A.
AreaRequired (minimum)Documentation
AcademicInternational-NON Eu students: BA, BSc, BScIT, BSc Engineering,.EU & UK Students: Bachelor Degree. For UK students, BA and BSc holders (mandatory enrollment for   preparatory courses may apply)Certified copy of degree
Work Experience3 year working experience, considerin internshipsLetter of reference from employer
English ProficiencyIELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all components)TOEFL (paper-based): overall score of 600 with a Test of Written English score of 5.5TOEFL (internet-based): overall score between 87-109 with component scores of at least 20.Cambridge English First (FCE)Applicants from a recognized majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.(If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.)Certified copy of title.

EU

Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)200 EUR
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)10,000 EUR
Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)
Minimum Advance tuition Payment5,000 EUR

NEU

Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)200 EUR
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)14,000 EUR
Application fee (non-refundable, paid with application)
Minimum Advance tuition Payment7,000 EUR
  • Master´s Program Duration: = One Academic Year
  • A 10% discount may be applied if the student chooses to pay the full amount at the time of program acceptance.
  • *Payment installment plans are available. Please contact EU's Administration Department for further details.

Scholarship

Aspire is committed to provide students with global education, and we believe that financing can help attract best-in-class students who are ambitious and deserve a merit-based scholarship. For incoming students, these scholarships are granted after careful consideration, including academic merit and the social-economic status of a student.

The amount awarded is at the discretion of Aspire Business School Barcelona administration but cannot exceed 50% of the annual tuition fees of the program. All national, international and transfer students are eligible for the following grants. You can apply for ONE scholarship only, so we recommend that you review the conditions of each option carefully.

Women in STEM Scholarship

Open to: WIS Scholarship is awarded to exceptional female candidates whose academic and professional merits help them to demonstrated leadership in their community, academic institution, or place of work.

Candidates will be considered based on their Personal Statement where the applicants will need to describe how pursuing the studies at Aspire will affect their career and personal life. Candidates should also describe their understanding of why women must be part of business life.

Merit Scholarship

Open to: Students who can demonstrate excellent academic or professional results related to the career of their choice.

Candidates will be considered based on recommendation letters from former professors or colleagues and on their Personal Statement where the applicants will need to describe how pursuing the studies at ABS will affect their career and personal life. Candidates should also describe how the academic merit and professional success has provided them with leadership potential.

Please choose your scholarship and then email the completed corresponding application form to your admissions officer or at admissions@aspirebarcelona.eu with the rest of the documents required for admission. Please also include:

A copy of your most current CV or provide us with a brief history of your previous employment or work placements/internships.

Please attach any relevant supporting documents to strengthen your application (e.g. job references, professors’ references, transcripts). All references and any supporting documentation must be sent as part of your full application.

Through the ASPIRE’s MHCM participants shall become specialists in the management of health care organizations. Potential career paths within this industry, among others, are health and economic policy, health legislation, public health or market and industry analysis. The specific program subjects give students a deep understanding of advanced management disciplines and essentials aspects of health care management. At the end of their study period, participants might typically consider a career in the following work fields:

  • Management of hospitals
  • Health office
  • Health insurance
  • Research and science
  • Management functions in health care services
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