It goes without saying that all companies in the health care industry need managers who take responsibility for business decisions. In addition to hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry, these companies also include health insurance companies and consulting firms, for example. The master's program in Health Care Management prepares you for this responsible task and combines all the necessary skills you need for this professional field.
The Health Care Management Master's program ideally prepares students for management positions in the health care industry. The program teaches, in addition to the most relevant management skills and health economics competencies, knowledge of the healthcare market and how to cope with international challenges. There is also a focus on digitalization, as this has a high potential to improve the organization and design of patient care. Likewise, information and communication technologies are taught, as these will play an indispensable role in healthcare in the future and change processes in working environments.
Upon completion of your degree, you will be able to make broad strategic management decisions within the health care industry. You'll also learn to analyze, evaluate and influence the health care industry rationally and strategically. You'll have the exact knowledge and expertise expected of leaders to successfully manage, shape and develop healthcare organizations and healthcare businesses. With these learned skills, you can work in management in the pharmaceutical industry or hospitals or other healthcare facilities. Other jobs can be found in consulting and insurance or in chambers and associations.
Through the competencies that are combined in the ISM Health Care Management Master's program, you fulfill the best prerequisites for taking on responsible leadership and management positions in the health care industry. These include:
The degree program has a close link between theory and practice. You will be assisted by experts from the healthcare industry in teaching and you will speak about current topics such as sustainable and digital transformation. Central topics are also management and leadership with a focus on ever-changing structures in healthcare.
The master's program in Management is aimed at graduates of a bachelor's program with at least 180 ECTS in the field of economics or graduates of a bachelor's program with at least 180 ECTS in health sciences, health management, social economics, medical technology, sports management or comparable health-related courses with proof of 50 ECTS in the field of economics with at least 10 ECTS credits in quantitative or methodological subjects. You should have an interest in management and leadership positions in healthcare. In addition, you should be willing to develop yourself personally and to take responsibility for processes in healthcare companies at a later stage.