Introduction to MSc International Health Management
MSc International Health Management programme equips students with the ability to identify, describe and critically analyse the major issues in healthcare management and its related sectors. It can provide students with practical knowledge and skills in specific areas of health management. Graduates of the masters in International Health Management programme will possess career-ready skills and understanding of the major factors that determine health and promote public health to address economic inequalities. Students will further learn the method of applying selected techniques of health economics during financial planning of a healthcare organisation.
  • The duration of the MSc International Health Management is 18 months. The student intake for this programme opens thrice in a year; in the months of February, May and October. 

    • Your minimum age should be 21 years;

    • You should possess a three-year bachelor degree (or an HND qualification or a level 5 diploma) from a recognised institution in any related field of study;

    • Proof of English proficiency, which includes a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 score in each band) and a PTE score of 50 or its equivalent.

    Note: Applicants who belong to an English-speaking country or have completed their education (High School Diploma or an undergraduate degree) in English, are exempted from the English proficiency requirement.

  • This international health management course provides students with hands-on training on the application of management and business concepts in the field of international health sector. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills that are essential for successful management of all healthcare operations. Through this course students will gain an understanding of the following topics related to health management:

    • Leadership and decision-making;

    • Health strategy;

    • Operations management;

    • Health economics;

    • Information technology;

    • Research methods.

    The course structure of this programme consists of the following modules:

    • Principles of Health Management – In this module, students get an insight into the main principles of healthcare management, as well as the details of the roles and levels of management at a healthcare setting. They will also learn about the differences between management and leadership concepts in community healthcare system.

    • Human Resources Management and Health Organisations – This module emphasises on the impact of human resource management (HRM) on quality healthcare. Students are taught how the management of human resources in healthcare organisations can assist in the delivery of effective medical services to achieve patient satisfaction.

    • National Health Systems and Health Policy – Through this module, students will be able to obtain the skills required to promote health care orientation in all developmental policies. This also emphasises how healthcare practitioners can work towards reducing the cost of healthcare delivery, while simultaneously improving its quality.

    • Financial and Economic Management of Health Organisations – This section of the course helps students gain knowledge of financial systems that is essential for them to become a leader or administrator in the healthcare industry. It focuses on the impact of strategic planning, quality assurance and risk management initiatives.

    • Anthropology and Sociology of Health and Medical Care – This module emphasises on the medical sociology and anthropology in the development of public health and health systems. Students will gain expertise in identifying and studying social groups with the aim of maintaining and preserving health and alleviating diseases.         

    • Ethical, Cultural and Behavioural Aspects of Health – In this module, students will get to learn in detail about the complex relationship between culture, values, and ethics in healthcare. Students will learn about the modern ethical codes that healthcare professionals need to deal with.

    • Dissertation – In this module, you will get familiarised with the principles and complexities of using evidence, including researching, analysing, and evaluating health information and policy. Students will also gain hands-on experience in conducting an empirical research project in a contemporary issue associated with public health and health promotion.

  • The masters in international health management programme costs €11,000 (approximately INR 8,70,556) for international students and €6,000 (approximately INR 4,801,56) for EU students. Students are also eligible to apply for partial scholarships, based on their history of academic excellence. 

  

 Why opt for an MSc International Health Management?

Choosing an MSc International Health Management for your postgraduate degree will give students the opportunity to join the international community of students, scholars and health management professionals. Students will get the opportunity to learn German as well as about the culture of the country. Additionally, this course comes along with a blended mode of study (on-campus and online) that allows students to learn based on their convenience, without compromising their personal responsibilities.

Who should apply for MSc International Health Management?

Students who are interested to gain knowledge and understanding in the field of health management, planning and policy-making can choose to take up the International Health Management master’s programme. They can gain expertise in conducting primary and secondary research in order to develop evidence-based practice. The programme structure emphasises on ethical, political, societal, and cultural dilemmas that arise in public health and health promotion. If you like to engage in reflective practice, research, communication, transferable skills, and working in groups, this programme must be the right choice for you.

Scope and future of MSc International Health Management

The course is well-structured to provide students with the necessary knowledge and expertise to help them excel in the healthcare sector. Students can gain the ability to take on jobs as managers or leaders of the healthcare department within an organisation. The study modules of the course focus on the healthcare management operations of both international and local regions. After completing this course, students will get the chance to apply for a range of managerial roles in the international health care sector, as well as pursue a research degree.

Career prospects after pursuing MSc International Health Management

An MSc in International Health Management can help students develop expertise in healthcare management both at a local and global scale. Here are some of the career opportunities for the graduates of this course:

  • Global Health and Development Worker – International health and development workers are responsible for developing policies and programmes to improve health outcomes in low-income countries. They are required to collaborate with local agencies and authorities to find a long-term sustainable solution to health issues. They work towards implementing health policies and programmes in order to help people to improve and take control of their health. Additionally, they encourage people to increase control over their state of health by promoting engagement in health issues and to challenge social, environmental and economic norms.

  • Global Health Policy Analyst – Global health policy analysts specialise in analysing complex data to develop new health policies and strategies. They are typically hired by the government, international organisations, NGOs and consultancies. They mostly engage in researching and writing that involves any aspect of healthcare such as:

  • Conducting advocates in a local area;

  • Liaising with potential healthcare providers;

  • Evaluating policies that can affect the functioning of health clinics.

  • Healthcare Consultant – Healthcare consultants support organisations in formulating and implementing policy strategies to overcome healthcare issues. They specialise in the field of nutrition, healthcare management and policy development. Furthermore, they carry out preliminary research and examines the existing data available related to the problem. Their day-to-day job responsibilities include:

  • Analysing employment numbers;

  • Interviewing various employees and managers.

  • Health Promotion Specialist – They are typically involved in range of health related issues, focusing on a specific section of the society. They specialise in developing health awareness of individuals, groups and organisations. Health promotion specialist possess the skills required to provide specialist advice and resources to other agencies and local communities.

Graduates with a master’s degree in International Health Management can find employment across a range of industries. This includes non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs), government departments, consulting firms, pharmaceutical and medical devices industries and national health services. 

  

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