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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February, September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Health at University of Groningen

Make a difference! Add value to health and care.

How can healthcare improve health outcomes and patientexperiences while containing costs and guaranteeing access for all?

**Best general MSc Business Administration in theNetherlands - HigherEducation Guide Masters 2017**

High-quality healthcare is a critical foundation for individualwell-being and a well-functioning society. Healthcare systemsrequire maintenance, improvement and innovation on all levels.Healthcare managers need to cope with societal challenges anddeploy technological opportunities without disrupting ongoing caredelivery. One challenge is our ageing society with its growingdemand and rising expectations, while fewer hands are available toprovide care and the costs need to be contained. How can wereconcile these tensions? Which trade-offs need to be made? Themanagerial challenges require a strategic vision and coordinatedefforts within healthcare companies as well as with other playersin this dynamic field. This creates a demand for multidisciplinaryeducated 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 tounderstand and make a difference in this highly relevant sector.The course offerings combine healthcare management and healtheconomics. You are provided with options to develop a moremanagerial or a more economic focus. Yet, you also look beyond themanagerial or economic perspective: how to take the clients',clinicians', carers', and insurers' positions into regard? MSc BAHealth Graduates have solidly prepared themselves to contribute to the multifaceted world of healthcare and prevention.

Make a difference! Add value to health and care.

How can healthcare improve health outcomes and patientexperiences while containing costs and guaranteeing access for all?

**Best general MSc Business Administration in theNetherlands - HigherEducation Guide Masters 2017**

High-quality healthcare is a critical foundation for individualwell-being and a well-functioning society. Healthcare systemsrequire maintenance, improvement and innovation on all levels.Healthcare managers need to cope with societal challenges anddeploy technological opportunities without disrupting ongoing caredelivery. One challenge is our ageing society with its growingdemand and rising expectations, while fewer hands are available toprovide care and the costs need to be contained. How can wereconcile these tensions? Which trade-offs need to be made? Themanagerial challenges require a strategic vision and coordinatedefforts within healthcare companies as well as with other playersin this dynamic field. This creates a demand for multidisciplinaryeducated 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 tounderstand and make a difference in this highly relevant sector.The course offerings combine healthcare management and healtheconomics. You are provided with options to develop a moremanagerial or a more economic focus. Yet, you also look beyond themanagerial or economic perspective: how to take the clients',clinicians', carers', and insurers' positions into regard? MSc BAHealth Graduates have solidly prepared themselves to contribute to the multifaceted world of healthcare and prevention.

After your studies

Job prospects

Across Europe, healthcare expenditures are high and healthservices is still growing as an employment sector. Therefore,managerial knowledge is in high demand to organise all thedisciplines and stakeholders involved and motivate them into acoordinated effort. As a graduate of MSc BA Health, you will havethe academic skills crucial in analysing and intervening in theorganisation of care and issuing advice about its economicenvironment.

Future employment opportunities may include (inter)nationalhealthcare organisations, consultancy agencies, insurancecompanies, or (semi-)governmental organisations.

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To support you in developing your career and strengthening your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies.

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Across Europe, healthcare expenditures are high and healthservices is still growing as an employment sector. Therefore,managerial knowledge is in high demand to organise all thedisciplines and stakeholders involved and motivate them into acoordinated effort. As a graduate of MSc BA Health, you will havethe academic skills crucial in analysing and intervening in theorganisation of care and issuing advice about its economicenvironment.

Future employment opportunities may include (inter)nationalhealthcare organisations, consultancy agencies, insurancecompanies, or (semi-)governmental organisations.

FEB Careers Company
To support you in developing your career and strengthening your employability skills, our FEB Careers Company empowers you to achieve lifelong success through various career services during your studies. Check: FEB CareerServices

Job examples

  • Management trainee in a larger healthcare organisation
  • Manager within a healthcare organisation, such as a hospital, mental health institute, nursing and care home, or primary care network
  • Consultant specialised in the health sector
  • Healthcare purchaser, e.g for a municipality or health insurer
  • Project Manager for a health insurance company
  • Policy analyst or advisor within a government agency
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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
    Course startsFebruary, SeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Entry requirements

Admission requirements

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certified competences

GMAT/GRE; for specific scores (and exemptions), see http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

grade list

A certified grade list(s) is considered in the evaluation.

language test

TOEFL internet based (IBT): 90, IELTS Academic: 6.5; for specific scores see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessAdministration,Business Economics, Econometrics and OperationsResearch, Economics and Business Economics, International Business,Technology Management.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)ication/intl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

To be eligible for admission to this Master, you need to hold an academic Bachelor's or Master's degree from a research university in one of the following - or closely related - fields: BusinessAdministration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics andBusiness Economics, International Business.

To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, we will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades that you have obtained.

For more information, see: http://www.rug.nl/(...)plication/nl-route/1

If you have any questions concerning admission, please contact our Admissions Office: http://www.rug.nl/(...)rt/admissions-office

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS writing5.5
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based575
TOEFL internet based90

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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