MBA in Health Care Management

Introduction

 When offering health care services we take as starting point a setting where the public function takes the role of the agent and payer. The private sector is evolving from very simple and basic models, based first in complementary activities, to widen its offer assuming new health care services and functions in the National Health System, both evolving together.

As an outcome of this evolution we can mention mixed models of collaboration such as the “model Alzira" that guarantees the universality in the services with high-quality parameters without forgetting the efficiency and optimization of the resources. These formulas of public ownership-private exploitation shape the future of this sector.

In this context new challenges and opportunities are presented both for the managers of public and private entities. This situation forces to a deep understanding and knowledge of this new status quo to anyone who wants to develop professionally so as to run any of this organizations.  

The whole MBA curriculum must simultaneously develop essential competences of the professional: problem analysis, research and communications-solving, teamworking, negotiation and decision-making. 

Objectives

 The main objective of this Master is to provide the most rigorous and innovative training in order to allow the student handle all the knowledge and necessary skills to carry out his management tasks in a successful manner at any institution, public or private, in the health care sector paying special attention to the new mixed management models (public-private).

Specifics objectives:

- To define the characteristics of the public and private institutions that made up the health care sector, their structure and inner mechanisms of regulation.

- To know the policy framework and the legislation that is applied to health care products and services.

- To know and comprehend the current reality of our environment and its perspectives in global terms.

- To know all the precise methods, skills and tools to plan and run the services, to manage human and economic resources and to assess the results based on criteria of quality and efficiency.

- To train managers and executives who will be able to run the processes of change and innovation that are arising in the health care sector.

- To develop the main competences in the life of the person in charge: problem analysis, research and communications-solving, teamworking, negotiation and decision-making.

Other objectives:

· To acquire self-confidence when coping new challenges.

· To accelerate the development of the professional career of the student.

· To foster personal and professional growth of the student.

Modalidad y Metodología

Los contenidos del programa MBA se actualizan de forma constante en permanente conexión con la actualidad y desde un enfoque eminentemente práctico.

El programa docente se orienta fundamentalmente al desarrollo de las aptitudes de los participantes para, a través de la reflexión, afrontar las distintas situaciones y determinar las acciones más apropiadas en cada caso.

Los participantes se enfrentan a situaciones reales junto a docentes que están en contacto profesional directo con las mismas y aportan su propia experiencia, en un entorno que pretende simular la realidad de la forma mas fidedigna posible.

Nuestro método de enseñanza es dinámico y novedoso, favoreciendo que el estudiante aproveche todas las oportunidades disponibles.

Se basa en la modalidad de aprendizaje BLENDED, que consiste en la combinación de formación online personalizada (mediante nuestro Campus Virtual) y desarrollo competencial mediante sesiones presenciales y talleres.

Esta metodología combina las excelencias de uno y otro sistema:

  • Con relación a la formación online: deslocalización, accesibilidad, flexibilidad de horarios, propia planificación del trabajo, seguimiento personalizado de los avances de cada alumno, puesta en común de ideas.
  • Con relación a las sesiones presenciales: acceso sincrónico del grupo al conocimiento y a la experiencia profesional del docente, con interlocución e interacción directa con el mismo apoyándose en recursos técnicos altamente especializados.

Fruto del equilibrio entre ambas modalidades se logra la máxima interactividad entre participantes y profesorado.

Curriculum

  MODULE I: The Health Care Company

· Financial Management

· Marketing Management

· Operations Management

· Human Resources Management

MODULE II: Strategy and Innovation

· Environment

· Strategic Management

MODULE III: Leadership in Organizations

MASTER THESIS

Virtual Campus:

Throughout the course, students and professors will be provided in the Virtual Campus with  a training environment following the guidelines of the most advanced Learning Management Systems (LMS), with a specifically designed architecture and tools for on-line sessions to complement their learning process in the in-class sessions.

Career Prospects

 
  •     Management in organizations related to the Welfare sector
  •     National health systems services, areas, hospitals, primary health care, etc.
  •     Private hospitals and those in public-private collaborative running.
  •     Health insurance companies.
  •     Welfare establishments.
  •     Insurance companies: Accidents when working and professional illnesses.
  •     Consultancy in corporative development, business and strategic development in the health care sector.
 
14.100 €