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What will I learn?

High-quality healthcare is a critical foundation for individual well-being and a well-functioning society. Healthcare systems require maintenance, improvement and innovation on all levels. Healthcare managers need to cope with societal challenges and deploy technological opportunities without disrupting ongoing care delivery. One challenge is our ageing society with its growing demand and rising expectations, while fewer hands are available to provide care and the costs need to be contained. How can we reconcile these tensions? Which trade-offs need to be made? The managerial challenges require a strategic vision and coordinated efforts within healthcare companies as well as with other players in this dynamic field. This creates a demand for multidisciplinary educated 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 to understand and make a difference in this highly relevant sector. The course offerings combine healthcare management and health economics. You are provided with options to develop a more managerial or a more economic focus. Yet, you also look beyond the managerial or economic perspective: how to take the clients', clinicians', carers', and insurers' positions into regard? MSc BA Health Graduates have solidly prepared themselves to contribute to the multifaceted world of healthcare and prevention.

Job prospects

Across Europe, healthcare expenditures are high and health services is still growing as an employment sector. Therefore, managerial knowledge is in high demand to organise all the disciplines and stakeholders involved and motivate them into a coordinated effort. As a graduate of MSc BA Health, you will have the academic skills crucial in analysing and intervening in the organisation of care and issuing advice about its economic environment.

Future employment opportunities may include (inter)national healthcare organisations, consultancy agencies, insurance companies, or (semi-)governmental organisations.

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Economics and Business

Study options

Full Time (12 Months)

Tuition fees
€15,000.00 (12,11,632) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,


9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

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: Business Economics, Business Administration, Econometrics and Operations Research, Economics and Business Economics, International Business, Technology Management.

IELTS Academic overall score 6.5 (Speaking 6, Writing 6.5); TOEFL internet-based overall score 90 (Speaking 20, Writing 24); C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency (with minimum score 180); University of Groningen Language Centre Test (Speaking B2, Writing C1).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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