MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care

With a focus on the unique work context of health care organizations, students will learn to analyse health care innovations as business cases and develop actionable skills for their design and implementation. Courses draw on industry experts, high quality academic faculty and real life cases.

 

IHC

The Challenge

Health care systems around the world are facing structural, demographic, technological, and financial challenges that cannot be overcome merely by adjusting their costs or organization. Innovation in health care at a more radical scale will be a necessary part of the solution. A strong need is emerging for the skills required to enable these innovations.

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The response: New actionable skills

In response to this need the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School have developed a new a two year (120 ECTS) MSc in Innovation in Health Care (IHC). The MSc IHC is offered as a CBS degree, delivered jointly by the two universities, from 2016 onwards, admitting 50 students per year.

MSc IHC is designed to bring out a new type of graduates with powerful analytical and actionable skills, preparing their contribution to that broad range of organizations which over the coming decades will take health care through a major transformation. The innovations that will carry this transformation will take place at all levels of the health care system, involving both its public and commercial parts and new relationships between the two. Therefore students must be trained to initiate, manage and implement innovations in this complex setting. To build an interdisciplinary learning environment MSc IHC welcomes applicants with bachelor degrees across a range of business and health disciplines.

With a focus on the unique work context of health care organizations, students will learn to analyse health care innovations as business cases and develop actionable skills for their design and implementation. Courses draw on industry experts, high quality academic faculty and real life cases.

In the lead

The Copenhagen MSc IHC is the world’s first full two years master’s program offered in health care innovation. Other leading universities are also beginning to offer courses or concentrations in this new field. To see how the Copenhagen program is positioned among these initiatives, take a look at this short video from Harvard Business School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvRvi6n53dM&feature=youtu.be

Follow this link  PDF iconihc_life_science_en_2016.pdf to read an article about MSc IHC, based on interviews with Study Director Finn Valentin and Karsten Vrangbæk, professor of health policy and health economics at the University of Copenhagen. The article was published in “Life Science” edition from November 2015.

Structure and courses

The first 1 ½ years of the program are structured as quarter semesters (Q 1-6). Q 5-6 offers a choice between 3 elective tracks. The final thesis project is carried out over the last 6 months of the program. See PDF iconmsc_ihc_structure_and_content.pdf for a further overview of the MSc IHC structure and content.

First year Courses (60 ECTS)

Course

Quarter

ECTS

Introductory course in Innovation in Health Care

Q1

15

The Economics of Health Care Innovations

Q2

7,5

The Organization of Health Care Innovation

Q2

7,5

Innovation in clinical processes and Health Care delivery 

Q3

7,5

Foundations of Health Care IT

Q3

7,5

The  Health Care Innovation Project

Q3-4

15

 

Elective track on Digital Innovation in Healthcare  (30 ects)

Course

Quarter

ECTS

Digital Services Innovation in Health Care

Q5-6

15

Frontiers of Digital Health Care

Q5

7,5

Management of Health Care Data

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Q6

7,5

 

Elective track on Health Technology Assessment (30 ECTS)

Course

Quarter

ECTS

Health Innovation Assessment and Advanced Cost Benefit

Q5-6

15

Empirical methods in Health Care Innovation

Q5

7,5

Management of Health Care Data

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Q6

7,5

 

Elective track on Commercialization of health and bio innovations (30 CTS)

Course

Quarter

ECTS

Bio Markets

Q5

7,5

Governance control and contracts

Q5

7,5

Finance, Valuation and Accounting

Q6

7,5

BBIP Entrepreneurship Project

Q5-6

7,5

The MSc IHC program has obtained EIT labeling

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For more information contact ihc@cbs.dk

The page was last edited by: Student Affairs // 07/04/2017