MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care

Through a thorough understanding of the challenges that health care systems are facing around the world, you will learn to analyse health care innovations as business cases and develop actionable skills for their design and implementation.

 

IHC

Innovation in health care at a radical scale will be a necessary part of the solution to the structural, demographic, technological and financial challenges facing health care systems. The skills required to enable these innovations are getting more important.

MSc in Innovation in Health Care is designed to provide you with powerful analytical and actionable skills in the unique context of health care organisations and companies. You will be trained to initiate, manage and implement innovations that will be necessary for the transformation that will take place at all levels of the health care systems, involving both its public and commercial parts and the important relationship between these two. 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.

To build an interdisciplinary learning environment MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care welcomes applicants with bachelor degrees across a range of both business and health disciplines.

Hear what the students have to say about the interdisciplinary study environment at the IHC program. 

Watch this video to learn more about the IHC study environment:

During their two years of studies students become involved in several innovation projects with local companies, start-ups, hospitals and health care organizations. 

In this video students and their projects hosts talk about their experience of working together.

Leaders in health care organisations and businesses stress the importance of educating this new type of professional innovation specialists in the intersection of business and healthcare:

"There is a strong need for this new degree in Innovation in health care. It is important to get health care innovation articulated and defined as a serious discipline in its own right. Currently innovations in health care are too often handled by enthusiasts lacking relevant specialized managerial skills. From this we get results that are a far cry from what could have been achieved with more professionalized staff. " says Ian Røpke, Programme Director, Copenhagen Municipality.
 

Structure and courses

The first 1 ½ years of the programme are structured as quarter semesters (Q 1-6). Q 5-6 offers a choice between 3 elective tracks. Part of these tracks can be taken at partner universities abroad. The final thesis project is carried out over the last 6 months of the programme.

See the full overview of the content and structure at MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care here

The IHC program has been developed and is delivered jointly by CBS and the University of Copenhagen (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences). MSc IHC is accredited not only by the Danish Government by also by EIT Health.

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

(SITA11005U i Kand. Sundheds IT http://kurser.ku.dk/course/sita11005u/2014-2015

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

(SITA11005U i Kand. Sundheds IT http://kurser.ku.dk/course/sita11005u/2014-2015

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 // 08/23/2018