Health Care Management

Master of Science (MSc) in Health Care Management

Do you aspire to be a critical thinking manager in the healthcare sector? Study Health Care Management in Rotterdam and be ideally prepared for a promising career.

Healthcare organisations worldwide are facing challenging issues caused by global trends, such as ageing and lifestyle changes. Good management is vital to solving these increasingly difficult issues in the healthcare sector. The master programme in Health Care Management equips you to live up to those challenges.

During this internationally oriented master in Health Care Management, you are trained to match knowledge from various academic fields (e.g. human resource management, quality & safety, financial management, logistics) with professional skills to deal with the complexities of contemporary healthcare problems and transitions. During this entire process, you never lose focus of patient demands and needs. The master programme offers many opportunities to deepen your knowledge on topical healthcare issues and practise your personal skills as a (future) healthcare manager. For students who want to enhance their practical experience, internships are offered as part of the programme (instead of an elective course). The programme is offered in both English (full time/ 1 year) and Dutch (part time/2 years).

Why study a Master in Health Care Management in Rotterdam?

• Healthcare is a dynamic field with many complex problems that you will face as a manager.
• Creative and flexible professionals with a proper academic background are needed to successfully deal with these problems.
• Practise academic, reflective and personal skills and be optimally prepared for a position as healthcare manager.

Career opportunities

The master in Health Care Management equips you to analyse and help to solve the many complex problems facing the healthcare sector. In actual practice, you usually start your career by working as management assistant, quality manager, or policy advisor. After that you can move into more responsible positions. Health Care Management offers excellent career opportunities with a wide range of employers.

With a master in Health Care Management, you stand out for your knowledge of primary healthcare delivery and business administration, and for your academic skills relating to strategic management. You will be optimally prepared for a position as healthcare manager.

Education objectives 

After graduation, you will have the skills and expertise to analyse and weigh up complex problems from various theoretical and empirical perspectives. You can apply your knowledge derived from fields such as policy sciences, socio-medical sciences and business administration. Strategic and financial management, negotiation and having an eye for stakeholders’ interests will be second nature to you.

Mode of education

Various teaching methods are being used in the master in Health Care Management. In combination, all teaching methods are aimed at training students to be independent academics who are able to further develop and apply their multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in all situations, both in ‘real life’ healthcare practice and in academia. We offer a wide range of educational methods and experiences, including a serious game and master cafés in which we discuss international topics with experts in the field. 

Target audience 

The master in Health Care Management aims to attract highly motivated and qualified students on their way to a promising career in healthcare management. The programme is open to students with (at least) a bachelor degree in a relevant field. More information.


For the academic year 2018-2019, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) will provide financial support to a yet to be determined number of non-EEA students who will start an ESHPM’s master programme as of 1 September 2018. More information about grants and finances