Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics

  • Classes taught in: English
  • Start of classes: 01 February 2017 (to be confirmed)
  • End of program: 01 December 2018 (to be confirmed)
  • Program type: Official Master's Degree
  • ECTS: 60
  • Modality: Online
  • Tuition fees: 8,150.00 €

Entirely taught in English, the Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics at UPF Barcelona School of Management will address the economics and management of health services and pharmaceuticals and at the same time provide you with the skills needed to professionally manage the health and pharmaceutical service provision of any administration, organization or health insurance agency, whether public or private.

Alongside a large proportion of international students, on the Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics you will learn to apply concepts, techniques and economic instruments to the main problems of resource allocation faced by administrations, insurance agencies and health organizations in providing healthcare and pharmaceutical care. You will also become familiar with the various agencies for evaluation of medical products and medical technologies, and the insurance agencies and consultancy firms that are connected to the sector.

Aimed at professionals and graduates of the health and pharmaceutical sector, the Online Master in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics boasts a teaching staff made up of renowned lecturers from the Economics, Business and Health Science departments of Pompeu Fabra University.

Why this program?

  1. Because the over 1,000 students that have passed through its over 20 editions can attest to this program's success and solidity.
  2. Because it is designed by Jaume Puig-Junoy and Carles Murillo, experienced and respected academics and professionals in the field of health economics, and lecturers in the Department of Economics and Business and the Department of Health Sciences at Pompeu Fabra University.
  3. Because 95% of students from its last three editions would recommend this master.
  4. For its excellent position in international rankings: 29th position in the Eduniversal world rankings in the category of Health Management Masters, and within this category, 4th in Health Economics Masters.
  5. Because it is the only masters that offers you the option to study online in two different languages, and that teaches you from an international perspective, using rigorous content adapted to the current reality of the market.

Objectives

To provide specialised training in the economics and management of health care services and pharmaceutical products (Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics).

The concept of management in the health and the pharmaceutical sector is understood in the broadest sense. It includes public sector services, health care institutions at any level of care, providers of pharmaceutical services, agencies for the evaluation of drugs and medical technologies, the pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical wholesalers, insurance companies and consultancy and advisory firms.

The programme is of special relevance for professionals and graduates related to the health sector who are interested in health economics, pharmacoeconomics, and the design and management of quality programmes.

The programme offers academic training with a high reputation on the market. Participants are not required to have previous knowledge of economics.

Who is it for?

This programme is aimed at professionals in the health sector and the pharmaceutical sector who cannot afford the time to attend an on-site course, or who prefer to work primarily through virtual communication. This International Master's Degree in Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics meets the needs and requirements both of experienced professionals and of recent graduates who wish to increase their knowledge in these areas.
The programme is geared towards professionals who, wherever they live in the world, wish to follow an online course with the characteristics we have outlined above. It is conducted entirely online, and at no time is it necessary to attend face-to-face sessions. The international edition of this programme is entirely in English.

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