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Latvia has both fee-paying and state-financed higher education. The country has two kinds of higher education courses. These include the academic and professional programs. There are three levels of academic higher education – bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral studies. The climate in the country favors various winter sports and recreation activities such as ice skating, skiing and ice hockey. International students prefer studying in Latvia due to its social life, arts and cultural institutions. The country’s culture is easy to adopt to.

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Master in Health Management

RISEBA
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Health Management is the only programme of the kind in the Baltics. It gives opportunity to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in health management field based on European and international approach to health system management and applicable in real work. This study program is module-based, and part of the teaching staff is invited from foreign Universities... [+]

Top Master Degrees in Public Health in Latvia. Health Management is the only programme of the kind in the Baltics. It gives opportunity to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in health management field based on European and international approach to health system management and applicable in real work. This study program is module-based, and part of the teaching staff is invited from foreign Universities. The programme is jointly implemented by Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) and Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration. Health Management is among the best Master and MBA programmes in Eduniversal Ranking 2015! Master in Health Management - Top 200 Best Masters in Eastern Europe Ranking - Ranked N° 63! Degree awarded: Master in Health Management Professional qualification: Business Executive Language of instruction: English Form of study: Full time studies International opportunities: one semester internships abroad (ERASMUS Programme) The program has been designed to to develop economic and management knowledge, which are necessary for effective management of organisations and enterprises in health care sector to prepare high level specialists for professional work of a manager in health sector to support implementation of practical development and change projects in organisations and enterprises in health sector Advantages of the programme you will gain profound knowledge in economics and business administration and be able to find use of this knowledge in health industry, you will gain knowledge and master skills needed for successful organization/business operational and human resources management, you will be able to understand the challenges and possibilities of health policies leaving positive impact on health consumers and provided services you will develop and strengthen a leader’s „must-have” critical knowledge and skills needed for health organization and business administration, including transformation processes management and project management, you will master quantitative and qualitative research data collection, management and analytical skills, you will work with local and international development, academic and transformation projects in health enterprises and organizations. Content of the program Introductory Course: Basics of Economics (for students without economic or management knowledge, at extra cost) Module 1: Fundamentals Public Health and Health Economics Module 2: Fundamentals of Management in HC Module 3: Health system design Module 4: Leadership and Finance in HC Module 5: Health system and performance Management Module 6: HCO Marketing and Project Management Module 7: Research projects and internship Final Module and Master Thesis Admission requirement - completed application, - a copy of your passport (the original document should be also produced), - two duplicate photographs (3cm x 4 cm), - a copy of your bachelor diploma and official transcript. The original document should be also produced, - Curriculum Vitae (CV), - a copy of your education certificates and documents proving your participation in seminars, conferences and congresses. The original documents should be also produced, - publication copies (if there are such), - documents registration receipt; - Valid IELTS (at least 6.0) or TOEFL (at least 550) certificate, or other internationally recognised document certifying English language knowledge. Applicant without any evidence of language knowledge must pass RISEBA English language examination. Additional requirement: basic knowledge in Economics. Applicants with non-business previous education (2nd level prof. in the field of medicine) must take additional course in Economics. [-]