MAS in Managed Health Care
Health care in Switzerland is undergoing a period of rapid evolution. Constantly increasing costs are forcing service providers, finance providers, insurers, politicians, as well as society to find new ways of dealing with these changes.
This is placing greater demands on health care specialists and executives. Their daily professional lives require reliable assessment capabilities in operational and commercial matters as well as good communication and management skills. In addition, they also need knowledge of structural and socio-political data and processes. A crucial aspect is the ability to comprehend new subjects areas quickly and transfer them to their own sphere of activity. Graduates of the MAS in Managed Health Care significantly improve their chances of success in a wide range of managerial positions within the health care system.
At a glance
Qualification: Master of Advanced Studies in Managed Health Care UAS Zurich (60 ECTS)
Duration: 5 years
Costs: CHF 29,600.00
Languages of instruction: German, English
Objectives and content
Our students are health professionals: Head physicians, GPs, pharmacists, line manager nurses, executive professionals in insurance and pharmaceutical or med-technical companies, representatives of governmental institutions or executives in home care organizations.
The study program will prepare you for current and future challenges in health care and in your chosen career path. As a graduate, you will be in the position to evaluate health care measures and make sound decisions based on their effectiveness, efficacy, and efficiency.
You will be able to argue convincingly and initiate and implement change processes successfully. By engaging in interdisciplinary thinking and by acquiring competencies across different professional groups and institutions, you will be able to give a new impulse to your professional development.
The MAS MHC has a modular structure. Depending on your experience and professional background, you set your own priorities, choosing CAS courses and integration modules that are either systemic-social or organizational and business administration focused in nature (total volume: 48 ECTS credits).
Depending on individual arrangements, the program takes from 2-5 years to complete.
The following modules are available:
- CAS in Human Resource Management in Health Care
- CAS in Health Economics
- CAS in Health Care Systems and Health Policy
- CAS in Corporate Health Care Management
- CAS in Health Technology Assessment
- CAS in Evidence Based Health Economics
- Integration Module in 'Medicine for the Non-Medically Trained'
- Integration Module in 'Business Administration and Finance/Accounting'
Students admitted on merit are required to complete the academic writing course on designing and conducting academic research offered by ZHAW.
Self-study, classroom instruction (including, among others, lectures, case studies, individual and group work, presentations, and class discussion), and e-learning platform.
Part-time and modular; individually tailored to meet individual needs in terms of scheduling and content.
Total workload: 1800 hours.
The MAS program concludes with a Master’s thesis.
Enquiries and contact
University or college of professional education and training („höhere Fachschule“) with diploma („höhere Berufsprüfung“) and work experience.
Admission to the MAS study program is subject to a personal interview in Winterthur before commencement of the first CAS program. A final decision regarding admission is made by the Head of Program - MAS in Managed Health Care.
Information for applicants
Starting dates and application