Master of Business Administration

in Health Economics

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Rushford Business School, Switzerland

This MBA is also awarded with a UK Ofqual regulated Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management

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Program Overview

Welcome to MBA in Health Economics offered by Rushford Business School. Health Economics is one of the most impactful branches of economics. It is an applied science which involves the use of economic fundamentals and theories. It helps to understand how individuals, governments, hospitals and healthcare systems, and other stakeholders make decisions regarding the promotion of health and wellbeing of individuals and societies.

One of the aims of health economics is the promotion of a positive and healthy lifestyle and we aim to accomplish this through a rigorous study of all stakeholders involved in the delivery of services across the spectrum of healthcare. The focus is on creating efficiencies through process engineering, technology application, pricing, strategic investment, and modulation of the social fabric.

The Rushford MBA in Health Economics has been designed keeping in mind the needs of professionals who are currently involved in healthcare set up and would like to gain a formal qualification in health economics along with a degree in business and management. It is also well suited to new graduates who would like to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills required to create a competitive edge for themselves in their careers in healthcare. The program focuses on hands-on learning through case studies and simulated scenarios that expose the student to complex economic challenges that are faced by health organizations.

Students who complete this course find opportunities in a wide variety of organizations including health agencies, international health organizations, NGOs, academia and governmental agencies involved in health delivery and promotion.

Next Start Date:
01 Jun 2024
25 May 2024
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Program Curriculum

MBA - Health Economics (Online)

1. 12 MBA Core Courses & 3 Electives (Total 60 Credits)

Average Course Length: 3 weeks

2. Health Economics Specialization Courses (16 Credits)

3. Health Economics Capstone Project (14 Credits)



You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required for the following candidates:
– Native English Speakers, OR;
– Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
– Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

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The Rushford MBA in Health Economics has been developed for new graduates and health professionals with experience in any area of healthcare and who aspire to grow to senior leadership and management roles.

Along with the core MBA program, this specialization in health economics provides you with the knowledge and skills required for being an effective leader and team member for solving the healthcare challenges we are facing today. There is immense focus on developing the skills to collect data, analyze and interpret data, and drawing meaningful inferences that drive effective decisions. The program also puts focus on health outcomes and health policy.

You can work as:

  • Health economist in pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device companies.
  • Health economist in consulting firms or research organizations.
  • Health economist or policy analyst in government agencies such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the World Health Organization.
  • Health economist in non-profit organizations or international development agencies.
  • Health economist or manager in health insurance companies or managed care organizations
  • Health economist in academic research centers or universities, where they can conduct research, teach and mentor students.
  • Health economist in healthcare providers or hospitals, where they can analyze the cost-effectiveness of different treatments and help to improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery.
  • Health economist in venture capital or private equity firms, where they can analyze the market potential and financial feasibility of new healthcare technologies and products.

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

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Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

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Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.