University Master's Degree in Healthcare Management - Official
Managing and leading healthcare institutions, centres or services requires managerial training and preparation to be able to take on positions of responsibility and steer professional development in the right direction.
The University Master's Degree in Healthcare Management in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UIC Barcelona offers this kind of professional training, thus adding value to your academic qualification. This official Degree Programme is recognised throughout the European Higher Education Area and is accredited by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in the Spanish Government and the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU). Since its creation in 2010, this master’s degree has helped train and qualify managers and directors in all areas and at all levels of both the private and public healthcare systems based on an international outlook.
The curriculum aims to offer the training required to confidently take on managerial responsibilities that range from those inherent to general or business management, to managing administrative departments and primary care, hospital, social healthcare or mental health services or units. The programme also covers managerial training for the pharmaceutical, technological or private insurance sectors.
Why take our Master's Degree in Healthcare Management at UIC Barcelona?
- This Official Master’s Degree is recognised throughout the European Higher Education Area.
- A qualification that adds value to a previous official bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
- It is the only master’s degree in Healthcare Management with a practical module included in the programme.
- Training in simulated scenarios at the Comprehensive Centre for Advanced Simulation at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
- Prestigious and renowned lecturers and professors, many of whom hold doctoral degrees and are practitioners in executive roles in their respective fields.
- Schedule and timetables that are compatible with professional commitments.
- Easy access to the Campus by public transport.
- The best Final Master's Degree Projects will be selected for publication in scientific or trade journals, as well as receiving the University’s backing for their practical application should they be deemed to have a high translational value.
- More than 200 students over 10 years with a high level of subsequent professional progression.
- Student job bank.
- Regular communication with the directors via the class representative(s).
“I’m a specialist in Internal Medicine and I trained at the Bellvitge Hospital. Caregiving has always been my greatest passion. However, due to socio-demographic shifts in society, new technologies and new supply and demand healthcare systems, I decided to complement my training with the Master's Degree in Healthcare Management from UIC Barcelona, which helped me understand and acquire further knowledge about hospital processes, leadership and team management. This programme helped me to access positions such as my current jobs at Tres Torres and at the Duran i Reynals Social Healthcare Hospital.”
Alumnus from the University Master's Degree in Healthcare Management
Current coordinator of the department of Internal and Family Medicine at the Mi Tres Torres Clinic
The University Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management (MUGS) has helped to reinforce my theoretical knowledge on management, which has made our managerial duties easier to deal with, as well as giving us a theoretical foundation upon which to base our daily practice.
Thanks to this master’s degree, I have been able to establish a network of professionals from other institutions who have become my friends and colleagues. Together we have created spaces where we can discuss practical cases and examples of day-to-day casuistry.”
Human Resources Manager at the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO)
In my opinion one of its best points is the fact that people can do work placements in hospitals. In my case, I discovered a method of management which was different to what I was used to and it was very interesting. I also met professionals from various fields of management who carry out their daily work completely naturally and transparently, which is something to be very thankful for.
Head of Emergency Service HGC
Professionals from the healthcare sector interested in acquiring official training and a university qualification that will allow them to take on managerial and executive roles, or, in reinforcing their previous experience acquired in these positions.
Given the interdisciplinary and multi-professional nature of its managerial focus, this master’s degree is aimed at graduates in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Economics and Business Administration, Engineering, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Law, Biomedicine and Bioengineering.
- Welcome session: September 17, 2021
Start date: October 1, 2021
- To equip students with the tools they need to tackle the basic elements of healthcare management, which involves understanding its context. As such, the first subject will teach students how to identify between the existing healthcare models and systems they might be working in, which healthcare policies it adheres to and how health economics can help in their analysis.
- In the second subject, students will learn how to implement all management tools that are applicable to any healthcare organisation and in any context. Students will learn how to apply their knowledge and methodologies to manage economic, technological and human resources, and to communicate appropriately, use information systems and negotiation techniques, as well as devise strategic and business plans. All training will take the values of patient-focused healthcare and bioethics into account.
- In the third subject, students will learn how to correctly manage processes in healthcare organisations’ centres, departments and units, building on their knowledge of instruments and methodologies learned during the previous unit, whilst mindful of the context at hand, which they are able to identify thanks to the knowledge acquired during the first subject.
- The simulation exercises, which will be presented as scripted scenarios that recreate real-life situations, aim to expose students to exceptional, predictable and common situations, which every manager will undoubtedly face at some point in their career.
- Students will also complete work placements in healthcare centres that have been approved by La Unió, the Association for Social and Healthcare Centres (www.uch.cat), which will give them the chance to put their theoretical knowledge of management into practice.
Course directors and coordinators
- Dr. Boi Ruiz
- Dr. Joan Bosch
- Dr. Boi Ruiz (President)
- Dra. Candela Calle
- Dr. Rafael Lledó
- Mr. Llorenç Sotorres
- Dr. Xavier Mate
- Mr. Joan Maria Ferrer
Teaching staff 2020-2021 academic year
- Dr. Andreu Aloi. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Director of Quality and Planning at Fundació Privada Hospital Asil de Granollers.
- Dr. Josep M. Argimón. Doctor in preventive medicine and public health. Director of the Catalan Institute of Health, and Secretary of Public Health of the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
- Sr. David Barrachina. Industrial organisation engineer. Head of Infrastructure, Maintenance and Hotel Services. Maresme Health Consortium
- Dr. Juan Ignacio Barrachina. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. International consultant.
- Dr. Miquel Bastons. Holder of a PhD in Business Administration and Management. Lecturer in the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at UIC Barcelona.
- Dr. Joan Bosch. Doctor of Medicine. Director of Research. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
- Dr. Carles Blay. Doctor of Medicine. Course coordinator in the Faculty of Medicine at UVic. Doctor at the Catalan Health Institute.
- Dra. Carmen Cabezas. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Assistant director of Promotion for the Department of Health’s Public Health Agency. Government of Catalonia.
- Dra. Candela Calle. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Director-general of the Catalan Institute of Oncology.
- Sra. Anna Clopés. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy. Director of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Policy at the Catalan Institute of Oncology.
- Dr. Josep Comin-Colet. Doctor of Medicine. Head of the Chronic Heart Failure Unit in the Cardiology Service at Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge.
- Dra. Silvia Cóppulo. Holder of a PhD in Communication Sciences. Holder of a degree in Psychology. Journalist for TV3 and Catalunya Ràdio.
- Dr. Xavier Corbella. Doctor of Medicine. Head of the Internal Medicine Service at Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge. Vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
- Dr. Josep Corbella. Holder of a PhD in Law. Legal adviser for Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona.
- Dra. Mª Dolors Navarro. Doctor of Medicine specialising in Public Health. Director of Patient Experience at Hospital Infantil de Sant Joan de Deu, Esplugues de Llobregat.
- Dr. Jaume Duran. Doctor of Medicine. Director-general of Fundació Sanitària de Mollet.
- Dra. Marta Elorduy. Holder of a PhD in Health Sciences, Medical Education. Vice-dean of Medicine. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
- Dr. Joan Maria Ferrer. Holder of a PhD in Medicine. Director of Quality, Teaching and Research. Fundació Sanitària de Mollet.
- Dra. Cristina Gámez. Doctor of Medicine. Head of the Nuclear Medicine Service PET IDI at Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge.
- Dr. Francesc García Cuiás. Doctor of Medicine and Surgery. Specialised in General Surgery. President of the Catalan Society of Digital Health.
- Dr. José Augusto García. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Director-general of the Catalan Health and Social Care Consortium.
- Dr. Antoni Gilabert. Holder of a PhD in Pharmacy. Director of Pharmacy and Medicines at the Catalan Health and Social Care Consortium.
- Sr. Carme Julián.Holder of an undergraduate degree in Economic and Business Sciences.
- Dr. Rafael Lledó. Doctor of Medicine and holder of an undergraduate degree in Work and Organisational Psychology. Director-general of Fundació Privada Hospital Asil de Granollers.
- Sr. Carles Lorán. Holder of a diploma in Business Sciences. Certified accountant/auditor. Economic and financial director at Barna Clínic.
- Sr. David Macià. Holder of a degree in Nursing. Executive director at Hestia Alliance.
- Dr. Xavier Mate. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Holder of a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management and Health Resources. Director-general of IDCsalud Catalonia (Hospital Universitari General de Catalunya, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor and Clínica del Vallès).
- Dra. Cristina Monforte. Holder of a PhD in Nursing. Director of Nursing at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
- Sra. Montse Ortiz. Holder of a diploma in Social Work. Head of the Social Work Unit at Fundació Privada Hospital Asil de Granollers.
- Sr. David Pahissa. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management. Head of the Personal Support Analysis and Planning Unit at Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron.
- Dr. Rojo, Emilio. Doctor of Medicine, specialised in Psychiatry, and medical director at the Benito Menni Mental Health Care Complex - Sisters Hospitallers.
- Dr. Boi Ruiz. Doctor of Medicine. Director of the Healthcare Management and Health Policy Chair at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
- Dr. Albert Salazar. Doctor of Medicine. Managing director at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
- Dr. Ramón Salinas. Doctor of Medicine. Head of the Haematology and Haemotherapy Service.Regional director of Banc de Sang i Teixits.
- Dra. Mireia Sans. Doctor of Medicine, specialised in Family and Community Medicine. Director of CAP Comte Borrell.
- Dr. Jaume Sellarés. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Director of EAP Sardenya in Barcelona. President of the Teaching Unit at the Association of Associative Entities (ACEBA).
- Sr. Llorenç Sotorres. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Economic and Business Sciences. Secretary-general of Fundació Puigvert.
- Dra. Marta Trapero. Holder of a PhD in Health Economics and lecturer and researcher in the Department of Economics and Business Organisation of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.
- Dr. Ricard Treserras. Doctor of Medicine. Assistant director-general of Healthcare Planning. Directorate General of Healthcare Regulation, Planning and Resources. Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia.
- Dr. Miquel Vila. Holder of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. Assistant medical director and head of Surgical Operations at Hospital General de Granollers.
- Dr. José Zorrilla. Doctor of Medicine. Head of Urgent and Emergency Care at Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu de Manresa.
- ALLUÉ ORDUÑA, Natalia
- BARRACHINA CARICCHIO, David
- BARRACHINA MONTES, Juan Ignacio
- BASTONS PRAT, Miquel
- BOSCH SABATER, Joan
- CABEZAS PEÑA, Maria Carmen
- CALLE RODRÍGUEZ, Candelaria
- CLOPÉS ESTELA, Ana Maria
- COPPULO MARTINEZ, Silvia
- CORBELLA VIRÓS, Xavier
- DURAN NAVARRO, Jaume
- ELORDUY HERNÁNDEZ-VAQUERO, Marta
- FERRER TARRÉS, Juan María
- GÁMEZ CENZANO, Cristina
- GARCÍA ALTÉS, Anna
- GARCÍA CUYÁS, Francisco
- GARCIA NAVARRO, Jose Augusto
- GILABERT PERRAMON, Antoni
- GUANYABENS CALVET, Joan
- JULIÁN CAMPOS, Maria Carme
- LAILLA JOU, Assumpció
- LLEDÓ RODRÍGUEZ, Rafael
- LORÁN CONSTANS, Carlos
- MACIÀ PAJARES, David
- MATE GARCÍA, Javier
- MONFORTE ROYO, Cristina
- MOYA PADILLA, Esther
- NAVARRO RUBIO, Maria Dolores
- PAHISSA LÓPEZ, David
- PEREZ SEGARRA, Ana Carol
- RIFÀ SOLSONA, Josep
- ROJO RODES, José Emilio
- RUIZ GARCIA, Boi
- SALAZAR SOLER, Alberto
- SALINAS ARGENTE, Ramón
- SANS CORRALES, Mireia
- SELLARÈS SALLAS, Jaume
- SOTORRES BARTOLI, Lorenzo
- TRAPERO BERTRAN, Marta
- TRESSERRAS GAJÚ, Ricardo
- ZORRILLA RIVEIRO, José Gregorio
Prerequisites & admissions
Grants & financial aid
Final master's degree project
Students will use the knowledge and skills they have acquired throughout the master’s degree to write their Final Project. They will propose the subject of the Project themselves, which must be accepted by the Teaching Committee and supervised by one of the lecturers/professors on the master’s degree. The Final Project will take the form of an academic essay, which they must defend before an academic jury.