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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:6 / 9
Course supervisor: Daiga Behmane
Study type:Full time
Course level:Master's
Target audience:Health Management
Language:English, Latvian


The purpose and specifics of the study programme are:
- to combine business-focused teaching with latest trends in the provision of healthcare sector to provide students with essential knowledge and management skills to enhance graduates into a management career in healthcare organisations and enterprises;
- to ensure acquisition of professional qualification – business establishment executive.

The study programme incorporates 2 types of work placements as an integral part of the study programme, thus enhancing the students’ corporate exposure and employability:

1.2.Healthcare Business Management – 6 ECTC (optional, for programme with 90 ECTC credit value) or 18 ECTC (compulsory for programme with 120 ECTC credit value);
1.2. Health Systems Management – 6 ECTC (optional, for programme with 90 ECTC credit value) or 18 ECTC (compulsory for programme with 120 ECTC credit value).


Professional placement is taken by students after the 1st year of studies in companies or organisations operating in Latvia or abroad in Healthcare sector. The aim of the professional work placement is to link the knowledge and skills gained from the program with the real business practice and to develop professional, interpersonal and social skills for the successful career in local and international companies.

Learning outcomes


Students will obtain knowledge on
- company structure,
- business process organisation and functioning;
- professional duties in accordance with the company profile and needs.-
- working with staff members and clients, making appointments, arranging meetings, negotiations etc;
-taking decisions within the limits of his/her responsibilities and competence.


Practical application of knowledge obtained in the study courses, including:
- Business communication skills;
- Organisational and teamwork skills;
- Business analysis and management skills.


Competence in the areas included in the placement assignment, including
- practical hand-on experience of preparing business research consultancy;
- Processing and analysing information within the framework of his/her competence and company’s needs (analysis, summaries, reports, memos, articles, leaflets, notes, etc.)

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Health Management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane
Health Management2Master’sRequiredDaiga Behmane