Master in
Health Centre Administration and Management

Master in Health Centre Administration and Management

Online master in health sector company management

Introduction to the Master in Health Centre Administration and Management 

Health companies, both public and private, require management skills that allow for the optimisation of resources and the efficacy of clinical results. The professionals responsible for running health institutions and clinical services, both medical and non-medical, often belong to the medical sector but are still required to develop their management skills so they can achieve the required standards for efficacy.

Moreover, the continued introduction of new technologies and systems, both at the level of management and in the medical service itself, necessitates a transformation of the paradigms of health centre management.


This context creates the need to provide training to health centre executives that provides them with a thorough knowledge of the specific characteristics of medical management, with a focus on the changes that have occurred over the past few decades and the transformations we will face in the coming years.  

To execute their responsibilities, managers in the health sector need an appropriate and adequate skillset that covers all aspects of their roles. This skillset is acquired through training on the essential tools and their applications within the relevant context. Knowledge is best acquired from those that enrich it with their expertise, and this description certainly fits the faculty of this master’s degree. 


We divide this knowledge into three main general categories:

  1. Health Politics, Models and Systems of Health” provides the students with the knowledge they need to explain the cause and effect relationship that exists between the decisions made in health politics and the health models and systems that result from them. In this category, basic knowledge of Health Economics is essential for explaining the correlation between healthcare demands, the available resources and the response given according to the established regulations and the resulting models and systems.
  2. “Organisation Management”. After gaining an understanding of the context that surrounds a healthcare organisation which provides services, this second category addresses the knowledge that is required to manage a healthcare organisation of any kind. The available resources through which the expected results will be realised must be organised and exploited in a way that maximises the resulting benefits for the recipient of the services.
  3. Once students have been familiarised with the basic instruments for the management of a healthcare organisation, the third category specifies how these instruments are applied to different medical areas of the healthcare service, with a particular focus on their integrated management.


Profile of the programme’s participants:

This programme is aimed at executives and professionals who wish to develop a professional career in the administration and management of health centres with an innovative and efficient vision, or to improve their skills in this field.

  • Professionals who currently hold management responsibilities at healthcare organisations and need to develop their competencies and strengthen their skills.
  • Professionals whose vocation is healthcare institution management and who need to complete their professional training with specific knowledge of management in the health sector.
  • Medical professionals whose professional career path will lead to management-related responsibilities in clinical services and institutions.
  • Management professionals from other sectors seeking to progress their professional career.
  • Professionals who work for companies related to the healthcare sector and wish to broaden their knowledge of its structure and functioning.


Benefits of the Master’s Degree in Health Centre Administration and Management:

The main objective of this master’s degree is to provide the required general and specific skills to operate in a top executive role at different levels of organisations within the healthcare system or other fields of the health sector where they develop their professional activity.

These skills will be acquired through study of the political, economic and social factors which, alongside health science, shape existing healthcare models and systems. And also through familiarisation with the basic tools for planning and managing the resources, both general and specific, of each healthcare service sector.

This knowledge will expand the students’ decision-making skillsets within their current or future fields of responsibility.


Professional applications

  • Members of the of Board of Directors at institutions and companies within the health sector
  • Managing directors of institutions and companies within the health sector
  • Medical and nursing directors and heads of service
  • Administrative directors and general service directors at institutions and companies within the health sector  
  • Executives at health insurance companies
  • Directors in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Advisors for the health sector
  • Executives at companies which supply goods and services to the medical healthcare sector

Objectives of the Master’s Degree in Healthcare Management

  • To understand the new challenges faced by healthcare administrations
  • To analyse the various agents that shape the healthcare sector and study the changes that are occurring in some notable health systems 
  • To learn about the principles of business management that are applied to the specific features of healthcare organisations
  • To learn how to use decision-making tools that aim to optimise healthcare centres correctly
  • To learn how to manage in a way that ensures the quality of an effective and socially responsible service

Syllabus of the Master in Healthcare Centre Administration and Management

The syllabus is made up of 10 modules or subjects that cover all the essential processes and areas of knowledge for healthcare administration and management. 

These subjects are divided into 3 main areas that ensure the development of executive skills, the learning of the keys to management and their specific application in healthcare centres.

The master’s degree syllabus ends with a final project that serves as a practical activity in which the students can consolidate everything they have learned during the course.



  • Determinants of health: health in all policies
  • Public health
  • Health economics
  • Healthcare planning
  • Healthcare models and systems



  • The theory of organisations
  • Governance of healthcare organisations
  • Executive role and strategic planning
  • Managing human resources and knowledge capital
  • Managing economic, financial and real estate resources
  • Managing supporting services
  • Managing the building and refurbishment of healthcare equipment
  • Information systems and managing information and communication technologies
  • Quality policies and assessment of results
  • Ethics
  • Management of innovation and research



  • Clinical management
  • Primary and community healthcare. First level of resolution
  • Specialised hospital care
  • Efficiency in integrated organisations
  • Healthcare
  • Comprehensive and integrated healthcare across lines and services
  • Medication management
  • Mental healthcare



Final Project

The programme culminates with a final project that will be related to healthcare centre management. It can be a plan for improvement, an innovation project or a management project that provides solutions to existing problems.




At OBS Business School we orient our methodology towards the development of competencies, knowledge and skills. We promote flexible and immediate communication, encourage effective discussion, promote teamwork and facilitate interaction among all participants, namely students, lecturers and guest professionals.

The experience of shared learning

One of the key elements behind the teaching at OBS is the value we attribute to sharing knowledge with the participants at the centre. From our virtual campus they can access all the pedagogic and technological resources, communicate with lecturers, and interact with people from other sectors which provides an opportunity to discuss case studies with experienced professionals who can offer different perspectives. This means that the work performed on each case provides the students with a wider perspective thanks to the multiplicity of approaches, skillsets and levels of experience.

Practical and active participation

Our methodology is based on a combination of practical and theoretical learning that requires students to actively participate and contribute with their opinions and points of view. The participants, in addition to working on the documents they are provided with, are required to analyse and resolve case studies based on real and simulated business scenarios.  

The reference documents, case studies and simulations that we provide on a daily basis create a rich and realistic learning experience At OBS you are not just a spectator – you are an essential player.

The experience of studying at OBS

The connection our students experience with OBS is built through an extensive network of people who have been trained by professionals, experts, lecturers, business owners and entrepreneurs who describe themselves as curious, engaged, and open to questions and answers. They are people who are accustomed to proposals and suggestions and are highly involved with the business and social environment in which they conduct their work.

Therefore, the engagement that you get from studying with us maintains your awareness and connection with what is happening around you. Studying at OBS means staying updated on everything related to your field of interest, especially the practical contents that the faculty will provide you with on a daily basis. This is the value that OBS Business School provides. 

Our students closely examine the latest trends related to their area of work and contribute to conversations led by active professionals who select the sources, consult with us and ultimately put them into practice.




Our evaluation model revolves around the following key axes:

  • Contributing to the continuous monitoring of the programme
  • Ensuring the learning and use of the presented concepts and procedures
  • Assessing the level of fulfilment of the programme objectives that must translate into professional skills and competencies

Evaluation is performed consistently over the course of the programme. Each subject will have its own set of activities that the student must complete and which will be assessed by the lecturer, who will then inform the student of the grade obtained and, when necessary, the aspects that need to be improved.

The extra effort put in by the students through involvement in voluntary activities and consistent positive progress over the course of each subject will also be taken into consideration by the lecturers when giving a numerical grade as an overall result for the subject.

The overall evaluation of the programme is calculated using the average for all subjects. It is compulsory for the average of the grades obtained in all subjects to be positive.

Requirements for the Master in Healthcare Centre Administration and Management

The main goal of our admissions process is to ensure that the candidates are a good fit for the programme. All participants need to get the most out of this learning experience, which necessitates a context where it is possible to build long-term relationships with fellow students, lecturers and former students.


The stages of the admissions process are as follows:

  1. Admission requirements
  2. Admission request – Admission rejected
  3. Face-to-face interview
  4. Motivation letter
  5. Evaluation by the Admissions Committee – Admission rejected
  6. Enrolment – Admission rejected


The Master’s Degree in Executive Healthcare Administration and Management Qualification

Those who pass the programme and meet the academic requirements established by the University of Barcelona will obtain the qualification issued by the University of Barcelona.

To obtain the University of Barcelona qualification, students must hold a university degree (engineering degree, degree or diploma). Should that not be the case, after successfully passing all evaluations, students will be awarded a university extension diploma issued by the University of Barcelona.

Faculty of the Master’s Degree in Executive Healthcare Administration and Management

  • Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona (UB)
  • Diploma in Healthcare Management from EADA
  • Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Hospital Management and Healthcare Services at the University of Barcelona Medical School
  • CEO at Know How Advisers, S.L.


Antoni Trilla

  • Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona (UB)
  • Head of the Preventative Medicine and Epidemiology Service at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona
  • Director of the Master’s Degree in Hospital Management and Healthcare Services at the University of Barcelona Medical School

Victoria Morón

  • Master in Health Institutions Management.Fundació Dr. Robert. Universidad Autónima de Barcelona.
  • Graduate in nursing. Universidad de Barcelona.
  •  Partner Director Know How Advisers, SL

Ignasi Barrachina

  • Graduate in Medicine and Surgery
  • Diploma in Hospital Management from ESAFE
  • Managing Partner at Ubicue Salud

Jordi Nonell

  • Graduate in Law
  • Human Resources director at Fundació Althaia
  • Lecturer on the Master’s Degree in Hospital Management and Healthcare Services at the University of Barcelona Medical School

Joan Guanyabens

  • Doctor.
  • Director of the Fundació d’Estudis Superiors en Ciències de la Salut (FESCS).

Sílvia Cóppulo

  • Psychologist and Journalist.
  • Director of Ecos, Espais de Comunicació Social.

Carles Loran

  • Auditor-Accountant sworn accounts. Diploma in Economic Sciences.
  • Deputy to the Directorate of Barnaclínic (Grup Hospital Clínic).

David Álvarez

  • Diploma in Naval Machines.
  • Head of Maintenance of Hospital de Martorell.

Elisabeth Izquierdo

  • Industrial Engineer.
  • Director Of General Services and Infraestructures oh the Parc de Salut Mar.

Antoni Iruela

  • Doctor.
  • Technical Director of the Asociación Catalana de Entidades de Base Asociativa (ACEBA).

Carles Constante

  • Doctor.
  • General Director of the Consorci Sanitari Integral (CSI).

Cristina Molina

  • Pharmacist.
  • Director of the Pla. Director of mental health and addictions. Health Department. Generalitat de Catalunya.

Antoni Gilabert

  • Pharmacist.
  • Director of the Pharmacy and Medicines Area of the Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya (CSC).

Gabriel Capella

  • Doctor. Investigator.
  • General Director of the Fundació Institut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL).
  • Dedication60 ECTS
  • InitiationNovember 2018
  • Term10 months
  • Price6.500€
  • MethodologyOnline
  • LanguageSpanish