The focus area of the profile is the economics of health care. The profile is designed to provide specialisation in the related fields of health economics, health policy and health care management.
The demand for graduates with competencies within health economics and related fields continues to increase as the demand for more advanced and expensive healthcare puts pressure on policy decision makers and healthcare industry managers. The purpose of the profile is to give the students the capacity to ask questions that are characteristic for applications and policy analysis within the health care sector. The profile gives students the ability to use economic theory and methods to give reflective answers.
The student will gain competencies in analysing policies and governance issues with an emphasis on health care institutions. In addition the student will gain strong analytical skills within applied economics in general. This is a qualification that may further career opportunities both in the private and the public sector - nationally as well as internationally. Graduates can expect to find employment in public administrations, government departments and agencies, management consultancies, international organizations, the pharmaceutical industry, and academia