Material for New Degree Students: Health Business Management, MBA

Welcome to Study Health Business Management!

Congratulations – you have been chosen to study Health Business Management at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences!

Information and Orientation for New Students – Academic Year 2019 -2020

The academic year will start with an Orientation Day on Monday, September 2nd, 2019, from 09.00 to 16.00.  Participation is obligatory. The day will take place at Metropolia’s Myllypuro campus in Helsinki, classroom MPA2019.

The program comprises welcoming words by the management, familiarization with the faculty members, safety issues, introduction to Metropolia’s IT and digital tools, library, core curriculum, recognition of prior learning, and practicalities relating to the studies.  

The core curriculum, including courses / semester

AHOT – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students of Metropolia have an opportunity to benefit from AHOT-procedure (aikaisemmin hankitun osaamisen tunnustaminen/ recognition of prior learning) according to their own work or study experience.

Students studying at Higher Education Institutions can apply for recognition of their prior learning no matter where and how this knowledge has been acquired. The competences have to meet the objectives of the learning outcomes of the degree programme, however.

A student has an opportunity to make earlier learning visible and to get a decision on the recognition of these competences. In practice this means that if a certain study unit is accepted in AHOT-procedure, it isn’t necessary to study it again.

The RPL procedure will be explained in more detail during the Orientation Day. However, to facilitate speedy processing of the application, it is advisable to start getting prepared by collecting any references, certificates or similar documents which could be used as evidence for prior learning.

Schedule for first year students

All lessons take place at Myllypuro campus

  • 2.9. 9 – 16 Welcome and orientation
  • 10.9. 9 – 12 Strategy, Management and Leadership in Health Business
  • 10.9. 13 – 16 Research Skills and Methods
  • 17.9. 9 – 12 Strategy, Management and Leadership in Health Business
  • 17.9. 13 – 16 Research Skills and Methods
  • 24.9. 9 – 12 Strategy, Management and Leadership in Health Business
  • 24.9. 13 – 16 Research Skills and Methods
  • 30.9. 10 – 11.30 Library-work shop
  • 30.9. 13 – 15 Accreditation of prior learning – work shop
  • 30.9. 15.30 – 16.30 Mandatory video conference, Research Skills and Methods
  • 1.10. 9 – 12 Strategy, Management and Leadership in Health Business
  • 1.10. 13 – 16 Research Skills and Methods
  • 8.10. 9 – 16 Master’s Thesis Kick-Off / YAMK tutkintojen työelämäpäivä
  • 10.10. 15.30 – 16.30 Mandatory video conference, Research Skills and Methods
  • 17.10. 15.30 – 16.30 Mandatory video conference, Research Skills and Methods
  • 4.11. 8.30 – 11.45 Business Tools and Methods
  • 4.11. 12.30 – 15.45 Business Tools and Methods
  • 5.11. 8.30 – 11.45 Business Tools and Methods
  • 6.11. 8.30 – 11.45 Business Tools and Methods
  • 12.11. 9 – 10 Business Development Methods and Tools, tutorial via video conference
  • 15.11. 9 – 12  Master's Thesis and Maturity Test, small group tutorials
  • 19.11. 8.30 – 11.45 Business Tools and Methods, work shop with tutorial presence
  • 19.11. 12.30 – 15.45 Business Tools and Methods, work shop with tutorial presence
  • 3.12. 8.30 – 11.45 Business Tools and Methods, work shop with tutorial presence
  • 10.12. 8.30 – 15.45 Business Tools and Methods, final seminar
  • 13.12. 9 – 12 Master's Thesis and Maturity Test, small group tutorials

Literature to be used during the autumn

  • Easterby-Smith M, Thorpe R, Jackson P. Management research. Sage publication, the most recent edition. 
  • Kovner. AR. Fome DK-Aquila RD. Evidence Based Management in Healthcare. Health Administration Press, the most recent edition.
  • Cleland Silva, T. (2018) Transnational management and globalised workers: nurses beyond human resources. New York: Routledge. 
  • Ferlie, E., Montgomery, K., & Pedersen, A. R. (Eds.). (2016). The Oxford Handbook of health care management. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Mintzberg, H. (2018). Managing the Myths of Health care: Bridging the separations between care, cure, control, and community. Oakland: Berrett-Koehler. Short PDF of the book is available.

We are looking forward to meeting you all in September!

On behalf of the HBM faculty members, with kind regards,

Jukka Kesänen, RN, PhD
Head of the Master’s degree programmes
jukka.kesanen@metropolia.fi
Mobile phone +358 40 630 3637

Marianne Pitkäjärvi, RN, PhD
Senior lecturer
Responsible teacher for the HBM degree programme
marianne.pitkajarvi@metropolia.fi
Mobile phone +358 50 362 4306