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Health Care Management and Economics

Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Health care, social services, and care services

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme supports skills central to management consulting, corporate staff functions, general management and business development.

Career Opportunities  

The student will gain skills that will 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. The students will stand strong in the competition for jobs favouring skills within health economics. 

About the Degree

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. 

Compulsory courses Advanced Economic Evaluation (autumn), Advanced Health Economics (autumn), Microeconometrics (autumn), Master's Thesis

Constituent, elective courses (min. 30 ECTS) are chosen among the following: Advanced Health Economics II (spring), Advanced Microeconomics (autumn), Industrial Economics (spring), Personnel Economics (spring), Pharmaceutical Economics (spring), Management Accounting (autumn).
Elective courses (30 ECTS) are chosen among all graduate courses offered by the Academic Study Board of Economics or by The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. 


Applicants with a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from a University are qualified for admission. Applicants with a professional bachelor degree and other qualifying degrees may have access provided certain demands are fulfilled. In order for a degree to be deemed as a BSc programme in Economics and Business Administration, the applicant must have a bachelor degree from a university including a minimum of 75 ECTS courses within economics and business administration. 

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact T
he University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.  

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01



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