Earn a Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MHSA) Online
The University of Nicosia (UNIC) MHSA recognizes that leaders need to leverage the most up-to-date technology to stay relevant and innovate in the dynamic field of Health Services.
Accelerate your leadership skills, cultivate entrepreneurship and prepare for crises management with this Master’s degree for working professionals.
A primary goal of the MHSA is to equip professionals and managers in hospitals, clinics, pharmaceuticals, insurance firms, biotechnology firms, and other health-related settings, with the crucial skills to manage and lead profitable healthcare organizations while, at the same time, delivering high-quality services with patient safety at the forefront.
Students acquire managerial and leadership skills in key areas such as operations management, crises management, legal and ethical decision making, finance, epidemiology, biostatistics, human resource management, health economics, clinical systems management, managerial accounting, quality management, patient safety, and more. All offered courses have been designed specifically for the health services sector with a focus on current technology driving innovation in this industry.
Why a Master of Science in Health Services Administration Online at UNIC.
Understand how new digital technologies, (A.I., Blockchain, Internet of Things, etc.) are innovating health services
EU degree globally recognized and accredited
UNIC is 1 of only 14 universities in the world awarded a 5-Star rating in online/distance learning
Industry leaders from UNIC Institute for the Future, #1 in Blockchain Globally, explore how this new technology is disrupting health services
Real-world application through a business plan, field project or an electives pathway during your final semester
Direct access to faculty: thrive and find support with a personal tutor matched with students from day one
Lead an organization to explore the redistribution of resources during a crisis through financial and health economics management coursework
Option of full-time or part-time study, depending on your schedule and commitments
Affordable MHSA with scholarships available to enable global access
UNIC ranked number 32 university in the world in the core area of Quality Education (Times Higher Education, 2021)
Graduates have a 99,8% career placement rate, within our international medical programmes
Who is this Programme for
The MHSA is a perfect fit for
Individuals seeking a competitive advantage in the workplace to expand their career by gaining the most required skillset today
Recent graduates from various disciplines (Business, Humanities, Sciences) who want to pursue further expertise related to Health Services
Individuals seeking to change careers and leverage their past work experience into the expansive field of Health Services
Entrepreneurial problem solvers who are looking to create a business plan or research to tackle existing organisational issues
Natural-born leaders seeking to advance their careers through understanding and optimizing new technology use in the workplace
Change Agents enthused to complete research and field projects to address real-world challenges
Why Study Health Services Administration?
Healthcare occupations: a projected growth rate of 14 per cent from 2018-2028, a significantly higher growth rate than average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Jobs of Tomorrow Report includes extensive needs now and in the future working in services related to the Care Economy and Data and A.I. World Economic Forum
With an ageing population and greater environmental health risks the jobs related to healthcare are projected to grow more than any of the other occupational groups. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Prior to the pandemic, global healthcare spending was expected to rise 5 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate from 2019-23 which will create opportunities for the sector (Deloitte); COVID-19 will accelerate these projections
Major gaps in ICT companies (Total Market, Large Companies) with skills like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Data Science. IDC. Cyprus ICT 2019-2012 Forecast and Analysis
A unique feature of the MHSA programme is its emphasis on the innovative technologies which are re-shaping health services.
Students will learn how Big Data can save lives and improve decision making.
Students will learn how Blockchain technology can facilitate the secure exchange of sensitive medical information across industries.
Pioneering digital technologies examined include telemedicine, wearable technologies, the Internet of Things and self-tracking mobile apps.
Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is explored through the clinical, legal, ethical and practical processes in adapting and measuring success in the healthcare industry.
Distributed health care is examined to understand the fascinating potential of effective collaboration among varying health care practitioners for improved decision making and efficiency in operations.
Entrepreneurship in Healthcare
This dynamic programme emphasizes entrepreneurship in the health care industry. It challenges students to pursue advanced initiatives and address existing problems in their current work environments through the development of business plans and the implementation of field projects.
For instance, students could pursue the implementation of new systems and processes in order to reduce patient waiting times in their hospital/clinic. Another example in this course pathway would be to prepare a business plan for establishing an integrated practice unit in a hospital.
Managing a Crisis such as a Pandemic
Students of the MHSA will acquire crisis management skills enabling them to respond effectively to adverse situations. For instance, in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, essential elements of the program include knowledge on how pandemics spread within a population, evaluation of measures that could limit such spread, an understanding of how hospital settings and facilities should be structured to increase effectiveness and ensure the safety of both patients and healthcare personnel, as well as an understanding of how new technologies (e.g. telemedicine and big data analytics) could be of assistance. Moreover, students will explore the redistribution of resources in setting up crisis management plans.
Our multidisciplinary curriculum focuses on current and emerging issues in the global healthcare industry and prepares graduates to tackle real-world challenges in leadership positions at the local, national and international levels. Upon graduation, they will be able to pursue or further their career in a multitude of settings, such as hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance firms, health departments, biotechnology firms, start-ups and more. Specifically, graduates can manage and lead healthcare organisations and units through critical evaluation of the industry, efficient operational management, prudent financial planning and effective human resource management. Within our international medical programmes, our graduates have a 99% career placement rate. The strong emphasis on innovation and technological advancements enables graduates to provide vision and initiate strategic change in healthcare organisations.
Innovative and Modern Curriculum
This dynamic programme is tailored to the needs of full-time working professionals and new graduates. The MHSA is delivered over 3 semesters (18 months full-time, or up to 4 years part-time) and features 3 core courses in each of Semesters 1 and 2. Semester 3 provides students with the opportunity to choose one of the three elective paths, depending on their own professional development goals.
Students determine their time schedule, study pace and workload by choosing the number of courses per semester. In addition, the distance learning mode, comprising online interactive lectures, tutorials, activities and assignments, allows study outside normal working hours, as well as autonomy and control.
Internationally Renowned Faculty
To realise our vision of serving as a centre of excellence in health services administration education, we have brought together experts from around the world. Our faculty have extensive experience of teaching, working and conducting research in this exciting field and each course is taught by a leader in their field.
Online Education at UNIC
The First University in the EU to be awarded 5 QS Stars in Distance Education
Our University has been a pioneer in online/distance learning education in Europe, supporting both its own degree programmes, as well as those of its joint degree partners.
UNIC is the first university in the European Union to be awarded a 5-Star QS rating for Online/Distance Learning by the QS Intelligence Unit and the first university globally to receive triple accreditation for its online learning quality. This makes UNIC one of the 14 universities in the world to date that have been awarded a 5-Star rating.
An integral part of our approach to the learning design of these courses is our commitment to helping our students develop higher-order skills of critical analysis, reflection, and problem-solving. We also support our learners in building knowledge collaboratively and engaging in social learning.
As a testament to the quality of our online programmes, our University has been awarded the highest accolades for e-learning and distance learning education excellence.
UNIC continues to strive for excellence globally. The 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, ranked the University of Nicosia (UNIC) as the number 32 university in the world in the core area of Quality Education, and among the top 301-400 universities globally in terms of its overall social and economic impact.
A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognised in the country where it operates. A degree in a health or business-related field is an advantage
Two reference letters: Either academic or professional
English proficiency: If English is not your first language and you have not earned a degree taught in English, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in each of the subtest components, or an equivalent test and scores
A personal statement describing your educational and, if applicable, professional background and explaining how this degree would support your career ambitions
The Master in Health Services Administration programme aims to equip professionals with leadership skills in the rapidly growing health services field. Tuition is €12,060 for the degree with scholarships available for those qualifying. Scholarships can be awarded up to 45%, with total tuition at €6,633 for the degree.
Only students who have been accepted to the MHSA are eligible to submit a scholarship application.
Scholarships are awarded consideration for a student’s country of residency according to the World Bank Index country income classification.
Scholarships are applied on a pro-rata basis to each course in the MHSA.
The University of Nicosia reserves the right, at its sole discretion to award or not award any scholarship to any student and/or to change the number of scholarships awarded, their eligibility requirements or any other aspect of the financial aid program.
Final tuition is subject to course load as there may be minimal variation in costs, pending the timeline of completion.