MBA in Health Economics (16 Months Online)


Program Description

Health Economics is one of the most impactful branches of economics. It is an applied science which involves the use of economic fundamentals and theories. It helps to understand how individuals, governments, hospitals and healthcare systems, and other stakeholders make decisions regarding the promotion of health and wellbeing of individuals and societies.

One of the aims of health economics is the promotion of a positive and healthy lifestyle and we aim to accomplish this through a rigorous study of all stakeholders involved in the delivery of services across the spectrum of healthcare. The focus is on creating efficiencies through process engineering, technology application, pricing, strategic investment, and modulation of the social fabric.

The Rushford MBA in Health Economics has been designed keeping in mind the needs of professionals who are currently involved in healthcare set up and would like to gain a formal qualification in Health Economics with a degree in Business and Management. It is also well suited to new graduates who would like to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills required to create a competitive edge for themselves in their careers in healthcare. The program focuses on hands-on learning through case studies and simulated scenarios that expose the student to complex economic challenges that are faced by health organizations.

Students who complete this course find opportunities in a wide variety of organizations including health agencies, international health organizations, NGOs, academia and governmental agencies involved in health delivery and promotion

Rushford offers Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE) and thus a formal bachelor’s degree is not mandatory for entering this program.

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Courses Overview

The Rushford Online MBA program in Health Economics is comprised of a total of 27 courses and each course lasts approximately 2-3 weeks. Each course is comprised of 2-4 ECTS credits. Students must complete 18 Core courses and 5 out of the 9 Elective courses to earn a total of 90 ECTS for becoming eligible for the MBA in health Economics award.

  • Managerial Economics 
  • Managerial Skills
  • Accounting for Financial Reporting
  • Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Management 
  • Operations Management: Productivity & Quality 
  • International Business Environment 
  • Leadership and Managing Human Capital
  • Marketing Management 
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics & Law
  • Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise (Elective)
  • Sales Management (Elective)
  • Organizational Behaviour (Elective) 
  • Business Communications (Elective)
  • Business Law (Elective) 
  • Health Economics 
  • Health Economics and Policy
  • Econometrics
  • Big Data and Machine Learning in Health Economics
  • Fundamentals of Health Policy
  • Global Population Health
  • Health Promotion and Protection (Elective)
  • Public Health Surveillance (Elective)
  • Health Security and Biological Warfare (Elective)
  • Economic and Business Decision Techniques (Elective)
  • Capstone Project

Careers & Outcomes

The Rushford MBA in Health Economics has been developed for new graduates and health professionals with experience in any area of healthcare and who aspire to grow to senior leadership and management roles.

Along with the core MBA program, this specialization in Health Economics provides you with the knowledge and skills required for being an effective leader and team member for solving the healthcare challenges we are facing today. There is immense focus on developing the skills to collect data, analyze and interpret data, and drawing meaningful inferences that drive effective decisions. The program also puts focus on health outcomes and health policy.


Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MBA programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.


Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

Qualifications Waiver

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. 

Proficiency in English

Evidence of Proficiency in English

  • IELTS 6.0+ or
  • PTE 50+ or
  • TOEFL 550+ or
  • Any other proficiency test that was taken in the last 2 years

English Proficiency Waiver

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

  • Native English Speakers or
  • Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB) or
  • Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country or
  • 2 Years of work experience in a setting in which English is the primary language of work



EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions.  EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government.

EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations:

  • Swiss Federal Government
  • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK)
  • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
  • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK)
  • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA)
  • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)


Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Rushford Business School through its parent school (James Lind Institute) is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

ACBSP is the only global accrediting body, which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.


Swiss Higher Educational Institution

James Lind Institute is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland under the UID CHE-255.747.977.


International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.


International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also uniq ... Read More

Rushford Business School is the official name of the Business School of James Lind Institute, Gevena, Switzerland. The school offers higher degree programs in Business and Management. We are also unique in our offering of several MBA programs with technical specializations and we continue to add more technical specializations as we keep growing. Our 100% online programs are well suited to students from all over the world who would like to receive a high-quality education from a premier European Business School at an affordable tuition fee. As part of the JLI global institution, we leverage the networks, knowledge, experience and geographic spread to the advantage of our students. Read less