Executive Master of Health Administration MHA

Executive Master Of Health Administration
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Start- and course dates
April 12, 2023
Utrecht Campus
June 16, 2023
Utrecht Campus
November 14, 2023
Utrecht Campus
All start- and course dates
3 months per module/15 months master degree
€ 34650 for the entire master (exempt from VAT) / € 6510 per block
Study load
12-15 hours / week
Flexible master
Single module purchase possible
Full time/part time
PE points
Study trip
Study trip

Broader strategic framework in healthcare: become an Executive Master of Health Administration

Healthcare can only be optimally organized on the basis of an overarching vision and knowledge of the latest developments in the field. The Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) offers this knowledge to healthcare professionals with responsibility for strategic decision-making, innovation and improving the quality of care. The MHA program reflects that responsibility and the social importance associated with it. If you are interested in leadership & management, then take a look at our other leadership & general management programs.

For ambitious healthcare professionals

Do you work as a healthcare professional or at a healthcare organization, healthcare provider, pharmaceutical company or health insurer? And would you like to develop yourself further in the field of management? Then the Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) is definitely for you.

Admission requirements for the Executive Master of Health Administration

We aim for groups of participants with a lot of talent, experience and potential. That is why we apply admission requirements. In this way, we guarantee education at the highest level. What we ask:

  • a relevant bachelor's or master's degree
  • at least five years of work experience in a relevant field
  • an introductory interview with the Academic Director is part of the admission procedure
  • if applicable, successful completion of the required components of the premaster.

Why TIAS School for Business & Society?

  • Financial Times top-ranked business school for executive and in-company education.
  • All lecturers are top experts from academia and the business world.
  • Directly applicable scientific and practical knowledge.
  • Flexible programs tailored to your needs.

Combine study, work and private life

The part-time Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) is flexible: you can spread the program over a longer period than the indicated 15 months. This makes it easy to combine study, work and private life. A total of 6 x 2 lecture days per block are scheduled on Tuesdays and Wednesdays or Wednesdays and Thursdays. This structure allows you to draw up a personalized training schedule in consultation with the Program Adviser. 

Our participants talk about the Executive Master of Health Administration

The Executive Master of Health Administration is for healthcare professionals with responsibility for strategic decision-making, innovation and improving the quality of care. 


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    Dineke de Jager
    Program Manager High Quality at Reinier van Arkel
    ''What became very clear during the course is that an issue always has several pillars. It is not either striving for good management or striving for good care. The trick is to let those things go together in a way that one reinforces the other, and that we learn to look broader together.''
  • Joris Arts
    Head Ziekenhuisapotheek and Board Member of Vereniging Medische Staf Antonius Ziekenhuis Sneek and Emmeloord
    "The Master of Health Administration attracts sector-wide health-care professionals, allowing for multi-sided discussion of the current issues facing the industry. By discussing issues with similar aged professionals and lecturers I have developed deeper insights into and wider understanding of the health-care industry. This has made me a worthy and equal conversational partner to my fellow directors."

What does the Executive Master of Health Administration do for you?

The part-time master's program MHA provides you with a broad view of the healthcare sector. Based on an overarching vision, combined with knowledge of current developments in healthcare, public administration, business administration, healthcare economics, organizational psychology and other relevant fields, we offer a complete spectrum of specific healthcare-related knowledge for a broad strategic framework. This not only strengthens and broadens your core competencies, but also creates new and interesting career opportunities.

Take the next step with the part-time master's program MHA

  • You will develop into a decisive leader with an eye for a responsible balance between a client-oriented and a business-oriented approach in healthcare 
  • You will discover what developments in other sectors mean for the healthcare industry
  • You will translate the most up-to-date views and concepts in relevant scientific knowledge areas into the healthcare sector 
  • Your new knowledge and skills will make you an indispensable business partner for your senior management
  • You will expand your network with professionals who are just as passionate and experienced as you are

Alumnus Joris Arts - Director Health Center Kersenboogerd

"At the Master of Health Administration, you will meet healthcare professionals from all aspects of healthcare. As a result, you approach current healthcare problems from different points of view. Discussions with peers and lecturers have given me a lot of knowledge and a considerably broader picture of the healthcare sector. This makes me a valuable sparring partner for my fellow managers now."


Studying at TIAS means flexible learning. You can always contact the Program Adviser to discuss which study components are important to you and how you can combine your studies with your work and private life in the best possible way. You will also receive advice on thedevelopment of your career, so that you can make the right choices for a successful career. 

Participants in the Executive Master of Health Administration are offered the following flexible options:

  • Opt to follow the entire master or opt for only 1 of the 4 blocks
  • Choose when you start: the program commences 4 times a year
  • Choose to spread out the program over a longer period of time, if desired

Strategic decision-making and leadership

The MHA program clearly emphasizes substantive and strategic enrichment. Much attention is paid to innovative strategic thinking, implementation and entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector.

Personal leadership

Personal leadership receives explicit attention, both in classroom lectures and in individual coaching. This allows you to develop your own leadership style and to gain insight into its use and effects.

Part-time master’s program MHA in short

The Executive Master of Health Care Adminstration (MHA) consists 4 blocks and 4 supplementary modules. These are spread over a period of 15 months or customized to your own situation. At the beginning of each block, you get weeks of online learning. After this preparation, you will follow a 2-day program that consists of meetings and lectures.

Healthcare and leadership

During the first modules, we look at the healthcare sector from a broad and societal perspective. During the later modules, we focus on leading an organization. This way, you will develop an in-depth insight into opportunities and threats in the healthcare sector. A good basis for valuable and sustainable strategic decision-making.

Set-up of the part-time master's program MHA

The part-time Executive Master of Health Administration consists of 4 blocks:

Block A: Optimal organization of healthcare
Block B: Strategy and care innovation
Block C: Operational management in healthcare
Block D: Control and leadership in healthcare

The above blocks have no chronological order.
In addition, the following modules are required to obtain the MSc title:

Module 1: Business Research Methods
Module 2: International study trip
Module 3: Capita Selecta
Module 4: Master’s thesis

Business Research Methods

Business Research Methods (BRM) is part of your Master's degree. This module will help you make better decisions in situations where a solution to a problem is not immediately obvious because you are missing some of the information. 

For students doing an entire Master's program at TIAS, both BRM modules are mandatory. We recommend doing BRM I at the start of your Master's and BRM II at the end, just before graduation. Talk to your Program Adviser about the best time to schedule BRM I into your personal learning path. 

More information on Business Research Methods

Your flexibility

The set-up of the part-time Executive Master of Health Administration is flexible: you can spread the program over a longer period than the indicated 15 months. Also, you can choose to follow only the blocks that are relevant to you. The program commences 4 times a year.

Advisory interview with the Program Adviser

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and do you want more information? Or would you like to ask an alumnus about the part-time master's program MHA first? Or are you looking for advice on the financial possibilities? Feel free to contact the Program Adviser for all your questions about the part-time Executive Master of Health Administration.

Request an advisory interview

Result: master’s title (MSc or MHA)  

If you successfully complete this master's program, you can choose between the prestigious title of Master of Health Administration (MHA) or the internationally recognized academic title of Master of Science (MSc). The program is accredited by the NVAO (Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders).


Dates and locations Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA)

The Executive Master of Health Administration has several modules. Each module can also be the entry point for the full Master:

NameLocationStart dateHBO sign up WO sign up
Strategie en Zorg Innovatie- Module of MHAUtrecht CampusApril 12, 2023February 14, 2023March 22, 2023
Operationeel Management in de Zorg - Module of MHAUtrecht CampusJune 16, 2023February 14, 2023May 26, 2023
Besturing en Leiderschap in de zorg- Module of MHAUtrecht CampusNovember 14, 2023August 8, 2023October 24, 2023

Tuition fee Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA)

€ 34650 for the entire master (exempt from VAT) / € 6510 per block

The entire master price includes:

  • International study trip (the substantive program)
  • Content guidance of teachers and coaches
  • Day packages (lunch, coffee/tea and soft drinks) during college days
  • Registration and administration costs
  • Access to the online learning environment
  • Mandatory literature, textbooks and teaching materials

Possible additional costs:

  • Dinners and overnight stays
  • Premaster (modules), if necessary (€ 400 - € 1200)**
  • Travel and accommodation costs during a study trip (indication €1500 - €2000)
  • Software licenses (if specific software is required)

** During your application, the Admissions and Assessment Committee will determine which premaster modules are required.

 How do you finance your education?

You have found the program that best suits your learning goals and ambitions. But how do you finance this? There are different ways to do that. Your employer can play a role, but there are also interesting statutory regulations that you can use yourself. We list the possibilities for you.

Read about the possibilities here »

Faculty Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Academic Director

Peter van der Voort
Professor Health Care


Jacqueline Neve-Dolfing
Executive Professor
Filip Caeldries
Full Professor
Mirella Minkman
Distinguished Professor
Nardo van der Meer
Full Professor
Mijntje Lückerath
Full Professor
Michael Corbey
Full Professor
Toni Sfirtsis
Associate Professor
Theo Camps
Full Professor

Start your application

Following your enrollment, the Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program Adviser will reach out to you for an initial introduction and to schedule an intake meeting with the Academic Director. The purpose of this intake is to discuss your development ambitions and the match with the learning objectives of the program. Upon a positive recommendation from the Academic Director after the intake, you will receive the official study agreement and can finalize your enrollment.

Martijn van Raamsdonk
Martijn van Raamsdonk
Program Adviser
+31 13 466 39 79

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