Health Management


Health Management is the only programme of the kind in the Baltics. It gives an opportunity to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge in Health Management field based on a European and international approach to health system management and applicable in real work. This study program is module-based, and part of the teaching staff is invited from foreign Universities. The programme is jointly implemented by Riga Stradiņš University (RSU) and Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration.

This programme is designed to develop economic and management knowledge, which are necessary for effective management of organizations and enterprises in the healthcare sector. To prepare high-level specialists for professional work of a manager in the health sector. To support the implementation of practical development and change projects in organizations and enterprises in the health sector.

Study direction
Management, Administration and Real Estate Management
Degree awarded Master in Health Management
Language of instruction English or Latvian
Credit points/ECTS 60 or 80KP / 90 or 120 ECTC
Study form Full time studies
Language Latvian or English
Tuition fee per year

3000 EUR (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine)

4100 EUR (other countries)

Programme length 1,5 / 2 years

The accreditaion process of the study field is currently underway. At the end of this process a new accreditation term will take effect. 

Programme director


Programme director
Iveta Ludviga,, Professor
Office:+371 67600688                        
Mobile: +371 29244831


Programme  curriculum

Module 1: Fundamentals of Public Health and Health Economics (RSU)

Module 2: Fundamentals of Management in HCO (RISEBA)

Public Health and epidemiology
Health Systems Design
Health Economics I

Business Management and Strategy in the Organisation of Health Care
Strategic Management of Human Resources
Module 3: Health Economics and International Health Law (RSU) Module 4: Leadership and Finance in HC (RISEBA)
International Health Law
Health Economics II
Efficiency and Quality of the Organisation I
Financial Management of HC institutions
Leadership and Managing Change
Module 5: Health System Management (RSU) Module 6: HCO Marketing and Project Management (RISEBA)
Health Technology Assessment
Information Management in Health Care
Efficiency and Quality of the Organisation II
Marketing Management in Health Care
Project Management in Health Care
Module 7: Multidisciplinary (RSU/RISEBA) Module 8: Internships and Master Thesis

Ethics in Business and Health Management
Pharmaceutical Policy and Management
Civil protection (optional)
Development of Effective Management Skills

Professional Internships
Master Theis

Fundamentals of Economics (only for applicants without basic knowledge in Economics; Introductory course in distance learning format; additional agreement necessary)

Study methods

You will gain profound knowledge in economics and business administration and be able to find the use of this knowledge in the health industry. You will gain knowledge and master skills needed for successful organization/business operational and human resources management. You will be able to understand the challenges and possibilities of health policies leaving a positive impact on health consumers and provided services. You will work with local and international development, academic and transformation projects in health enterprises and organizations.


Self assessment reports of the Postgraduate study programme “Health Management”





2018./19. LV

2018./19. ENG

2019./20. LV

2019./20. ENG

Application process

Admission requirements 2020/2021

RISEBA main building:

Address: 3 Meža Street, Riga, LV-1048 
Telephone: + 371 67 500 265
Mob: + 371 26465351