Health Management



Health Management is the only programme of the kind in the Baltic states. 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 Stradins 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 organisations 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 organisations and enterprises in the health sector.

Degree awarded


Master in Health Management



Until 2027




80 CP / 120 ECTC


Study form


Full time studies




Latvian or English


Tuition fee per year



4100 EUR (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine)

4100 EUR (other countries)



Programme length


2 years


Programme director


Dr. sc. administr., prof. Iveta Ludviga

Phone: +371 67600688; +371 29244831; e-mail: [email protected]


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 organisation/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 organisations.

Self assessment reports of the programme "Health Management"





2018./19. LV

2018./19. ENG

2019./20. LV

2019./20. ENG

Click here and see application requirements for international students


International opportunities

Erasmus+ study mobility

* Any full-time student of the Master's programme in Health Management who has completed at least one year of study can go to the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

* A student can go to study for 1 or 2 semesters at one of the RISEBA partner universities. The duration of study mobility is 2-12 months.

* The student does not have to pay for the period spent in the study and practice exchange programme abroad, the tuition fee is covered by the partner university, but the student continues to pay the RISEBA tuition fee. For the period spent abroad during the mobility, the student is awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship to cover transport and accommodation costs.

* Erasmus+ Internship Mobility means that a student can do an internship in one of the companies they are interested in in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. The student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship for this internship period. The duration of the internship mobility is 2-12 months.


Find out more about Erasmus+ and apply here!


RISEBA main campus: Meža str. 3, Riga, LV-1048, tel. +371 67500265, [email protected]