Master's Degree in "Management of Health and Social Welfare Services". Department of Business Administration. Faculty of Management and Economics. Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus).


Graduates of the programme have the following:

• Have increased in depth knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to successfully cope with the administrative tasks of any level of a Health Organization (Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres, etc.) or of Social Welfare (Social security, Elderly Protection Centres, etc.).
• Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principles, theories, methodologies and practices of Management of Health and Social Welfare Services and its interface with other areas of knowledge.
• Have increased critical understanding of the evolutionary dynamics and cutting-edge issues in the Management of Health and Social Welfare Services, Human Resources Management, Statistics emphasizing Biostatistics, Market Research and Promotion of Health Products and Services, Health Systems and Policies, Disease and Epidemics, Accounting and Inventory Management, Health Economics and Operation of Insurance Organizations.
• Select and organize appropriate strategies and practices for effective Management of Health and Social Welfare Services in the context of continuous change.


• Implement methodological approaches and techniques in the performance of their organizational, production and administrative functions.
• Implement with originality the knowledge acquired in research, analysis and development of innovative solutions to complex, interdisciplinary and innovative issues of Management of Health and Social Welfare Services.
• Articulate in a scientifically documented manner innovative solutions to complex and new issues and formulate valid judgments, taking into account the respective relevant social, economic, cultural and ethical dimensions.
• Document their positions with specialized information and arguments towards a public specialized or not, with clarity, efficiency and accuracy.

• Continue to develop with autonomy their knowledge and skills at a high level.
• Implement professionally the specialized knowledge and skills they have acquired and effectively address new, interdisciplinary or unforeseen issues.
• Undertake independently responsibility for action plans and crisis management at environments of Health, Social Support, Management of Human Resources in Health and Social Welfare Units, Teamwork, and apply them to the entire range of operation of Management of Health and Social Welfare Services, combining knowledge and practices taught in different objects included in the MA Curriculum.

Further Information

The Master's program is provided in cooperation with the Health Sciences Department of the European University of Cyprus. The qualification is awarded by both institutions.
The purpose of the graduate program is the synthesis of knowledge, skills and attitudes emanating from the sciences of Health on the one hand, and from the sciences of Business and Organizations’ Administration on the other hand. The program is aimed at university graduates with professional or research interest in the area of Management of Health and Social Welfare Services. Its basic training and research orientation is deepening in the above objects, especially in applied level.

The program aims to create graduates who will be able to:
• demonstrate specialized knowledge of concepts, principles, theories and practices in Management of Health and Social Welfare Services.
• implement modern interdisciplinary theoretical approaches and methods in Management of Health and Social Welfare Services.
• Compose innovative solutions that develop business activity and meet the requirements of all stakeholders.
• Adjust the expertise gained in designing and carrying out market research, using statistical packages, exploiting and contributing to the development of health information systems, managing and implementing Health and Social Welfare policies and in drafting studies.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.