Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Module Information
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BMZ2025  - Entrepreneurial Management in Healthcare

Period 5: from 8-4-2024 to 7-6-2024
Coordinator: Hamers, J.
ECTS credits: 11
Language of instruction: English

Publication dates timetable/results in the Student Portal

Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 22-3-2024

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 23-6-2024

Resit booking

Exam booking for a test in current academic year (resit)
You will be booked automatically for the resit in one of our resit periods. You may check our calenders to find out which modules can be retaken and when: https://intranet.maastrichtuniversity.nl/nl/fhml-studenten/studieverloop/wanneer-wat
As of one week before the resit test takes place, you can check in Student Portal if you are booked correctly: Student Portal > My Courses > More actions. The test will also be visible in your time table.

Exam booking for a test from a previous academic year (exam only)
All students who have not passed the test for this module in a previous academic year, will be booked automatically for the test during the regular block period. You will be enrolled in the new course in Canvas but not scheduled for a tutorial group and other educational activities. If you do not wish to participate in this test at the end of the regular block period please de-register via askFHML.

Resit date: 12-7-2024

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Course information

Description: NL:
De module is onderdeel van de “international classroom”; vandaar beschrijvingen enkel in het Engels.

The healthcare sector struggles with financial and quality demands and finds it difficult to respond to these changing societal demands. It seems that the health sector could benefit from entrepreneurial management: it is not only important to do the things right but also to do the right things. It is becoming increasingly important for Health Service Organisations (HSOs) and Health Professionals (HPs) to combine the efficient utilization of skills and resources with an effective advancement of new services to address emergent or future needs. For this, HPs and HSOs need (1) entrepreneurial capabilities to develop value propositions, and (2) organisational and managerial capabilities to develop these into sustainable endeavours.

To acquire both capacities, the module focuses on stimulating students to understand and develop both in the context of healthcare. In the first part of the course, students work on their entrepreneurial capacities; in the second part of the course, students work on their organisational and managerial capacities. Cognition is built by introducing students to theories, concepts and approaches related to both capacities. Working on two projects develops their skills and spirit. The “value proposition project” is about designing and presenting a healthcare related value proposition. The “organisation and management project” is about crafting and presenting a related development plan. Competition and gamification is used to enhance the realism of both practical projects.

Goals: NL:

De module is onderdeel van de “international classroom”; vandaar beschrijvingen enkel in het Engels.


Knowledge and insight

The students acquire knowledge and understanding about:

  • The concepts of entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship;
  • Organisational and managerial theory.

Application of knowledge and insight

After this module the students are able to:

  • Analyse needs and opportunities for creating added value;
  • Analyse health services organizations;
  • Apply entrepreneurial, organisational and managerial knowledge;
  • Design a healthcare related value proposition;
  • Design an organisational and managerial plan.

Forming opinions

After this module the students:

  • Have a critical attitude on entrepreneurial management and organizations in healthcare;
  • Can link theory and practice with respect to intrapreneurial, organisational, managerial capacities (cf. “knowledge and insight”).


After this module the students can express knowledge and insight in:

  • Writing and oral communication;
  • Working in a team and project setting.

Learning skills

The student has the skills to:

  • Gather relevant information;
  • Recognize the challenges of entrepreneurial behaviour and spirit in healthcare;
  • Recognize the challenges of organizing and managing value in healthcare.
Key words: NL:
De module is onderdeel van de “international classroom”; vandaar beschrijvingen enkel in het Engels.
Entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, organisation, management, project work, creativity, out-of-the-box and innovation.
Literature: This is the link to Keylinks, our online reference list.  
Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Work in workgroup(s)
  • Lecture(s)
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Presentation(s)
  • Skills
  • Training(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Attendance
  • Portfolio
  • Presentation
  • Written exam

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