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Health Administration Degrees Abroad

Healthcare administration can be a highly complex field of study, as you learn how to manage the interests of patients, suppliers,  medical professionals, insurance companies, and a variety of other stakeholders. By earning your health administration degree abroad you will be one step closer to untangling the maze and making your own contribution felt anywhere in the world. Where will you begin the adventure abroad?

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

While every country differs somewhat in their systems of public health care, the primary tenants of healthcare administration remain the same all over the world; that is, how to give patients the best care possible within an efficient administrative capacity. Under this umbrella, earning your health administration degree abroad is the chance to travel the world and learn from another country’s healthcare system, incorporating their strengths and negating their weaknesses within your own management style.

Locations

Healthcare is a fundamental institution within essentially every country around the world, no matter how much they may differ in the functional details or applied methodology.  While health administration degrees abroad are thus offered in a wide array of potential destinations, here are some helpful factors to keep in mind while narrowing down your decision.

First is the language barrier; after all, you have to be able to understand you’re your professors are talking about. Within the English speaking world, countries such as Canada, England, and Australia boast some of the most prestigious universities in the world where to earn a health administration degree abroad.

If you are fluent in, or are willing to become fluent in, a second language, then this will greatly open the door of new possibilities for where to earn your health administration degree abroad. Countries such as Spain, Italy, and Japan all boast some of the most highly regarded health care systems in the world, so can be great places to learn the trade.

It’s also a good idea to think about whether you could potentially see yourself settling down after graduation in the country where you earn your health administration degree abroad. You never know what connections you’ll make or what opportunities might arise during the course of your studies!

Academics & Degrees

Healthcare administration degrees abroad come in many different forms. At the undergraduate level, you will often begin with the choice of whether to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree abroad in the field. A BA will usually focus more on the business side of the trade, requiring classes in fields like economics, communications, and liberal arts. A BS will be focused more on the medicinal side, often requiring courses in biology, physiology, and chemistry.

Most hospitals or health clinics will also expect you to have obtained a Master’s degree, either a MHA or MHSA, in order to be considered for employment in an administrative position. Obtaining a health administration degree abroad at the Master’s level will generally require one or two years of enrollment, along with specialization in a particular area of the field, such as operations management, policy development, or outpatient services.

Academically ambitious healthcare professionals can also pursue a PhD in health administration abroad, which will grant you the opportunity to dig deeper into theory and high level health care policy. PhD’s generally require several years of devoted study for candidacy. Different countries will vary in the details of all these degrees offered, so take your time to thoroughly research as many prospective health administration programs abroad as possible!

Benefits & Challenges

Cross Cultures. Developing cross-cultural communication skills is an invaluable asset within the world of health care, as you will be working with patients and colleagues of all different backgrounds on a daily basis.

Pick a System. Earning your health administration degree abroad is the opportunity to study within any country whose health care system most intrigues you; whether you plan on coming home or staying abroad, the comparative lessons will prove enlightening.

Push Yourself. No one said it would be easy. Earning a full degree abroad in health administration within another country is a daunting task, but one that will pay off tenfold by the measure of personal and professional growth you will undergo.

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The American University of Beirut has long been admired for the strength and breadth of its academic programs and its commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education. All entering undergraduate students are required to complete a number of general education courses that provide them with the opportunity to explore many different disciplines. The University's Faculties of Agricultural and Foo...

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This study abroad program is perfect for a student, with at minimum intermediate level Spanish skills, who wants an authentic study abroad experience. Away from the crowds of American students who study abroad in more popular destinations like Barcelona or Madrid, you will find yourself fully immersed in the language and culture. You will take classes at an accredited Spanish university and tak...

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Whether you are interested in an exchange semester or want to pursue your bachelor, master or post-graduate degree in India, we assist you in locating and enlisting in the best suited study programs. Our services cover all formalities, from the selection of the most suitable educational institute and the first point of contact to the application process and finding appropriate accommodation. ...

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Deakin University, Australia, is a top-rated university with world-class graduates. Industry-focussed degree programs and a strongly international outlook mean that Deakin graduates are ready for the global workplace. Deakin is ranked in the Top 3% of universities worldwide and was named the 2014 International Educator of the Year by the Government of the Australian State of Victoria. Deakin...

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If you’re pursuing higher education study in Western Australia, aim for its most preferred university - Curtin University! Belonging to the top two percent of universities across the world, Curtin welcomes students of diverse cultures and nationalities in our campuses in Perth, Malaysia, and Singapore. Enroll in your preferred degree, and join more than 50,000 students from over 130 countr...