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The BA in Health Services Management programme is aimed at developing the managerial competencies required by managers working in the Health and Personal Social Services in Ireland. Participants attend from all parts of the country and from a variety of positions within the health services. Participants pursue this programme in order to develop their knowledge and skills in management to help them cope with the transformational process currently underway within the Health Sector.

Programme Outcomes
On completion of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Identify and integrate the fundamental principles of management in the context of changing healthcare organisations.

  • Recognise the impact of the economic environment on the funding of the health service and its associated delivery systems.

  • Appraise the impact of administrative and legal frameworks on the operation of national and international healthcare systems.

  • Apply the concepts of financial reporting and analysis to assist in decision making and the measurement of performance in health service organisations.

  • Demonstrate mastery of the management role by initiating new ways of managing themselves and their team towards the improvement of health care delivery.

  • Provide evidence of reflection on learning and personal development planning to support the continuing professional development of management in the health sector.

Queries and completed Application Forms should be directed to:

Breda Ahern

Course Coordinator

Management Development Unit
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick

Telephone: +353-61202915
Email: Breda.Ahern@ul.ie


For detailed information on BA (Hons) in Health Services Management, please see our Course Prospectus


The programme is offered to managers or those aspiring to a management role with a minimum of three years relevant experience in a health service organisation.


The course requires attendance at the University for one day every two weeks from September to May.

Participants will also be required to undertake private study supported by structured guided reading between each course session. 

The course covers a number of basic academic disciplines in the first two years, and it is possible to exit after year two with a Diploma in Health Services Management.

The final two years focus on the more strategic aspects of management and developing the skills to carry out research.