The Undergraduate Program of Health Care Management Department was established under the name of Health Institutions Management under the head of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of the University with the decision of Higher Education Council dated 30.01.2013. The department which continued its activities under the name of Health Institutions Management Department for two years, took the name of the Department of Health Care Management with a decision of Higher Education Council dated 11.02.2015. The department began to provide undergraduate education for the first time in the 2013-2014 academic year to train managers at every level required for the health system.
The rapid and continuous change in the health sector brings with it the necessity of the management of the health institutions to assume a dynamic structure and the necessity of the managers of the health institutions to have the knowledge and skills to cope with this rapid change. The health systems in the reform, the increasing number of health care organizations in the public and private sectors, the changing demographics of societies, increased care and treatment costs and increased health care needs necessiates the need for professional health care managers who is competent at using resources more efficiently and effectively. Health care management is one of the brilliant professions of the future.
In this context, it is aimed to raise professional health care managers who know inventory and inventory management which is needed to carry out management activities of health institutions in an efficient manner, who knows health and health services, who knows medical terminology concepts, who give importance to epidemiological studies, who have business knowledge, who are aware of human resources in health institutions, who adopt a universal scope in the field of health and who have creative and innovative minds, who develop well relations with the stakeholders and prioritize service quality and patient satisfaction.
Departmental graduates are employed as specialist and managerial candidates in the Social Security Institution and other public hospitals and organizations in the Ministry of Health and its affiliates. The number of private hospitals and health care institutions is also increasing which creates a separate employment opportunity for departmental graduates. This department also meets the requirements of the medical officer who will be appointed as the manager in the military hospitals affiliated to Ministry of National Defense. Graduates can also work in pharmaceutical companies, companies engaged in medical device and material trading and private health insurance institutions. In addition to this, students have all other rights like the graduates of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences when they complete their bachelor's degree in double major or minor programs in other departments within the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. They also work as inspectors, assistant inspectors, auditors and specialist assistants.
In addition, the master program of Hospital Management and Doctorate Programs in Management of Health Institutions, which have been continuing since 1995 by the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, are being continued by the Department within the Institute of Social Sciences. Health Institutions Administration Doctorate Program, Hospital Management Graduate Program (Thesis and Non Thesis) and Distance Non-Thesis Graduate Programs for Health Institutions Administration are underway. Our proposal for approval of the Master of Science (MSc) and PhD Programs in English has been approved by the Higher Education Council (YÖK).
Our purpose is to educate professional managers who have high knowledge and experience, who have productive abilities and quality management understanding and who gives importance to creativity and innovative approaches as well as ethical rules and values.
Our vision is to be a leading program in the field by continuously renewing ourselves, to follow scientific and technological developments, to educate with an academic staff that updates its undergraduate and graduate programs in accordance with national and international needs.