PostGraduate in Information Management and Business Intelligence in Healthcare

Education objectives

The postgraduate program in Information Management and Business Intelligence in Healthcare is a joint initiative of four units of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa: NOVA Information Management School, National School of Public Health, NOVA Medical School and the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This initiative also has the support of ACSS - Central Administration of the HealthSystem, the ARS LVT – Administração Regional de Saúde de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, ABBVIE, EY and SAS.

This program is ranked as the best program in Health Management in Portugal, the 2nd in Europe and the 4th in the World by Eduniversal, an international agency that publishes the annual ranking of the best MBA and Master programs in the world.

This program aims to train managers and professionals who wish to use information and knowledge management to promote the competitiveness of healthcare organizations. The program covers several themes ranging from innovation processes management to the use of analytical tools, grounded in the principles of information management and BI processes.

This postgraduate program is for anyone who has a relevant undergraduate degree and wishes to acquire skills in information management, knowledge management and Business Intelligence in healthcare. Amongst the possible target group of this postgraduate program, those who have duties in marketing, planning and control, quality control, information systems, sales and logistics, human resources and technical staff and managers who work in areas that support decision making, stand out in the admission process. It is also for healthcare professionals, responsible for services management as well as managers and leaders in healthcare, who need to develop studies or Business Intelligence projects.

The goal of this program is to train technical staff and managers to:

- Meet the challenges of the new healthcare market using the instruments of planning and management control in healthcare organizations;

- Know and manage the processes of innovation and change, aswell as customer relationships in the new healthcare market;

- Introduce the principles of Information and Knowledge Management to promote the competitiveness of organizations working in the health sector;

- Understand the process of Business Intelligence and manage theinfrastructure components of BI - people, processes, and technologies;

- Use analytical applications monitoring the performance of organizations, and identify key indicators of the analytical applications in healthcare. 

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General characterization

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Access to other programs

The postgraduate program gives access to the master degree program in Information Management, with a specialization in Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence, upon the development and presentation of a scholarly thesis, work project or a internship, and the approval of the following course units:

  • Business Intelligence I;
  • Business Intelligence II;
  • Data Mining I;
  • Data Mining II;
  • Decison Support Systems;
  • Knowledge Management;
  • Research Methodologies.

Note: the enrollment in the postgraduate program allows the student to enroll in ten course units.


Guilherme Martins Victorino, José Carlos Ferreira Caiado

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Degree pre-requisites

To earn the postgraduate program diploma in Information Management and Business Intelligence in Healthcare , students complete 60 ECTS, of which 37,5 correspond to the mandatory course units, and the remaining 22,5 correspond to the elective course units offered by NOVA IMS, ENSP-NOVA and IHMT-NOVA.

Conditions of admittance

The requirements for the applications are: a degree in a compatible field (complete until February 2019); analysis of the applicants' academic and professional curriculum.

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
200011 Business Intelligence 6.0
400024 New Healthcare Market 4.0
400026 Sustainable Healthcare 3.5
200158 Sampling and Estimation 7.5
200001 Data Analysis 7.5
200004 Geographic Information Systems Applications 7.5
200159 Life & Non-Life Actuarial Techniques 7.5
200009 Spatial Databases 7.5
200145 Big Data Applications 7.5
400045 Sustainable Cities 7.5
200015 Geographical Information Systems and Science 7.5
200016 Cartographic Sciences 7.5
200032 DataBase Management Systems 7.5
200024 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200026 Data Mining I 7.5
200182 Data Privacy and Protection 7.5
200163 Experimental Design 4.0
400082 Digital Analytics 7.5
400020 Information Systems Governance 3.5
400021 Enterprise Cloud Mobility 7.5
200046 Statistics 7.5
200048 Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour 7.5
200054 Geographic Databases and Geospatial Web Services 4.0
200058 Geographic Information Systems Applications 7.5
200060 Geospatial Data Mining 7.5
200064 Geostatistics 7.5
200068 Information Project Management 4.0
200070 Information Technologies Services Management 4.0
200071 Knowledge Management 7.5
200073 Information Systems Management 3.5
200160 Investments and Portfolio Management 7.5
200169 Strategic Marketing 7.5
200085 Experiential Marketing 7.5
200087 Data Collection Methods 7.5
200165 Descriptive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200089 Survey Methods 7.5
200092 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - Descriptive Methods 7.5
200101 Banking and Insurance Operations 7.5
200104 Principles of Financial Management 7.5
200115 Remote Sensing 7.5
400054 Information Technology in Cities Seminar I 3.5
200129 Value Quantification Technics 7.5
400029 Web Analytics 7.5
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
400009 Innovation, Change Management and the New Healthcare Client 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 6.0
400025 Planning and Management Control in Healthcare Organizations 7.5
200007 Architectures for Information Technology 3.5
200167 Big Data Analytics 7.5
400111 Business Analytics in Tourism 7.5
200014 Business Process Management 3.5
400042 Business Solutions as a Service 7.5
200135 Cibersecurity 7.5
400046 City Analytics 7.5
400051 Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing 7.5
200170 Consumer Behavior Insights 7.5
400019 Customer Relationship Management Systems 7.5
200028 Data Mining II 7.5
400112 Data Science I 7.5
200162 Data Visualization 7.5
400093 Digital Systems for Business 7.5
200172 Marketing Engineering 7.5
400040 Enterprise Mobility Solutions 3.5
400055 Enterprise Resource Management Systems 7.5
200049 Market Research 7.5
200052 Geographic Data Bases 4.0
200140 Geospatial Intelligence 7.5
200065 Customer Satisfacion and Loyalty Management 7.5
200067 Marketing Management 7.5
200069 Risk Management 7.5
200072 Customer Relationship Management 7.5
200146 Innovation Management and Design Thinking 7.5
400039 Integrated Management Solutions 7.5
400110 Management in Hospitality and Tourism 7.5
200171 Marketing Analytics 7.5
200083 Marketing Digital 7.5
200088 Forecasting Methods 3.5
200090 Econometrics Methods 7.5
200166 Predictive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200093 Quantitative Methods for Marketing - explanatory methods 7.5
200094 Geographical Information Systems and Modelling 7.5
200097 Solvency Models 7.5
400010 Data Collection, Administrative Sources and Big Data 6.0
200161 Market and Credit Risk Management 7.5
400027 Search Engine Marketing 7.5
400049 Information Technology in Cities Seminar II 4.0
200121 Decision Support Systems 7.5
200124 Geographical Information Systems in Organizations 7.5
400081 Social Media Analytics 7.5
400028 Social Media Intelligence 7.5
200143 Software Aberto e Programação em SIG 7.5
200168 Text Analytics 7.5
400092 Transformation Methodologies and Solutions 7.5
400091 Urban Analytics 7.5
200139 Web Marketing and E-Commerce 7.5