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 3rd in the World by Eduniversal, an international agency that publishes the annual ranking of the best MBA and Master programs in the world. It 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 only available in Portuguese and 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. 

To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, pay the application fee (€ 51), and submit the application in the end from September 28th to November 17th, 2021. The selection process is based on the analysis of the applicant's academic and professional curriculum.

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:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Descriptive Methods of Data Mining
  • Knowledge Management
  • Predictive Methods of Data Mining
  • Research Methodologies

Note: the enrollment in the postgraduate program allows the student to enroll in 75 ECTS.


Guilherme Martins Victorino

Opening date

February 2022





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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 2022); analysis of the applicants' academic and professional curriculum.

Evaluation rules


1º year - Autumn semester
Code Name ECTS
400131 Business Intelligence 6.0
400024 New Healthcare Market 4.0
400026 Sustainable Healthcare 3.5
200204 Social Network Analysis 3.5
200191 Time Series Analysis 0.0
200185 Statistical Analysis 7.5
200186 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis 7.5
200159 Life & Non-Life Actuarial Techniques 7.5
200261 Smart and Sustainable Cities 7.5
200201 Data Science for Marketing 7.5
200032 DataBase Management Systems 7.5
200163 Experimental Design 4.0
200195 Information Systems Development 4.0
400082 Digital Analytics 7.5
400020 Information Systems Governance 3.5
200187 Marketing Strategy and Innovation 7.5
200197 Brand Management 3.5
200070 Information Technologies Services Management 4.0
200071 Knowledge Management 7.5
200073 Information Systems Management 3.5
200193 Data Management and Storage 4.0
200160 Investments and Portfolio Management 7.5
200196 Digital Marketing & E-Commerce 7.5
200189 Descriptive Analytics in Marketing 0.0
200088 Forecasting Methods 3.5
200165 Descriptive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200101 Banking and Insurance Operations 6.0
200192 Data Privacy, Security and Ethics 4.0
1º year - Spring semester
Code Name ECTS
400009 Innovation, Change Management and the New Healthcare Client 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 7.5
400025 Planning and Management Control in Healthcare Organizations 7.5
200198 Analysis of Discrete Data 4.0
200205 Analysis of Variance 4.0
200210 Architectures for Information Systems 3.5
200167 Big Data Analytics 7.5
200014 Business Process Management 3.5
200135 Cibersecurity 7.5
200170 Consumer Behavior Insights 7.5
400019 Customer Relationship Management Systems 7.5
200162 Data Visualization 7.5
400055 Enterprise Resource Management Systems 7.5
200049 Market Research 7.5
200068 Information Project Management 4.0
200217 Information Project Management II 3.5
200069 Risk Management 7.5
200146 Innovation Management and Design Thinking 7.5
400023 Leadership and People Management 7.5
200190 Predictive Analytics in Marketing 7.5
200090 Econometrics Methods 7.5
200166 Predictive Methods of Data Mining 7.5
200097 Solvency Models 7.5
200200 Search Engine Optimization 4.0
200161 Market and Credit Risk Management 7.5
400081 Social Media Analytics 7.5
200184 Sampling Theory and Methods 7.5
200194 Digital Transformation 3.5