Bachelor
International Healthcare Management

Take on challenging responsibilities in an exciting industry – earn a Bachelor’s in International Healthcare Management.

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And get a discount of up to €1444 if you apply by July 18th!  

Don’t let anything stand between you and your goals. Earn an internationally recognised degree, 100% online – and build the skills you need for a successful career.  

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Overview

Get started with a Bachelor in International Healthcare Management online

Bridge the gap between developed and developing countries, support digitalisation efforts or promote equal access to quality healthcare services – the Bachelor’s in International Healthcare Management programme gives you the chance to build a career with a real impact on the world. By building a career dedicated to improving healthcare systems around the globe, you can expect exciting new challenges on a constant basis, as well as the chance to develop healthcare projects around the world. Develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need for a successful career in the field of healthcare, and work in NGOs, government agencies or hospital management boards.

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1134422


Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

Study contents

Online course overview

In the online Bachelor’s in International Healthcare Management study programme, you’ll focus on developing healthcare sector specific business administration and management knowledge and familiarity. You’ll explore the principles of pharmaceutical component development, hospital management, international healthcare systems and international healthcare management. Afterwards, you’ll have the option to choose the specialisations that will develop your skills in a way that matches your interest: be it by diving into the structure of the Pharmaceutical Industry, learning about the way medical technology is designed or simply by dedicating your time to working on your business development abilities. Regardless of the specialisations you choose, you’ll finish your studies with a strong understanding of the way in which international healthcare companies operate.

This programme includes an AI prompt engineering course, so you can learn how to use tools like ChatGPT best in your everyday life, work, and studies. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Academic Integrity and Writing for Business

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Business 101

5

Healthcare Management

5

Medicine for Non-Medics I

5

Managerial Economics

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Medicine for Non-Medics II

5

Statistics

5

Principles of Management

5

International Health Systems

5

Management Accounting

5

Introduction to Health Economics

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Introduction to Public Health

5

Collaborative Work

5

International HR Management

5

Health Financing

5

International Marketing

5

Introduction to Hospital Management

5

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Foundations in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Supply Chain Management I

5

Medical Information Technology and Software

5

Global Corporations and Globalization

5

Pharmaceutical Management

5

Semester 5

Module

ECTS credits

Global Health

5

Agile Project Management

5

Seminar: Technology in Healthcare

5

Quality Management in Healthcare

5

Elective A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

Elective B

10

Elective C

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Medical Technology Industry

10

Pharmaceutical Industry

10

Health Services Industry

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Medical Technology Industry

10

Pharmaceutical Industry

10

Health Services Industry

10

Accounting, Financing and Investment

10

Applied Sales

10

Business Intelligence

10

Change and Agile Management

10

Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

10

Intercultural Psychology and CRM

10

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

10

Market Research and Product Management

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Studium Generale

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Medical Technology Industry

10

Pharmaceutical Industry

10

Health Services Industry

10

Accounting, Financing and Investment

10

Applied Sales

10

Business Intelligence

10

Change and Agile Management

10

Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

10

Intercultural Psychology and CRM

10

Leadership and Organizational Behavior

10

Market Research and Product Management

10

Studium Generale

10

Online and Social Media Marketing

10

Mastering Prompts

10

Career Development

10

Module guide

Online course schedule

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

General academic requirements

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one, but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

Careers

Your International Healthcare Management career outlook

Once you’ve graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Healthcare Management, you’ll be well positioned to embark on a career in the business and managerial departments of different healthcare companies, organisations and agencies. Depending on the electives you chose during your studies, and on the healthcare industry aspects you're most interested in, you can find a position in pharmaceutical companies, hospitals or rehabilitation centres. You could work as:

Product Manager

Product managers are responsible for all tasks involving a specific product or service. From planning, designing and coordinating between different departments, to managing quality and taking care of after-sales: as a product manager, you’ll find yourself working on launching new medicine, medical devices or insurance policies. Combine business skills, a hunger for success and familiarity with the healthcare sector, and develop the basis for kickstarting a fast-paced international career.

Quality Manager

As a quality manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that strict protocols are followed when it comes to production, design and manufacturing of medical products, be they medicinal components or machines. You’ll perform tests, analyse performance, keep detailed documentation, train staff and work together with healthcare authorities to assure that patients receive high quality medical goods and services.

Market Access Manager

Breaking into new markets, or introducing new medical supplies and technologies into the market, is especially challenging in the healthcare world. That’s where you, as an expert market access manager, come into the picture. Support development teams and product managers in their efforts to bring their hard work to the public, and promote new treatments that will help patients who need them. You’ll use your strong familiarity with various sales channels, bureaucratic blockers and legal channel to expand medical products’ reach.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “It's really great that my professional experience is recognised by IU and that I can fulfil my dream of studying without a high school diploma.”

    Daniela Schramm

    Online student

  • “IU has met my needs as a student from the very start.”

    Denise Negro

    Online student

  • “Online studies offer a huge opportunity for advancing in your professional life, because well-trained specialists are in high demand. Even at the age of 50, I was able to find a great job after graduation.”

    Anke Kutter

    Graduate, Germany

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Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in International Healthcare Management

On campus study model and fees for your Bachelor degree in International Healthcare Management

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.