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International Healthcare Management

Bachelor

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

Online Studies

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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
Study model
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 199 (US$ 209)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

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.

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

Medicine for Non-Medics II

5

Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

5

Principles of Management

5

International Health Systems

5

Management Accounting

5

Introduction to Health Economics

5

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

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
ModuleECTS

Global Health

5

Agile Project Management

5

Seminar: Technology in Healthcare

5

Quality Management in Healthcare

5

ELECTIVE A

10

Semester 6
ModuleECTS

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

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

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

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

Module guide
Online course schedule
Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

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 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 (included in Online Degree Saver Programme)

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

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

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 skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Get a second chance at higher secondary education with IU

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 the High School Diploma Study Pathway, you can earn a high school diploma and start your online Bachelor’s degree at IU – at the same time.

Visit our High School Diploma Study Pathway page for more details. 

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

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

Personal counselling

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 model & 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. 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$ 385
US$ 345 /mth* Apply now
* € 329 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

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$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

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$ 229
US$ 209 /mth* Apply now
* € 199 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online 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. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. 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, 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.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.