MBA – Healthcare Management

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Looking to play an active role in an industry that saves lives? Want to build your career in an area where you can help others? Then this MBA programme with a specialisation in Healthcare Management is the right choice for you.

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Overview

Start your online MBA – Healthcare Management

The healthcare sector has been at the centre of news reports over the last two years, and it is clear that the industry is going through rapid changes in an attempt to meet new challenges. What’s clearer than ever, though, is that healthcare is an industry that’s vital and exhilarating – and that young new managers, with a better understanding of the digital age, are required at almost every corner.

Take on challenging managerial responsibilities in an exciting industry, and work in hospitals, care facilities or industry-leading medical technology companies.

Start your MBA – Healthcare Management on-campus programme

The healthcare sector has been at the centre of news reports over the last two years, and it is clear that the industry is going through rapid changes in an attempt to meet new challenges.  

What’s clearer than ever, though, is that healthcare is an industry that’s vital and exhilarating – and that young new managers, with a better understanding of the digital age, are required at almost every corner. 

Take on challenging managerial responsibilities in an exciting industry, and work in hospitals, care facilities or industry-leading medical technology companies. 

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS
Language: English
Dual degree: Available
Study duration
18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 385 (US$ 414)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.06.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
Study model
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
90 ECTS
Language: English
Dual degree: Available
Study duration
18 months
Tuition fees
Starting from € 755 (US$ 807)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.06.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)
Accreditation
90 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 153413c
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 %

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000 students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an on-campus student and begin your career in Germany right

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.


Study contents

Online course overview

In the first part of your studies, you’ll focus on developing the skills that will make you an excellent manager, regardless of industry. You’ll then move on to industry specific, specialist knowledge, which when combined with the business fundamentals understanding you’ve acquired, will help you apply strategic and operational thinking in ways that fit the healthcare industry.

Explore different healthcare system delivery models, international healthcare policies and laws and the unique economic conditions of the healthcare industry. Learn to know the various healthcare market drivers, how policy is designed and which interest groups need to be taken into considerations: politicians, the general companies and medical and pharmaceutical corporations.

By understanding the full scope of how healthcare policies are designed, you’ll improve your chances of successfully navigating them in your future career as a healthcare manager.

Course overview

In the first part of your studies, you’ll focus on developing the skills that will make you an excellent manager, regardless of industry.  

You’ll then move on to industry-specific, specialist knowledge, which when combined with the business fundamentals understanding you’ve acquired, will help you apply strategic and operational thinking in ways that fit the healthcare industry. 

Explore different healthcare system delivery models, international healthcare policies and laws, and the unique economic conditions of the healthcare industry.  

Learn to know the various healthcare market drivers, how policy is designed, and which interest groups need to be taken into consideration: politicians, healthcare providers, and medical and pharmaceutical corporations. 

By understanding the full scope of how healthcare policies are designed, you’ll improve your chances of successfully navigating them in your future career as a healthcare manager. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS

Leadership

5

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

5

Corporate Finance

5

International Marketing

5

Managerial Economics

5

Performance Measurement

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS

Strategic Management

5

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

5

Operations and Information Management

5

Health Systems and Policy

10

Economics of Health

10

Semester 3

Module

ECTS

Capstone Project Thesis & Defence

25

Each course in this study programme has a live teaching session

At IU, we want you to feel supported, and to give you the best learning experience possible. 

In keeping with our mission, we now offer two-hour, monthly intensive live sessions in every course.The live events are recorded, so you can access them whenever you want. Each monthly session will cover all the course contents, so you only need to attend or watch it once. 

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 admission requirements

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree
  • Proof of at least one year’s professional work experience completed prior to the start of study programme. Work experience must have been gained after completion of your undergraduate studies

Work experience

  • Proof of at least one year’s qualified work experience completed prior to the start of the study programme (the work experience must be gained after the completion of your undergraduate studies).
  • You can provide us a translation of your employment contract and your pay slip or you can ask your company to fill out this form in English, sign it, apply the company stamp and send it to us:

Proof of work experience (EN)
Proof of work experience (NL)
Proof of work experience (ES)
Proof of work experience (IT)
Proof of work experience (FR)

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)* 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 be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

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. 

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your MBA – Healthcare Management career outlook

After completing your studies for an online MBA with a specialisation in Healthcare Management, you’ll be uniquely qualified to tackle different responsibilities in the healthcare sector, based on your preferences. Because it’s such a large industry, and continually evolving, the demand for skilled professionals is always high. As an MBA – Healthcare Management graduate, you can work as…

Consultant for Health Management

Work as a corporate health manager, and assist corporations in designing appropriate health protocols and work conditions for their employees. The possible tasks you’ll face are varied – you might be responsible for designing a healthcare programme, plan a strategy for integrating chronically ill employees into everyday business operations, or work with a safety specialist on accident prevention. Regardless of the exact role you’ll have, your responsibility will be to connect the healthcare industry to the general public.

Account Manager Ospedaliero

As an account manager, you’ll work with hospitals as a contact person for various touchpoints. You’ll be responsible for nurturing long-term customer relationships, help customers operate more efficiently, and mediate the extensive healthcare knowledge your employer has to the wide circle of clients it works with. Come up with new strategies to increase profitability from existing customer relationships, and with new strategies to reach potential new clients.

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Management Consultant in Healthcare

Help domestic and international healthcare enterprises run themselves more efficiently, without losing sight of the quality of service they need to provide. As a management consultant, you’ll conduct market analysis on behalf of your clients, recommend restructuring steps and suggest and implement cost-saving and value-adding business strategies. You’ll work hard towards turning companies into industry leaders, and build your name and reputation in the process.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “Thanks to the part-time online studies model, I was able to change my career despite already having a family, and start a new job in a care facility.”

    Thomas Winkler

    Online student

  • “I am sure that online studies are exactly the right way to further qualify myself in the educational and social field, without neglecting my family in the process.”

    Nadine

    Online student

  • “I chose to pursue an MBA due to its practical relevance, especially the case studies, which were particularly exciting for me. Thanks to IU’s flexibility, I was able to combine my studies with my job, where I often apply what I was learning.”

    Nina Schwarting

    Graduate, Germany

Personal counselling
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*Available Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CET

Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your MBA degree in MBA – Healthcare Management

On campus study model and fees for your MBA degree in MBA – 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.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus 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 18 Months

US$ 807
US$ 726 /mth* Apply now
* € 675 based on the exchange rate from 01.06.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 24 Months

US$ 636
US$ 575 /mth* Apply now
* € 535 based on the exchange rate from 01.06.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 36 Months

US$ 454
US$ 414 /mth* Apply now
* € 385 based on the exchange rate from 01.06.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 18 Months
US$ 807 /mth* Apply now
* € 755 based on the exchange rate from 01.06.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Boost your career.

Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

Start your studies at IU, and if you want to apply for your British certificate* all you have to do is send in your application and pay the required fee. As an MBA student, please make sure that you have at least 2+ years of relevant work experience at the time of your application.** You’ll then be awarded a degree from LSBU following your graduation if all of your study requirements have been fulfilled successfully.

Graduate with a German Bachelor’s, MBA or Master’s degree – along with a UK Bachelor’s with Honours (Hons), MBA or Master’s.

About LSBU

London South Bank University is well-known for its impressive internationality, as testified by over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries. Similar to IU, LSBU has also been awarded multiple awards and praised for its focus on improving graduates’ career opportunities.

Our cooperation was born out of one goal: to help you get the best jobs in the world with a dual degree.

Here’s how it works:

Get in touch with our Student Advisory Team, send in your application form and receive your British graduation certificate after you’ve successfully graduated from IU.

*only available for selected study programmes: B.Sc. Data Science, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.A.A. Business Administration, B.A. International Management, M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence (120 ECTS), M.Sc. Computer Science (120 ECTS), M.Sc. Data Science (120 ECTS), MBA with electives 90 ECTS (Big Data, Engineering, Finance & Accounting, IT, Marketing, E-Sports Management, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence, Salesforce).

**A false declaration about this will prevent LSBU from awarding the certificate

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
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 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.  

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