MBA - Healthcare Management

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 specialization in Healthcare Management is the right choice for you.

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.

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.

Study model


90 ECTS*
Language: English

Study duration & extension


18 - 36 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time

Accredited & Globally Recognized


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. You can also be provided with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognized anywhere in the EU.

Dual Degree


In partnership with London South Bank University (LSBU)* to offer you the opportunity to earn a validated UK degree in addition to your German degree from IU. Once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you will automatically receive the LSBU validated degree on top of your certificate from IU.

*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. It has been operating as a higher learning institution since 1892.

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Tuition fees


90 ECTS: USD 2,919 for the full program

Application fee: USD95

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.

*The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a tool of the European Higher Education Area for making studies and courses more transparent. It helps students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognized. ECTS allows credits taken at one higher education institution to be counted towards a qualification studied for at another. ECTS credits represent learning based on defined learning outcomes and their associated workload.



When do I start?


For administrative purposes Intake is monthly. Registration should be made at least 5 days to the next start date. Inquire for the next start dates.


Admission


Academic criteria:
Completed degree from a public or officially recognized university/higher education institution. At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education. Your undergraduate studies must amount to 180 ECTS for an 90-ECTS MBA. You will need to submit 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). For MBA programmes, you will also need to have completed a second year of professional work experience before graduating.

*Admission into program at the sole discretion of IU.

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