International Healthcare Management
Health is a global megatrend. With your Bachelor's degree in International Healthcare Management, you will be entering a promising industry.
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Medical innovation, digital transformation and a new awareness of health are shaping the healthcare sector on a global scale. Managers have a very special role in this. Your task is to develop strategies to meet epidemiological challenges with scarce resources.
In your Bachelor's online study programme in International Healthcare Management, you will learn which companies and organisations operate in the healthcare market and how they influence healthcare worldwide.
Modern management, health policy and intercultural skills are the core points of your studies. Decide for yourself which electives you would like to equip yourself with for your professional future. You can choose your elective from attractive sectors such as Pharmaceutical Industry, Medical Technology Industry or Healthcare Services. You can also prepare specifically for an in-demand role in this industry, such as Applied Sales, Online Marketing or Business Intelligence.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
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Study programme & degreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.) 180 ECTS
Full-time or part-time
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension36-72 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy programme independent of time & place
No mandatory attendance
Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
Exams online or at nearest examination centre
Study feesStarting at 229€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
180 ECTS - English
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Your programme overview in the Bachelor's online study programme International Healthcare Management
At the beginning, you deal with the basics of Business Administration. You will learn how to secure funding for exciting projects and drive innovation. You will then get to know international health systems in more detail and dedicate yourself to health policy contexts.
Basic medical knowledge is also part of your studies. You will acquire knowledge in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and learn the best methods to identify promising research areas. Choose from exciting courses such as Pharmaceutical Industry, Medical Technology Industry, Business Intelligence etc. to find the electives that will enrich your professional future.
Your professional future in International Healthcare Management
With your Bachelor's in International Healthcare Management, you are well-prepared for the challenges in globally operating companies in the healthcare industry. You have optimal entry and promotion opportunities in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology or Medical Technology. Your skills are also needed in organisations in health care, nursing or rehabilitation, as well as in institutions with health-related planning and design tasks. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a ...
As a Product Manager, you are responsible for planning, managing and controlling Marketing strategies for individual products and services or entire product lines. You deal with digital technologies and trends, develop customised solutions and expand product portfolios in line with demand.
In the health sector, in particular, quality is an important foundation in all areas of business. In this position, you ensure that all quality standards in the company are met. To do this, you primarily conduct tests and audits. The analysis of data and its documentation is part of your tasks, as well as the training of team members. If the situation demands it, you have direct contact with prospective buyers to collect data.
How do medical supplies and medicines come onto the market? With your help. As a Market Access Manager, you accompany your product protégés from the idea to the market launch and beyond. You determine the market potential of new concepts and plan the distribution channels of innovative medical and health products. In addition to Marketing and the accompanying legal framework, you will also deal with price negotiations and expand your network of relevant target groups.
Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in International Healthcare Management
Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.
Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:
Duration 36 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
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.
Duration 72 Months
Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €699. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
We charge 5€/shipment within Europe* and 10€/shipment for the rest of the world if you require the printed study scripts to be delivered outside of Germany.
*This includes the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Cyprus.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
Free trial phase of four weeks*
Access to online libraries
Personal assistance from lecturers
Online campus with innovative study tools
Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning
Individual study and career coaching
Online exams around the clock
License for Microsoft Office and Teams
Flexible extension of study duration
Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!
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Recognition of Achievements
Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.
- Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
- Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point
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 online recognition form.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.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. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.
If you have your A-levels or a vocational diploma, you can start your bachelor’s programme right away without additional examination.
Graduates of Waldorf schools and the “Berufskolleg Baden-Württemberg” may have to have their diploma approved by their school and show proof of additional achievements to be able to study in another federal state. Please contact your school for an approval.
You can also study at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) without a high school diploma. To do so, you simply need:
- A master craftsman's certificate or
- Advanced professional training (e.g. as an IHK business administrator) or
- At least two years of recognized vocational training in Germany, followed by at least 3 years of professional experience (full-time)*: Depending on the focus of your training and professional activity and what you want to study, you can start directly with a trial phase or prove your aptness in other ways.
*If you have completed your vocational training and professional experience within Europe, but outside of Germany, the university will carry out an equivalency assessment. EU qualifications can be accepted as equivalent if your vocational qualification is comparable to a German vocational qualification at level DQR 4.
For the English-language study programme, we require proof of your English language skills. We accept the following:
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. grade B)
Please note: The proof must be submitted before the start of the study programme and must not be older than five years. If you have already completed your first degree in English or if English is your native language, you no longer need to prove your English language skills separately.
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