Master-Distance Learning
International Healthcare Management

120 ECTS English

Strengthen the healthcare markets on an international level!

Distance Learning

Start your Master's online study programme in International Healthcare Management now

Your goal is to shape the healthcare industry of tomorrow? Our consecutive 120 ECTS master's programme helps graduates of a relevant bachelor's programme to master the global challenges of healthcare management. 
How your studies will get you ahead: 

  • You are part of the latest developments in healthcare and, thus, improve the quality of life of entire nations. 
  • You will deepen your knowledge in the areas of international health systems, health economics and global health. 
  • You will learn the expertise to take on important management positions in the healthcare sector.

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You decide where and when you want to study.
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Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Master of Arts (MA) 120 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    24-48 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study 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 fees
    Starting at 316€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    120 ECTS - English
Free trial? Let’s go! You can try out your study programme for four weeks – no commitment. The fees for this period only apply if you decide to continue your studies with us.

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Your programme overview for the online study programme in International Healthcare Management

Health is a cross-border topic – which you will learn during your studies! In addition to controlling international processes, you will familiarize yourself with the mechanisms of the global market. In our 120 ECTS programme, you will gain in-depth insights into the economic and political situation in international healthcare markets. This also includes an understanding of the economic analysis of these structures and the assessment of quality and risk management in the industry.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Master'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:

Only until 01.03.2023


Duration 24 Months

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

529€ /mtl 556€ Enrol by March 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.03.2023

Part-Time I

Duration 36 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.

399€ /mtl 417€ Enrol by March 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.03.2023

Part-Time II

Duration 48 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.

316€ /mtl 329€ Enrol by March 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • 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

*The fees for this period only apply if you continue your studies with us.

Entry requirements

We make it possible: You can start your desired study programme with IU if you meet the following requirements.
General admission requirements
Alternative means of admission
English language skills
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Your professional future in International Healthcare Management

Healthcare professionals who take responsibility, drive innovation in medical care and influence health policy issues are in demand – and the trend is rising. The health market of most countries is growing faster than their GDP. With your Master's degree in International Healthcare Management, excellent career prospects await you in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology or Medical Technology. You will become a leader in international companies and shape the healthcare of the future. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a ...

Healthcare Management Consultant

As a Healthcare Management Consultant, you act as an advisor or run your own projects. You organise market studies that serve as the foundation for marketing new products and technologies or steering research in lucrative directions. Your knowledge of regulatory conditions and intelligent pricing helps you develop optimised market strategies.

Product Manager

In this role, you assume responsibility for products or service provision in a selected region. You keep a close eye on general conditions and requirements of the respective countries. With your dedication, everything from product launch to market launch runs smoothly – not least because after your Healthcare Management degree at the IU International University of Applied Sciences, you’ll be able to provide your expertise in product lifecycle management.

International Regulatory Manager

After your online study programme in Health Management you’ll know country-specific conditions and problems in the various different health markets, making you really successful in the role as International Regulatory Manager in the pharmaceutical industry. You develop country-specific strategies and ensure compliance with all legal requirements.


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 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.

Online recognition
Do you need support with your application for recognition? We have summarized all the important information for you in our guide to recognition. Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.
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