B.A. International Healthcare Management

IU International University of Applied Sciences

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The healthcare sector is an industry of dynamic growth driven by medical and technical progress as well as significant digital transformation and worldwide demographic changes. Healthcare management professionals require in-depth knowledge of management principles, coupled with a solid understanding of healthcare markets and global healthcare structures, systems, and policies to be successful in their roles. IU’s online B.A. International Healthcare Management gives you the required business knowhow as well as knowledge specific to the healthcare sector. You will get the chance to set yourself up for success in your future career, with affordable tuition fees.

Program Structure

1st semester

  • Academic Integrity and Writing for Business
  • Introduction to Academic Work
  • Business 101
  • Healthcare Management
  • Medicine for Non-Medics
  • Managerial Economics

2nd semester

  • Medicine for Non-Medics II
  • Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics
  • Principles of Management
  • International Health Systems
  • Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Health Economics

3rd semester

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Collaborative Work
  • International HR Management
  • Health Financing
  • International Marketing
  • Introduction to Hospital Management

4th semester

  • Foundations in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Supply Chain Management I
  • Medical Information Technology and Software
  • Global Corporations and Globalisation
  • Pharmaceutical Management

5th semester

  • Global Health
  • Agile Project Management
  • Seminar: Technology in Healthcare
  • Quality Management in Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical Management
  • Elective A

6th semester

  • Electives B
  • Electives C
  • Bachelor Thesis
  • Electives

In your fifth and sixth semesters, you choose your three electives with a total of 30 ECTS credits. You choose one specialisation from each of the different sectors and functional areas. Some examples of electives are Pharmaceutical Industry, Medical Technology Industry, Health Services Industry, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management as well as Online and Social Media Marketing.

  • Medical Technology Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Health Services Industry
  • Accounting, Financing & Investment
  • Applied Sales
  • Business Intelligence
  • Change and Agile Management
  • Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management
  • Intercultural Psychology and CRM
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Market Research and Product Management
  • Online and Social Media Marketing
  • Studium Generale

Academic Requirements:

  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels, IB Diploma including your Transcript of Records.
  • Proof of eligibility to study a bachelor's degree at university in Germany.

Depending on your chosen programme, academic level, and background, you might need to also take one of the following to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination
  • Pathway Programme
  • English Level:
    - Proof of English skills.
    - Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free of charge)
    - If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.