M.A. International Healthcare Management

IU International University of Applied Sciences
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Master degree

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Overview

Demographic and changes as well as medical progress mean that the healthcare sector is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing global industries. Management positions in this sector require a sound knowledge of healthcare markets, economic characteristics of health as a commodity as well as global healthcare structures. IU’s online Master’s in Healthcare Management offers solid foundations for a career in healthcare at an affordable price. Not only will you gain relevant business knowledge, but elective modules will enable you to gain specialist understanding of issues central to the international healthcare industry.

Program Structure

60 ECTS

1st semester

  • International Health Systems
  • Managing in a Global Economy
  • Healthcare Financing
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Health Economics
  • Seminar: Managing People and Organisations

2nd semester

  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Health
  • Electives A
  • Master Thesis & Colloquium

Academic Requirements:

  • Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in relevant field.
  • At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree.
  • Your undergraduate degree should be worth 240 ECTS credits.
  • Professional Experience:
    For some 60-ECTS master programmes, you will need to have achieved one year of professional work experience before starting your studies.
  • 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.

120 ECTS

1st semester

  • International Health Systems
  • Managing in a Global Economy
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Strategic Management
  • Healthcare Technology Assessment
  • Advanced Research Methods

2nd semester

  • Health Economics
  • Leadership
  • Healthcare Financing
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Health
  • Applied Statistics

3rd semester

  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Health
  • Seminar: Managing People and Organisations
  • Electives A
  • Electives B

4th semester

  • Master Thesis & Colloquium

Electives

In the 120-ECTS Master of International Healthcare Management distance learning programme, you have the opportunity to choose specialisations worth 20 ECTS credits and gain in-depth knowledge in functions and sectors you want to work in. In the 60 ECTS programme, you choose a specialisation of 10 ECTS in areas such as Digital Health, Public Health, Innovation in Pharma and Medical Technology as well as Accounting and more.

  • Digital Health
  • Public Health
  • Innovation in Pharma and Medical Technology
  • Accounting
  • Consumer Behaviour and Research
  • Corporate Finance and Investment
  • Communication and Public Relations
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • International and Intercultural Management
  • Negotiation and International HR
  • Product Development and Design Thinking
  • Sales Management

Academic Requirements

  • Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution in relevant field.
  • At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous degree.
  • Your undergraduate degree should be worth 180 ECTS credits.
  • Your undergraduate studies must amount to 240 ECTS credits to begin a 60-ECTS MA.
  • 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.