International Healthcare Management

Become a key player in healthcare leadership with IU’s M.A. International Healthcare Management 

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Preventing disease, ensuring care and providing access to treatment. Managing these challenges on a global scale is a complex task that requires smart practices. Management positions in the healthcare sector are accordingly challenging and rewarding at the same time. After all, new developments in healthcare impact the quality of life of entire nations.   

Our consecutive 120-ECTS Master's programme is aimed at those interested with a Bachelor's degree in business administration or economics. 

The 60-ECTS Master's programme is open to all bachelor graduates who already have a minimum of one year's professional experience in the health sector. Both programmes offer you the opportunity of a sound education in international health management and excellent career prospects. 

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Master of Arts (M.A.)
    120 or 60 ECTS
    Study format: Online
  • Duration of study
    24 or 12 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    From 489 98 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    120 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    60 ECTS - English - Online
    Currently in accreditation process
  • Admission
    Completed Undergraduate Degree
    Specific Field Knowledge
    Scholarship Programme Options
    One Year of Work (For 60 ECTS Version)
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
Information about the start of studies
Online: Official start date 30.09.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)
Information on state accreditation
Subject to state accreditation. We expect the Ministry's approval no later than the start of the programme. So far, all of our programmes have been successfully accredited and approved on time.
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Make the path to your degree simple

Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.

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Degree Overview

The international aspect is a central component of your health care management master studies. In addition to the specifics of managing cross-border companies, you will learn about the mechanisms of the global healthcare market. The 60-ECTS programme complements your knowledge from your first degree and links directly to your practical experience from your professional life. In our 120-ECTS programme, you will gain in-depth insights into the economic and political situation of international health markets. Your understanding of the economic analysis of health care markets will be sharpened and you will learn to assess the particular relevance of quality and risk management in the healthcare industry. 

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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 such as Digital Health, Public Health, Innovation in Pharma and Medical Technology as well as Accounting and more. 

Communication and Public Relations
Consumer Behaviour and Research
Corporate Finance and Investment
Data Science and Analytics
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Career outlook

Healthcare professionals who take responsibility, drive innovation in medical care and influence health policy issues are in demand - and the trend is rising. The healthcare market in 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 could advance to management level in international companies and shape the healthcare system of the future. Here are a few examples.

Healthcare Management Consultant

As a Healthcare Management Consultant, you work in an advisory capacity or manage your own projects. You organise market studies that serve as the basis for marketing new products and technologies or steer research in lucrative directions. Your knowledge of regulatory framework conditions and intelligent pricing helps you to develop optimised market strategies.

Product Manager

In this position, you take responsibility for products or services in a selected region. In doing so, you keep a close eye on the framework conditions and requirements of the respective countries. With your commitment, everything runs smoothly from product launch to market introduction - not least because you have expertise in product lifecycle management after your healthcare management studies at the IU International University.

International Regulatory Manager

After completing your distance learning programme in Healthcare Management, you will be well acquainted with country-specific conditions and problems in the various healthcare markets. This is what makes you so successful in your position as an International Regulatory Manager in the pharmaceutical industry. You develop country-specific strategies and ensure compliance with all legal requirements.


Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.  

Full time

Duration 24 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€750 €150 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 36 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€555 €111 / month Apply now


Duration 48 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The study programme provided me with so many useful academic and professional skills and knowledge.

    Mai Duc, B.A. International Marketing Management

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
Master Admission Requirements
Field Specific Knowledge
Scholarship Programme: Help Getting Started
Work Experience (60 ECTS)
English Skills
Why IU is a great choice
  • Study the Way You Want To

    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. 

  • Accredited & Globally Recognised

    IU International 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.  

  • Gain Real Support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus above all on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience. 

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