Start your M.A. International Healthcare Management Today!
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.
All the important details about this programme
Master of Arts (M.A.)120 or 60 ECTSStudy format: Online
Duration of study
24 or 12 monthsPart time models available
From 489 98 euros per month
120 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards60 ECTS - English - OnlineCurrently in accreditation process
Completed Undergraduate Degree
Specific Field Knowledge
Scholarship Programme Options
One Year of Work (For 60 ECTS Version)
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
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.
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.
International Health Systems
Managing in a Global Economy
Health Policy and Planning
Healthcare Technology Assessment
Advanced Research Methods
Global Supply Chain Management
Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Health
Seminar: Managing People and Organisations
Master Thesis & Colloquium
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.
This course deals with advanced aspects of management accounting and control. Students will understand how controllership is set up in international companies and explore the contingencies of management accounting and control, e.g. strategy, organizational life cycle phase, size, and ownership structure. The course also introduces the concept of the levers of control and highlights not only the traditional feedback and constraining function of control systems but also the learning and expanding function of these control levers.
Management accounting and financial accounting are constantly changing and adapting to internal and external circumstances. Financial accounting according to IFRS is continually evolving; developments occur in accounting rules and instruments for financial management are constantly emerging. Following the financial and economic crisis in 2008, accounting changed significantly following the introduction of additional regulatory rules and operating requirements.
- Controllership and the CFO: Core competencies, organization and strategies
- Contingency theory and management accounting and control
- Management accounting and control functions as part of a more comprehensive control model
- Behavioural management accounting and control
- Transfer pricing, corporate and shared service centres
- Valuing businesses
- Corporate restructuring and working capital optimization
- Regulatory changes and issues in financial accounting
This module provides you with concepts central to understanding international competition with a focus on the consumer. You will learn how differences in culture, economic systems and political environments influence consumer behaviour in terms of decision-making in the areas of acquisition, consumption and sales of products, services, experiences and ideas. In addition, you will deal with marketing research from the perspective of a consumer of marketing research, i.e., a busy manager who needs information to make decisions. It is helpful for any future manager to understand how marketing research works and produces its results. You will be enabled to contribute to research design, evaluate the quality of marketing information landing on your desk and, if necessary, conduct marketing research projects yourself.
In the last ten years, international financial markets and instruments have changed fundamentally. In this module, you will be introduced to the basics of modern financial theory and then deal with the topics of pricing, financial policy and corporate control. There is also a focus on investment analysis and portfolio theory as well as their implementation with regard to the portfolio management of companies. You will learn to critically evaluate different investment strategies to maximise returns, minimise risks of portfolios, and discuss best practice approaches around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STUDY MODELS AND FEES
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.
Duration 24 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
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:
Duration 48 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
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
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
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
- Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution.
- For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits.
- For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have 180 ECTS credits.
- At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
To study the 120-ECTS version of this degree, you must have a completed degree with 180 ECTS with a focus on Economics or Business Administration.
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%.
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when your previous studies were in a different field. With the Scholarship Programme, you can start this degree by taking an Entrance Examination.
The Entrance Examination can be used for the consecutive 120-ECTS version of this degree and involves two specific courses which are included in the Scholarship Programme (do not have to be passed before)
For the 60 ECTS study programme, you will need at least one year of professional work experience before starting your studies (achieved after previous studies).
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
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.
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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.