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International Healthcare Management

IU International University of Applied Sciences

12 months
2196 EUR/year
2196 EUR/year
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td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}Become a key player in healthcare leadership with IU’s M.A. International Healthcare Management. 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.

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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.


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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Health Systems

  • Managing in a Global Economy

  • Healthcare Technology Assessment

  • Health Economics

  • Healthcare Financing

  • Global Supply Chain Management

  • Quality Assurance and Risk Management in Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Official start date 01.04.2022 (English, 120 ECTS)

Official start date 30.09.2022 (English, 60 ECTS)

Online start date: anytime



60 or 120 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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
  • 60ECTS: Your undergraduate degree should be worth 240ECTS credits

  • 120ECTS: Your undergraduate degree should be worth 180ECTS credits

If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience for your online degree instead:

  • To start a 60-ECTS MBA (One-Year MBA), you need a minimum of 210 ECTS from your previous studies and 1 year of work experience. You need to provide proof of an additional year of work experience until the end of your programme.

English Level:

  • Proof of English skills
  • If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills

  • Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU - free)

Work experience

At least one-year work experience before the start of the IU Master program (achieved after previous studies).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2196 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2196 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2196 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2196 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.



  • €183 (12months)
  • €139 (18months)
  • €117 (24Months)


  • €150 (24months)
  • €111 (36months)
  • €98 (48months)


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