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International Health Management

University of Basel

24 months
14250 EUR/year
14250 EUR/year
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The MBA in International Health Management, offered by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an associated institute of the University of Basel and a member of the Swiss School of Public Health+ (SSPH+), provides a unique opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills outlined above.


The content of the modular MBA in International Health Management programme from University of Basel goes beyond classical MBA programmes in health care, as it maintains a global perspective and interdisciplinary approach throughout, with a strong focus on meso- and macro-level leadership positions.

Course Structure

The programme is modular and consists of 10 modules of 6 ECTS Credit Points (CP) each, one module with 10 ECTS CP and a master thesis 20 ECTS CP worth. To obtain the MBA degree 90 ECTS CP have to be accumulated over a period of maximum 5 years. Students who accumulate at least 48 ECTS CP will get a DAS in International Health Management, with the accumulation of 24 ECTS CP a CAS can be obtained.Each module has three components: a four-week distance-based preparation phase, a one week on-campus tuition phase and a phase of eight weeks after the on-campus tuition in which assignments have to be elaborated and to prepare for the written exams. The total workload for a 6 ECTS CP module will be 180 hours Student Investment Time (SIT).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Marketing and Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour and Transformational Management
  • Health Economics and Health Financing
  • Leadership
  • Financial Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting
  • Foundations of International Health Management


Swiss TPH’s MBA in International Health Management caters to all those involved in development cooperation, managing programmes and projects to support countries with resources constraints, or who aspire to such a position. It targets professionals who need strong business management expertise and a sound education in public health. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • We accept applications for the programme and Short Courses throughout the year. Please refer to our website for course-specific application deadlines.




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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MBA and Short Course applicants must have a first professional qualification (e.g. Bachelor degree) and at least 2 years of professional experience. 
  • They should submit a completed online application form with the following materials: 
  • Professional degree(s)/diploma(s) 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • One-page motivation letter (MBA applicants only) 
  • Proof of English language skills (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced Certificate, written proof of higher education in English) 
  • One photograph (passport-size) In exceptional and justifiable cases, applicants can be admitted with evidence of an adequate career history and/or technical qualification. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    14250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Costs for the full programme are in total CHF 31,500. 

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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