International Health Management

University of Basel

M.B.A. Blended
24 months
14791 EUR/year
14791 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 programme 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.

SThe MBA in International Health Management at the University of Basel 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. It is of special interest for leaders and managers of Global Health Initiatives.

Programme 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.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The admission to the master’s degree program follows a motion presented by the examination commission of the faculty, in which it recommends to the rectorate to either allow or deny the admission.
  • In the event that a bachelor’s degree only partially fulfills the requirements listed in the master’s study regulations, the admission can be issued contingent on the student taking certain classes in the bachelor degree program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14791 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29583 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14791 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29583 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Costs for the full programme are in total CHF 31,500. 


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International Health Management
University of Basel