Bachelor Health Management


Program Description

The healthcare market is changing: the digitalization of medical care, new services and increasing health awareness among the population require innovative, interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. At the same time, efficiency pressure is growing. This is why experts are needed who, in addition to industry-specific technical and methodological knowledge, also have business and social skills.

The goal of the distance learning course in health management is to train specialists and junior managers on the basis of the latest findings to shape this change. You will be trained for the administrative area in outpatient, inpatient and semi-inpatient facilities of hospitals as well as in the state and public health sector.

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study period

  • Standard period of study: 36 months
  • Different time models possible
  • Study start possible at any time
(Technical) Abitur or subject-related university entrance qualification
Without Abitur:
  • Master's certificate or advanced training
  • At least two years of vocational training followed by at least 3 years of professional experience (full-time)
AR seal, ZFU (approval number 158514)

Course Overview

The distance learning health management prepares you for a career in the administrative area of hospitals, nursing homes or the public health administration. For this you acquire basic knowledge and industry-specific know-how. In addition to deepening your knowledge of health science topics, the focus is on developing your management skills. In addition, you will train your soft skills and competencies that will qualify you for future tasks as a team, department or business manager.

Our bachelor's program is modular, which means that you study using subject areas that are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules there is an introductory course and an in-depth course, which prepare you systematically for the completion of this module. Within the modules, you will receive ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) for each successful completion, which document your performance. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and of course recognized.


In the fifth and sixth semester, you choose your three specializations in the amount of 30 ECTS. To do this, you decide on a specialization from different areas. Some exemplary specializations are:

  • Applied health psychology
  • Corporate Health Management
  • Fitness and sports management
  • hospital management
  • Social and health policy

Accredited degree

All current courses at the IUBH are accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).
Accreditation is only granted if the content and structure of a study program meets all qualitative requirements.

FIBAA is a kind of TÜV for academic education that checks the quality of Bachelor and Master courses on behalf of the Accreditation Council. The accreditation is renewed every five (first accreditation) or seven (re-accreditation) years - a guarantee for the quality of our teaching.
FIBAA awards its premium seal for courses of exceptional quality. Five courses at the IUBH have already been awarded this special seal. The IUBH is one of the leading universities in Germany with five or more premium seals.

Your future career in healthcare

As a health manager, planning, controlling and monitoring healthcare operations, such as clinics or insurance companies, is part of your job. You are working to increase the acceptance of prevention and good health in society and to empower people to influence and maintain their health. At the same time, you always keep an eye on the business factors.

Last updated May 2020

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