Health and social management

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What is the content of the course of studies?

The study contents are lectures on scientific work, basic principles of leadership and management, general business studies, psychology, introduction to the health system and health sciences, quality management, work science, general law, coordination and organisation of tasks, introduction to social work and social work science, project management, accountancy, self-management, health and social policy, human resources management, investment management, financing, controlling, empirical methods, health and social policy, special business, sociology, HR leadership, outpatient and inpatient care, organisation management, integrated management, dealing with media and knowledge.

Where can I find employment later on?
In addition, there are a number of other areas where graduates can apply, such as kindergartens, youth centres, leisure facilities, ambulatory healthcare and care centres, hospitals, retirement homes, sanatoria, health insurance and care, companies, associations and social insurance funding organisations.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Graduates can find positions in larger institutions of social and health services for the coordination of special services, work in human resource development, QA in workplace design, planning and management of education and training, or as middle-management executives.

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college certificate, or completed training and three years professional activity.
What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
€ 270 per month.


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Who offers this course?

HFH Hamburger Fern-Hochschule

Type of study

Pure university studies – distance learning


Seven semesters

Qualification on completion

Bachelor of Arts

Special features

The course is divided into key management tasks for content and provides basic qualifications in management, business administration, related sciences, management and occupational fields. Specialisations are offered in the fields of children, youth, the elderly, people with immigrant background and people with disabilities.

State recognition