Health Management

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What is the content of the course of studies?

Part I – introduction to the course
Part II – kickoff: Creating a beginning
Part III – management and decision
Courses include: Health economics; corporate ethics; methods of empirical economic and social research; organisation; public health and health systems; company management; HR management; legal aspects of healthcare; quality management in the health sector; external operational information; accounting; internal business information, cost management; controlling; financial and investment management; service marketing in the health sector; cooperative project management – setting up, managing and completing the work in project groups.

Where can I find employment later on?
The MBA course is aimed mainly at graduates who are employed in institutions, government agencies and companies in the health, but also the social area. These include: medical facilities and businesses (e.g. hospitals, rehabilitation clinics), larger group practices, institutions and enterprises of inpatient and outpatient care, health and social services, health and nursing care insurance, social facilities (e.g. heads of welfare centres), associations, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Developing leadership skills; taking staff responsibility (also see course content).

What are the entry requirements?
  • In order to be able to participate in the MBA Health Management course, you must meet the following requirements: Proof of a first professional degree at the University of Hamburg or another university with 210 credit points (CP) and practical job experience (usually not less than one year) following the degree and successful participation in the selection process.
What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
€ 4,600 per semester and a semester fee of € 305; reduction of € 1,000 when paying the total amount for three semesters at once.


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Who offers this course?

Institut für Weiterbildung e.V. an der Fakultät Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Hamburg

Type of study

Extra-occupational university studies


1.5 years (three semesters) Studies in person, then two semesters for the master’s thesis

Qualification on completion

MBA Health Management

Special features

State recognition