Master degree programme


This programme delivers the tools required to assume management functions in a booming industry, and to identify areas with innovative potential and develop suitable solutions. With this in mind, the programme concentrates on joined-up thinking that takes ethical viewpoints into account, in addition to strategic management and an overview of the health system.

Every September we welcome a new intake of students for our graduate programme, which is offered in German. Some courses with an international focus are held in English.

The primary objective of the Master degree in Management of Health Institutions is to develop students' strategic management and interpersonal leadership skills. The programme also provides a holistic, comparative analysis of health care institutions in various countries, and highlights the networked approach and ethical perspective expected of managers in the health sector.

Core modules:

  • International aspects of the health care system
  • Communication-based management functions and tools
  • Management functions and tools
  • Principles of responsible health care policies
  • Market-based management functions and tools

Key skills

The health care sector is currently undergoing a phase of rapid change and realignment. Coping with demographic changes, advances in medical technology and the resulting pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency is only possible with highly-qualified, professional managers and leaders.

Graduates will possess the high level of expertise needed to assume senior management responsibilities in the health sector. They will be able to draw on extensive knowledge of regional, national and international health care provision, and strike an appropriate balance between health-related and business considerations.

More detailed information on the Master programme Management of Health Institutions is given in German

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