Health economics combines medicine and economics with empirical social research to use scarce health resources as efficiently as possible. 

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Bachelor of Health Economics: make economically sound decisions.

Are you interested in medical topics, do you want to research social structures and deal with business figures? Then you are a born health economist. Thanks to your expertise, you will make decisions about the allocation of scarce resources in the healthcare market and calculate the costs and benefits of medical measures. At a later stage, you will take on leading positions as a consultant, instructor, or project manager in inpatient and outpatient healthcare companies. The Bachelor's Degree Programme in Health Economics at the IU International University optimally prepares you for the challenges associated with these positions.  

The IU programme in Health Economics provides you with comprehensive basic knowledge in a wide range of areas. In addition to expertise in general business administration and economics, this programme will also provide you with the necessary basics in the fields of economic policy, accounting, and balancing, as well as personnel and corporate management. Empirical-methodical skills and health science topics are also an important part of the curriculum. In the course of your IUBH studies, you can specialize in selected areas such as hospital management, pharmaceutical and medical technology, or health policy.

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Why you should study at IU

By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
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Your studies in Health Economics are opening a whole new range of opportunities for you and your career. Be ready to make an impact and to work in an industry as diverse as your learned skills. 

Healthcare management consultant

Digitisation, increasing competition and cost pressures, and ever higher quality standards: Change and innovation in the health sector are opening up a lot of chances and opportunities, but also challenges for the industry. As a management consultant, you support relevant institutions in making the right decisions for the future and creating an organisation that operates in a healthy and humane way.   

health economist

Working as a health economist opens opportunities to work with social insurance providers such as statutory health insurance providers or pension insurance. You oversee and are responsible for various areas. This includes, for example, performance management, contracts, and medicine and supply management. You also have the prospect of a management or staff position as an advisor to the Board of Directors or executive management.  

facility manager

You manage homes for seniors and nursing facilities, outpatient care services, or therapy and health centres. As part of your job, you keep an eye on both corporate goals and employee motivation. You are also responsible for optimising quality standards, representing the facility to the outside world, maintaining contacts, and networking.   

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For maximum flexibility and maximum success - study 100% online 

  • Ideal for graduating with maximum flexibility: study when, where and how you want.  
  • 100% online study - no compulsory attendance and optionally full or part-time 
  • Take exams online or locally if you wish    
  • Maximum support from tutors, professors and study coaches 

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