HEALTH ECONOMICS STUDIES - KEEPING YOUR NUMBERS FIT.
Do you want to combine the exciting fields of medicine and economics and explore social structures? Then you are a born health economist. Thanks to the expertise you have acquired during your Health Economics studies at the IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), you are ready for management positions and are a sought-after talent in many areas. Also as a consultant, speaker or in the project management of inpatient and outpatient health care facilities.
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You can complete Health Economics studies at IU by distance learning. Here you can find out how your studies at IU work and what your advantages are in the distance learning study model.
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Why you should study Health Economics
The ideal health system delivers effective and affordable services. This will become a growing challenge in the coming years. The top reason for this is above all demographic change. The Health Economics degree programme prepares you accordingly to develop solutions for the existing and upcoming problems of the health system and the associated companies and institutions. Because these are sought-after skills, you expand your career options with a degree and pave the way for a steep career advancement.
At IU, you invest in yourself and your professional future under the aspect of lifelong learning during your studies. And that is fun. Primarily because at IU you learn in a self-determined and flexible way.
Your IU Studies in Health Economics
In your Health Economics studies, you combine medicine and economics with empirical social research in order to be able to use scarce health goods as efficiently as possible. You learn how to make decisions about the allocation of finite resources in the health market and how to perfectly calculate the costs and benefits of medical measures. In addition to knowledge of general business administration and economics, you will also acquire the necessary basics in the areas of economic policy, bookkeeping and accounting as well as personnel and business management.
In addition, empirical-methodical skills and health science topics are also part of the curriculum. Use your Health Economics degree programme for specialisations to position yourself even better. For example, in the areas of hospital management, pharmaceutical and medical technology or health policy. You can choose the areas in which you would like to deepen your knowledge. As far as time management is concerned, your studies at IU are also 100% flexible and self-determined.
A look into the future: what you will do after graduation
With your Health Economics studies, you create the perfect foundation for an economically healthy career. The area in which you would like to start your professional career remains open, because knowledge is in demand in numerous health care institutions. As a health economist, you can, for example, work for social insurance institutions. Or, as a facility manager in care facilities, you can ensure that all company goals are achieved. Thanks to your Bachelor's degree in Health Economics, you can also work in a consulting capacity.
The most important questions about studying Health Economics
At IU, we deliberately refrain from offering degree programmes with a numerus clausus (NC). Therefore, you do not need a specific grade point average for your Health Economics degree. Waiting semesters and selection procedures are also not an issue for us. We just want to talk to you personally so that we can find out together in which areas your strengths and talents lie.
You can currently complete your Bachelor's degree in Health Economics at the Virtual Campus. This means that you can study anywhere in Germany.
Of course, at IU we are happy to make this possible for you. In addition to the entrance qualification in the form of an Abitur or Fachabitur, interested students without an Abitur have the opportunity to enter our Bachelor's programme. You can study Health Economics without an Abitur if you have completed an advanced training course, have a master craftsman's certificate or have at least two years of vocational training and at least three years of professional experience.
The Health Economics Bachelor’s programme lasts for 36, 48 or 72 months, depending on which time model you choose. If you need more time and semesters for your studies, this is absolutely no problem.
Economic action is also important in the health sector. The aim of Health Economics is to ensure that as many people in society as possible receive effective help with the resources available. Therefore, it is not only important to focus on the best care, but above all on means and practices that are financially feasible and helpful. How different therapies and methods are evaluated in this respect also falls under the remit of Health Economics.
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