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Bachelor's degree
Titelbild für Infoseite “Bachelor Gesundheitsökonomie”: Gesundheitsökonomin arbeitet an einer Tafel
My double plus.

Bachelor Gesundheitsökonomie*

*Translated: Health Economics. Only available in German

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

# Distance learning

Language : German

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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In our free and non-binding information material you will find out everything about:

  • Content of your studies

  • Admission and application

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Your career opportunities. Future-oriented.

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. 

Team diskutiert über Ergebnisse

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.   

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Manager of care facilities

Frau mit Apfel und Getränk

Health Economist


Choose how you want to study Health Economics at IU

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. 

Fernstudium an der IU Internationale Hochschule: Studentin in der Bibliothek

Distance Learning

For maximum freedom - study 100% flexible

You study completely on your own terms. Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.

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The most important questions about studying Health Economics


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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.

Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“