Distance learning master of health business administration (mhba)

Healthcare has become an enormous economic factor and requires not only consistent business management but also leadership skills and appropriate marketing measures.


With a market volume of almost 300 billion euros, the healthcare industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing business sectors in the German economy. Nearly one in 9. Workers are involved in health care such as hands-on elder care.

According to current forecasts and studies, there will be many more job opportunities in the healthcare sector, especially due to demographic trends. McKinsey Germany forecasts that the profession will create up to 1 million new jobs by 2020.

Due to the economic constraints in the healthcare sector, it is becoming increasingly important for specialists and managers to assume economic responsibility for their company and, in addition to highly specialized technical knowledge, also bring a broad knowledge of economics to the professional field, recognize interdisciplinary connections and achieve an institutional overview of the healthcare sector.

The Master's distance learning program is aimed at healthcare professionals and managers, especially those with non-economic backgrounds, who work in hospitals, nursing homes, medical care centers, practice networks and individual practices, the pharmaceutical industry, medical technology, self-administration, consulting companies or as physicians, pharmacists, nursing scientists and medical technicians.

Today, managers with broad decision-making powers are increasingly confronted with and have to assume economic responsibility for their company in their everyday professional life. This distance learning program will provide you with imperative business elements that are actually useful in the day-to-day work of healthcare. Economists who need deeper insights into health care also benefit from the MHBA distance learning program.

Start and duration of the distance learning program Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA):

You can start the extra-occupational distance learning program at any time and complete it in a standard study period of 24 months, i.e. 4 semesters.

Study contents Distance learning Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA):

1. Semester – Introduction to Business Administration:

  • Business and economics
  • Legal basicsI: Contracts and commercial law
  • Legal basics II: Labor law and other legal regulations
  • Phases in the life of a company
  • Business legal forms
  • Business management objectives
  • Procurement and logistics
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Investment (use of capital)
  • Financing (raising capital)
  • Human resources
  • External accounting: Balance Sheets
  • Internal accounting: Cost Accounting
  • Taxes
  • Decision Theory
  • Corporate management
  • Organization
  • Communicationand information
  • Corporate connections, internationalization and globalization

2. Semester – Fundamentals of Health Care:

  • Models for the design of health care
  • An overview of the German social security and healthcare system
  • Statutory health insurance I: Institutions, insured persons and benefits
  • Statutory health insurance II: Control and reform proposals
  • Private health insurance
  • Corporate health management
  • Health care systems in international comparison
  • Managed Care
  • Health economic evaluation research
  • Internet research and medical information gathering
  • Outpatient medical care at a glance
  • Dental care at a glance
  • An overview of the hospital system in Germany
  • Pharmaceutical industry, pharmaceutical wholesale and pharmacies at a glance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Overview of the medical technology industry
  • An overview of the provision of remedies and aids
  • Emergency medical services at a glance
  • Effects of demographic development
  • OR – Approaches to health care

3. Semester – Specialization (2 of 3 to be chosen):

  • Outpatient care
  • Inpatient care
  • Pharmaceutical industry

4. Semester:

Prerequisites for participation in the Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA) distance learning program:

To be admitted to the Master of Health Business Administration distance learning program, you must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Completion of at least 8 semesters (standard period of study) of a college or university degree in any discipline,
  • A minimum of two years of qualified professional activity in a responsible position with tasks of management, planning or control after graduation in private or public companies, associations or administrations,
  • A letter of motivation.

Cost Distance Learning Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA):

About the tuition fees incurred resp. Costs in the Distance Learning Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA) program can be found in the distance learning schools' current study guides.

Funding for the MHBA distance learning Master of Health Business Administration program:

Under certain conditions, you can take advantage of financial aid, subsidies and grants for further education leading to professional qualifications, apply for scholarships, benefit from educational funds or apply for student loans to finance your studies. Here on our website you will find a lot of further information about this program.

Degree Master Distance Learning Health Business Administration (MHBA):

The extra-occupational MHBA distance learning program ends with the internationally recognized Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA) degree and entitles you to a further doctorate.

Distance learning schools and universities Distance learning Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA):

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