Demographic change, increasing healthcare expenditure, the rise in lifestyle-related diseases and growing health awareness – the need for healthcare services is greater today than it has ever been. For companies operating in the healthcare sector, this not only presents new challenges but also diverse opportunities that are worth utilising for the long term. The Bachelor's Degree Programme in Healthcare Management is Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences' response to the growing need for skilled specialist and management staff. Students receive the best possible training at the Faculty of Applied Health and Social Sciences and are prepared for challenging work in the healthcare industry. The degree programme combines key qualifications and knowledge of methodology and management with a strong practical focus.
The Bachelor's degree programme covers the basic subjects of both business administration and the healthcare industry. In the first four semesters, for example, students complete modules like Medicine for Economists, Healthcare Economics, Epidemiology and Evidence Based Medicine alongside modules in Bookkeeping, Cost Accounting and Marketing. By choosing one of the following specialist fields, students deepen their knowledge of a specific area:
Practical experience is gained whilst studying by working on case studies, carrying out practical projects with companies and going on excursions, as well as, primarily, by completing the practical semester.
Due to the ever growing need for specialist and management staff in the healthcare system, career opportunities in this field are excellent. Thanks to the application-focused teaching and training based on scientific findings and methods, graduates are capable of working independently and are flexible regarding the areas in which they can be employed. Possible employers include institutes from all sectors of the healthcare industry, such as clinics, pharmaceuticals companies, medical technology companies, health insurance providers and rehabilitation and prevention facilities. Like the employers, possible areas of work are wide-ranging and include, for example, roles in human resources, organisation and management at companies.
For the purpose of course orientation, important documents such as study and examination regulations, the Module Handbook detailing all the available subjects, and formalities relating to the Bachelor’s thesis are available to download.