The MBA for working professionals

The interdisciplinary technologies of medical engineering, health sciences, and the entire healthcare sector already impact many aspects of life. These areas provide expanding markets and technologies for the future – with great potential for development and innovation. The medical engineering and health industries are therefore calling for more internationally focused management abilities. Expertise in current technological developments is a must!

The Medical Devices & Healthcare Management degree programme is designed for working professionals in the medical engineering and biomedical engineering sector who are seeking to improve their competencies in international management and marketing. The programme is taught in English at the International Business School Tuttlingen. It provides international, practical and specialized training, as well as direct contact with professionals in business and industry. Career opportunities in the medical device industry and in clinics are excellent.

Study management in the global centre for medical engineering

This master's programme in Medical Devices & Healthcare Management draws on Furtwangen University’s many years of experience in designing and conducting MBA postgraduate programmes and combines this with the technical expertise of companies operating in the fields of medical devices and healthcare management. The MBA programme in the International Business School is ideal for working professionals. Besides business and legal courses, the programme also focuses on healthcare management competencies.

Core areas of study

  • Business administration
  • International management
  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurial management
  • Healthcare management
  • Regulatory affairs

Quick Information

Degree awarded Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree postgraduate
Duration of programme 4 semesters
Delivery part-time
Campus Tuttlingen
Programme begin winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction English
Academic entry requirements Completed first degree programme, for example in engineering, natural science, medicine, or business administration
Language requirements proficiency in English in written and spoken form as indicated by TOEFL and GMAT
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements Participation in an admission interview; at least two years of work experience
Tuition Fees €18,000 (€4,500 / semester)
Programme accreditation ACQUIN
Contact sieglinde.saur@hs-furtwangen.de

Programme Content

The Medical Devices & Healthcare Management programme provides core economic competencies, industry-specific expertise, and key transferable skills for international business operations.

The curriculum ranges from business administration fundamentals and marketing for national and international markets to economics and business law, which includes medical product law and patent law.

Intercultural communication and leadership qualifications

  • International finance
  • International project management and corporate management
  • International negotiation
  • International management

These courses encourage positive development of soft skills in social and intercultural communication. Students learn how to solve problems appropriately according to each situation and acquire leadership skills.

Studying medical devices management in Tuttlingen means you'll be studying in the global centre for medical engineering! Starting as early as the first semester, students benefit from the experience of the companies headquartered in Tuttlingen. Well-known, internationally operating medical engineering companies and healthcare institutions worked together to develop this degree programme – thereby ensuring a truly practical education.

Real world expertise
Lectures are held by experts from business and industry who have practical management experience from the medical device industry and healthcare organizations.

Programme structure

The programme consists of 16 modules with compulsory attendance. The modules are all three days long, from Thursday to Saturday, and take place every four to six weeks. There is also a one-week block course with compulsory attendance.

The programme requires a high level of independent study. Course materials are included in the fees.

Module Structure

Semester 1
Accounting, Corporate Finance, Economics, Marketing Management

Semester 2
Business Environment (part one), Healthcare Management, International Management (part one), Management Tools (part one), Medical Technology (part one), Strategy (part one)

Semester 3
Business environment (part two), entrepreneurship, international management (part two), Management Tools (part two), Medical Technology (part two), Strategy (part two)

Semester 4
Master's thesis

Degree awarded
MBA in Medical Devices & Healthcare Management

Good reasons for studying management

    • Cooperating medical engineering companies
    • Degree programme developed in cooperation with industry
    • Opportunity to study in a medical engineering cluster
    • Acquisition of leadership competencies
    • Excellent career opportunities

    Career profile and opportunities

    Graduates with an MBA in Medical Devices & Healthcare Management possess a sound knowledge of international marketing and management and a comprehensive understanding of business and organisational realities. They negotiate taking innovation and cost-effectiveness into consideration, and practice entrepreneurial thinking. Graduates of this programme will have outstanding future career prospects in medical engineering and in the clinical and pharmaceutical fields.

    Employment sectors

    Graduates of the Medical Devices & Healthcare Management MBA programme work around the world as specialists in the management of industries and businesses, as well as clinics and pharmaceutical facilities. Positions in universities or other educational institutions are also possible in the following areas:

    • Project management
    • Marketing and product management
    • Regulatory affairs
    • Human resource management
    • Management

    Contact Information

    Sieglinde Saur
    International Business School Tuttlingen
    Furtwangen University, Tuttlingen Campus
    Kronenstraße 16, Room A 2.10
    78532 Tuttlingen, Germany

    Tel: +49 (0)7461 1502-6625  
    Fax: +49 (0)7461 1502-6201
    Email: sieglinde.saur(at)hs-furtwangen.de

    Prof. Dr. Michael Lederer
    Academic Director
    International Business School Tuttlingen
    Furtwangen University, Schwenningen Campus
    Jakob-Kienzle-Straße 17
    78054 Villingen-Schwenningen

    Tel: +49 (0)7720 307-4301
    Fax: +49 (0)7720 307-4307
    Email: michael.lederer(at)hs-furtwangen.de