BA (Hons) Healthcare Management

Healthcare Management

BA (Hons)


Study level
Berlin or Online
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

Looking to study healthcare management? Already work in healthcare and want to progress to a management role? If so, Arden University’s healthcare management course is the right step for you. Based at our Berlin campus in Germany, this degree offers a wealth of knowledge and skills you need to follow your passion and become an inspiring leader in healthcare management, while also immersing you in the exciting European lifestyle. 

Throughout the course you’ll explore important concepts including social responsibility, policy making, and politics and ethics in the worlds of health and healthcare management. You’ll also develop a wide range of sought-after transferable skills such as health promotion, financial control, budgeting, and resource planning, while gaining a full appreciation of the challenges faced by today’s healthcare professionals. 

So whether you’re thinking of starting a career in healthcare or are ready to step into a management position in your existing healthcare career, you’ll graduate from this course prepared to take on senior-level responsibilities in organisations across the globe.

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To further support your career development, this course is accredited by the Institute of Health & Social Care Management

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Course details and modules

Our healthcare management course encompasses a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, business analysis and inclusive practice.
The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to fill a management position in the area of healthcare that interests you most.

Farhan Khan

My tutors assist me any time I have a question, and my classmates are very helpful too. If we have any problems in our assignments or don't understand something then we ask our tutor, and they respond right away and clear things up.

Farhan Khan
BA (Hons) Business (Tourism), Arden University Berlin


You have 3-9 years to complete this healthcare management degree, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, most of our students complete the course within 3-6 years. 

  • Skills for learning in care
  • Social, political and environmental issues in international healthcare
  • Communication and collaboration in managing the Professional environment
  • Meeting the needs of Service Users
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect
  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • Leading Teams in Health and Social care
  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health and Sustainability
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project

How do we assess you?

On this blended learning healthcare management course, we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

Study options

This course is available to study full time through our blended learning study mode at our campus in Berlin, Germany. The course is also available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere or worldwide. 

Jasvir Markandy

I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.

Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

Full time, blended learning

How does it work?

When you choose our blended learning study mode, you’ll have eight hours of timetabled classes spread over two days at our centrally located Berlin campus. This is combined with around 25 hours of independent study, which takes place through ilearn, our university campus in the cloud. ilearn contains all the resources you need to study successfully. You’ll also have access to our online library, Perlego, which contains almost half a million books, journals, and industry literature which you can make use of throughout your studies, removing the need to buy expensive course books in order to study successfully. 

Full time study in Berlin is the best option for students who prefer the structure of regular face to face classes with their tutor and fellow classmates, and is particularly suited to students who are attracted by the opportunity to move to Germany to study, where you can take advantage of the employment opportunities available for overseas students.

Please note: our campus classes are temporarily being conducted online in our virtual classroom due to Covid-19 restrictions. Face-to-face classes will resume once the current restrictions are lifted. 

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Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location.  

Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy. 

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.


To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent

We also usually ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your motivations to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

 Dr Phungmayo Horam

Our business and management faculty in Berlin are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who are here to help you reach your goals both in and outside of the classroom. Get to know some of our business faculty members before you start your programme by following the link below.

Dr Phungmayo Horam
Academic Lead

Career prospects

No matter which area of healthcare you plan to use your degree in, you’ll have the ability to confidently lead in your role.

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What will I gain from this degree?

When you graduate with your bachelor’s in healthcare management you will have a wide range of transferable professional skills to take with you into any role you pursue. As a graduate you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Communicating and collaborating within a diverse team of professionals
  • The various complex social and political issues international healthcare professionals face
  • The basic principles of financial control and budgeting within a healthcare organisation
  • Serving others with a focus on maintaining respect and dignity 
  • Resource management and planning within a healthcare organisation

What can I do after Arden University?

After earning your bachelor’s degree in healthcare management, you can go on to work in the private or nonprofit sectors in a position related to your degree. As a graduate from our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany. 

With some additional training and education, you could enter positions including:

  • Residential care home or hospice management
  • Community healthcare roles (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Home care settings
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Care Management 
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development 

Industry skills

Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM)

The aim of the Institute of Health & Social Care Management (IHSCM) is to create a supportive professional body that is relevant in its activities and modern in its approach.

The IHSCM works with Arden University to enable its members to contribute to curriculum development and delivery, as well as enrolling all of Arden University’s School of Healthcare Management students into the Institute. As an Arden student, you’ll enjoy unlimited access to the IHSCM’s diverse range of events, conferences, workshops and networks as well as opportunities for mentoring and coaching.

Recently announcing the IHSCM’s partnership with Arden University, the IHSCM’s CEO, Jon Wilks, said:
“This is a wonderful partnership in the full sense of the word, enabling our members and Arden’s students to enjoy learning and development opportunities together. We are delighted at the potential for further collaboration that it provides and believe that this is a great template for development of health and social care education.”