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MSc in Business Administration – Major Health Economics and Healthcare Management

"This specialization in healthcare combined with education for managers is unique in Switzerland."

Dr. Karin Brunner Schmid, Head of Program

The health sector is a growth market of great economic significance. It is an interdisciplinary system that is steadily growing in complexity, and in which medical and economic concepts are closely connected. An MSc in Health Economics and Healthcare Management prepares you for demanding positions in hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and health care associations.

At a Glance

Title: Master of Science (MSc) ZHAW in Health Economics and Healthcare Management
Start of New Program: Mid-September
Registration deadline: 30 May 2024 - apply now
Workload: 90 ECTS credits (corresponding to approx. 2,700 hours of study)
Duration: 4 semesters (allows balancing work and family responsibilities of 60 percent). If a student's part-time activity exceeds that level, the study period may be increased to 6 semesters
Location: Winterthur, Canton of Zurich (Switzerland)
Classes held on: Mondays and Tuesdays
Semester Fee: CHF 720.-
Admission Requirements: Admission Procedure
Language of instruction: German/English
Accreditation/Award: AACSB, EQUIS, Top European Business School (Financial Times Ranking)

What You Will Learn

The program combines health economics and health manage­ment with general management studies and scientific re­search. You will learn to structure complex situations, make informed judgments, and implement them effectively. Ex­pe­ri­enced instructors with an academic and a professional back­ground will support you as you advance your knowledge of health economics and healthcare management and will en­able you to develop a professional network while completing your studies. This will allow you to create the ideal conditions for a successful career in the health care sector.

Your Career Prospects



Program Structure and Admission Requirements

Flexible and Practically Oriented

The program takes four semesters to complete and will enable you to hold a part-time position of up to 50% due to a well-balanced study load and block seminars. Nearly half of the program is devoted to applied research. You will acquire advanced academic research competencies, conduct application-oriented research projects, and write an academic Master's thesis on a research question of practical relevance.

What You Need to Qualify

Applicants are admitted to the program subject to an application procedure. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Brochure, in German


This program has been awarded the quality seal by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) for its quality in study and teaching.

The detailed assessment and further information about the accreditations of the ZHAW School of Management and Law can be found here.