The IBST Master’s Program

Details of program

The Medical Devices & Healthcare Management MBA program offers working professionals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree from a state-approved, fully accredited and internationally respected educational institution. Studying with us, there is no need to interrupt your career and knowledge gained can be immediately implemented.

The two-year, part-time MBA program combines business theory and case study modules in all subjects taught. The latter include real projects which run parallel to the program. To enable self-study and preparation for attendance sessions, study materials are provided up-front via our state-of-the-art online learning platform.

The program meets international MBA standards and is fully accredited through the HFU system accreditation. Our MBA program provides a thorough understanding of international management and markets. Graduates can understand and use innovative business and economic parameters, and will gain a sound command of the skills and tools needed for global entrepreneurial business.

Acquire state-of-the-art knowledge at one of Germany’s leading universities, learn from the internationally experienced, top professionals here in Tuttlingen and benefit from our small study groups and excellent student support. We provide the practical knowledge that you need for successful professional development and an assured future.


The Medical Devices & Healthcare Management MBA program was set up to provide the tools, skills and knowledge essential for management in the life sciences industry.

It is divided into twelve modules comprising two or three different lectures taught over three semesters. The fourth semester is dedicated to the master's thesis.

The majority of sessions employ interactive methods such as presentations, case studies or work groups, leaving plenty of time for discussion. Participants can prepare for the sessions in advance with the help of materials made available online.

>>Key facts Medical Devices & Healthcare Management MBA program

Modules and program structure

1st semester

Financial Accounting, Management Accounting

Corporate Finance
Healthcare Financing, International Finance

International Economics, Quantitative Methods

Marketing and Sales Management
Global Healthcare Industry, Marketing

2nd and 3rd semester

Medical Production
Production Management, Quality Management

International Management
Intercultural Management, International Negotiation, Techniques, Human Resources Management

Healthcare Management
Health Economics, International Healthcare Systems

Managing Innovation Processes
Innovation Management, Regulatory Affairs

Leadership, Strategic Management

Entrepreneurial Management, Advanced Entrepreneurial Management

Management Tools
Project Management, Business Simulation, Thesis Support

4th semester

Master's Thesis
Master of Business Administration in Medical Devices & Healthcare Management

Partners / Cooperation

Our partners, who are leaders in industry, provide the technical, business science and interdisciplinary, practical know-how which we consider crucial for a successful postgraduate program.

Our industry partners include major medical technology companies such as B.Braun, Aesculap, Stryker, Karl Storz and Zeiss. These companies are involved in both the development of our curriculum and in the teaching of our courses.

Why study at the IBST campus in Tuttlingen?

Furtwangen University‘s youngest campus in Tuttlingen offers degrees powered by industry. The University and industry work hand-in-hand to design courses, provide teaching staff and coordinate hands-on experience in local companies. Both students and industry profit from the practical teaching content and industry-driven methods used in this cooperative model.

  • Cooperation with medical technology companies
  • Degree program developed jointly with industry
  • Opportunity to study in a medical technology cluster
  • Acquisition of leadership skills
  • Excellent job and career prospects