Medical Devices & Healthcare Management MBA

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Enter Health Management part-time

Already in the middle of your career in the medical technology or biomedical technology sector, but lacking specific specialist knowledge? Our part-time MBA course develops skills in international management and marketing and opens up excellent career opportunities! Regulatory affairs is a global topic. Those who know their way around it have a real competitive advantage.

  • ECTS: 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 4 semesters
  • Campus: Tuttlingen
  • Faculty: Industrial Technologies
  • Programme begins: winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: completed first degree in engineering, natural sciences, medicine or business administration; language proficiency (CEFR B2 level or TOEFL (iBT Total Score 72-94/120)); minimum two years professional experience; application interview
  • Teaching language: English
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Ready for the international arena Our degree programme is taught in English and prepares students for management responsibilities in internationally operating companies in Germany - and abroad.
  • Focus on business Become an expert in business administration and international management - thanks to fundamentals such as accounting to strategy and management tools.
  • Medical technology expertise Experts who know what makes healthcare systems tick and are familiar with regulatory affairs, including approval procedures, are urgently needed. We create new opportunities for you.
  • Study part-time Our degree programme is taught part-time so that you can continue to work. The master's thesis is due in the fourth semester - and then you graduate with an MBA.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

Studying in Tuttlingen means studying in the world centre of medical technology! Here you benefit from our close cooperation with well-known, internationally active companies and their expertise. Lectures are held by experts from industry and business – studying couldn't be more practical!

Broad range of subjects

With MDM, we provide you with key qualifications for an international career. The range of subjects extends from business fundamentals and marketing for national and international markets to economics, business law, medical device law and patent law.

Intercultural orientation

We also train you in intercultural communication and leadership skills. We train your soft skills in international finance, project management and business management, negotiation skills and international management – you will learn to solve problems according to the situation!

Your MBA thesis

After three semesters, you'lll complete your MDM degree with your master's thesis. You'll write your thesis on a topic of your choice, often in collaboration with a company in Germany or abroad. You can also rely on close supervision during this challenging phase!

Entry requirements

To be able to study our MBA master's programme, you must have completed a first degree, for example in engineering, natural sciences, medicine or business administration. You need proof of your language skills (CEFR B2 level or TOEFL (iBT Total Score 72-94/120)) and at least two years of professional experience. You will also have an entrance interview.

What's included

Special features

Tuition fees for the Medical Devices & Healthcare Management MBA amount to €18,000. This sum is payable in four semi-annual installments. Study materials are included. Additional costs are incurred for travel, accommodation and living expenses.

Your career prospects

MDM offers you the opportunity to acquire the concentrated know-how from two subject areas: medical technology and business, and at the same time to establish close contact with cooperating medical technology companies! Our degree programme was developed together with industry – which is why graduates have excellent career prospects.

Possible fields of work: 

  • Project Management
  • Marketing and Product Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management

Faculty of Industrial Technologies

The Faculty of Industrial Technologies on the Tuttlingen Campus is something very special. At HFU, all subject areas are taught with a lot of practical relevance– but on the Tuttlingen Campus, students benefit from a special proximity to companies in the region. The focus here is on cooperation with industry in many practicals, students are allowed to work in company labs and can thus also make important contacts for their future careers. At "ITE", we focus our degree programmes on current topics of the future – digitalisation and technologisation, smart materials, medical technology, the energy transition, sustainability and human-machine interaction are just some of the exciting topics that we are helping to shape the future with.

Find out more about the Faculty of Industrial Technologies (ITE)


As one of the strongest research universities in the country, HFU is also very active in the field of medical technology.
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Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. oec. Michael Lederer
    Prof. Dr. oec. Michael Lederer Academic Director Medical Devices and Healthcare Management (MBA)
  •  Ramona Hummel
    Ramona Hummel Regional Coordinator, Hispanic World Programme Director Medical Devices and Healthcare Management MBA