Part-time MBA Track Health Care Services

Management Competencies for the Health Sector

Part-time MBA


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Program Length

24 months including study week abroad

Language of Instruction

100% in English

Program Start

(Courses are also available for separate booking)

Entry Requirements

First degree in any field
At least 3 years postgraduate work experience
Very good English skills
HHL Entry Test / interview (candidates with a second state exam or PhD degree are exempted from taking the test / the proof of analytical competencies is part of the interview)  

Tuition Fees

EUR 33,000 (whole MBA Program including half board)
EUR 31,000 (Early Bird rate)

Financing Options

Student loans (e.g. Sparkasse)
For candidates from Saxony the ESF Fund


Innovative management concepts for the health care sector
Program led by the prominent medical economist Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff
International seminar week


About 25-30 students per class (approx. 10 students within the hospital management & health services track)
Average age: 34
30% international students

International Perspective

Global Immersion Seminar abroad
Over 130 partner universities
Various study options abroad

General Management Modules

Soft Skills
Strategy & Leadership
International Business
Accounting for Businesses
Corporate & Business Finance
Economics & Regulation
Managing Customer Relationships & Supply Chains
Entrepreneurial Management

Health Care Services Modules

Navigating Health Care Systems
Corporate Development for Health Care Service Providers
Process & Quality Management for Health Care Service Providers
Global Immersion Seminar


Financial Times Executive MBA Ranking 2016: 
#2 for Salary Increase post MBA in Germany
#15 for Career Progress worldwide

Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2015: 
Top 3 MBA in Germany 

Founder's Association for German Science Start-up Radar 2013: 
Germany’s best entrepreneurial university



Program Structure

An innovative curriculum tailored to accelerate your career

Doctors and managing directors are faced with the necessity to correctly understand various economic circumstances and their correlation as well as to employ innovative management instruments. With the help of the program, participants will learn about solution-oriented concepts and the ways to implement them in their institutions, based on the best practice examples from Germany and abroad. The program will also present ways of using different proven methods from industry, commerce and service sectors in hospitals and other health care institutions.

This program is especially designed for experienced candidates working in the health sector (Doctors, Executives/Managers in hospitals and rehab facilities, health care institutions and organizations, medical and pharmaceutical companies) who are seeking to complement their previous education.

Program duration is 24 months. The schedule is a balance of on- and off-campus learning combined with intensive weeks of lectures.

All courses can be booked separately.  

It is a well designed combination of general management, hospital management & health services modules. The program will be completed with the final Master thesis as well as the international study week and encompasses 90 ECTS in total.

General Management modules

The General Management modules introduce you to basic management concepts and functions. They ensure the development of skills needed to integrate multi-disciplinary perspectives when dealing with business issues.

Accounting for Businesses International Business
Corporate & Business FinanceEconomics & Regulations
Soft Skills Managing Customer Relationships & Supply Chains
Strategy & Leadership Entrepreneurial Management

Health Care Services modules

Our specialized modules provide you with cutting-edge management knowledge and skills; they are designed in an interdisciplinary manner with a focus on key management tasks.

Navigating Health Care Systems Corporate Develop-ment for Health Care Service Providers Process & Quality Management for Health Care Service Providers Global Immersion Seminar
International Health Care Systems: Institutions & Regulations Strategic Management, Social Marketing & Corporate Communication Process & Project Management Global Immersion Seminar
International Benchmarking and Best Practice Management Cooperation, Networks and Mergers & Acquisitions Quality & Risk Management  

Master Thesis

The Master thesis (18 ECTS) is a scholarly paper based on your practical experiences and the management knowledge learned at HHL - a good synthesis of theory and practice.

Global Immersion Seminar – gain international experience

Essential part of the program is an international seminar week with a detailed introduction to . In summer 2014 the seminar took place in Phoenix/USA. The students were introduced to the management structures at American best-in-class hospitals combined with hospital tours (e.g. St. Joseph’s Hospital, Barrow Neurological Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital) and discussions with renowned experts.

Participants will get insights into topics like 

  • Customer Service in Healthcare
  • Co-management – Creating a Culture of Accountability Towards Results
  • Strategic Plan and Partnerships
  • Making Process Improvements in the Operating Room

Since international competence is essential for the success of a business leader, our part-time students have the opportunity to take courses at one of our more than 130 partner universities or to attend international short programs such as summer schools.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff - Academic Director

The track “Health Care Services” is directed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Wilfried von Eiff, who has been the Head of the Center for Health Care Management at HHL since November 2013. Since 1994, he has been directing the Center for Hospital Management at the University of Munster. Before that he was a member of the board of the university hospital Gießen and held different leading management positions in the automotive industry. His research focus is on Health Services and Health Technology Assessment, Ethics and Economy in Medicine, Purchase- and Logistics Management as well as Quality- and Risk Management.

The MBA Faculty – world-class business and teaching experience

HHL's MBA faculty is a carefully selected combination of full-time resident professors and international guest professors from top universities who bring a wealth of international experience to the classroom.

They have taught at MIT, Stanford, the University of Chicago and other prestigious universities. They are at the forefront in their respective fields and enhance our reputation as a leading business school.

In order to bring together the academic element with the state-of-the-art business experience, several courses are taught by business professionals with an outstanding track record of expertise in their subjects.


“As a surgeon with long practical experience, I was interested in getting additional business knowledge. For that, I was looking for a school that combines tradition and internationality as well as innovative state- of-the-art knowledge. Thanks to the part-time MBA at HHL, I learned to integrate a business mindset into the management of a patient-oriented medical institution.”

Dr. med. Mohamed Ghanem, MBA
HHL MBA Alumnus 2010 Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

Class Profile

A truly diverse student body

What makes our program really unique is the network of participants in each class with very heterogeneous backgrounds, sharing similar goals on the path to success.

Your classmates within the Health Care Services track come from all areas of the health sector, whereas your classmates within the General Management modules have different backgrounds in terms of culture and education and bring extensive life and work experience into the classroom to make the program an international and multicultural meeting place. Students in the current class are coming from 10 different countries (e.g. Brazil, Italy, India, Israel, China, Peru, Sweden and Switzerland).

Class Statistics

Average age: 35
Age range: 27 - 54
Class size: 35 - 40
Percentage of woman: 30 %
Average work experience: 9 years
Percentage of international students: 30 % (from countries like: Bulgaria, Brazil, Israel, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA)


Outside the box – gain international experience

International competence is essential for a business leader. Global partnerships are therefore one of HHL’s key assets. Besides the international study week in Phoenix we serve our selective number of students with over 130 partner universities across all continents. The opportunity to take courses or a full term abroad, to participate in international short programs such as Summer Schools are just some of the offered options.


"Studying while working full-time is quite a challenge, so the program should be selected wisely. I chose the part-time MBA at HHL because of the frequent lectures, the family style atmosphere, and the excellent networking opportunities. My exchange to IE Business School in Madrid completed my MBA and offered me the opportunity to join one of the most popular and international MBA programs in Europe and to study amongst young entrepreneurs from all-around the world. This flexibility is essential to a good part-time program!"

Carlo Gläser, MBA alumnus, Capgemini Berlin


Focus on the student

HHL’s Career Service provides a highly individual career service.
You know what you want – a rewarding and challenging career with potential for promotion.
We know how to assist you to achieve this goal by bringing important business contacts and career advancement opportunities directly to you.


"The “Hospital Management and Health Services” track of the part-time MBA at HHL is in my opinion unique in Germany. Taking part in this program has granted me many deep insights into the economics of health care sector. The dedicated teaching of Prof. von Eiff, one of the most experienced man of action and an absolute industry insider has inspired me a lot and gave me ideas for the daily practice so that we are now working on their implementation in our clinic!"

Dr. Diana Wiessner, MBA student, Diakonissenkrankenhaus Dessau


Become a member of HHL: Join our next MBA class!

Admission to HHL’s part-time MBA program is highly competitive.
We carefully select a diverse student body, one that reflects a variety of backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, and covers a wide range of personal interests and professional ambitions.

The part-time MBA Program Health Care Services track starts in March. We operate a rolling admission process. The Admissions Committee evaluates and responds to an application within one month upon its receipt. The next round then involves an interview with an HHL professor.

Admission criteria

  • A completed first degree in any discipline from a recognized university
  • Postgraduate work experience. On average, students in our part-time MBA program have nine years of work experience, ranging between three and twelve years. However, more important than the length of your experience is the quality of your accomplishments. If you can demonstrate an exceptional maturity and your potential as a leader, we encourage you to apply.
  • Langage proficiency in English

Application documents

Please provide the following application documents by uploading them onto our online application platform.

Applicants have to submit the following application documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation
  • Final transcript and degree certificate
  • Proof of a minimum of 3 years relevant practical work experience
  • Proof of very good English skills
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Passport photo

Application deadlines

The next program starts in March 2016.

If you are interested in joining this class, please send us your application as soon as possible. In case of any questions please contact Petra Spanka, Tel. 0341 9851 730, e-mail: petra.spanka(at)


"The part-time MBA at HHL with a specialization in Hospital Management & Health Services is very practice-oriented and matches perfectly with the areas of responsibility of managers working in the health sector."

Jan-Hendrik Unger, MBA student, Mühlenkreiskliniken

Fees & Financing

A worthwhile investment

The current tuition fee for the complete part-time MBA Program is EUR 33,000 (Early bird rate EUR 31,000).

The fee includes all educational services, course material as well as half board. Transportation, accommodation and insurance are not included. Our track record shows that the MBA degree from HHL will provide you with exceptional career opportunities that will make your financial investment well worthwhile.

Information for taxpayers in Germany: the tuition fees for the MBA Program as well as study-related costs (incl. travel and accommodation) are tax deductible as anticipated professional expenses. For detailed information please contact your legal tax advisor.

Payment terms

After you have been admitted to HHL, we ask that you make a deposit of EUR 1,000 to secure your place in the program. The remaining costs will be paid in two installments in the beginning of each study year.

Financing options

Once you are admitted at HHL you can apply for a student loan and various education funds. Please refer to the following information about financing options.


"The part-time MBA at HHL combines high-caliber international and professional business education with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. In my endeavor to grow and develop my small organization, I profit greatly from this approach. In particular, I value the integrated curriculum and the familiar atmosphere of the program. I am especially grateful for the financial support I receive from Sächsische Aufbaubank and Deutschlandstipendium, without which I would not be able to manage being a mother, a part-time student, and a full-time entrepreneur simultaneously. Nurtured by such positive circumstances, I intend to use my HHL experience to create an innovative organization with the goal of improving social justice and sharing the compassion and support I have received here."

Victoria Dressel, part-time MBA alumna, Art Director, Artroom Leipzig

Alumni & Network

Build your high performance network at HHL

At HHL we offer more than just a degree: Your personal experience with classmates and professors will last a lifetime. Our alumni are ambassadors for HHL worldwide, representing dozens of countries and a variety of high-value industries.

They often hold executive managerial positions; below you find a few examples of companies and positions with HHL Alumni:

Universitätsklinikum LeipzigAssistant medical director
Helios Klinik, Eisleben/Hettstedt Director
Rhön Klinikum AG General Manager
1A PharmaManaging Director
Novartis International AG Senior Manager

Selected HHL start-ups

At HHL, you find a truly entrepreneurial spirit. Entrepreneurship is an integral part of the curriculum.

More than 150 start-ups have been founded by HHL graduates in the last 13 years making HHL one of the most entrepreneurial business schools in Germany. Selected by the Financial Times as #1 school for Entrepreneurship in 2011 and 2012, HHL is developing its entrepreneurial activities even further, supporting all interested students in already developing their business ideas in the course of the program. We regularly invite entrepreneurs as well as investors and other key players of the start-up scene to share their experiences with our students. Additionally, the student initiative Accelerate regularly organizes visits to start-up companies.

HHL Alumni in the world

HHL alumni are working around the globe; they join our local and regional chapters and meet on a regular basis for networking as well as for cultural activities and educational events.


Any questions? We are here for you!

Study location Leipzig
Petra Spanka
Senior Manager Student Recruitment MBA
T +49 341 9851-730
F +49 341 9851-615

Study location Cologne
Anke Müller, MBA
Business Development Manager NRW/Rhein-Main/Benelux
T +49 221 16815214
F +49 341 9851-615

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The diversity and quality of the HHL community create a stimulating atmosphere. From sports to culture, HHL students are engaged in a wide range of enriching activities.

Exploring Leipzig

Leipzig enjoys a long and remarkable history as a city of merchants and scholars. It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with attractions and opportunities waiting to be explored. You can choose from over 900 bars, cafés and restaurants; more than 67 museums, galleries and exhibitions and a total of 35 theaters, stages and concert halls. Come and explore for it yourself! Your stay in Leipzig will be a memorable experience.

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Accreditation & Rankings

Among the leading EMBA
programs worldwide

Top 5 in Germany

Most International University
in Germany

#1 for Entrepreneurship
in Germany

Favorite Business School
in Germany