Master - Full time

International Health Economics & Pharmacoeconomics (M.Sc.)

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH ECONOMICS & PHARMACOECONOMICS, (M.SC.)

Worldwide popular with specialists in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry and ideally suited for scientists with the desire for professional reorientation:

The International Health Economics & Pharmacoeconomics (M.Sc.) Master’s program in Wiesbaden qualifies you for higher positions in research and education, as well as in the public and the private sector. More than three quarters of your fellow students will come from abroad – and this very much leaves its mark on our course. Here, you will develop a set of skills that will equip you for the global challenges expected to face a graduate of health economics. Alongside internationality and interdisciplinarity, this Master’s program includes a large practical component. You will spend six months working at a company as part of your internship.

The study program is known and loved by specialists in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector around the world and is ideal for natural scientists looking for a change of career. Become an expert in licensing processes and pricing. Gain the necessary qualifications for more senior roles at public authorities, institutes, or companies in the industry. At around 75%, the proportion of international students is a defining characteristic of the study program. You will not only acquire the skills to meet the international requirements for qualified health economists, but also familiarize yourself with healthcare systems from many cultural areas and benefit from an intensive exchange of ideas with your fellow students.

In addition to internationality and interdisciplinarity, the Master’s program is characterized by its high level of practical content: As part of your internship, you will spend six months on in-company placements. Around 80% of students also complete their Master’s thesis there – and many are then taken on as salaried employees.

The Master Plan
Your Master Study Program in Wiesbaden

The study program is known and loved by specialists in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector around the world and is ideal for natural scientists looking for a change of career. Become an expert in licensing processes and pricing. Gain the necessary qualifications for more senior roles at public authorities, institutes, or companies in the industry. At around 75%, the proportion of international students is a defining characteristic of the study program. You will not only acquire the skills to meet the international requirements for qualified health economists, but also familiarize yourself with healthcare systems from many cultural areas and benefit from an intensive exchange of ideas with your fellow students.

In addition to internationality and interdisciplinarity, the Master’s program is characterized by its high level of practical content: As part of your internship, you will spend six months on in-company placements. Around 80% of students also complete their Master’s thesis there – and many are then taken on as salaried employees.

With us, you will learn to understand and analyze industry processes from an economic perspective. We will teach you methods such as statistics and cost-benefit analysis. As a graduate, you will be aware of how healthcare systems are established and funded, what political and regulatory factors play a role in the licensing of new drugs and medical devices, and how pricing structures work.

The Master’s program runs for two years with an internship in the third semester. Program content at a glance:
• Economics and Pharmacoeconomics
• Research and Statistical Skills
• Global Health Product Development and Regulations
• Economic Evaluation and Modeling Techniques
• Ethical Resource Allocation
• Healthcare Systems and Health Policy
• Strategic Management, Market Strategies, and Market Access
• International HTA Processes, Pricing, and Reimbursement

OUR ADVANTAGES
ARE YOUR ADVANTAGES

In just two years you will acquire your Master’s degree with us. During your internship you will get to know the special requirements of the industry under real conditions. The course is taught entirely in English, so that you will then have the best prerequisites for working in an international environment. The students come from all over the world. You will therefore benefit from the intensive exchange with your fellow students as well as from our more than ten years of experience with the program. We have a large network of alumni and lecturers with practical experience at our disposal.

Enjoy the feel-good atmosphere of the Hessian state capital. Wiesbaden offers ideal conditions for the successful completion of your Bachelor or Master studies. The city is not only characterized by a high quality of life, but also offers an exciting corporate structure.
At our new campus in Wiesbaden, you will learn from the summer semester 2019 in modern premises and in a central location in Moritzstraße. A pleasant environment for your studies is thus guaranteed.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
AND APPLICATION PROCESS

To be admitted to the International Health Economics & Pharmacoeconomics (M.Sc.) program at Hochschule Fresenius, you need to fulfil the following admission requirements:

Simply apply online for the International Health Economics & Pharmacoeconomics (M.Sc.) study program. After receiving your online application, our admissions team will get in touch with you. Would you like to learn more about the application process? Find more information on our application process page.

Questions? –
We have the answers

You have detailed questions about study program-specific content, would you like to find out about the different options for choosing your focus or the financing options? Our study advice team will be happy to arrange a personal consultation to discuss your questions in detail. Get to know us, we look forward to seeing you!

FINANCING OPTIONS

Hochschule Fresenius is a privately run higher education institution whose programs are recognized but not funded by the state. Therefore, we must charge fees for our programs. You can finance your studies in various ways.

Career Prospects
Ready for the demands of today and tomorrow

With expertise in pharmacoeconomics and health economics, as well as methodological and strategic capabilities and an excellent knowledge of English, you will lay the foundations for your career in an international environment. Potential future positions include:

  • Health Economics Specialist: Prepare cost-benefit analyses, develop studies, and formulate draft healthcare policies.
  • International Market Access Manager: Prepare market strategies for various countries and operate at the interface between global market access and local market access.
  • Pricing Manager: Set pricing for drugs and medical devices, monitor competitors, and take account of regional market conditions and legislation.
  • Payer Relations Manager: Determine a product’s added value and defend it against different market players.
  • Regulatory Affairs Expert: Assume responsibility for all regulatory matters.

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Questions? –
We have the answers

You have detailed questions about study program-specific content, would you like to find out about the different options for choosing your focus or the financing options? Our study advice team will be happy to arrange a personal consultation to discuss your questions in detail. Get to know us, we look forward to seeing you!

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