MBA in International Health Management:
Detailed Information

Swiss TPH’s part-time MBA in International Health Management is designed for working professionals who seek to acquire and deepen skills in both international health and management/administration. The MBA in International Health Management combines best practice with the latest research in global health to prepare participants for careers as decision makers in international health settings.

Individuals: Health personnel, business administrators and managers involved in development cooperation, and those who aspire to such positions

Organisations: Human resource and capacity development departments of development organisations which are looking for a capacity development programme that will train their employees and enhance their knowledge of international public health, health economics, management and business administration

  • A recognised Bachelor degree in a relevant field (international/global health, public health, health economics, management or business administration, etc.)
  • Two years' professional experience in programme-related areas
  • English language skills (TOEFL paper 550 / computer 213 / internet 79 - 80 or IELTS 6.0 or native speaker or completed higher education in English with written proof)

The programme is subdivided into 12 modules.

  • Foundations of International Health Management
  • Health Policy and Systems Analysis
  • Health Economics and Health Financing
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain Management and Quality Control in Health Care
  • Practice-Oriented Project

Detailed module descriptions.

  • Social Marketing and Communication
  • Economic Evaluation for Health Planning
  • Financial Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting
  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning for Health Interventions
  • Master Thesis


Learn more about taking single modules.

The MBA part-time programme can be completed in 2.5 - 3 years up to a maximum of 5 years (equivalent to 1.5 years of full-time study, 90 ECTS)

Blended-learning approach: each module has a one-week (5 days) on-campus tuition component, accompanied by extensive pre- and post-residential self-directed learning phases (approximately 40 and 100 hours study time, respectively).

To apply, please provide the following:

  • Completed application form
  • Current CV
  • Copies of university degree(s)
  • A short motivation letter
  • Reference letter or other statement of professional qualifications
  • Evidence of your English language skills
  • 2 passport-size photographs

Some modules are open to students from other degree and certification programmes and to other interested participants.

To apply, please provide the following:

Application Deadlines

We accept applications two times a year: 15 February (Spring start date) and 15 June (Summer start date).

Students are evaluated during both the distance-based and on-campus phases of the programme, through written examinations, individual and team assignments, oral presentations, and the Master thesis.

For Graduation completion of 11 modules and the Master thesis are required.

Payment of fees is on a course-by-course basis.

Registered MBA-IHM students and tropEd affiliates:
Module 1 – 5, 7 – 11:  CHF 2,450 per module
Module 6: CHF 3,000
Module 12: CHF 4,000  

All others: 
CHF 2,850 per module

Scholarships for MBA-IHM study are unavailable at this time.