Skip to main content
Bachelor Full-time / German
Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing

Health Economics

Studierende bei Gruppenarbeit.
At a glance
Regular period
7 semesters, including 1 internship semester
Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Places
Winter:
33
Apply till 07/15
Requirements
General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or subject-related university entrance qualification or entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife)

Online Infoveranstaltung ...

... zum Studiengang Bachelor Gesundheitsökonomie

am Donnerstag, 11.07.2024 um 17:00 Uhr

Wir laden alle Neugierigen und Studieninteressierten ein, unseren Studiengang Gesundheitsökonomie an der RWU - Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten näher kennenzulernen.

Keine Voranmeldung nötig, einfach einklicken.

Dates

Alle Termine
Studentin schreibt an Flip Chart.

What is health economics

The bachelor's degree program in health economics trains business and economics graduates for the healthcare sector who work at the interface between economics and patient care.
As a health economist, you will help shape the growing healthcare sector. Topics such as human resources management, marketing or corporate management are also highly relevant in healthcare facilities (healthcare management). In addition, political, social and legal aspects also play a role. You will support the various players in this growth industry to position themselves better economically and thus improve care.

Studierende bei Gruppenarbeit.

Practical relevance

Already during your studies, you will gain valuable experience and apply your theoretical knowledge through study-related internships in companies and institutions. Here you will learn what practical problems there are in healthcare management. In the course of your practical semester, you will work in a company of our numerous cooperation partners. Often, these practical assignments result in direct offers to start a career or opportunities to write your thesis with practical relevance in the company.

Benefit from our experts and make valuable professional contacts.

Studentinnen bei Gruppenarbeit.

Latest news

Visit us at

Instagram Facebook

Studentinnen bei Projektarbeit.

Why health economics at RWU?

We offer ideal study conditions with a very good supervision ratio. Small working groups, excursions, contacts with regional companies and, above all, practical assignments are particularly important for practical learning.

The region of Lake Constance-Upper Swabia is characterized by an above-average density of health, care and social institutions.

The study program Health Economics in Ravensburg-Weingarten is one of the TOP-rated study programs in all of Germany. Here you will find verified judgments and opinions of current and former students.

StudiCheck

 

In addition, the study program Health Economics also offers taster lectures .

You can attend lectures without obligation and without registration on the following dates:

  • Course "Special Business Administration": 16.05., 06.06., 20.06. and 27.06.2023 each from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room A117 (A-Building: Leibnizstraße 10, Weingarten).
  • Course "Investment and Financing": 10.05., 17.05., 07.06. and 21.06.2023 each from 09:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room N232 (N-Building, Kirchplatz 1, Weingarten)
Studierende bei Gruppenarbeit.

Occupational fields & perspectives

The prospects for healthcare economists are excellent. The healthcare sector is the industry with the most jobs in Germany, ahead of the automotive industry. Our graduates work in hospitals, health insurance companies, rehabilitation facilities or in the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. Health economists are also in demand as specialists in associations and ministries.

Health economists are offered a wide range of activities: You will find exciting tasks in the areas of human resources, organization, controlling, financing, quality management or marketing.

Downloads

download Flyer Gesundheitsökonomie B.A.
Alle Infos kompakt auf einen Blick.
Alle Infos kompakt auf einen Blick.
pdf (1 MB)
download Modulhandbuch Gesundheitsökonomie B.A. für das SoSe24
Ältere Modulhandbücher sind im QM Portal abgelegt.
Ältere Modulhandbücher sind im QM Portal abgelegt.
pdf (1 MB)
download Aktuelle SPO Gesundheitsökonomie B.A.
§44 der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge - Fassung vom 05. Mai 2022
§44 der Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge - Fassung vom 05. Mai 2022
pdf (80 kB)
download SPO für die Bachelorstudiengänge der RWU - Fassung vom 19. Januar 2023
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge mit Allgemeinem Teil - Diese Änderungssatzung tritt zum SoSe 2023 in Kraft.
Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für die Bachelorstudiengänge mit Allgemeinem Teil - Diese Änderungssatzung tritt zum SoSe 2023 in Kraft.
pdf (1 MB)
download Aktuelle Zulassungs- und Auswahlsatzung der RWU für Bachelorstudiengänge - gültig ab WiSe24/25
Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 16. Mai 2024
Satzung der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten über die Regelungen zum Hochschulzulassungs- und –auswahlverfahren für Bachelorstudiengänge vom 16. Mai 2024
pdf (251 kB)
Akkreditierungsbericht
pdf (915 kB)
Akkreditierungsurkunde
pdf (419 kB)

Further information

Postgraduate courses

Studierende bei Gruppenarbeit.
Master
German

Applied Health Science

Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing

arr_right More

MSG Flyer und Titelbild
Master
German

Social and Health Care Management

Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing

arr_right More

Curriculum
Curriculum Preview

Download curriculum

Business Administration

  • Corporate Management and Organization
  • Marketing/Market Research
  • Controlling
  • Human Resources Development
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics
  • Business game

+ Health care

  • Health systems
  • Health and social policy
  • Disease patterns
  • Evidence based practice
  • change management

+ People

  • Conversation management
  • Gerontology and Ageing
  • Life situations and social inequality
  • Concepts of action in nursing

- Costs and

  • Accounting and cost accounting
  • Financial mathematics
  • Insurance economics

= Health economics

Admission

Application for the winter semester

Health Economics offers 33 study places in the winter semester

Theapplication deadline for the winter semester is July 15.

The deadlines are cut-off dates, which means that your application documents must be received by this date in order to be considered for the allocation of study places.

Thestart of lectures for the winter semester is at the beginning of October.

You will find the exact date in the menu item Dates.

 

Apply now

 

Who receives a study place?

The applicants with the best overall grades are admitted. In the last admission procedures, all applicants received a study place.

Selection procedure - how is the overall grade calculated?

At RWU, the admission procedure for this degree program is governed by the Admission and Selection Statutes for Bachelor's degree programs and is carried out on the basis of the application documents. The preparation of a proposal list or ranking list is explained below: from the application documents, the applicant's position on a ranking list is determined according to the following procedure: Calculation of a weighted overall grade according to the formula
[(average grade of university entrance qualification)+(grades German, mathematics * 2 and continued modern foreign language)/4] / 2

If there are more applicants than places, 90% of the places are awarded by the selection procedure (best overall grade) and 10% of the places are awarded by waiting period.

Improvements of the overall grade

This overall grade may be improved if one or more of the following qualifications are demonstrated:

  • A completed vocational training in the commercial or medical field and from the recognized occupational groups according to the admission and selection statutes. Admission and selection statutes: 0,3
  • Work experience in the training occupation of at least 1 year: 0.1. This bonus is limited to 0.2.

Extracurricular achievements, pract. Extracurricular achievements, practicalactivities and recognized previous experience: 0.2 per qualification, max. 2 qualifications can be credited:

  • Voluntary social year (min. 11 months)
  • Federal voluntary service or work in development aid or comparable activities (each at least 11 months)

Move-up procedure

Prospective students often apply to several universities and study programs. As a result, study places regularly become vacant again because an applicant decides to take up another study place. These vacant places are then awarded to those who did not make it in the first place. Places are again awarded according to the ranking list, i.e. first to those with the best overall grade.

Further information about the application and the allocation of study places can be found in the Admissions Office.

Semester fee

Every semester , a semester fee is due for all students upon enrollment or re-registration. This fee is charged at a similar rate by all universities in Germany.

Composition and amount of the fee

Fees for international students and for second degree studies

In Baden-Württemberg, there has been a tuition fee for international students (non-EU citizens) and a second-study fee since the winter semester 2017/2018. Thus, in some cases, a tuition fee must be paid in addition to the semester fee.

Prior to enrollment, applicants from non-EU countries or applicants for a second degree will receive a form to assess whether a tuition fee obligation actually exists.

The amounts and detailed information can be found under Finances.

News
Übergabe Rollstuhl-Waage Firma Kern an RWU

Cooperation

Wheelchair scales for the RWU care laboratory

The company Kern & Sohn has donated a wheelchair scale to the RWU nursing laboratory. "Our nursing students use it to practise a very accident-prone procedure."

arr_right More

Practice sites

We would like to sincerely thank the companies and institutions for enabling our students to gain diverse and extremely valuable practical experience, and wish all students the best possible use of their time in practice.

The seventh annual report provides a brief overview of the students' practical placements.

 

Praxisstellen

 

 

In addition, the sixth annual includes the following field reports.

Praxisstellen

Erfahrungen

Erfahrungen

Erfahrungen

 

Career paths

Nadine H. - Human resources manager in hospital

Nadine H.

Human resources manager in a hospital

"I can only recommend studying health economics, the healthcare market is THE growth industry in Germany and also offers secure jobs in addition to a wide range of career prospects."

 

Claudia J. - Marketing and Fundraising

Claudia J.

Marketing/Fundraising Department at Diakonie Pfingstweid e.V.

"My studies in health economics led me to Tettnang to Diakonie Pfingstweid e.V.. The social enterprise with 306 employees is one of the most important providers of integration assistance in the Lake Constance region. My versatile field of activity covers the areas of marketing and fundraising. The co-design of the new homepage as well as the annual planning and implementation of the trade fair stand at the world's largest toy fair are part of my portfolio of tasks. As a trained fundraiser, I am committed to projects for which no funds are available and am always on the lookout for funding opportunities and supporters. Studying health economics has enabled me to enter a varied and interesting working life - recommendation: 100% !"

 

Tobias B. - Consultant Hospital Association

Tobias B.

BWKG - Baden-Württembergische Krankenhausgesellschaft e.V. in the rehabilitation and organization division.

"The study of health economics at the Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences was exactly the right thing for me because

  • a good overview of the health care system is provided and service providers, politics, associations, etc. are considered
  • lesser-known (but enormously important) players in the health care system are also highlighted
  • there is a network of interesting companies, e.g. for the practical semester
  • the professors are available as contact persons and are committed to the students.
  • Excursions to the Capital Congress and Medica are real highlights from which you benefit enormously."

 

Nina A. - Junior Manager Research & Development

Nina A.

Junior Manager Research & Development at OptiMedis AG

With my Master's degree in Health Economics and Health Care Management at the University of Hamburg, I was able to optimally build on my Bachelor's degree in Health Economics and further deepen the lecture content. Now I am employed at OptiMedis AG as Junior Manager Research & Development. Here I am primarily responsible for the project coordination of the EU project COMPAR-EU (Comparing the (cost-)effectiveness of self-management interventions in four high priority chronic diseases in Europe) as well as for the development of business cases.
The exciting thing for me about health economics is to get to know the diversity of the health care system and to look at important health policy issues in a multi-layered way.

 

Stephanie S. - Research Assistant

Stephanie S.

Research assistant at the IGES Institute in the area of Value & Access Strategy.

"Studying health economics offers a wide range of opportunities and career prospects. In addition to the content, I was particularly impressed by the practical relevance of my studies in Weingarten, including the practical semester and the excursions, as well as the direct contact with the professors. After completing my bachelor's degree, I went on to study for a master's degree in health economics and health care management at the University of Hamburg. In the meantime, I work as a research assistant at the IGES Institute in Berlin in the area of Value & Access Strategy. I supervise interdisciplinary projects at the interface of empirical research and strategic consulting on topics including market access of innovative medicines and regulatory instruments and their impact in the pharmaceutical market."

Contact & People

General contact details

Opening hours by arrangement
Phone
Email studiengangssekretariat-go@rwu.de
Web links
Room A 213
On campus
Building A
Leibnizstr. 10
88250 Weingarten
Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
Health Economics
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten
Germany

Program Management & Academic Advising

Prof. Dr. Jan-Marc Hodek

Gesundheitsökonomie, Finanzwirtschaft im Gesundheitswesen
Prodekan der Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege, Studiendekan Gesundheitsökonomie (Bachelor)
Jan-Marc Hodek

Program Coordination

Perpetua Schmid MBA

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Master Management im Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen
Perpetua Schmid

Professors

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Marlene Haupt

Sozialwirtschaft und Sozialpolitik
Studiendekanin Angewandte Gesundheitswissenschaft (Master)
Marlene Haupt

Prof. Dr. phil. Anja Klimsa M.A.

Ansprechperson bei sexueller Belästigung, Sicherheitsbeauftragte, Senatorin und Mitglied des QM Arbeitskreises
Kommunikation, Beratung, Medienpädagogik, Schulsozialarbeit
Anja Klimsa

Dr. Thilo Eith

Vertretungsprofessur Gesundheitsökonomie, Unternehmensführung

Prof. Dr. jur. Dirk Heinz Dipl.-Soz.päd.(FH)

Gesundheitsökonomie, Soziale Arbeit
Fakultätsrat, Bibliotheksbeauftragter

Prof. Dr. Jan-Marc Hodek

Gesundheitsökonomie, Finanzwirtschaft im Gesundheitswesen
Prodekan der Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege, Studiendekan Gesundheitsökonomie (Bachelor)
Jan-Marc Hodek

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Axel Olaf Kern

Gesundheitsökonomie, Sozial- und Gesundheitsmanagement, Sozialpolitik, Volkswirtschaftslehre, Betriebswirtschaftslehre
Studiendekan Management im Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen (Master berufsbegleitend)
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Axel Olaf Kern

Prof. Dr. habil. Andreas Lange M.A.

Professor: Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege
Prof. Dr. habil. Andreas Lange

Employees & Staff

Perpetua Schmid MBA

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Master Management im Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen
Perpetua Schmid

Deanery

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wendorff

Educational Science, Vocational Education.
Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing, Senate Representative for University Didactics, Head of DRC-First Responder at RWU and PH, South America Representative.
Jörg Wendorff

Prof. Dr. Jan-Marc Hodek

Gesundheitsökonomie, Finanzwirtschaft im Gesundheitswesen
Prodekan der Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege, Studiendekan Gesundheitsökonomie (Bachelor)
Jan-Marc Hodek

Prof. Dr. phil. Hendrik Reismann

Methoden der Sozialen Arbeit
Studiendekan im Dekanat Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege
Hendrik Reismann

Examination Office

Jana Dittmann

Examination Office Faculty of Technology and Management, Student Service
Degree programs BM, TE/PE, TM/TW, BWU, IBS, TMO