1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Social and Health Studies
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor's degrees
  5. Health Services Management

A task for the future – creating care networks

Would you like to acquire sector-specific skills in business administration, law and management and to enrich your knowledge of the health care sector? Then the degree programme in Health Services Management offers you the perfect stepping stone to your career in this sector! Learning how to apply basic principles in business administration, law and management to the health care sector prepares you optimally for a wide range of senior roles, such as in project and quality management, administration and managing facilities, controlling or occupational health management.

Throughout your studies, we support you with tutorials, small learning groups, special programmes for students and intensive mentoring for internships and bachelor theses. In addition, you can expect practically relevant teamwork and learning, a friendly atmosphere and professors who know you by name. 

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At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)

  • Study mode

    full-time, dual

  • Standard duration

    7 Semester

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Social and Health Studies

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation


Details about this course

The foundation course (semesters 1 to 3) provide your basic training in five parallel module sections: Business Administration, Law, Organisations and Networks, Methods, and Fields and Related Sciences.

During the advanced course (semesters 4 to 7), you will deepen your understanding of the interconnections between different elements of the health care sector. You will work on core specialist subjects and select three areas in total from six areas of expertise and three compulsory elective modules to steer your studies in the direction of your preferred specialisation. Projects, internships and your bachelor’s thesis offer you plenty of networking opportunities with institutions in the health and elderly care sector both in the local region and further afield.

You will complete your practical semester (semester 5) in the health and elderly care sector. The project work that you are entrusted with will prepare you for the employment market and link theory with practice. Classes to support you will be held at the university.

The two final semesters of study reinforce applications and link your knowledge with your experience in projects and in the field. You can choose which two majors you wish to specialise in

before completing your degree by writing your bachelor’s thesis. Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

    1. Programme with extended practice – practical and flexible!
The programme with extended practice combines a regular bachelor’s degree programme at the university with intensive practical placements relating to your academic subject matter with one of our partners. Students can select this “sandwich” option until semester 4.
    2. Combined programme – study and train at the same time!
A combined programme enables you to gain a fully accredited vocational qualification while you are studying for your bachelor’s degree – a particularly appealing advantage for many companies!
We offer the following combined vocational tracks as part of the degree programme in Health Services Management at Kempten University of Applied Sciences:

  • Health care management assistant

You can find further information about “hochschule dual” on our website. 

Professional environment

Graduates from the degree programme in Health Services Management have so many options to choose from in our ageing society. You can work in all areas of the health and social sector, such as hospitals and rehabilitation clinics, in residential or stay-at-home care, for associations, local authorities, or in the pharmaceutical industry. Your tasks could range from project management, controlling or quality management through to planning, contracting, procurement and occupational health management.

Career prospects

One thing’s for sure – you’ll be in demand! Outstandingly trained health managers are sought after:

  • In administration and management of public, non-profit or private facilities in the health and elderly care sector, e.g. in homes for the elderly and care homes, hospitals, care centres;
  • For staff roles and management, e.g. in organisational development, quality management, conceptual development or contract management;
  • For corporate activities, e.g. controlling, marketing, fundraising and project management;
  • For networking activities, e.g. in care provision management for hospitals and care insurance funds, service providers, local authorities or associations, or in consultancy, steering and guidance for users.

Application process:

We have pooled all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements

About you:

Do you enjoy engaging with issues in the health and elderly care sector and are you up for immersing yourself in the broad field of provision? Then you are totally geared up for this bachelor’s degree programme.

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

The degree programme in Health Services Management also offers a semester abroad as part of the advanced course. Equivalents to module sections 6 and 7 can generally be identified at foreign universities and counted as part of the programme. You can also spend your practical semester abroad with ease. The specialisation in “International Health Care” has been specifically designed as loosely and flexibly as possible to enable students to spend the sixth or seventh semester abroad, with the module elements even tailored to reflect the courses offered by foreign universities.

Are you interested in learning more about our international aspirations and the options for you to study abroad? Take a look at the information posted in our portal


Further details about the degree programme


We know how exciting the prospect of going to university can be. So we want you to know whom you can get in touch with if you have any questions about studying with us.

Contact for prospective students

  • University Student Advisory Service

For general questions about studying and applications, please contact the University Student Advisory Service

  • Questions about course content

If you are interested in this degree programme and would like to ask any questions, please contact the programme advisor.

  • Programme ambassador

My name is Natalie Möbius, and I’m the programme ambassador for health care management, which I’m currently studying. If you would like to know what it’s like being a student on this course or in Kempten as a whole, please feel free to get in touch via email .


Existing students

If you have any questions about your studies, please contact your academic advisor.

Practical experience during the programme

During the core part of the course, you will complete a practical care placement amounting to 120 hours. If you have previous care experience, this can be counted towards your credits. You can download further information on the guidelines for the nursing internship.

The 5th semester takes the form of a practical 20-week work placement. You will be offered intensive guidance by the university during this practical stage.