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Health Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Izmir, Turkey
The Health Management programme from Izmir University of Economics lasts for 4 years and the graduates will be assumed with the title of “Health Managers”. The course schedule of Department of Health Management is designed to meet the needs of diversified nature of professional life. The students will take general management courses and  more specific field related courses.


Today, the demand for qualified health managers is growing due to the increased competition in healthcare sector both in national and international arena.

The underlying reasons for this can be; the technological and medical developments in the sector, rapidly increasing number of healthcare institutions, the rising privilege given to the needs of patients and all other stakeholders, the new strategic reforms in the fields of social security and finally the growing tendency towards the health tourism. For these reasons, “health management” will become a very important  profession of near future in Turkey, which has already gained a reasonable significance in global healthcare services.  

In order to sustain in the competitive environment, healthcare institutions need to apply the new techniques of the contemporary management to their organizations. There is no doubt that providing adequate healthcare to all stakeholders is the major responsibility of physicians. However, it is obvious that, “the best interest of patients and all stakeholders” cannot be prosecuting without a qualified health administration. This situation increases the need of professional health managers within health institutions whose numbers are ascending every day.

Health managers need distinctive competencies in order to ensure the qualified management for their institutions. Thus besides the knowledge of contemporary management processes and techniques, a health institution manager must also dominate and recognize the essentials of healthcare sector. Therefore, both in Turkey and in our region, the healthcare  institutions that are growing in number have some difficulties in recruiting qualified health institutions managers.

Izmir University of Economics is known with its pioneering perspective since its establishment. Following this, the Health Management programme from Izmir University of Economics is the first department  which is established by a foundation university in Aegean Region.


All the national and international publications in the healthcare sector point out that there is a growing need for the graduates of Department of Health Management in the healthcare  institutions. Following this, the graduates of our Faculty may be easily employed in various public and private healthcare institutions in administrative or managerial positions.

The professional health managers who will be graduated from our department may employed by;

  • Ministry of Health,
  • Health insurance departments of institutions such as “Social Security Institution”,
  • Public Hospitals
  • University and Foundation Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Various treatment centers
  • Organizations that provide residential care
  • Private Health Insurance Companies
  • Organizations that provide medical devices
  • Pharmaceutical Institutions
  • Universities  as academicians.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic Skills in English 
  • Fundamentals of Healthcare Management
  • Fundamentals of Natural Sciences
  • Academic and Social Orientation
  • GEC- Social Sciences B: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Second Foreign Languages 
  • Turkish
  • Introduction to Health Economics
  • Health and Society: Epidemiology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Required Documents for Application to Undergraduate Programs

  • National or International Exam Score (If available)
  • High school diploma
  • High School Transcript (grade list)
  • Passport Copy
  • ​English language proficiency certificate, if there is any (TOEFL, PTE, FCE etc.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6470 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • Foreign Currency - National 37,500 TL (Including VAT).

Living costs for Izmir

  • 1650 - 2500 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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