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For prospective students: Live talk about the degree programs.

Are you looking for a degree course that combines theory + practice? Are you looking for a degree course that opens up a wide range of opportunities in one of the most important and innovative industries of the future? Then a dual study program that combines health + business could be a good fit for you. In our live talk, we will introduce you to the course content, the various study models and the diverse career opportunities offered by our dual Bachelor's degree inHealth Economics (GiP) .

Register for one of the upcoming dates:

Monday, June 24, 2024, 17:00h. Please click here to register.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 17:00h. Please click here to register.

Monday, August 05, 2024, 17:00h. Please click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you!

Welcome to the Health Economics in Practice (GiP) degree programs

You are interested in starting your university studies at the Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society and have accessed the homepage for the dual degree programs in Health Economics in the GiP practice network. We are very pleased about this and would be happy to provide you with further information.

Studying health economics "dual" means choosing a combination of vocational training and university studies, which is becoming increasingly important and is positioning itself as a highly sustainable course of study.

The degree programs are offered in cooperation with over 50 partners (so-called practice network). The aim is to provide our graduates with interdisciplinary training to enable them to take on diverse and challenging specialist and management roles in healthcare companies, e.g. hospitals, health insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies.

The degree programs

The Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society and around 40 different cooperation partners from all areas of the healthcare sector offer a combination of university studies and practice-oriented vocational training: a Bachelor of Science, B.Sc. degree and training as a social insurance clerk or an internship program or traineeship in healthcare companies.

The general aim of the program is to create a qualifying basis in business administration, economics, law and medical management on a scientific basis, which also includes methodological and social skills.

GiP graduates should be qualified for their future professional activities in healthcare companies through the independent application of scientific knowledge and methods as well as sound practical experience.

Advantages and opportunities for students:

  • Future-oriented studies
  • New fields of activity in the growing healthcare market
  • Individual support due to compact semester groups
  • Practice-oriented, dual training
  • Diverse job opportunities
  • High level of qualification
  • Highly motivated teaching staff

Advantages and opportunities for companies:

  • Job-specific training or internship/trainee program and studies 
  • Optimization of personnel planning and development
  • Employee motivation
  • Adaptation of employee qualifications to changing market and general conditions
  • Development of employees' problem-solving skills thanks to dual training and universal interdisciplinary qualifications
  • Highly motivated employees who are prepared for new fields of activity

Course content & Study program


Broad-based basic knowledge in the 1st/2nd semester with in-depth knowledge in the 3rd/4th semester, annual practical phases from 15.07.-30.09. between the 2nd/3rd semester and 4th/5th semester. During these periods, students get to know various fields of activity in their cooperating company. In the 5th semester, students can choose between the subjects of health promotion and prevention, corporate management in the healthcare sector or innovation management. Quality and process management, health economic evaluation and IT in healthcare are also offered. The practical semester from 01.02./01.03.-30.09. is completed in the 6th semester; here the theoretical knowledge is to be implemented and put into practice. In the 7th semester, international aspects of the healthcare system are dealt with and other sectors of the life sciences industry (pharmaceutical companies, medical technology, etc.) are considered. The 12-week Bachelor's thesis is written at the end of the semester.


Three different models (study variants) are offered as part of the dual study system - study during the regular lecture period and training or internship or traineeship during the lecture-free period:

Training model: training as a social insurance assistant plus studies.

Rotation model: Internships in various companies (rotation) in the healthcare sector plus studies.

Secondment model: traineeship in a healthcare company plus studies.

Occupational fields & Career opportunities

In particular, by combining medical management, business administration, economics and law, students acquire the specialist and methodological skills required to meet the qualification requirements in the healthcare sector. As health economists, the dual study program enables students to take up specialist and management positions in middle and senior management, for example at 

  • company health insurance funds
  • Substitute health insurance funds
  • Statutory and private health insurance companies
  • Statutory and private nursing care insurance funds
  • Hospital companies
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Preventive care and rehabilitation facilities
  • Social insurance companies
  • Life and accident insurance
  • Retirement and nursing homes
  • Medical device industry
  • Outpatient care companies
  • Social service providers
  • Charitable institutions
  • Auditing and consulting companies
  • Healthcare associations
  • Professional associations
  • Associations of statutory health insurance physicians
  • Chambers
  • Ministries, authorities and administrations
  • Research and education

Testimonials from our graduates & Cooperation partners


Program Management

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Fachbereich 1

Ernst-Boehe-Straße 4
67059 Ludwigshafen

C 1.208+49 621 5203-135+49 621 5203-193

Ernst-Boehe-Straße 4
67059 Ludwigshafen

C 1.221+49 621 5203-126+49 621 5203-200

Contact person

Kevin Knippel


Gesundheitsökonomie dual / Health Economics

Ernst-Boehe-Str. 4
67059 Ludwigshafen


 +49 621 5203 268

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