Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management)

Become a leader in healthcare. Develop specialist knowledge to manage a multitude of issues and advance your skills in leadership, policy, practice and evidence-based delivery. If you are currently working in the sector and are aspiring to a management position or have a non-health background with interest in the healthcare industry, this is the degree for you.

Offering afternoon and evening classes for added flexibility

This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Summer 2023
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This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

Are you ready to take the leap into a management position? Do you have what it takes to support and guide your staff through the next health care crisis? Study the Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management) and you’ll unlock your potential to be a leader and a voice for change in the health industry.

Join the MBA program at Federation University for a wealth of support and experience from some of the brightest minds in the industry. Under their guidance you’ll turn theory into practice with skills such as understanding financial reports, effective communication and how to develop and implement an innovative and strategic plan.

Unlock your potential to manage an efficient team of professionals or to discover solutions to a variety of issues related to the health care sector. Join the global conversation on health care policy, practice and evidence-based delivery.

This master’s degree is highly interactive and hands-on with an emphasis on collaboration and real-world engagement. You’ll be inspired while learning alongside your fellow cohort, guest speakers, and collaboration with local industry partners – while gaining a greater understanding of your purpose and what you want to achieve.

These skills will inevitably complement your career and could lead to a new level of professionalism in positions such as board director or CEO. Or you could simply use the course to refresh your skills as a sound basis for your current work role and your future endeavours.

  • Health and public policy advisor
  • Community health officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Account executive
  • General manager
  • Project manager
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief operating officer
  • Executive project manager
  • Health administrator (HR, finance, quality and saf

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

BUACC5901, 15 credit points
BUECO5903, 15 credit points
BUMKT5902, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BUHRM5913, 15 credit points
BUMGT5922, 15 credit points
BUMGT5978, 15 credit points
BUMGT5981, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

BUHEA6902, 15 credit points
BUMGT5976, 15 credit points
BUMGT5977, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BUGEN6920, 15 credit points
BUHEA6903, 15 credit points
BUMGT6920, 15 credit points
BUMGT6973, 15 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Mature age entry; an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

The MBA is intended for applicants who have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree may be admitted on the basis of relevant work experience, and demonstrated capacity to undertake the program as determined by the school.

Extra Requirements

ou must submit a copy of your current CV with the application. An interview will be conducted once application is received with the MBA Director



The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: MK9

CRICOS code: 109145M

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$15,142 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department


Course coordinator

Abdel Halabi
Christina Lee