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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.

This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

Length
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(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 course structure or view our enrolment information page.

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

Year 1

Semester 1

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
BUACC5901, 15 credit points
BUSINESS ECONOMICS
BUECO5903, 15 credit points
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
BUMKT5902, 15 credit points

Semester 2

MANAGING PEOPLE
BUHRM5913, 15 credit points
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
BUMGT5922, 15 credit points
CREATIVE AND CRITICAL THINKING
BUMGT5978, 15 credit points
ANALYTICAL DECISION MAKING
BUMGT5981, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

POLICY IN HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
BUHEA6902, 15 credit points
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
BUMGT5976, 15 credit points
INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
BUMGT5977, 15 credit points

Semester 2

LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
BUHEA6903, 15 credit points
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BUMGT6973, 15 credit points
Elective (CAPSTONE)

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

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.

English language requirement

Overall Academic IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent.

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.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: MK9

Tuition fee information

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

2024 indicative full-time fee: $16,323

Commonwealth Supported Places are subsidised by the Australian Government. The tuition fee is called the student contribution amount. The indicative fee above is based on a typical first-year enrolment for this course and should be used as a guide only. For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed. Your fee will depend on the units you chose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive. 

How it's calculated

The government sets the fee each year. The amount depends on the discipline area and band of each unit. 2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range from $4,445 (Band 1) to $16,323 (Band 4).  The sample structure section above links to the EFTSL, Band and fee for each unit or you can use our unit search to find these details.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

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

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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

Business

Course co-ordinator

Abdel Halabi