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Master of Health Management

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1–2 years full-time; up to 6 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Master of Health Management from the University of New England (UNE) is offered online in full- or part-time modes to facilitate flexibility around work, life and study.

You will come to better understand the Australian healthcare system - its organisations, the regulatory and policy framework - and how this interacts with and impacts healthcare workers and those in their care. You will also develop a global perspective, using an analytical and evaluative approach. You will learn best-practice management principles as they apply to people and other resources, and inform your own performance. You will emerge as a contemporary leader in the healthcare field of your choice.

Note: students who complete the quality management specialisation of the course may be awarded the Master of Health Management (Quality Management).


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant health discipline from a recognised education provider; OR
  • Hold a degree AND a graduate certificate or graduate diploma, both in a relevant health discipline, from a recognised education provider; OR
  • Hold a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a relevant health discipline from a recognised education provider; OR
  • Hold a degree in a different discipline from a recognised education provider; OR
  • Hold a graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a different discipline from a recognised education provider; OR
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant health or management discipline (international students).

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this health course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Research methods 1
  • Capstone project
  • Leadership in healthcare
  • Law and ethics in healthcare
  • Working with complex healthcare systems
  • Financial and resource management in healthcare
  • Managing systems, processes and people in healthcare
  • Information and knowledge management in healthcare

Listed units:

  • Employment relations in Australia
  • Health promotion in practice
  • Developing and implementing policy in healthcare
  • Incident management in healthcare
  • Facilitating interprofessional collaboration
  • Epidemiological evidence for managerial decision making
  • Safety and quality in healthcare
  • Health planning in network health systems
  • Managing quality, risk and cost in healthcare services
  • Health rights, health problems and vulnerable populations
  • Meeting challenges of the health workforce
  • Strategic planning and management
  • Project management
  • Organisational leadership: theory and practice
  • The learning organisation
  • Management of change
  • Managing across cultures
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Health Management - or Master of Health Management (Quality Management) if you complete that specialist study option - from the University of New England.

This master's degree will deepen your understanding of the healthcare system and its services (in a local and global context), and will develop your capacity for leading and managing effectively in this complex environment.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem-solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Financial Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Systems Operations Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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