Master of Business Administration (Health Management)

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  • Qualification:
    Postgraduate, Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    2 years part-time
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  • Awarded by:
    University of Adelaide
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Strategic Planner | Health Administrator | Health Policy Advisor | Chief Operating Officer | Chief Administrative Officer | View All

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Course Rundown

Do you want to become a leader in healthcare and effect positive change in your industry? A Master of Business Administration (Health Management) from the University of Adelaide is the qualification you need.

This online MBA in health management provides a solid career pathway for those wishing to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for healthcare leadership. Through an in-depth program that incorporates 10 course units and a major research project, you’ll unlock your leadership potential and discover what it takes to transform your industry for the better. You’ll cover a wide variety of topic areas, including future-focused, socially responsible health management; healthcare economics and industry challenges; enterprise-wide objective planning; innovation, business strategy, marketing and systems thinking; and much more.

Delivered entirely online, this Master’s program has been designed by experts in business, economics and health. Throughout your studies you’ll receive the academic, personal and career support you need to excel. And in just two years of part-time study, you’ll be ready to graduate and take on your next exciting career opportunity!


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A completed undergraduate bachelor degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience; OR
  • No degree, completed GMAT with a score of >500 and a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience; OR
  • A complete University of Adelaide Graduate Certificate in Business Administration; AND
  • All students must meet English language requirements.

In this business administration course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Leadership and Influencing
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Innovation Management
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Managerial Economics
  • Research for Managers
  • Management Challenges in Health
  • Doing Business in Health
  • Research Project

As South Australia’s leading university, part of the top 1% of universities worldwide, and one of Australia’s elite Group of Eight Universities, you can trust that when you study with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be one step ahead of the pack.

Study a postgraduate course online and enjoy a flexible learning experience that allows you to study while you work and at a pace that’s convenient for you. Go on, take the next step in your career and excel with a highly regarded course from the University of Adelaide.

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone! When you log on and learn with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be supported every step of the way.

The University of Adelaide has developed Student Life Counselling Support and a University Crisis Line, especially for online students. They are confidential and a free service available to all enrolled students to help overcome issues impacting their life and study.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Business Administration (Health Management) from the University of Adelaide.

Graduates are prepared to seek management and leadership roles in a variety of sectors within the health industry, including hospital and clinic management, residential care, oral health, health promotion, allied and community health, private health insurance and pharmaceutical.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is $54,960 (or $4,580 per unit).

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

Students can also pay fees upfront.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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