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Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full time or part-time equivalent (maximum 5 years)

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Kaplan Business School

  • Career Outcomes:

    General Manager | Managing Director | Business Development Manager | Sales Manager | View all

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About this course

One of Australia's fastest-growing industries is searching for leaders - could one of them be you? Find out what you're capable of with this challenging Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management) at Kaplan Business School.

In this industry-focused course, you'll build both the deep knowledge base and the practical skills required to succeed in the workplace and maximise your organisation's success. Covering key business principles, with a strong focus on leadership and strategic planning, this course equips you with a comprehensive business background, while simultaneously giving you opportunity to apply your knowledge in a specific health context.

You'll study the management and administration of healthcare systems, develop healthcare strategy and be assessed on your knowledge through dynamic, workplace-relevant practical assessments.

With a focus on the ethical, social and environmental context business planning operates within, this course provides a broad perspective on contemporary business management in a healthcare setting - giving you the technical skills and the background knowledge to succeed.

Tailored to professionals, this flexible course is available to study online or part time, and lower qualifications may be available to students who don't complete the required number of subjects.

Eligibility

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

  • Qualify for mature age entry (ages 21 and above); OR
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR score of 55, or equivalent; OR
  • Have completed the VCE, OP or SACE; OR
  • Provide an academic letter of recommendation

Kaplan Business School also offers a range of alternative entry pathways if you don't meet these criteria. Enquire now to chat with a course advisor!

Areas of study

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

Core subjects:

  • Culture and contemporary leadership
  • Governance, ethics and sustainability
  • Financial and economic interpretation and communication
  • Consumer behaviour and marketing psychology
  • Dynamic strategy and disruptive innovation
  • Emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence and diversity
  • Operations management and decision-making models
  • Data analysis, problem solving and digital operations
  • Business psychology, coaching and mentoring
  • Thinking styles, negotiation and conflict management

Elective subjects for health services management specialisation:

  • Healthcare systems
  • Comprehensive healthcare strategies
  • Quality healthcare management
  • Capstone

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

Kaplan Business School Kaplan Business School provides holistic business education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and tools required to manage, lead, and succeed in a real work environment.

Kaplan Business School’s qualifications are delivered through a unique blend of practical and theoretical components, and with no exams to study for, students complete assessments that reflect global industry practices.

Kaplan offers an industry placement program that gives students and graduates the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience.

Kaplan Business School supports its students at every stage of the educational journey, and offers personalised, student-driven programs. This includes the unique Career Mentorship Program, which pairs Kaplan students with industry leaders. This gives students the opportunity to build their professional networks and gain valuable industry insights.

Kaplan Business School help their students achieve career success with Careers Central, their on-campus careers services team. Careers Central services include an industry placement service, which enables students to put theory into practice. Search for the perfect job using Career Hub, Kaplan’s online job board. Kaplan students get support in achieving their career goals with 1-on-1 careers coaching.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management) from Kaplan Business School.

Master of Business Administration graduates are industry leaders, and well placed to take on a wide range of executive, management and leadership positions in government or non-government organisations or the private sector.

With the Master of Business Administration (Health Services Management) qualification, you'll be ready to seek employment in a number of roles in both health and other industries.

This course may also act as a pathway to other qualifications. If students enrol in the Master of Business Administration but don't complete the required number of subjects, they may be eligible for a lower qualification.

  • General Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Consultant
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Company Partner
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Division Administrator

Payment options & support

Finance options

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

Payment plans are available for continuing students from their 2nd trimester onwards.

As part of their commitment to helping individuals reach their educational and career goals, Kaplan Business School also offers a number of scholarships to students in Australia and across the globe, including High Achievers Scholarships, Alumni Scholarships and Regional Scholarships. Enquire now for more information.

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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