Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management)

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    Two years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Start date:
    3 intake dates each year - enquire today!
  • Awarded by:
    Deakin University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Strategic Planner | Health Administrator | Health Policy Advisor | Chief Operating Officer | Chief Administrative Officer | View All

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Course Rundown

Become a senior healthcare leader and advance your career with this highly regarded Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management) course from Deakin University.

In a complicated and changing world, a comprehensive understanding of the wider context of healthcare management is crucial to effectively leading and managing in a health setting. That’s why this qualification is jointly administered by Deakin University’s school of business and school of medicine – offering you unique opportunities to build the knowledge, skills and experience required to efficiently and effectively lead in the healthcare sector.

This course offers you the opportunity to build advanced knowledge in key areas of business – including strategic planning, leadership, financial and risk management and critical thinking – grounded in a deep understanding of the unique and pressing challenges of the modern healthcare context. With this tailored, relevant qualification, you’ll be uniquely equipped to meet the growing challenges of the nation’s health and provision of healthcare.


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

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and have three years of relevant, demonstrated work experience in a managerial or professional role; OR
  • Hold a graduate certificate in a related discipline and have five years of relevant, demonstrated work experience in a managerial or professional role; OR
  • Hold a graduate diploma equivalent (professional pathways).

English language proficiently requirements also apply.

The following considerations may also be applied:

  • Full-time, minimum 12 months clinical internships taken post-graduation by MBBS/BMBS/MBChB/BDS graduates may be considered equivalent to one year of the required 3 years’ professional work experience; AND
  • All postgraduate medical and/or dental fellowships recognised by their country’s licensing or regulatory bodies may be considered as relevant professional work experience.

In this healthcare management course, the subjects you may study include:

Core subjects:

  • Academic integrity
  • The Deakin advantage: Leadership and professional development
  • Strategy and value creation
  • Financial decision making
  • The economic environment
  • Marketing, positioning and consumers
  • Business processes and technology
  • Leading people in organisations
  • The Deakin advantage: Capstone
  • Fundamentals of health informatics
  • Health law and ethics
  • Healthcare operations
  • Clinical governance
  • Comparative health systems
  • Research literacy for health practice

Elective subjects:

  • Health management practicum
  • Economic evaluation 1
  • Epidemiology 1
  • Resource allocation and priority setting
  • Economic and health policy analysis

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Victoria: Melbourne Burwood

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Business Administration (Healthcare Management) course from Deakin University from Deakin University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in a broad range of health management and leadership roles, both within Australia and overseas. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to seek work as an administrator, as a project or team leader, as an executive director or operations officer, or in strategic planning and analysis in the health sector. You may also choose to apply your knowledge and experience to the fields of health policy development, or business management and leadership across a broad range of industries.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The estimated fee for this course is $33,800 for one-year, full-time.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you!

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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