Master of Health Administration

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years (part-time only)

  • Start date:

    6 intakes a year, enquire now

  • Awarded by:

    Monash University

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Practice Manager | Health Facilities Manager | Nurse Manager | Welfare Centre Manager |

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

Build practical management skills for a career in health management with this dynamic online Master of Health Administration from Monash Online.

A unique learning experience covering both the principles of health care and key business approaches, this course equips you with the knowledge, skills and personal insights to accelerate your health career. A Master of Health Administration, together with relevant work experience, will facilitate your success in a range of public health and health service management and leadership roles, and continue your professional development long after course completion.

Accredited by the Australasian College of Health Services Management, the Master of Health Administration covers relevant industry areas in subjects developed collaboratively by Monash University’s schools of public health and economics. You’ll study health economics, health law, accounting and management; epidemiology and biostatistics; healthcare safety and quality; and develop a comprehensive understanding of the contextual challenges facing the health care system today.

With a focus on experiential learning, this course ensures you graduate with relevant and applicable practical skills necessary to accelerate your health management career and deliver real solutions for contemporary health care challenges.


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

• An undergraduate degree in a related discipline or a higher university qualification; AND
• A minimum of two years industry/management experience.

What You’ll Learn

In this health course, the subjects you study comprise:

• Accounting for health care managers
• Health economics
• Introduction to management
• Marketing for health care managers
• Health systems and policy
• Biostatistics: concepts and applications
• Leading and managing in public health and health care
• Epidemiology: concepts and applications
• Introduction to health law principles
• Developing health systems
• Safety and quality in health care
• Advances in managing patient care processes

Why study with Monash University?

Monash University offers its students a unique learning opportunity with their 100% online courses. Receive a premier experience with their personalised and interactive online courses in health, psychology and technology.

Undertake an online course and receive full access to instructors, fellow students, and dedicated tools including discussion forums and live video chat. With over 280,000 graduates and a ranking in the top 1% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education Learning 2016-’17), Monash University is widely recognised and renowned as innovators of education.

Student Support

As a student of Monash Online, you’ll be able to access their study planner tool, which will aid you with your time management and act as your personalised study timetable.

Their simple to navigate online courses makes online learning as seamless as possible, plus you'll have a personal Student Success Advisor to guide you throughout your learning journey.

Exchange ideas, receive feedback and generate opportunities by connecting with instructors and peers in real time.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Health Administration from Monash University.

You’ll enjoy the benefits of postgraduate training to facilitate your transition to a growing industry. Monash’s Master of Health Administration responds to the increasing demand for skilled health managers in a health care system supporting an ever-increasing population. With this qualification, you’ll be well positioned to access employment opportunities in a range of leadership and management roles in a variety of sectors, including in health service management, clinician management, policy development, practice management, advocacy, and in the health not-for-profit sector.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.