Master of Business Administration (Health)
Apply your strategic skills to the healthcare sector.
Build business and management skills and understand how to apply them to work in the health sector. Explore contemporary strategic management practices. Practice organisational sustainability and ethical behaviour to create effective teams.
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Flinders University is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. We offer world‐class education that develops the critical and creative thinking skills to support a student’s success. Our courses offered through OUA span business, education and law. They are designed with flexibility in mind, while delivering the advanced qualifications to take careers to the next step.
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Graduates of the MBA (Health) will be able to:
- Explain the role of and apply economics, accounting, financial management, human resource management and marketing knowledge and skills in decision making and management of organisations.
- Recognise the potential impact of local and global economic conditions and events, with emphasis on the Asia Pacific region, on the operations and strategic management of organisations.
- Apply sound financial management techniques and analytical skills to authentic operations and strategic management issues of organisations.
- Apply contemporary strategic management practices compatible with organisational sustainability, ethical behaviour and effective workforce relations.
- Describe a range of research methods useful in the conduct of industry and organisation based projects, and discuss their benefits and limitations.
- Work both individually and in groups to conduct business research and critically evaluate the findings to solve business related problems.
- Present theoretical concepts and complex ideas in both written and verbal formats appropriate for a range of stakeholder audiences.
- Relate and apply their knowledge and skills to the health sector.
These courses prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in areas including business, international marketing, banking and finance, management consulting, negotiations and planning.
The MBA prepares you for a wide range of business career opportunities and graduates with significant management or supervisory work experience will be prepared for successful careers in senior management.
Flinders University is the first South Australian university, and only the third in Australia, to receive accreditation from the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA). For more information visit www.mbaworld.com or call 1300 354 633 (option 1).
Potential occupations include:
- senior product marketing manager
- health service manager
- equity analyst
- operational risk manager
- finance manager
- process improvement consultant
- senior business development manager.
Applicants must normally:
- hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification and have a minimum of four years' full-time post-degree work experience in the health or aged care in industry by the commencement date of the course; or
- hold a bachelor degree in a health-related field and have at least three years’ full-time experience in the health or aged care industry and be currently employed in the health or aged care industry.
Applicants who do not hold a completed bachelor degree or equivalent but meet the work experience of four years’ full time equivalent in the health or aged care industry should apply for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration to then articulate into Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Health) at Flinders University to be able to then articulate into this course.
Applicants who meet the academic and/or work experience requirements must take part in an interview.
English Proficiency Requirements
Flinders University conducts an English Language proficiency check on applications submitted for consideration to its courses.
This will be met in a number of ways, including if the applicants:
- first language is English (i.e. citizenship is held for a country where English is the official language)
- completed secondary schooling in Australia
- completed prior study in English (e.g. a Certificate IV or higher from a recognised Australian training institution)
- completed one semester of full-time equivalent tertiary study at a higher education institution
- completed a recognised Foundation Studies or bridging program
- performance in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) meets the University's admissions requirements
- registered with an Australian professional registration body relevant to the applicant's proposed course (e.g. applicant holds current registration as a Registered Nurse, General Practitioner, Teacher, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker and such in Australia)
- achieved a score within an international English language proficiency test such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL or Cambridge CAE that meets the minimum proficiency for the university
- completed an approved English language course from a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Provider
In some instances, applicants may be asked to provide evidence they meet the requirements if the information required is not available in their application.
On campus requirements
Health subjects require students to attend intensive workshops on-campus.
Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or master degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.
Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at www.flinders.edu.au/credit
This degree is designed for early and mid-career managers and professionals and provides a strong foundation in business knowledge, and develops the skills necessary for a successful management career in business, not-for-profit organisations and the public sector with a focus on health.
It is 1.5 years in length on a full-time basis and can also be undertaken part-time.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students complete eleven core (compulsory) subjects and one option subject chosen from a range of option subjects available. These subjects aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct independent research, carry out industry and discipline related projects, with an emphasis on the health sector, and relate their learning to their individual business experience.
Health subjects require students to attend intensive workshops on-campus.
As a guide, full-time students generally undertake four subjects per semester and part-time students undertake two subjects per semester.
To complete the requirements of the Master of Business Administration (Health), students must successfully complete eleven core (compulsory) subjects and one subject chosen from a range of elective subjects available.
Students may choose to exit the Master of Business Administration (Health) with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, provided the requirements for these are met.