Postgraduate course

Master of Business Administration / Master of Health Care Management

Whether you’re a healthcare professional looking for specialist skills in management, or you’re in a management role wanting to enter the health sector, this course will take your professional skills to the next level.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1296

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2

Selection rank

CRICOS code

0100218
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Five-star rating

For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Strong job growth

For careers in accounting, advertising, finance, human resource management and management. 2

First university

In WA to offer SimLabTM, an immersive, virtual reality platform to prepare you for real-life HR experiences.

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Overview

This combined degree is the only one of its kind in WA.

Designed to meet the changing needs of healthcare professionals today and into the future, this course offers a streamlined way to build your expertise in both healthcare and business management.

Learn the advanced business skills and specialist healthcare knowledge you need to expand your career options in local, national and global healthcare sectors and communities.

You’ll gain valuable knowledge and business insights, and also develop greater self-awareness as you learn to reflect on your leader identity and leadership attributes.

3 reasons to study a combined MBA and Master of Health Care Management at Murdoch

  1. This is the only combined course of its kind in WA.
  2. Complete two Masters qualifications in just two years. Along the way, you’ll gain a competitive advantage in your career and the skills you need for success in a challenging environment.
  3. Be taught by leading healthcare academics who are qualified health professionals with experience across Australia with research expertise in patient safety, leadership, resilience, and management.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Marketing and HR
  • Business finance
  • Health policy in Australia
  • Bioethics and law for health care leadership
  • Strategies for growth and excellence

Your future career

This qualification could help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) reports that postgraduates earn on average $20,000 more than those with an undergraduate degree.

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to. Careers could include:

  • Nurse Director
  • Quality and Risk Manager
  • Service Director
  • Health Care Clinic Manager
  • Nurse Unit Manager

International trends suggest an increasing demand for executives, managers, professionals, administrators and analysts working in the healthcare industry – and the specialised skills you gain in this course will help you graduate with a competitive edge in your career.

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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