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Lead in the health sector
As the health sector continues to expand at a rapid rate, it needs skilled, qualified leaders to take charge. Grow your leadership capability and ability to make a real difference behind the scenes.
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Take charge in the health sector
Health care is Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industry. As the sector continues to expand at a rapid rate, it needs skilled, qualified leaders to take charge. By studying a Master of Health Administration, you’ll be well-positioned to take on these roles now and into the future. Graduates are accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and the Australasian College of Health Services Management.
You’ll grow your leadership capability and ability to make a real difference behind the scenes of healthcare organisations with a course that’s grounded in real-world practice. Graduate ready to challenge yourself and drive innovation in managerial roles within the heath sector. There has never been a better time to build on your knowledge and experience as a health professional and cement your future value at the top of the industry.
What you will learn
- Leadership and management
Develop a comprehensive managerial skill set, so you can help organise and manage healthcare teams in a coordinated and strategic way.
- Health systems
Acquire skills in implementing health care improvement projects in clinical settings.
- Health economics
Gain expertise in the microeconomic approach to resource allocation and management.
Pathways to a masters degree
You can graduate with a Master of Health Administration in approximately 2 years part-time accelerated, after completing 12 units (72 credit points).
You can also exit the course after completing approximately:
- 0.7 years part-time accelerated, 4 units (24 credit points), and you’ll receive a Graduate Certificate of Health Administration; or
- 1.4 years part-time accelerated, 8 units (48 credit points total), and you’ll receive a Graduate Diploma of Health Administration
0.7 years part-time accelerated
- Health systems and policy
- Leading and managing in public health and health care
- Developing health systems
- Safety and quality in health care
0.7 years part-time accelerated
- Healthcare and financial management
- Introduction to management
- Healthcare improvement and learning systems
- Introduction to health law principles
0.7 years part-time accelerated
- Biostatistics: Concepts and applications
- Epidemiology: Concepts and applications
- Healthcare and economic management
- Managing digital health
The course is structured in 12 units.
Need further clarification about our online course structure?
You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.
You must complete the following units.
Health systems and policy
Biostatistics: Concepts and applications
Leading and managing in public health and health care
Epidemiology: Concepts and applications
Developing health systems
Safety and quality in health care
Introduction to management
Healthcare improvement and learning systems
Healthcare and economic management
Healthcare and financial management
Managing digital health
Introduction to health law principles
Entry level 1 – 72 points to complete. Duration: 2 years part time.
An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline* with at least a credit (60%) average,
AND a minimum of two years of relevant management experience**
*Relevant cognate disciplines include; medical, nursing, allied health, (other health related degree e.g. chiropractic, psychology, public health, environmental health, paramedic, imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine), biomedical engineering, dietetics/nutrition, pharmacy, social work, medical science/biomedical science/immunology, health science, laboratory science, science, and health economics); or economics, law, or business
**Relevant management experience in the field of health and public health administration in the health industry, e.g. government, policy, provider such as hospital, clinic, or non-government organisation.
Entry level 2 – 48 points to complete. Duration: 1.4 years part-time
A Monash University Graduate Certificate of Health Administration (M4005) with at least a pass (50%) average.
Additional selection criteria
Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae (CV), or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.
The Master of Health Administration is not currently accepting international applications.
Applicants must meet the English language requirements.
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.
Applicants require a curriculum vitae (CV), relevant work experience or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.
If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.
For the Master of Health Administration, the estimated cost is $4,125.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.
We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.
Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?
Enquire with our student consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.
The Master of Health Administration is accredited by The Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM) and covers all core master’s subject area requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administration’s (RACMA) Fellowship Training Program.
The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Master of Health Administration degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.
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Health Administration online at Monash
By studying the Master of Health Administration online through Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, you’ll benefit from the university’s partnership with leading health organisations. Our world renowned institute will give you the edge and practical insight into leading global health challenges and expertise.
Gain knowledge and skills in a broad range of areas that are relevant to management work in health care administration and public health. Throughout the course, you’ll complete assessments integrated with real-world practice, and expand your learning through collaboration and discussion with peers.
Meet your academic team
Professor Susannah Ahern
Professor Ahern is a medical administrator and academic in health services research and management at Monash University. As the Head of the Clinical Outcomes Data Reporting and Research Program at Monash University, she is the Monash Academic Lead for six national clinical quality registries, and coordinates and teaches into the Master of Health Administration course.
Professor Peter Bradford
Dr Bradford has a medical degree, a Masters in Public Health, and Fellowships in two Colleges relating to Medical and Hospital Management. He has had 35 year career, most recently as Executive Director Clinical Governance and Medical Services at Melbourne Health (The Royal Melbourne Hospital) and prior to that in similar roles in remote, rural, outer metropolitan, and teaching hospitals in Victoria and the Northern Territory.
Dr Margaret Way
Dr Margaret Way is currently the Director of Safety, Quality and Improvement at Barwon Health in Victoria. She was an inaugural recipient of a Victorian Quality Council Travelling Fellowship and established the Clinical Governance Units at Austin Health and Alfred Health in Victoria and the Innovation, Quality, Research and Education (IQRE) Directorate at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service in Queensland.
Professor Ian Rouse
Professor Rouse has a diverse career working in both Higher Education and Industry. He has a passion for Education, Global Health and people empowerment and brings a wide range of leadership, management and interpersonal skills developed in senior management roles in information, analysis and research organisations, tertiary institutions, government departments and community organisations.
Robert has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce from Monash University and a Master’s Degree in Health Services Management. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Before transitioning to academia, he spent seven years in management roles in the public health sector and has extensive private sector experience, having worked as CEO and CFO in a diverse range of industries.
I have enjoyed interacting, learning and engaging with like-minded people the most. These interactions have given me motivation and inspiration to keep going and quench my thirst for further knowledge as well as advance my professional career.
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