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Master of Health Administration

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Study load

20-24 hours per week

Units

12

Intakes

Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct

Become a sought-after leader in Australia’s largest industry.

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. 

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.

The course is structured in 12 units.

Core units

You must complete the following units.

Accounting for healthcare managers

Health economics

Marketing for healthcare managers

Health systems and policy

Biostatistics: Concepts and applications

Leading and managing in public health and health care

Epidemiology: Concepts and applications

Health promotion, planning and evaluation in public health

Introduction to health law principles

Safety and quality in health care

Introduction to management

Healthcare improvement and learning systems

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including health science, business, commerce, economics or law, or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent; and a minimum of one to two years industry/management experience.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants require a curriculum vitae (CV), relevant work experience or a statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.

For the Master of Health Administration, the estimated cost is $3625.00 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.

Scholarships

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.

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.

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.  

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

Course co-ordinator

Professor Ahern is a medical administrator and academic in health services research and management at Monash University. As the Head, 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 Jane Banaszak-Holl

Course co-ordinator

Professor Banaszak-Holl is a health services researcher, MPH5308 unit coordinator, and Post-Graduate Course-Coordinator in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She has been supported internationally for research on strategic management and quality improvement in long-term care, using qualitative and quantitative methods to identify best practices in service delivery.

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 Cornick

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.

Monash has propelled my career to new heights I never thought possible.

Sarah

Monash Online student

Industry insights

With a Master of Health Administration, you will be well-placed to take your next step into a leadership position within the health-care industry, applying your skills as a: 

  • health manager 
  • executive health manager 
  • service unit manager 
  • health policy adviser. 

Very strong
The Australian government rates job growth for health managers as very strong.

14.9% growth is predicted over a five-year period for the health sector.

$110,000 is the most common salary for a Health Manager in Victoria.

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