The Master of Health Administration will help you develop the skills and experience you need to lead and manage projects, health agencies, services and programs. We’ll prepare you to advance into senior management in the public and private sectors in general management and in specialist roles in areas such as project management, quality management and the management of particular health professions.
Our teaching staff have clinical qualifications in areas such as medicine, physiotherapy and nursing, and in health administration research. They’ve worked in senior healthcare management roles in Australia and overseas, with organisations such as the Toronto Hospital (Canada), Inner and Eastern Healthcare Network (Melbourne) and PwC.
In your first year you’ll get an introduction to the Australian health system’s key structural components, their interrelationships and relevant policy issues. You’ll learn about financial management in health services, in particular, systems of finance and budgeting, and people management including industrial relationships and organisational leadership.
In second year, you’ll conduct a hands-on research project designed to deepen and integrate your skills and knowledge in public health, health promotion or health management. You’ll gain practical experience, applying analytical and problem-solving strategies to real healthcare and public health problems.
The range of electives allows you to further explore health economics and finance, health law and ethics, and process redesign.
The subject timetable is designed to give you the flexibility you need to successfully balance study with your other commitments: the combination of evening, block and online study modes means that you can choose when and how you study.
Our graduates have taken on roles such as Executive Director Clinical Services, Communications Officer, Company Director, Nurse Unit Manager, Manager of Quality and Safety, Manager of Subacute Services, and Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Clinical Services, in organisations including Cancer Council Victoria, Northern Health, Western Health, Cabrini Health, Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Beijing Cancer Hospital.