What will I learn?

Deakin's MBA (Healthcare Management) is jointly run and managed by the Deakin Business School and the School of Medicine. It offers the best of both worlds - the core of Deakin's MBA program and a tailored set of health units designed to prepare you to manage and lead healthcare services in Australia and overseas.

We recognise that the efficient management and delivery of healthcare will be one of the most pressing challenges facing economies over the coming years. The program offers you the opportunity to tailor MBA studies to the particular issues and challenges associated with the healthcare sector. You will learn the very latest in business and management thinking - and have the opportunity to tailor it to healthcare settings.

To excel in a healthcare organisational environment or management role today, you need more than mere business knowledge. You need a comprehensive understanding of the policy context you work in, and skills to formulate and implement strategies that are necessary to operate efficiently and effectively.

To manage the growing challenges of the nation's health and provision of healthcare, you not only need to understand the health policy and funding context, but also the business end of healthcare delivery such as financing, marketing and economics.

This course offers an advanced combination of business insight and healthcare focus to succeed in this critical area of health service delivery.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Business Administration (Healthcare management), students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 8 credit points of core units offered by the Faculty of Business and Law and 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units offered by the Faculty of Health.

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

As healthcare service delivery becomes complex because of changing population, disease profile and medical technology; so has the requirement for qualified healthcare managers increased. There is a pressing need for trained and skilled healthcare executives and leaders in Australia and the Asia-Pacific to lead and manage healthcare service delivery into the future. The Deakin MBA (Healthcare Management) course content has been developed in consultation with industry and by academics with several years of industry experience. With the Deakin MBA (Healthcare Management) qualification in hand you are well positioned to either progress in your existing healthcare management career or embark as a healthcare manager.

Professional recognition

In addition to the world-renowned AACSB accreditation, the course has received Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). ACHSM is the peak body for Healthcare Executives in the Asia Pacific, their accreditation not only ensures quality and industry relevance, but also enhances graduate employability and networking opportunities. The accreditations and professional recognition indicate the industry’s appreciation of the quality and relevance of the program to industry needs.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

093045F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,600.00 (US$ 32,388) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,600.00 (US$ 32,388) per year
This fee refers to full time and its guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 7 March 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed at least a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, of an acceptable standard from an approved university or other educational institution. Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL (PBT) score of 550; CPE score of 45 no less than 'weak' in each skill; CAE score of 52 no less than 'borderline' in each skill; PTE score of 52-57 no less than 50 in each skill; OET Overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading.

For international students

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience OR
  • Successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (or MQP Extended) and three years relevant work experience OR
  • Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and 5 years relevant work experience OR
  • Graduate Diploma equivalent (professional pathways)

IELTS: Overall 6.5 No band lower than 6; TOEFL IBT: 79 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 577 Writing 4.5; C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY: 176 No band less than 169; PTE: 58 No less than 50 in each skill; OET: Overall C+; DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (60%).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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