Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

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A programme that provides trained and skilled healthcare executives in healthcare management to lead and manage healthcare service delivery into the future.

NQF Level 9

DISTANCE LEARNING

Fulfilled By

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WHY study towards a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management?

The MBA in Healthcare Management aims to provide knowledge about and develop skills for leading and managing health systems and services, leading and managing health professionals, and managing one’s self as a leader and manager in contemporary and complex healthcare. Healthcare managers and leaders lead the way from public health and preventive services in the community, to primary healthcare, emergency health services, hospital services, and rehabilitation and palliative care to tertiary level healthcare services.

What CAREER PATH's can I choose after completing this QUALIFICATION?

Global Business Manager

Operations Managers

Financial Controller

Information Systems Manager

Management Consultant

Health Care Manager

Hospital Manager

Programme STRUCTURE

YEAR 1

Strategic and Change Management
Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
Healthcare Operations Management
Financial Management
Health Economics
Contemporary Health Systems
Managing Healthcare Projects and Risks
Emerging Issues in Healthcare Management

YEAR 2

Ethics and Law in Healthcare (elective)
Health Policy (elective)
Managerial Epidemiology (elective)
Knowledge and Information Systems
Dissertation

Course OUTCOMES

Contribute to the socio-economic challenges of developing Southern Africa in an ethical and responsible manner.

Contribute towards the extension of knowledge of business management and administration in a healthcare context.

Demonstrate critical knowledge of the specific fields and sub disciplines of healthcare management.

Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse and solve management and commercial problems in a systematic, critical and creative way.

Acquire a critical understanding of how to manage people, resources and processes in a healthcare context.

ADMISSION requirements

The level of attainment required for entry into this programme is:

  • an appropriate Honours Degree or equivalent qualification OR;

  • an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent qualification OR;

  • a professional Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 8 (480 credits)

In addition to this the applicant must:

  • be 25 years of age or older and;

  • have at least three years of working experience

In keeping with the national imperatives of widening access, a maximum of 10% of the cohort may be admitted via the alternate admissions route of RPL.