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The Master of Business (Health) is a 72-unit program which is offered by the College of Business Government and Law.
This specialisation articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards.
Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may receive credit for up to 36 units of topics towards the Master's degree depending on the topics previously taken.
Alternatively, students enrolled directly in the Master's program may choose only to meet the requirements for the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma and exit with that qualification.
Applicants for the Master of Business (Health) specialisation will normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a health-related field from an approved tertiary institution plus at least 4 years professional experience working in the health or aged care industries.
Applicants with a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a health-related field and at least 3 years' experience in the health industry and who study part-time (and thus add to professional experience whilst studying) can also apply for the Master of Business (Health).
Applicants without a prior degree may apply through the pathway of the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.
However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course is designed to provide a strong foundation of business knowledge, skills and attitudes to support ethical, global business management of organisations including private sector business organisations, not-for-profit organisations and public organisations. Through experiential learning techniques students will develop knowledge and skills to conduct independent research, carry out industry and discipline related projects, and relate their learning to authentic business problems and issues with an emphasis on the health sector.
Graduates of the Master of Business (Health) will be able to:
- Explain the role of and apply economics, accounting, financial management, human resource management and marketing knowledge and skills in decision making and management of organisations.
- Recognise the potential impact of local and global economic conditions and events, with emphasis on the Asia Pacific region, on the operations and strategic management of organisations.
- Apply sound financial management techniques and analytical skills to authentic operations and strategic management issues of organisations.
- Apply contemporary strategic management practices compatible with organisational sustainability, ethical behaviour and effective workforce relations.
- Describe a range of research methods useful in the conduct of industry and organisation based projects, and discuss their benefits and limitations.
- Work both individually and in groups to conduct business research and critically evaluate the findings to solve business related problems.
- Present theoretical concepts and complex ideas in both written and verbal formats appropriate for a range of stakeholder audiences.
- Relate and apply their knowledge and skills to the health sector.
Program of study
To qualify for the Master of Business (Health) specialisation, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below, unless credit is granted for previous study.
Core - Year 1 & 2 topics
36 units comprising:
BUSN9226B Accounting for Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN9227B Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9228B Strategic Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN9229B Sustainability and Ethics in Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9230B Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN9231B Global Business Context: An Asia Pacific Focus (4.5 units)
BUSN9248B Managing People (4.5 units)
BUSN9261B Strategic Management (4.5 units)
Plus 27 units comprising:
HACM9101 Leading Organisations in Health and Aged Care (4.5 units)
HACM9200 Health and Aged Care Systems and Policy (4.5 units)
HACM9201 Health Law and Ethics (4.5 units)
HACM9202 Safety and Quality in Health Care (4.5 units)
HACM9207 Health and Aged Care Operations and Management (4.5 units)
HACM9303 Management Project (4.5 units)^
Option - Year 1 & 2 topics
plus 9 units selected from the following:
HACM9104 Corporate Communications (4.5 units)
HACM9204 Health Economics (4.5 units)
HACM9205 Health Ethics (4.5 units)
HACM9206 Health Informatics (4.5 units)
BUSN9233B Data Analysis for Decision Making (4.5 units)
BUSN9234B Project Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9235B Managing Negotiations (4.5 units)
BUSN9236B Leadership: Theory, Practice and Experience (4.5 units)
BUSN9254B Business Research Methods and Project (4.5 units)
BUSN9255B Industry Placement (4.5 units)*
BUSN9258B International Study Tour (4.5 units)*
Or other topics from the Master of Business and its specialisations
Or other topics as approved by the Program Director
^This should be completed as the last topic in the program of study
* The selection of these topics requires approval from the Program Director.