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Master of Business Administration (Health)

MBA (Health)

120 cp

Minimum Duration: 2 years part-time not available full-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra* (*not offered in 2013)
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (North Sydney), NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
  1. Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  2. A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Health), or a Graduate Certificate in Health Administration, or equivalent award
    and
  3. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in management or leadership positions in healthcare organisations.

2.   Completion Requirement
2.1 To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, unless granted advanced standing for up to a maximum of six units;

2.2 Applicants for the MBA (Health) who have completed the ACU Graduate Certificate in Health Administration and wish to transition to the Master of Business Administration (Health) must fulfil the requirement of three years in a management position, and may receive advanced standing for up to four units of the MBA (Health).

2.3 Applicants for the MBA (Health) who have completed the ACU Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Health) and wish to transition to the Master of Business Administration (Health) must fulfil the requirement of three years in a management position, and may receive advanced standing for up to six units of the MBA (Health).

2.4 Applicants for the MBA (Health) who have completed a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a designated strand (Clinical Education or Clinical Practice) at ACU or another Australian University must fulfil the requirement of three years in a relevant management position, and may receive advanced standing for units completed elsewhere, up to a maximum of four units.

3. Exit Points
A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Health) or the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Health) may exit from the course with the relevant award.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
ACCT600 10 Accounting for Decision Making
BAFN600 10 Finance and Quantitative Methods (Pre: ACCT600 Accounting for Decision Making)
HLSC604 10 Quality in Health Care
HLSC605 10

Governance in Health Care

HLSC606 10 Resource Management
HLSC607 10 Policy and Planning in Health Care
ISYS650 10 Health Informatics (eHealth)
MGMT605 10 Strategic Management for Sustainability
MGMT650 10

Managerial Health Economics (Pre: BAFN600 Finance and Quantitative Methods)

MGMT641 10 Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour
MKTG650 10 Social Marketing in Health
OHSE603 10 Risk Management



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