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Master of Business Administration + Master of HealthCare Management (MHCM+MBA)

  • M1296MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/MASTER OF HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

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Title Master of Business Administration + Master of HealthCare Management (MHCM+MBA)
Course Code M1296
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Vicki Cope | Email: V.Cope@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2530

Academic Chair: Associate Professor Antonia Girardi | Email: A.Girardi@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6980

Qualification Master of Health Care Management (MHCM) + Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (external)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The MBA/MHCM combined degree is oriented to the needs of today's and tomorrow's healthcare professionals. It offers a depth of expertise in two domains - health care and business/management - and hence a skill set appropriate to the needs of this expanding sector. This 'fit-for purpose' qualification provides not only existing healthcare professionals in public and private sector organisations with specialist skills in management, but also the opportunity for managers in non-health care settings to enter the health sector
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Undergraduate degree (AQF Level 7 or equivalent) in either a health or business/management discipline. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a portfolio of relevant work experience.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings NA
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the course students should be able to:

CLO 1: Analyse information to demonstrate specialised knowledge of both business administration and health care management - theory, practice and scholarship.
CLO 2: Integrate and apply specialist knowledges and contemporary developments in management, quality, safety and leadership to a range of problems and scenarios in broad health care contexts.
CLO 3: Demonstrate interpersonal skills that support appropriate and effective communication through written and/or oral means, to specialist and non-specialist stakeholders in management, clinical and research contexts.
CLO 4: Critically evaluate complex issues and problems relating to organisational leadership, administration and financial management to develop evidence-based solutions and protocols relevant to health care management.
CLO 5: Demonstrate both personal autonomy and accountability, through behaving with integrity and in an ethical manner, complying with legislation, industry and organisation codes of conduct.
CLO 6: Demonstrate through appropriate and relevant decision-making, the capacity to respond flexibly, inclusively and ethically to a range of diverse cultural and contextual health care environments.
CLO 7: Demonstrate the capability to design and execute a research-based project, and/or related piece of scholarship.
CLO 8: Demonstrate a positive orientation towards professionalism in health care management by responding to emerging issues and developments in health care, by identifying personal and professional development needs, and through appreciation of their potential role in organisational improvement.
Employment Prospects Domestic and international health care professional working in public and private hospitals, national and state/provincial departments of health and the like, the health insurance sector, and aged care (public, private and NFPs), specialist managers in health and welfare services. A group which is expected to be particularly interested in the program are Directors of Nursing.
Professional Recognition Potentially Australasian College of Health Service Management (in the associate fellow membership category) and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (relevant to medical practitioners).
Professional Accreditation Potentially Australasian College of Health Service Management (in the associate fellow membership category) and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (relevant to medical practitioners).
Main research areas Risk Management, Safety and Quality protocols within individual health care settings; Policy
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

Core Units MBA - 24 credit points

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external

MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Core Units MHCM - 24 credit points

SHP501 Safety and Quality in Health Care - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

SHP602 Human Factors: The Impact on Patient Safety - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

SHP510 Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

SHP541 Health Policy in Australia and Beyond - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

SHP632 Applied Health Research Methods: From Research to Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
MANDURAH: S1-external, S2-external

SHP604 Reflective Practice in Health Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-external

SHP603 Applied Health Services Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, Y-internal, Y-external

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