.I definitely think that the MBA degree is still relevant and will be relevant for the foreseeable future today because one of the fantastic things about an MBA is that it gives you a broad view of business. I have been a management consultant as well as an academic from 40 odd years and I've never seen a strategy problem that didn't also involve people, marketing, finance, accounting and that's what the MBA gives you. You may come in with a marketing bench but you leave understanding strategy as well as marketing and finance and accounting and people organizational behaviour. And that's why that degree so relevant still because all of our problems are multifaceted. They're multidisciplinary.
Lead and manage health services teams
SCU’s Master of Business Administration specialisation in Health Services Management teaches you how to effectively apply principles of strategic management and planning to a health setting. Learn to deal with internal and external impacts, like funding cuts, internal restructure or a change in government. You may be from a health background, looking to build your general business and management skills, or maybe you come from a non-health background and want to lead change and innovation in a healthcare setting.
Focusing on issues within the healthcare sector, our online MBA specialising in Health Services Management prepares you for management roles and develops your abilities to effectively lead teams of healthcare professionals. Specialising in your MBA allows you to hone industry-specific skills while you study a practical, well recognised postgraduate degree.
Not sure if you want to study an MBA but still looking for postgraduate health courses? Our Master of Healthcare Leadership is immediately applicable to your role as a healthcare leader.
Target your career goals
Whether you're looking to develop your strategic health management skills or gain the knowledge to lead change in your area of healthcare expertise, specialising your MBA can give you the opportunity to do this.
The 2018 Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) Corporate Recruiters report showed hiring demand for MBA graduates in healthcare industries continues to be one of the highest across all industries looking to hire business graduates.
Strengthen leadership capabilities
Strengthen leadership skills and gain the skills to examine health service management from a strategic and planning perspective in contemporary health environments.
What you will study
The online MBA with a specialisation in Health Services Management includes 12 core units, two elective units and a compulsory, double-weighted Industry Research Project.
We recognise and reward credit for past education, qualifications and work experience in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree.
Depending on advanced standing awarded, you could complete your MBA online in as little as 16 months, part-time. Find out more about applying for advanced standing.
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We provide affordable courses, flexible learning and excellent student support, so you can achieve the impossible and make the most out of your time.
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When you study online with SCU, you're not on your own. We're connected, together.
Our teachers, academics and education designers have built these courses for people like you. Before commencing study, your dedicated Student Success Advisor will be in touch by phone, email or chat to help you plan your schedule. As you work towards your dream of achieving your MBA, your advisor works like an extra pair of eyes and ears with support, advice and motivation throughout your study journey.
Our Accreditations & Endorsements
Our online programs meet all of the AQF guidelines, ensuring quality education.
5-STAR Rating for Institutional Student Support and Social Equity, Business and Management Teaching Quality, Teacher Education Learning Resources, Nursing Learning Resources and Skills Development.
Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 150 Young Universities.
Our postgraduate student support and satisfaction both above the national average.
For me, this was the next natural progression in my career as a leader in Health and Technology. The fact that my work and home life are time-poor, like many of us, led me down the path of online study where I could set my own pace for each module of the course. Online study also meant that I didn't have the distraction of having to travel to campus or sit in lectures.
I highly recommend this course, it has been a wonderful experience, tough at times, but I'm better for it. The flexibility of the learning is perfect for busy executives and it's very current so everything applies to your real-world experiences.
Online MBA (Managing and Leading People) student and CEO
An MBA is just a good, general piece of education that helps you understand more broadly how a company functions, and gave me some knowledge that was really important for where my career is at the moment.
Online MBA (Managing and Leading People) graduate
What our students do
Our MBA students work across corporate, government and not-for-profit organisations in industries such as healthcare, education, financial services, industrial products and services, mining and more. Below is a snapshot of some of these roles and jobs.
Clinical Services Manager
Oral Health Therapist
Health Services Manager
Regional Business Development Manager
Client Services Manager & Research Coordinator
Listen to Pat discuss what employees are looking for in their MBA hires.
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Meet our Course Coordinator
Dr Patrick Gillett is a lecturer at Southern Cross University and the Course Coordinator of the MBA program. His area of expertise in MBA management-related subjects includes Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Change and Development, and Managing International Sport Events.
Dr Gillett is very familiar with the key challenges faced by students during their MBA journey and is particularly passionate about supporting students who are returning to formal studies after an extended period of time. Aside from his teaching activities, Dr Gillett has also contributed to numerous commercial and government feasibility reports in areas such as high-speed rail and housing affordability. His current research interests are in management education and sport tourism.