Australian Catholic University (ACU) will next year launch the new Master of Business Administration (Health) – tailored specifically for senior managers in health-focused organisations.
The specialised MBA (Health) was developed to meet the challenges arising from the impacts of recent health reforms and the growing complexity of management practice today.
Professor Elizabeth More, Executive Dean of Business, said that the health sector is the largest employing industry in Australia, with workforce development one of its greatest challenges.
“By 2016, one in four new jobs created in Australia will be health related and the demand for skilled workers is expected to continue growing at twice the rate of other industries,” she said.
“In the emerging future healthcare, traditional skills and knowledge must be supplemented with IT savvy, strategic thinking and the skills and confidence to manage budgets and lead teams.”
Experienced managers wanting to move into the health sector are also able to undertake this MBA to gain specialist health knowledge in areas such as Health Informatics, Governance and Policy and Planning in Health Care.
The MBA (Health) will be available for full-time and part-time study. It will be delivered via mixed-mode comprising intensive weekend blocks and on-line delivery - to cater for time-poor managers and shift workers in the health sector - at the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses.
There is also the option for managers to undertake shorter, stand-alone qualifications such as the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.
The MBA (Health) is available as a customised program for organisations in conjunction with ACU Executive Education.
All qualifying MBA (Health) students will be eligible for the ACU MBA Dean’s Scholarship for Self and Society.