MBA Hospital and Health Services Management Online
About the course
Rapid advances in technology and the upsurge of private players have revolutionised healthcare and hospital industries. Whether it is day-to-day administration of hospitals, supplies management, billing, HR or customer service, activities are becoming increasingly complex and challenging. This calls for management professionals with knowledge of digital technology, healthcare establishment practices and general management skills to deliver appropriate and innovative solutions. Recruiters are on the lookout for managers with industry-relevant qualifications and the MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Services Management is the ideal qualification to demonstrate competence.
This MBA specialisation equips students with the knowledge and skills to manage hospital and healthcare facilities in the global economy. The program adopts a synergetic combination of academic knowledge and experiential learning to create industry-ready managerial level professionals adept at taking on the challenges and delivering innovative solutions for modern-day hospital and healthcare establishments. During the period of study, students engage with tutors with significant industry experience. Students also work on case studies, dissertation and live consultancy projects that provide the first-hand experience of management-related challenges in these sectors.
The MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Services Management program is designed for early-career individuals who wish to quickly upgrade to managerial level posts in the hospital and healthcare sectors. The innovative teaching methods used in the course and exchange of ideas between individuals of diverse backgrounds enable students to develop practical management skills and enhance overall personality development. Upon successful completion of the course, students may find employment in various types of health care solutions providers including non-profit organisations, public health departments, multi-speciality hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, health insurance companies and wellness centres among others.
Flexibility and exacting education standards are embedded in the MBA Hospital and Healthcare Services Management program offered by SITAL College. With three main intake periods for the year, students can join at a time that’s convenient to them and develop into top-class management professionals ready to serve hospital and healthcare industries.
There are three main entry points in February, June and October, but students may also join in April, August and November. For details of start dates, application and very competitive fee structure of the MBA in hospital and health service Management, click here
Following is a description of the compulsory units .
|Leading & Managing Organisational Resources||The unit takes an integrated approach to critically assess the relationship between leadership, operations management, finance and information systems which are essential for adding value and achieving competitive advantage in contemporary organisations. The theme is ‘leadership’ with an emphasis on high performance work systems and the international management of innovation and change.
Successful completion of the unit gives a comprehensive and detailed overview of theory and practice and a ‘toolkit’ that provides the potential for inspirational leadership and the effective management of organisational resources.
|Strategy & The Global Competitive Environment||This unit covers the field of strategic management and marketing. It highlights current issues and challenges facing directors, senior managers and entrepreneurs in guiding the long-term development of organisations.
The objectives of organisations and the means of achieving these objectives through the mobilisation and deployment of assets and resources and the integration of the various functions of the organisation will be the focus of the unit.
|Project Management||The unit focuses on the significance of project management and the role of a project manager in modern businesses. It aims to develop a systematic understanding of project management and its diverse application in different business contexts.
One will learn how to evaluate commercially available tools and methodologies for application in business and how to approach new projects equipped with all the necessary skills to bring projects to successful conclusions.
|Logistics & Supply Chain Management||This unit has a sound understanding of the various dimensions of the complex and dynamic subject of logistics and supply chain management. It critically examines the key issues of contemporary developments and practices in logistics, supply chain management and other related areas and solves Practical problems creatively by using relevant and well researched theoretical concepts and frameworks.
The unit will concentrate on contemporary developments within the topic area and the increasing integration between the three highly related areas of logistics management, supply chain management, and operations management.
It will consider the ways in which these developments are expanding and challenging the traditionally accepted roles and objectives of these functions and how integration can contribute to enhanced competitive advantage for organisations.
|Management Practice||This unit is specifically designed to help individuals with the transition into a professional work environment through combining academic rigour with practice skills: the behaviours, attributes and intent which give immediate impact in organisations. This produces individuals with the confidence and know-how to fit in and be effective from day one: managers who understand business context, and have the creativity, drive and focus to bring about change.
The aim of this unit is to:
|Theory into Practice Project||The unit aims to demonstrate one’s knowledge and understanding of management and business as well as the skills essential to effective operation in a corporate, business, public sector or not for profit environment. It is a unit specifically designed to help an individual transition into the professional work environment.|
Applicants must satisfy ONE of the following entry requirements.
- An undergraduate degree at Honours level or equivalent or
- Three years managerial or supervisory experience.
There is a robust assessment system in place to make your learning effective. You will have two assignments per unit, one is due in the 3rd week and the other in the 6th week. Students must achieve an overall minimum pass mark of 40% per unit, with an overall grade of 65% or above and 70% or above in the dissertation stage to get the distinction. Assessments are done by assignments and are rooted in real life and practical workplace scenarios to deal with real workplace challenges and expectations. Assignments include:
- Individual written reports that allow you to apply theory to case studies for in-depth analysis
- Business Reports that allow you to demonstrate contextual insight and report professionally on practices
- Project Plans that require you to use your knowledge and skills of project management
- Seminar Papers that allow progressive development of critical analysis skills
- Project Reports that integrate learning throughout the course applied in practice
- A business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making