Health Management - M6008

Health Management

Expert master degree

This course is designed for health professionals currently in, or seeking to be in, middle and senior health care management positions. If you are seeking to expand your knowledge and skills in the management of health services, this degree caters for your needs. This includes medical or general hospital administrators, clinicians, quality assurance managers, team leaders, senior nursing administrators, unit managers and a range of general task coordinators within the health care system.

If you are working or planning to work in middle or senior management roles in health care, this course will help you prepare for and advance your career.

You will complete eight core and three elective units.

Core units include:

  • Clinical leadership and management
  • Financial management in health care
  • Principles of health care quality improvement
  • Foundations of health policy
  • Law for health systems
  • Principles of health systems
  • HSM case study

Elective units include:

  • Implementation & innovation in health care
  • Introductory epidemiology
  • Introductory biostatistics
  • Research Methods
  • Ethics, good research practice & practical research skills
  • Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Human factors for patient safety
  • Introduction to health economics
  • Nursing practice and management
  • Advanced nursing practice in context
  • Improving Indigenous equity in profession practice
  • Management theory & practice (winter elective)
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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time

IMPORTANT:   This course is only available to international students in ‘on-campus’ mode.  Please note that ‘on-campus’ mode comprises a mix of online learning and on-site teaching.

For most units, the majority of contact hours are facilitated through the University’s online learning platform, with additional face-to-face contact during designated study days at Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne.

  • 1.5 years (full time)
  • 3 years (part time)
Start date
Semester One (February), Semester Two (July) This course is only available to domestic students in Multi-modal mode.
Master of Health Management
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Tune in to the Master of Health Management online webinar

Listen to this webinar to find out how the course will equip you with the right skills across health systems and to learn more about possible career paths.

"This course has allowed me to interact more meaningfully with other health care professionals and administrators. I have applied most of the skills and knowledge learned already, with great success."
- Gideon Brink, Master of Health Services Management

“The research, presentation and time management skills I developed in the years I spent studying made me a well- rounded candidate for leadership roles plus I had the confidence to apply for these roles knowing I had the skills to perform in them.”
- Janice, Master of Health Services Management graduate

Our Master of Health Management is taught from the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), in the heart of Melbourne.

Discover how studying at AMREP gives you the best opportunity to make a difference in health.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with at least a credit (60%) average and relevant professional experience (or qualification/experience or satisfactory substitute that the faculty considers to be equivalent).

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Academic transcripts must be submitted before an application can be assessed

Relevant Work Experience (Current CV) must be submitted before an application can be assessed.

The course is structured in 2 parts. Part A Advanced Healthcare Administration and Management and Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives.  All students complete Part A and B.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with one of the following qualifications, provided you have met the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Health Management: you’ll need to complete a total of 24 credit points (6 months full time study), with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above.
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Management: you’ll need to complete a total of 48 credit points (1 year full time study), with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from the Masters course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6008


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6008



When online applications close, domestic applicants should apply directly to the department via our Direct Application Form available on our website

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.