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18 months
5420 USD/year
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Gain the expertise to advance your professional career through an internationally recognised masters qualification in health service management. The Master of Health Service Management programme is offered by Massey University.


The Master of Health Service Management from Massey University gives you the advanced skills to enable you to manage contemporary health issues.

If you work or plan to work in the health or disability sector, this qualification will give you an employment advantage.

Relevant learning

You will:

  • Examine contemporary, relevant issues in health service management
  • Learn to use the tools available to mitigate or deal with these issues
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of areas such as health systems management, policy, economics, information management and informatics
  • Gain skills in clearly and concisely communicating findings in oral and written form.

All your courses may contribute to educational requirements for continuing competence for medical and nursing health professional groups as required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.

Research-led and industry-focused

Your Massey lecturers and staff are actively researching and have a wide range of experience. Not only across disciplines - like medical, nursing, health informatics, management and policy development, but across community, primary and secondary care.

They will bring this new thinking and practical relevance to your study.

A professional practice applied research project is part of this programme. You may choose to focus on an area of relevance to you. You will gain excellent research skills that can be applied to any health environment.

Effective communication and teamwork

You will learn how to work independently and with teams. You'll improve your interactions with colleagues, clients and other professionals in the field.

An international perspective

Your new knowledge and skills will be relevant to the health sector globally.

This degree is an approved master’s degree for fellowship applications by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). The latter depends on the proportion of health informatics taken as part of your master’s programme.

This degree is an approved master’s degree for fellowship applications by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH). The latter depends on the proportion of health informatics/digital health taken as part of your master’s programme.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses:

  • Health Systems Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Leading and Changing Organisations
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management
  • Health Research Design and Method
  • Health Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


To enter the Master of Health Service Management, you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a relevant bachelor’s degree, having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses, or equivalent, or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management with a B- grade average, or equivalent.
  • You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    5420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5420 USD per year during 18 months.

National: 8,975 NZD International: Unavailable


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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