MPH/MBA On Campus Online

Public Health - Business Administration

24 months
37960 AUD/year
27900 AUD/year
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This joint Public Health - Business Administration MPH/MBA degree from James Cook University offers leadership and management training, combined with a range of public health skills. It is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline. 


This joint master enables health professionals to gain advanced management skills while undertaking further study in the area of their specialisation.

The Public Health - Business Administration MPH/MBA degree from James Cook University aims to develop the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding current major health and management issues
  • managing information and human financial resources within health care delivery organisations
  • critical analysis by health managers in the context of national and global economic and political environments
  • identification and analysis of management issues in health care delivery organisations and the identification of appropriate solutions.

Career Opportunities 

  • JCU Public Health and Business Administration graduates are uniquely equipped to be leaders in health care.
  • Graduates go on to work in public and private healthcare positions, including management, marketing, research, and economics.
  • You could find employment as a healthcare professional with a focus on travel, tropical and rural areas, developing countries, disease management or Indigenous health care. You could also work as a policy officer, healthcare administrator, epidemiologist, community health worker, management consultant, CEO, research associate or project coordinator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Changing Business Environment 
  • International Political Economy
  • Economics for a Sustainable World
  • Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
  • Corporate Responsibility and Governance 
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change
  • Applied Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 040171E 

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a Health Sciences discipline; or equivalent
  • US: Satisfactory completion of one year at a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.8, however, students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.7 will be considered for the study abroad program.
  • Germany: Successful completion of six months of study at a recognised German university with an overall grade of Pass or successful completion of Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Reifezeugnis.
  • Sweden: Successful completion of Upper Secondary School or Kommunal vuxenutbildning with a minimum GPA of 12.
  • Norway: Successful completion of at least six months of study at a recognised higher education institution in Norway; or successful completion of Norwegian Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skolen with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
  • Denmark: Successful completion of one semester of study at a recognised higher education institution in Denmark with an overall grade of Pass (average of D).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37960 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    27900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27900 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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