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Public Health - Master of Business Administration, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Townsville, Australia| Online
This Public Health - Master of Business Administration 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.

About

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

The Public Health - Master of Business Administration 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.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

Upon successful completion of the MPH component of the MPH-MBA, graduates will be able to:

  • Devise appropriate strategies to detect, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases ensuring safe and healthy environments for tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • Critically assess, analyse and communicate public health information relevant to tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Critically reflect upon the socio-ecological nature of health promotion and its application in optimising the health and wellbeing of tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • Critically reflect upon and engage in professional public health practice based on ethical decision-making and an evidence based approach, including consideration of recent developments in the field
  • Apply advanced human, project and organisational management skills within a public health and policy context to effect efficient and equitable gains in public health
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and ethically execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Changing Business Environment 
  • Economics for a Sustainable World 
  • Managing Strategic Resources and Operations 
  • Corporate Responsibility and Governance 
  • Marketing and Customer Engagement 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Leading and Managing Organisational Change 
  • Applied Research Project 
  • Tropical Public Health 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    94

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 040171E, DE

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a Health Sciences discipline from this or another University; or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine and/or the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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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.

Funding

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