Master of Health Services Management
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
If you are a health or medical professional looking to develop and enhance your leadership, management and business skills, this master degree may be for you.
In two years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) you’ll be equipped for management roles in the health and aged care sectors. You may be eligible for credit with relevant health or business qualifications which may reduce the time you study to 1.5 years. For experienced leaders this master’s degree allows you to strengthen your experience, skills and knowledge with a formal qualification.
Students should note that some courses in this program are offered at our City West campus.
This new postgraduate qualification is a great option if you are a health professional looking to take the next step in your career by combining health and business for a contemporary health management focus.
This qualification is ideal if you want the flexibility and convenience that comes with blended on-campus and online learning – we offer accessible digital learning facilities and dedicated support staff who are with you every step of the way.
Our strong focus on developing industry skills means you will complete a capstone course in Health Services Management. This will give you the opportunity to deliver a project completed with an industry partner or your employer.
As part of your management studies, you’ll also be learning at a Business School ranked in the top 1% worldwide1, and internationally recognised for excellence in teaching, education and research.
As Australia’s University of Enterprise:
Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation (2015), 97 per cent of our assessed research was rated world-class or above. We are also fast becoming a renowned centre of innovation and enterprise in the sectors that will drive Australia's future, including health and biomedicine.
It’s a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.
1UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 174 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,521 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017
2QILT: Course Experience Questionnaire 2015-2016 Overall Satisfaction Item
32017 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50
Learn from industry-experienced researchers and academics across business and health, giving you the opportunity to build valuable industry networks and relationships. Your capstone course in Health Services Management will allow you to deliver a health service relevant project with an industry partner or your employer.
UniSA’s Executive Partner Program is a unique mentoring program, which provides students with an opportunity to be matched with a senior executive with proven leadership and managerial expertise and extensive business networks. Partners have worked for companies such as Alcoa, BP, Commonwealth Bank, CSR, ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi and SA Health.
As an experienced health professional, the Master of Health Services Management will provide you with an advanced postgraduate qualification, preparing you for a range of leadership and management positions in the health and ageing sectors.
Graduates can work in a wide variety of health and ageing settings in senior leadership roles such as:
This master’s degree is designed to develop your skills in management, administration, leadership, communication, project management, financial management and more.
Studying a unique blend of health and business courses will help you succeed in a health management role.
You will develop skills and knowledge to:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Business Analytics and the Data-driven Organisation||INFS 5117||4.5|
|Accounting for Health Management||HLTH 5193||4.5|
|Foundations of Public Health Epidemiology||HLTH 5188||4.5|
|Workplace Health and Safety Management||BUSS 5399||4.5|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Workplace Learning and Development||BUSS 5069||4.5|
|Managing Change||BUSS 5065||4.5|
|People, Leadership and Performance||BUSS 5114||4.5|
|Evaluation in Public and Community Health||HLTH 5189||4.5|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|Service Management||BUSS 5428||4.5|
|Project Management for Business||BUSS 5139||4.5|
|Business Ethics||BUSS 5384||4.5|
|Responsible Leadership in Health||HLTH 5196||4.5|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Performance Review and Health Economics||HLTH 5195||4.5|
|Health Ethics||HLTH 5002||4.5|
|Capstone in Health Services Management||HLTH 5194||9|
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.