University Handbook 2018

Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration

Course code/s: HZMBHA

Course details
Location City Campus
Course code HZMBHA
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester without a change in the course structure)
Course coordinator Professor Sandra Leggat
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 077914K
Course duration 2.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 270 credit points
Exchange opportunity  
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
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Course description

This double-degree program is delivered jointly by the School of Psychological Sciences and Public Health and the La Trobe Business School. The program is designed for professionals in health services settings who are seeking to expand their career pathways into senior management roles in public and private sector organisations. The program also provides managers working in non-health care settings with a pathway into the health sector.

Students will enrol in two and a quarter semesters of full-time study for the Master of Health Administration and two and a quarter semesters of full-time study for the Master of Business Administration, making a total of two and a half years full-time study. Part-time study is available for domestic students.

Students will be required to complete seven subjects (135 credit points) from the existing Master of Health Administration program and nine subjects (135 credit points) from the Master of Business Administration program. The course structure lists the core and elective subjects. This structure ensures that essential areas are covered, whilst allowing some flexibility for students to pursue personal and professional interests.

Classes are held at the Collins Street (City Campus) and are available online for domestic students.  In addition, some of the MBA subjects are available at the regional La Trobe University campuses, such as Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga.

Course intended learning outcomes

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs) are brief statements defining what students are expected to demonstrate they know and can do by the end of a course.

Master of Business Administration
Prepare logically constructed and relevant oral and written arguments and demonstrate professional interaction and communication skills in delivering complex data driven business information demonstrating an awareness of international business activities and customs.
Identify problems, define objectives and collect and critically analyse information, evaluate risks and alternatives and leverage technology in order evaluate complex ideas and solve problems.
Participate in producing positive team objectives, demonstrate and apply appropriate influencing tactics and engaging in effective and ethical leadership practice.
Demonstrate an understanding of complex bodies of knowledge and use digital technologies to find, organise, analyse and disseminate data driven decisions within the global business context.
Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of core business bodies of knowledge and the issues involved in applying this knowledge in the creation of sustainable, economic, social and environmental value within the global business context.
 
Master of Health Administration
Apply research principles and practices to critically appraise the health management body of knowledge and apply to managerial and leadership practice.
Synthesise information on population needs, health care delivery systems, funding and financing arrangements and government policy to create, revise, implement and evaluate evidence-based strategies that enhance population health and maximise organisational potential.
Apply project management tools and techniques underpinned by contemporary theoretical models to cultivate change.
Evaluate and synthesise the impact of health system and health organisation resource allocation decisions and apply to future resource allocation decisions.
Identify and assemble relevant data to analyse performance to improve the operations of a health care system or organisation to enhance patient care and population health outcomes.
Develop and apply ethical evidence-based leadership skills directed to individuals and teams across diverse organisational environments.
Effectively communicate ideas and information to different audiences and diverse settings.
Apply critical reflective practice that adapts responsively to the needs of different contexts and stakeholder groups.
 
Double Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration
Critically appraise, synthesise and apply management theories and strategies to the public and private healthcare sectors.
Apply interdisciplinary approaches to identifying problems, developing innovative solutions and evaluating their implementation.
Apply critical appraisal skills, specialist health management knowledge and project management skills to managerial and leadership practice and organisational change.
Synthesise available information to devise and evaluate evidence-based strategies that demonstrate awareness of international business activities and customs to enhance population health and maximise organisational potential.
Analyse the performance of health care systems and organisations using appropriate data, skilled analyses and critical thinking.
Show ethical evidence-based leadership skills to individuals and teams across diverse organisational environments by building positive team objectives and practice.
Effectively communicate ideas and information to relevant audiences showing responsive adaption to the needs of different contexts and stakeholder groups.

Course structure

The course requires the completion of 270 credit points over two and a half years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Master of Health Administration

Master of Health Administration (135 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM* Academic Integrity Module 0
Core subjects    
TE-ALLYR PHE5ALS Action Learning Study 45
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HRM Human Resource Management in Health Services 15
Or      
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HOR Healthy Organisations 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5AHS The Australian Health System 15
TE-SEM-2 or TE-WINTER PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality 15
Elective subjects – choose one of:    
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HEF Health Economics and Finance 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5HSO Health Management Strategy and Operations 15
  PHE5LAE 1 Health Law and Ethics 15
  PHE5HDE1 Health Data for Decision Making - Skills Enhancement 15
Or      
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HDD Health Data for Decision Making 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE5HPA Health Policy Analysis 15

*LTU0AIM is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

Key: 1 Subject not available in 2018.

Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration (135 credit points)
Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
Students must first enrol in and complete:
TE-W09-15 or TE-W31-34 BUA5PSD Personal and Professional Skills Development 15
Students can then enrol in the following:
TE-SEM-1 BUA5MKG Marketing 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-W34-43 BUA5VED Values, Ethics and Diversity in Organisation 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-W43-49 BUA5BAM Business Analysis and Modelling 15
TE-W11-20 or TE-SEM-2 BUA5OA Organisational Analysis 15
TE-W16-17 or TE-SEM-2 BUA5MGT Management Fundamentals 15
TE-SEM-2 BUA5FMA Financial and Management Accounting 15
TE-SEM-2 BUA5SM Strategic Management 15
TE-W42-52 BUA5RL Responsible Leadership 15

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