Business Administration in Healthcare Management (Master)

Business Administration in Healthcare Management (Master)

What is IMU’s postgraduate studies in Healthcare Management about? In this digital and technology-laden era, the healthcare industry is evolving at such an astonishing pace that professionals who aspire to higher management can ill afford to stand still. Healthcare managers are required to address not only the expectations of patients’ but also of their families and communities. They face a host of challenges including tackling issues around cost and cost containment, new treatment modalities and technologies, increasing popularity of digital applications, changing disease patterns, and an aging population, health maintenance and health improvements. IMU aims to equip students with the essential management acumen necessary for assuming leadership positions in the healthcare industry. The programme is specialised for private and public health and health-related organisations such as hospitals, clinics and health authorities; non-governmental organisations; insurance and managed-care organisations; pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical equipment and related health industries. Working adults can enjoy the flexibility of IMU’s triple offerings of Business Administration-Healthcare Management Programmes from Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma to Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. This allows graduates to possess the academic knowledge and competencies required to progress at different phases of their career pathways. The programmes offer full-time, accelerated, modular and blended learning. Students can graduate in 15 months of study but part-time options are also available to those requiring more time. The blended learning approach offers online study options that are more flexible for working professionals. Students undergo a robust curriculum that involves lectures, tutorials, case studies, written assignments, group project, presentations and discussion boards; to ensure a rounded understanding of the issues in order to formulate intervention, value creation strategies in class simulation or actual industry-based intervention.

Degree

Master

Commencement

March

Degree/Duration

Full-time: 15 months – 2.5 years
Part-time: 2.5 – 6 years

Tuition Fees

All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary (T & C apply).

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The MBA-HCM is a 45 credits programme and will offer 13 Modules, the PGDBA-HCM is a 30 credits programme and will offer 10 modules and the PGCBA-HCM offers 6 Modules.

Category Module
Postgraduate Certificate Human Resource Management
Strategic Management
Economics & Health Financing
Entrepreneurial Marketing
Financial Management and Accounting
Health Systems Operations
Postgraduate Diploma Operations Management
Organisational Leadership
Ethics, Business and Health Laws
Clinical Governance, Safety & Quality in Healthcare
Master Business Research Methods for Managers
 One Elective (Health Informatics and Business Analytics, Methods in Epidemiology, Negotiation for Leaders)
 Management Project

Assessment

The Management Project

This is a mandatory module for the MBA-HCM students to complete at the end of their third semester. These projects are ideal opportunities and act as a vehicle for integrating knowledge and skills learned throughout the Business Administration in Healthcare Management Programme. They may vary from introduction of new services, facilities or innovation to evaluating existing services with the intention of adding values to business, managerial or clinical outcomes. Students are expected to apply the appropriate business and management concepts, theories and tools to sharpen their ability to carry-out constructive criticism as well as to produce reports comprehensibly and well articulate in addressing the researched area.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
For entry into Postgraduate Certificate programme, applicants are required to have obtained:

  1. Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the University’s Senate or
  2. If cGPA is below 2.50, the applicant must have at least 5 years of working experience or
  3. A Diploma with a minimum of 5 years of working experience in health or non-health related organisations (following the guideline of APEL*).


For entry into Postgraduate Diploma programme, 
applicants are required to have obtained:

  1. Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the University’s Senate or
  2. If cGPA is below 2.50, the applicant must have at least 5 years of working experience or
  3. A Diploma with a minimum of 5 years of working experience in health or non-health related organisations (following the guideline of APEL*).
  4. Pass the IMU Postgraduate Certificate of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.


For entry into Master programme, 
applicants are required to have obtained:

  1. Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the University’s Senate or
  2. If cGPA is below 2.50, the applicant must have at least 5 years of working experience or
  3. A Diploma with a minimum of 5 years of working experience in health or non-health related organisations (following the guideline of APEL*) or
  4. Pass the IMU Postgraduate Diploma of Business Administration in Healthcare Management or the IMU Postgraduate Certificate of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.

 

 *Eligibility for APEL, the candidate should be: – more than 30 years of age in the year of application
- possess relevant working experience / prior experiential learning AND pass the APEL assessment for Master Degree
For Malaysian Students

Not applicable

For International Student

IELTS Overall band score of 5.0
TOEFL (PBT) Overall score of 410-413
TOEFL (iBT) Overall score of 34
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 160
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 180
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of 36

APPLICATION & REGISTRATION FEES

Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fees 150 500
Registration Fee 1,100 3400
Refundable Deposit 2,000  2,000
Student Association Fee per Semester– 40  40
Tuition Fees
Postgraduate Certificate 18,000 19,800
Postgraduate Diploma 26,800 29,480
Master 40,000 44,000
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit are payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Office.
  • All students for the inaugural intake 2019 of this programme will receive RM5000 tuition fee bursary.
  • *Terms and conditions apply

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You will need to prepare the following documents for your application:

  1. Verified copies of your academic qualifications
  2. Evidence of English language proficiency
  3. A copy of your MyKad or the identification page of your passport

These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made. We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into one of our programmes soon! Start the application process!

WHY STUDY AT IMU

An Established Private Healthcare University

An Established Private Healthcare University

As Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university, IMU has put more than 26 years of its experience dedicated to healthcare education. IMU has SETARA-2017 rating of 6 stars (Outstanding) under the Mature University category
Highly Experienced Faculty

Highly Experienced Faculty

Those studying this programme will benefit from the collective experience of a diverse cohort as well as learning from highly experienced faculty and leaders in the industry, combining academic excellence with industry expertise.
Develop a lifelong peer network

Develop a lifelong peer network

New perspectives and insights can be gained by working closely with peers from a diverse range of industries and form relationships with these leaders. These relationships will develop into a lifelong peer network
Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

Our programme places a strong emphasis on strategy, with a view towards empowering graduates to help shape and lead the future of business locally and internationally. The programme will also help you develop the analytical and interpersonal skills necessary for successful management. A solid understanding of how various business disciplines contribute to organisational performance is gained together with an understanding of the role of the manager as a key decision maker and change agent.
Entrepreneurial Skills

Entrepreneurial Skills

Our programme will prepare its graduates for a future in entrepreneurship. An enterprising and creative mind-set can help them achieve business success, and adds value through new business activity and innovations.

“The IMU Postgraduate Business in Healthcare Management Programme aims to equip managers with relevant skills for leading and managing the various facets and challenges that confront professionals, managers and those keen to manage the healthcare industry. Learners have the opportunity to gain firm understanding to critically assess health systems and healthcare structures, apply core principles of management in the healthcare setting and to operate within prevailing legal frameworks. The graduates will gain by further building their personal and professional competencies in their career to provide insights into best practices in managerial strategies and formulation of appropriate strategic solutions.”

TO’ PUAN DR SAFURAH Bt JA’AFAR Associate Professor and Programme Director School of Postgraduate Studies MBChB (Alex), MPH (S’Pore), MBA (Boston), FAMM (M’sia), FAFP (M’sia), FPH (Lon), FPHM (M’sia)

To’ Puan Dr Safurah Bt Ja’afar

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