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Postgraduate Diploma of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
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Course Duration10 months
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Fees (International Student)33700/Course
FacultySchool of Postgraduate Studies
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Level of StudyPostgraduate Diploma
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Mode of StudyMixed mode
Course Description

Business Administration in Healthcare Management

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE / POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA / MASTER

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.

Curriculum

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
Business Research Methods for Managers
Clinical Governance, Safety & Quality in Healthcare
Master Ethics, Business and Health Laws
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 must have a Bachelor Degree with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the University’s Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.

 

For entry into Postgraduate Diploma programme:

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the University’s Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.

For entry into Master programme:

  • Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree with a minimum cGPA of 2.50, as accepted by the University’s Senate; or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the field or related fields or equivalent with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.
For Malaysian Students

 

Not applicable

For International Students

 

  • IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  • TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  • Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  • Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;

 

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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