Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy
Next intake - Trimester 2 - 08 May 2023
Duration - 18 months
Mode of delivery - Blended
Program code - 40259
Take Your Career In Health Economics Management And Policy To The Next Level.
The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy offers a practical toolkit for healthcare sector leaders, policy makers and analysts. It provides a mixed-skills portfolio comprising leadership and management capabilities with analytical and conceptual knowledge.
The program has been developed in response to a growing demand both nationally and internationally for expertise in health leadership and management, policy and governance and economics and evaluation.
Effective leadership and an understanding on the economics and governance of health policies are vital to solving a range of complex challenges within the health care sector. The program will equip you to respond innovatively to these challenges. It will leverage your existing knowledge, fostering new skills for those already employed in the health sector while enhancing the value of future employees entering the sector.
Why study with us?
- Learn from global thought leaders and experts across all disciplines, from our global network of scholars and experts from institutions such as Berkeley, Erasmus, Harvard and Bologna, and from government and industry locally and internationally
- Hear from world-leading industry speakers and build your national and international professional networks
- Work on real-world challenges facing healthcare systems
- Study a new but established curriculum with AACSB, EQUIS, and ACHSM accreditations in just 16 months part-time*
- Become a highly sought-after employee as the health industry is the fastest growing industry in Singapore – opportunities and these industry-relevant programs have been designed with employers’ needs in mind
- Study at a university ranked in the world’s Top 200 (QS World University Rankings 2023) – from the city campus in Singapore that is easily accessible
*Students are allowed to enrol in the maximum number of modules offered when applicable, thus, allowing reduced time for completion of the course
What you will study
The Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy focuses on advancing your knowledge of:
- Healthcare system organisations
- International and national health law
- Health policy and governance – theory and practice
- Health information and technology
- Healthcare data analytics
- Stakeholder communication and decision-making in the healthcare sector
Course learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will have the following:
- Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to health economics, management and policy and be proficient in their application.
- Expertise in applying research principles and methods to conduct substantial health economics, management and policy projects.
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to support the recognition, definition, analysis, and solving of complex health economics, management and policy problems: successes and, more importantly, failures.
- Highly developed written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with various stakeholders.
- Critical analytical and decision-making skills that incorporate ethical, social and global issues about health economics, management and policy.
- Awareness of and openness to self-reflection and their impact on those they seek to influence.
- Effective interpersonal skills demonstrated through management/leadership capability and the capability to work effectively in teams to deliver expected outcomes.
- Professional proficiency in utilising information and technology in health economics, management and policy contexts.
To complete the course, students must pass courses totalling 120 units as below:
60 units of core modules (6 modules)
60 units of directed modules (6 modules)
- GSBS6380 Health Economics and Finance
- GSBS6381 Health Plan Design and Payments: Theory and Practice
- GSBS6382 Applied Economic Evaluation in Healthcare
- GSBS6383 Health Systems, Policy and Governance
- GSBS6384 Strategic Health Leadership and Management
- GSBS6385 Financial Management and Decision Making in Healthcare
- Part-time – 18 Months*
*Students are allowed to enroll for maximum modules offered when applicable, thus, reducing completion of the course in a shorter duration.
- Part-time – 3 days per week x 3 hours per day
Mode of delivery
Total contact hours
- Part-time – 432 hours
All fees are subjected to prevailing Goods and Service Tax (GST)
- Application fee: SGD200
- Per module fee: SGD3,000
- Full course fee: SGD36,000 (12 modules)
Up to 50% of Study grants are available.
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Entry into the Master of Health Economics, Management and Policy will be available to applicants who have:
- A Bachelor degree (or higher) in a relevant discipline; or
- An Honours Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in any discipline; or
- Minimum age 30 years old and 8 years relevant organisational experience*; or
- Successful completion of the UoN Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Management and Policy program
*Relevant organisational experience includes, but is not limited to, experience in business, management, health, IT, social services, and governance/policy profressions.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
The program will prepare you for the increasing demand within the national and international health sector for executives, managers, professionals, administrators and analysts. Graduates will be equipped to seek out career advancement opportunities in mid to senior management positions across public, private and non-profit sectors, including:
- Hospitals and health authorities
- Government departments
- University departments
- Research institutes
- Medical devices and pharmaceutical companies
- Health insurers
- Regulatory agencies
- Integrated care organisations
- Not-for-profit organisations
Meet the experts
We engaged full-time and part-time lecturers with academic and industry experiences to help our students. Include flying in academics from the University of Newcastle, Australia
The list of lecturers can be found here
Student, Cohort of 2022
“As people live longer, the economics and quality of healthcare are becoming increasingly important. I think tackling the issues of healthcare inequality through economic and policy reform should always be a top priority for every government in today’s changing world,”.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier and longest-standing international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.
European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
The University of Newcastle Business School is EQUIS accredited. The EQUIS accreditation measures our performance against rigorous international standards which validates the high quality and professional relevance of our education programs and research.
There are currently 204 EQUIS accredited schools across 45 countries in the world, and Newcastle Business School is one of only three business schools in NSW accredited by both EQUIS and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
The suite of Health Economics Management and Policy is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM). ACHSM is the peak professional body for health managers in Australasia and brings together health leaders to learn, network and share ideas. Health Economics Management and Policy students qualify for a free ACHSM student membership.
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