Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management

A top-tier qualification designed to provide trained and experienced healthcare managers with high-level skills to lead health service delivery into the future.

20 months
NQF Level 9
200 credits

Course Overview

Is your goal to become a top-tier manager at a large or multinational health organisation? 

With an MBA in Healthcare Management being a prerequisite to most high-level managerial positions, this qualification has become a widely recognised leadership qualification in the healthcare field.

This innovative, future-focused, and revolutionary course gives students the crucial abilities and knowledge to lead and manage health systems and services. 

It aims to develop a greater depth of advanced skills that enable students to lead the way in several healthcare departments, including public health and preventative services, primary healthcare, emergency healthcare, hospital services, and more.

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  • Equips students with the necessary skills to contribute to the socio-economic challenges of developing South Africa ethically and responsibly. 
  • Extends students’ knowledge of business management and administration in a healthcare context. 
  • Provides students with analytical and conceptual skills and practical knowledge to succeed in today’s complex healthcare environment.
  • Gives students a sustainable advantage over other workers. 
  • Provides students with robust knowledge of specific fields and sub-disciplines within healthcare management. 
  • Teaches students to identify, analyse, and solve management and commercial problems systematically, creatively, and critically. 
  • Equips students with an in-depth understanding of managing people, resources, and processes within a healthcare setting.

Course details

The MBA in Healthcare Administration Management is a two-year course that gives students a chance to study and attain their master’s while employed. 

Distance learning

This MBA course is perfect for students who wish to study independently. The program’s hybrid, remote learning structure is ideal for those who want to enhance their careers but are currently employed. It consists of workshops, tutorials, self-directed reading, and case study analysis. Moreover, workshops are delivered in a hybrid style, utilising a mix of online and in-person classes. It allows academics to communicate with one another, encouraging collaborative intelligence.
(Classes are held in person in regions with sufficient demand).

Course structure and modules

The program is structured over two years and consists of the following:

Year 1

  • Strategic and Change Management
  • Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Healthcare Operations Management
  • Financial Management
  • Health Economics
  • Contemporary Health Systems
  • Managing Healthcare Projects and Risks
  • Emerging Issues in Healthcare Management

Year 2

  • Choose from ONE of the following electives:
    • Ethics and Law in Healthcare
    • Health Policy
    • Managerial Epidemiology
  • Knowledge and Information Systems
  • Dissertation

The purpose of the REGENT Business School MBA in Healthcare Management Dissertation is to develop students’ advanced cognitive and pragmatic thinking skills towards the conceptualisation, composition, design, and implementation of research processes. 

This entirely independent module aims to assess the results of students’ research skills against the pre-determined set of outcomes of a completed dissertation. 

As a result, it ensures that the student is analytically engaged and aligned with a balanced approach to the complexity level expected of student performance at NQF Level 9.


Completing the REGENT Business School MBA Healthcare course puts students in a position of a greater range and depth of high-level skills in healthcare management. 

The core modules of the programme will be structured for managers at all levels who work in the public and private healthcare sectors or related industries.

Graduates will have learned the top skills necessary to pursue the following senior positions

  • Business Consultant
  • Business Operations Management
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Corporate Development Manager
  • Department Director
  • General Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Healthcare Marketing Manager
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Insurance Operations Director
  • Hospital Administrator

  • Hospital CEO
  • Healthcare Sales Manager
  • Hospital CFO
  • Hospital Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Medical and Health Service Manager
  • Medical Entrepreneur
  • Operations Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Policy Researcher
  • Public Health Policy Analyst

Entry requirements

Admission requirements for the MBA Healthcare course are as follows: 

  • An appropriate Honours Degree or equivalent qualification OR;
  • A relevant Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent qualification OR;
  • A professional Bachelor’s degree at NQF Level 8 (480 credits)

In addition to this, the applicant must also:

  1. Be 25 years of age or older and;
  2. Have at least three years of working experience

In keeping with the national imperatives of widening access and in line with REGENT’s mission, a maximum of 10% of the cohort may be admitted via the alternate admissions route of RPL.


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