Healthcare management is the field relating to leadership, management, and administration of public health systems, hospitals and their networks. Healthcare management has to ensure that department within the group run smoothly, the goals set are achieved, the resources are used efficiently and all are working productively.
Approved programs of study typically require students to complete applied experiences as well as coursework in areas such as population health, healthcare economics, organizational behavior, management of healthcare organizations, healthcare marketing and communications, health policy, financial analysis and management, human resource management, information systems management and assessment, operations assessment and improvement, governance, leadership, statistical analysis and application, and strategy formulation and implementation. The degree program is designed to give graduates of health disciplines (in particular) greater understanding of management issues and prepare them for senior management roles, and is awarded by many American, European, Australian, Indian and Sri Lankan (Postgraduate Institute of Medicine – University of Colombo) universities.
Business schools require you to give the GMAT which forms the most important part of your application. Few universities also accept GRE scores in place of GMAT scores. They also require a minimum 2-3 years of work experience (depending on the program you intend to join). IELTS or TOEFL is compulsory for acquiring student visa and as a proof of English proficiency.
Students get to know the theory and practical knowledge to achieve the goals of healthcare management. Various subjects include:
Various Specializations include:
Although the fees vary from university to university, the average tuition cost for masters in Health Care in the US are $25,000/year. Average living costs vary upto $8900/year. Tuition fees are around C$17000 in Canada. In Australia, average tuition costs are A$33000 / year and the average living costs are A$8,500/year.
|COUNTRY||AVERAGE SALARY||MEDIAN SALARY|
|United States||$58,070 - $240,397||$140,108|
|United Kingdom||£29,008 - £111,773||£50,800|
|Switzerland||CHF 16,752 - CHF 231,207||CHF 131,117|
|Singapore||S$39,453 - S$248,578||S$105,704|
|New Zealand||NZ$45,958 - NZ$212,189||NZ$96,775|
|Ireland||€29,352 - €117,446||€50,479|
|Germany||€12,487 - €102,364||€42,000|
|Canada||C$49,536 - C$245,127||C$120,018|
|Australia||AU$52,111 - AU$246,635||AU$101,724|