Study a Master of Health Service Management – MHSM
The Master of Health Service Management gives you the advanced skills to enable you to manage contemporary health issues.
If you work or plan to work in the health or disability sector, this qualification will give you an employment advantage.
Examine contemporary, relevant issues in health service management
Learn to use the tools available to mitigate or deal with these issues
Gain in-depth knowledge of areas such as health systems management, policy, economics, information management and informatics
Gain skills in clearly and concisely communicating findings in oral and written form.
All your courses may contribute to educational requirements for continuing competence for medical and nursing health professional groups as required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
Research-led and industry-focused
Your Massey lecturers and staff are actively researching and have a wide range of experience. Not only across disciplines – like medical, nursing, health informatics, management and policy development, but across community, primary and secondary care.
They will bring this new thinking and practical relevance to your study.
A professional practice applied research project is part of this programme. You may choose to focus on an area of relevance to you. You will gain excellent research skills that can be applied to any health environment.
Effective communication and teamwork
You will learn how to work independently and with teams. You’ll improve your interactions with colleagues, clients and other professionals in the field.
An international perspective
Your new knowledge and skills will be relevant to the health sector globally.
This degree is an approved master’s degree for fellowship applications by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI). The latter depends on the proportion of health informatics taken as part of your master’s programme.
This degree is an approved master’s degree for fellowship applications by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH). The latter depends on the proportion of health informatics/digital health taken as part of your master’s programme.
The 2020 Student Experience Survey results for this programme found that 100% of students on this programme were satisfied with the teaching they have received, 100% believed that teaching staff seemed helpful and approachable, and 92% highlight that the programme has given them excellent “written communication skills”.
Between 2020 and 2021 the average number of students enrolled in the programme was 43 (headcount) and across the whole programme, 90% of courses were successfully completed during 2020.
A MHSM is a good fit if you:
Are a manager or clinical leader seeking career progression in this area
Are interested in an applied qualification with a professional practice applied project
Have significant management experience in a non-health sector
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
To enter the Master of Health Service Management, you will have been awarded or qualified for:
a relevant bachelor’s degree, having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses, or equivalent, or
a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management with a B- grade average, or equivalent.
If you have a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management as outlined above, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.
You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.
Meeting requirements for industry membership
If you wish to meet the requirements for accreditation by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) you must complete all of the following courses in Part One of the programme:
- 152742 Health Systems Management
- 157701 Health Information Management
- 178718 Health Economics
- 152743 Health Law and Policy
International English Language Requirements:
- IELTS – 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
- TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
- Cambridge English – C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
- NCEL – Level 5
- PTE – 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
- LanguageCert – C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill