Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management


Programme Description

The MBA in Healthcare Management aims to provide knowledge about and develop skills for leading and managing health systems and services, leading and managing health professionals, and managing one’s self as a leader and manager in contemporary and complex healthcare. Healthcare managers and leaders lead the way from public health and preventive services in the community, to primary healthcare, emergency health services, hospital services, and rehabilitation and palliative care to tertiary level healthcare services.

The program aims to develop a greater depth of high-level skills in the profile of the professional manager. As the sector ultimately targets the well-being of people, it requires coordinated participation of hospitals and healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical firms and diagnostic services, healthcare technologies, informatics, insurance providers, entrepreneurs, and finally, the community of healthcare recipients.  It is in this space particularly that the REGENT Business School MBA program will step into.

Key features

  • Relevant to the economic context of the business environment with an in-depth focus on healthcare.
  • Based on Industry trends and needs
  • Benchmarked against sound business & accounting principles
  • Flexible Programme Delivery options
  • Easily accessible support
  • Builds a sustainable advantage


Upon successful completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Contribute to the socio-economic challenges of developing Southern Africa in an ethical and responsible manner.
  • Contribute to the extension of knowledge of business management and administration in a healthcare context.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the specific fields and sub-disciplines of healthcare management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse, and solve management and commercial problems in a systematic, critical, and creative way.
  • Acquire a critical understanding of how to manage people, resources, and processes in a healthcare context.

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Programme structure

Duration: 2 Years

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

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

Admission requirements

The level of attainment required for entry into this program is:

  • an appropriate Honours Degree or equivalent qualification or;
  • an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent qualification or;
  • a professional Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 8 (480 credits)

Provided that the applicant:

  • is at least 25 years of age and;
  • has at least three years of working experience.

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

Last updated Oct 2020

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About the School

REGENT is a Private Higher Education Institution located in the heart of the central business district and the industrial hub of Durban, one of the busiest port cities on the eastern seaboard of South ... Read More

REGENT is a Private Higher Education Institution located in the heart of the central business district and the industrial hub of Durban, one of the busiest port cities on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. RBS is deeply embedded as a premier private higher education provider in Africa. Read Less
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