Master of Health Services Management

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 1.5 years full-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher



IELTS (Academic) (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Why choose this program?

This program provides you with a wide ranging and diverse base of specialist health management courses. They are tailored for graduates or managers of health services wanting to develop their skills and understanding of contemporary health service management issues as well as for those people who will be commencing a career in the health care sector.

The program provides you with skills and knowledge in modern management theory and practice including:

  • improved understanding of health workforce planning
  • strategic health planning and human resources management
  • health program planning and implementation skills
  • increased knowledge of performance management
  • understanding of how health services are funded and how to manage health budgets
  • develop skills in strategic decision making and change management
  • in depth understanding of the role of technology in health management
  • research skills in project facilitation of local and international projects
  • the opportunity to learn from respected industry practitioners and academics
  • work on a research project that is directly relevant to your organisation's strategic direction.


The Master of Health Services Management offers a range of different durations depending on your previous studies:

If you have: You may be eligible to complete this program in:
Bachelor, related discipline 1.5 years full-time
Bachelor Honours, related discipline
Graduate Certificate, related discipline
Graduate Diploma, related discipline
1 year full-time (with 40 credit points of advanced standing)

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3317 Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management Off Shore: Singapore Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3
5581 Master of Health Services Management (this program) Off Shore: Singapore Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time in mixed mode (in-country on-campus and online) at the Singapore Kaplan city campus.

Students will be classed as a part-time student if they are enrolled in less than 30 credit points per trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend the equivalent of 6 hours of scheduled classes (on-campus or online) per week.

Students will generally attend 14-16 hours of scheduled face-to-face classes in an intensive learning block (on-campus at Kaplan in Singapore) and undertake at least 23-25 hours of online coursework (in addition to undertaking their own private study and completing assessment and exam preparation) per 10 credit point course per trimester.

Classes may be scheduled during the evening throughout the week and on-campus at weekends to accommodate part-time and working students unavailable to attend classes during the day.

Students can access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via the University's teaching platform Learning@Griffith. There are requirements for on-campus attendance for set sessions in Singapore and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.

My career opportunities

As the world's population grows, so too do the world's healthcare systems. The importance and impact of interventions in public health means that workforces, knowledge and outcome focused achievement needs professionally-educated and experienced health services management people to lead these systems across the coming decade.

This environment means managers, clinicians, governments and owners of health facilities need qualifications in health management. The constant expansion, diversification and specialisation means there are many avenues for management careers and many general and specialist management roles for people at the national and international levels.

The proposed program has been developed so as to support students and career aspirants to work both in the Singaporean healthcare system and in other Asian healthcare services and systems.

Careers may be available for professionals interested in moving into the health services area, or for early and mid-career health professionals seeking advancement, broadening their expertise and/or moving into management in the following areas:

  • health policy and program development
  • health management
  • health program planning and evaluation
  • research in health management and systems
  • project/program management
  • international health
  • clinical management
  • consultancy and advisory roles
  • diagnostic and research services and organisations
  • leadership and management of units, departments, services and other facilities and organisations involved in health, aged care and social services.

Program accreditation

Professional recognition

Students who complete this degree may be eligible for membership to the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM).

Pathways to further study

The Master of Health Services Management will enable eligible students to pursue research studies via the Master of Advanced Health Services Management (5627).

Additional fee information

Please contact Kaplan Singapore for details.