Domestic Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

Domestic Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

Take the next step in your career with the Master of Public Health — Master of Business Administration. Become equipped to address pressing public health issues relevant to tropical Australia, Asia-Pacific and the world. Gain an in-depth understanding of the urgent problems facing vulnerable communities and businesses and learn how to develop strategies for addressing both current and future challenges at individual, community and policy levels.

View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.

Public Health

The public health component of the MPH-MBA has a strong focus on the prevention of disease and improving health and wellbeing in tropical contexts. This component of the degree includes five core subjects: Tropical Public Health; Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy; Epidemiology for Public Health; Biostatistics for Public Health; and Communicable Disease Control.

You can tailor your public health degree to suit your interests by choosing elective subjects that cover a broad range of topics such as infection prevention and control, health promotion, global health, human parasitology and medical entomology, social science in public health, travel medicine, environmental health, and public health in the workplace.

You can also choose to undertake a research project, conducting an in-depth investigation of an issue relevant to the public health sector by completing a high-quality dissertation.

Business Administration

JCU’s Master of Business Administration degree has a strong focus on applying and integrating sustainable economic, social and environmental business performance methods to new or existing business models. You will learn how to evaluate the context of a business or organisation and identify the appropriate performance method/s that will enhance its results or solve a key issue within the business’s framework. You will study a broad body of theoretical and technical knowledge and gain skills in critically analysing complex contemporary business issues and making effective decisions or recommendations.

As part of the Master of Public Health - Master of Business Administration degree there are six core subjects covering a broad range of topics that will equip you to work effectively in any field of business. For your final two subjects you will exploring marketing and wider economy where you can choose between two subjects.

Advance your business career and develop the skills to lead innovative and sustainable change. JCU Master of Public Health — Master of Business Administration graduates are highly valued by employers for their expert knowledge, skills, and experience, particularly in relevance to the Tropics.
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MBA in Public Health and Business Administration

The past few years have shown us just how important public health is and how valuable the work done by public health professionals is. If you’re looking for a career that is rewarding, valuable and challenging, public health might be just the field for you. Studying for a master’s degree in public health will provide you with a solid basis for future public health roles. Combining that with a degree in business administration will give you even more breadth and provide you with a range of skills and knowledge that give you an edge over other candidates for public health roles. The Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration at JCU is the ideal degree for those wanting to enter public health, providing graduates with a unique skill set and all the tools necessary for success. If you’re passionate about public health and want to give yourself the best chance of success, study for the MBA in Public Health and Business Administration at JCU.

What You Will Learn

The Master of Public Health and Business Administration is a wide-ranging degree that provides you with key skills in both public health and business.

For the public health part of your degree, you will focus on improving health and wellbeing and the prevention of disease, particularly in tropical contexts. This will be taught through five core subjects: tropical public health, public health management, leadership, planning and policy, epidemiology for public health, biostatistics for public health, and communicable disease control. You can choose subjects in order to tailor your degree to your interests, with optional courses in infection prevention and control, social science in public health, travel medicine, environmental health, public health in the workplace and more.

As for the business administration part of the degree, this is where you will be introduced to the evaluation of the context of a business or organisation and how to apply and integrate sustainable economic, social and environmental performance methods. You will learn how to solve issues in a business’s framework and how to make effective decisions or recommendations. The core subjects will equip you with knowledge that enables you to work in almost any field.

After Graduation in MBA in Public Health in Queensland

Students of the Master of Public Health and Business Administration graduate as highly employable with a range of attractive skills. They are fully equipped to address public health issues and have a thorough understanding of urgent health problems facing vulnerable communities and businesses. They know how to develop strategies for challenges and make confident recommendations. They’re also aware of the economic factors behind many government decisions in the health sector. That’s why the degree is ranked #1 in Queensland for full-time employment and median salary.

Your career prospects could lie in private and public health care in management, marketing, research or economics. Previous graduates have gone on to have successful careers as policy officers, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, community health workers, research associates and more. As a Master of Public Health and Business Administration, your future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.

Does this align with your career goals? If you want to study an MBA in Public Health in Queensland, apply for this degree with JCU through the online application portal.
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Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Master Public Health and the Master of Business Administration.