Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

This joint degree offers leadership and management training, combined with a range of public health skills. It is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline. With a MPH-MBA from JCU you are prepared for the future to help address the global challenges faced in improving health and wellbeing.

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#1 in Queensland

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#1 in Queensland

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  • Online: February, July
  • Townsville: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


2 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a Health Sciences discipline; or equivalent

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Real stories

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    James Wong

    Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

    The combination of health with business not only introduces you to the world of public health, but also makes you aware of the economic factors that influence many of the decisions made by management and government in the health sector.

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    Hannah Mason

    Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

    Whether you are a clinician looking to enhance your leadership skills, or someone who wants to dive into meaningful research, this program can be tailored for you. JCU has a very supportive academic environment, and the program advisors can help you to arrange your schedule to get the maximum benefits of this program.

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    Associate Professor Richard Franklin

    Master of Public Health - Master of Business

    This is a unique program where students leave the university with two JCU Master’s degrees. By combining public health and business skills, JCU students are ready to take on the challenges of delivering initiatives that can make a difference to many lives.

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    Barbra Kurkowski

    Area Manager (Townsville), Northern Queensland Primary Health Network

    I hire JCU graduates because they have a local context and knowledge of North Queensland. They have studied a comprehensive public health degree with diverse subjects, but local relevance. It’s very important for us to grow and keep skilled workforce in North Queensland.