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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Online study is only available to off-shore students


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



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

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


2 years full-time

Part-time study available for online students

Entry Requirements

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

English language requirements

Band 2

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.



Course detail

Real stories

  • Studied Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration


    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.

  • Studied Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration


    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.

  • A headshot of Professor Richard Franklin, a lecturer within the Master of Public Health at James Cook University.

    Course Coordinator

    Professor Richard Franklin

    Master of Public Health - Master of Business Administration

    It is a rare opportunity to acquire business acumen and public health expertise together, that can be used to transform countless lives. This unique combined Master of Public Health and Business Administration empowers you with the ability to make a global impact and create positive change to health and wellbeing.

  • Health Promotion Coordinator with the Townsville-Mackay Medicare Local (TMML)


    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.