An MBA in Healthcare Management programme is engineered towards high achievers wanting to lead positive change in the complex and changing healthcare environment.
In a purpose-driven response to the global demand for qualified healthcare managers and executives, REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, a member of Honoris United Universities, has launched a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management. This programme is engineered towards high achievers who want to lead positive change in the complex and changing healthcare environment. It is a digitally-supported, distance learning qualification targeting executives at all levels of the public and private healthcare sectors and related industries, who understand the critical need to upskill or reskill themselves and operations to meet local and international standards and satisfying quality at the highest level.
Accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), the MBA in Healthcare Management empowers leaders and executives with high-level analytical and conceptual skills, as well as practical knowledge to successfully navigate complex healthcare systems. Healthcare professionals seeking to plug actual contextual gaps in healthcare coupled with business administration which informs operations and management at several levels in the organisation, will find that the MBA in Healthcare Management improves their managerial skills in the content managerial practice and decision-making.
The MBA in Healthcare Management challenges, ethical considerations often leaving healthcare system decision-makers with difficult choices. Limited supplies, such as in the number of intensive care unit beds or inhalation therapy equipment, may prompt the implementation of the medical utility concept, in which providers weigh a patient’s need for a service against its prospect for success. This comes in the wake of the recent pandemic where globally healthcare managers were unprepared to lead the fight towards the health pandemic. The MBA in Healthcare Management comes at an opportune time to prepare leaders in healthcare for years to come of other potential disasters on a global scale. With the acquisition of an MBA in Healthcare Management degree, the battle to contain, control and reduce effects of any pandemic and operational shifts will be easily dealt with by efficient and competent healthcare managers.
The two-year programme covers all the functional areas of management while giving the student a contextual understanding of the principles of healthcare governance and current health care reform programmes such as National Health Insurance, the policy landscape and health systems for value-based care. These are critical for understanding the historical landscape for transformed management practises and leadership for ease of access, equity towards correcting fragmented healthcare systems and operations.
The digitally-supported distance learning approach gives learners a chance to work and study simultaneously and an added advantaged of work integrated learning. With the concept of student-centred and responsive learning makes the teaching and learning journey enjoyable, enrichening and manageable against the daily grind of life.
This is impressed upon by the Managing Director of REGENT BUSINESS SCHOOL, Dr Ahmed Shaik who firmly states that the “The RBS community is about educating for impact and relevance,”. “Our MBA graduates are groomed to be innovative, engaged leaders with an agile mindset so they are better placed to respond to challenges”.
Empowered with strategic thinking and problem solving, an in-depth understanding of management functions, and exposed to the multi-dimensional aspects of the healthcare industry, graduates will be best-positioned to pursue a range of high-density, dynamic careers in private and public healthcare industries.
Further details on the MBA in Healthcare Management are available at http://www.regent.ac.za