MBA – Healthcare Management

Program Learning Outcome

At the end of the program, students will be able to : 

  • Apply theories & concepts in the decision making process in the business enviroment.
  • Conduct research with minimal supervision.
  • Generate solution to problems using scientific and critical thinking skills.
  • Adhere to legal, ethical & professional codes of practice.
  • Communicate effectively in a business context, both orally & in writing.
  • Demostrate the skills & principles of like long learning in their academic and career development.
  • Work & function effectively in a team.
  • Demonstrate managerial & leadership qualities in organizational context.
  • Identify and develop business opportunities.

 

Programme Structure

46 Credits

(27 Credits)

Strategic Management

Code: MBSA 1213

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • Accounting for Business Decision Making
  • Marketing Management

Synopsis: In this course, participants are given strategy concepts for knowledge and applications both at the organizational and the strategic business unit (SBU) levels. The development of strategic thinking permits participants to approach complex organizational scenarios and opportunities from a larger perspective, particularly in the context of globalization of businesses, and with regard to business operational strategies as they relate to the overall corporate strategies of the organization. This course also focuses on the development and implementation of marketing and implementation plans of its corporate and strategic business units according to the ever-changing global market environment. Simultaneously, this course explores effective management of corporate, business model and operational strategies towards gaining competitive advantage for business organizations.

Leading Talent in Organizations

Code: MBSA 1623

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: In this dynamic and global business environment, effective leadership and outstanding human resource are the keys to organizational success. This course focuses on equipping students with the knowledge and competencies to lead, manage and develop talents in organizations. The course is built upon the foundations of leadership and human resource management disciplines. Students will learn to lead talents by understanding the behaviors of individuals, groups and organizations as a whole, and achieving talent professionalism as well as organizational effectiveness through human resource management activities.

Accounting for Business Decision Making

Code: MBSA 1413

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: This course is designed to expose participants to important issues in accounting relevant to business organizations. Its main aim is to provide knowledge and develop a general understanding of how these issues are relevant and affect business operations. Participants are taught on how to interpret financial statements and understand the implications for their organizations. The course also discusses the various costing concepts and methodologies to help build awareness on the importance of cost and profit, so that participants will be cost conscious and strive for productivity and profitability as they ethically perform tasks at their workplace.

New Venture Creation

Code: MBSA 2313

Pre-Requisite Course(s):

  • Accounting for Business Decision Making
  • Marketing Management

Synopsis: Entrepreneurship education is an integral component of business education since it focuses on recognizing a business opportunity, starting a business based on the recognized opportunity and sustaining that business. As well realized, successful entrepreneurship requires more than merely luck and money. Education provides skills and tools to the process of creativity, innovativeness, risk taking and planning to ensure higher survivability. This course is designed to provide a contemporary perspective on the theory, process and practice of entrepreneurship. It also focuses on important aspects of the business start-up process with a business model canvas as the grand outcome. The development processes are applicable to both small business and corporate environments.

Business Research

Code: MBSA 1713

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: Understanding of organizational issues requires managers to know the methodologies to acquire relevant information (data) accurately. The course is delivered as a series of modules by a team of lecturers. It addresses knowledge needed to conduct the following projects: 1) scientific research, 2) case writing research, 3) business plan, and 4) consultancy project. Students are expected to produce any of the following outputs: 1) mini research report, 2) caselet and teaching note, 3) business plan, or 4) consultancy report. Presentation of these outputs shall be presented and evaluated by at least two examiners nominated by IBS. The outputs of the course will be carried through shall students opt for Business Research Project course (MBSA 2923).

Strategic Innovative Marketing

Code:  MBSA 1323

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: This course will help students develop a deeper understanding of marketing and its applications primarily through practical problem solving exercises based on current and future outlook of the market environment particularly IR4.0 revolution. The students will learn how to practice marketing principles to make better decisions, from high level strategic decisions to more granular, tactical ones centred on the effective deployment of the marketing mix elements and ethical norms. The course will be taught using cases, lectures, and a major field project which has student teams working with companies or establishing their own marketing plans.

Managerial Economics & Policy Analysis

Code:  MBSA 1523

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: The main objective of this course is to provide a sound grounding in the basic principles of micro and macroeconomics and their application to business decision making, to facilitate informed reading of economic of economic media and achieve an understanding of the broader economic issues faced by businesses in Malaysia, and to understand how fiscal policy and monetary policy affect the economy and business decision.

Strategic Financial Management

Code:  MBSA 1463

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: Business organizations are torn between effective business services for consumers and organizational profitability. This is pertinent in view of the need to strategize their operations within the competitive business market, especially for private businesses. The governance of corporations in contemporary business and socio-economic environments is further explored looking into in-depth analysis and evaluation of the role, responsibility, integrity and accountability of corporations and their directors, managers and officers. The complex and multi-faceted relationships of the corporations with the government and society. Topics covering the corporation as a unique form of social organization acting as catalyst for reform towards enhancing the strength, resilience and morality of civil society of the nation and the world would be covered and critically examined.

Business Information System

Code:  MBSA 1133

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: In this course, participants are given strategy concepts for knowledge and application both at the business and corporate levels. The development of strategic thinking permits participants to approach complex organizational scenarios and opportunities from a larger perspective, particularly in the context of globalization of businesses, and with regard to business operational strategies as they relate to the overall corporate strategies of the organization. This course explores effective management of corporate, business and operational strategies towards gaining competitive advantage for business organizations.

(9 Credits)

Healthcare Informatics (compulsory)

Code: MBSA 2823

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: Information Technology (IT) is becoming increasingly important in the health care industry. Health or clinical informatics is concerned with delivery of health services by making the best possible use of information supported by information and communication technology (ICT). This course equips participants with a better understanding of how information system (IS) and ICT could facilitate the development, acquisition and use of innovative patient care service applications to improve overall health care performance for the benefits of different patients.

Healthcare Industry and Development (compulsory)

Code: MBSA 2813

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: Healthcare managers both in public and private sector will be able to optimally manage and lead health care projects system across the industry. Active interface between public and private health sector at the program level and fluid movements of patients and health human resource requires health care managers to have timely and accurate information on the latest development in health care system. The participants will be exposed to different components of the health care system with particular reference of Malaysia, the context in which the different components have developed and driving forces influencing development of these services. Rationale for introduction of services and priorities given to specific services will also be discussed in this course.

Management of Healthcare Organizations

Code: MBSA 2833

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: This course covers the concepts behind policy decisions and exposes students to examples of how laws and policies affect patients and professionals alike. Topics include conceptualizing healthcare laws, policies and insurance.  This course also exposes students to structuring and writing policy analysis

Healthcare Law, Policies and Regulations

Code: MBSA 2843

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: This course covers the concepts behind policy decisions and exposes students to examples of how laws and policies affect patients and professionals alike. Topics include conceptualizing healthcare laws, policies and insurance. This course also exposes students to structuring and writing policy analysis.

Healthcare Supply Chain Management

Code: MBSA 2863

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: The growing global economy has redefined the dynamics of competition for modern organizations. With product life cycles shortening and worldwide rivalry increasing, success depends on effective supply chain management. This course is intended to help healthcare managers and their suppliers reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies throughout their supply chain. Optimizing supply chain performance in the healthcare industry requires a highly strategic approach, such that life cannot be taken for granted with a failed supply chain arrangement, such as Just-in-time inventory system.

Healthcare Marketing

Code: MBSA 2873

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: This course aims at understanding the concepts and tools for effectively marketing a service particularly healthcare, and how it can be used to develop and sustain competitive advantage within the industry. Healthcare as a service organization would require a distinctive approach to planning and implementing marketing strategy based on its relevant marketing mixes including price, delivery, product offer and the controversial legal specification of using promotional mix in the marketing of medical services. The emphasis is on the understanding of medical and healthcare service organizations on their dynamic market changes and then tailoring marketing goals and strategies accordingly. This course is designed to provide better understanding in developing the ability in integrating and applying the marketing concepts and strategies in a competitive environment.

Epidemiology

Code: MBSA 2883

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis: This course aims to understand the concepts and principles of epidemiology. It will introduce the pattern of disease and its determinant using epidemiological tools for prevention and control of the disease. The course will emphasize on aspect of the managerial skill to sustain the competitive environment in healthcare industry. Healthcare as a service organization would require a distinctive approach for planning and implementing epidemiology knowledge and strategies based on its relevant epidemiology method such as managing and interpretation of the epidemiology data. The emphasis is on the understanding of the dynamic of the disease changes and then tailoring goals and strategies accordingly. This course is designed to provide better understanding in developing the ability in integrating and applying the epidemiology concepts and strategies.

3 credits.

Organization Behavior and Development

Code: UBSE 1123

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

The Techno-Entrepreneurship course is designed for students interested in learning about how to start and manage technology-based high-impact ventures. This course brings together both the traditional in- class learning and practical experience and the interaction with the entrepreneurs and other related industry players. It introduces the strategies to assess the potential of a new business concept and thus improve the success of high-impact ventures. It offers significant, fascinating and stimulating experiences through a variety of innovative teaching and learning techniques. This course utilizes the case studies on technology-based ventures to show challenges of creating technological ventures including the financial and human resources facets. For this purpose, pedagogical methods including sharing sessions by successful entrepreneurs and problem-based learning based on real business scenarios are applied to foster technological-based entrepreneurial behaviour and action.

Business Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Code: MBSA 1533

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

Business plays a significant role in societal and environmental well-being. Private and public organizations are no longer responsible to shareholders and those inside the organizations, but to external parties including consumers, politicians, regulators, communities and ordinary citizens. To fulfill the conflicting needs of these stakeholders, business leaders and managers often encounter complex situations which require them to make difficult decisions whereby the lines between right and wrong are blurry. This course aims to provide students the fundamental knowledge about the role of organizations in a society and to develop their skills to sustainably manage organizations that integrate legal, ethical, economic, environmental, and social dimensions into their decision-making. The course intends to develop responsible managers who have high integrity, professionalism and interpersonal skills. The course will also teach strategies on how managers can promote responsible conducts in their companies. The course objectives will be achieved through various teaching and learning methods specifically through critical examination of case studies involving ethical issues and dilemmas on complex and controversial business problems. This course is integrative in nature built upon the understanding and reflection of the main disciplines covered in the core courses in the MBA program.

7 credits.

Action Research I

Code: MBSA 2933

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed to address problem(s) in organisation based on management, marketing, accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship fields. The students are expected to produce individual project based on their specialization/concentration. The students are required to choose action research as the mode of this project. In doing so, the students should find a suitable company to work on the real life problem. In Action Research I, the students will prepare the proposal of the project which consists of three main parts: (a) identification of the problem, (b) applicability of the relevant models/concepts, (c) designing for the solution. At the end of the semester, this proposal will be assessed by the supervisor.

Action Research II

Code: MBSA 2934

Pre-Requisite Course(s): None

Synopsis:

This course is designed to address problem(s) in organisation based on management, marketing, accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship fields. The students are expected to produce individual project based on their specialization/concentration. The students are required to choose action research as the mode of this project. In doing so, the students should find a suitable company to work on the real life problem. The Action Research II is the continuation of Action Research I in which the students will complete the full project under the guidance of the chosen supervisor. Upon submission of the final report, the students are required to present their findings in front of the examiner. The BRP report is examined by both supervisor and the examiner on the basis of 70:30 ratios.

Admission Requirements

The Minimum entry requirement to the MBA program are as follows:

  • An honours degree from UTM or other recognized universities or an equivalent academic qualification from an overseas establishment approved by the University Senate.
  • Certain professional qualifications will also be considered.
  • At least two years post-qualification working experience.

Minimum English requirement (For International Candidates Only)
ELTS ≥ Band 6.0 / TOEFL ≥ 550 
OR
IELTS = Band 5.5 525 ≤ TOEFL < 550

Must attend English Course Certificate (equivalent to 120 hours of intermediate English)

Admission Through APEL (Malaysian Candidates Only)

  • Admission through APEL (for Malaysian candidates only)
  •  More than 30 years of age in the year of application; and
  •  STPM / Recognized Diploma / A-Levels / Equivalent; and
  • Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; and
  •  Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview)
Application Procedure
  1. Application must be made online at admission.utm.my
  2. The following documents must be uploaded into the online application portal:
  3. • Certified copy of Bachelor Degree• Certified copy of Diploma (if any)• Certified copy of Academic Transcript(s)• Certified copy of English Certified of IELTS/TOEFL with band score of 6.0/550 (for international candidates only)• Passport-sized Photograph• Copy of Passport (for international applicants)• Two Referee Letter (Not compulsory)• Financial Guarantee / Bank Account Statement (for self-sponsored candidate)• Two copies of Scholarship Letter (If any)
  4. • Proof of processing fee being paid
  1. 3.Only completed application will be processed

STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

“𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘯𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘈𝘏𝘐𝘉𝘚 𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘫𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦, 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘯𝘦𝘸-𝘧𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘩𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘶𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘈𝘏𝘐𝘉𝘚 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴”

Fariha Anjum Hira

Best Postgraduate Award 2019, MBA in Healthcare and Strategic Management

   For more information about the admission process,

   Contact ;

Name : Norharyani binti Hamid
Email : norharyani.kl@utm.my
Ext No. : 03-2180 5032

   To know more about the programme ,

   Contact ;

Name : Dr. Nazimah binti Hussin
Email : nazimah.kl@utm.my
Ext No. : 03- 2180 5076