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The business of health and innovation

The way patients engage with the healthcare system has changed little over the last 30 years, compared to the way we all engage with retailers, banks and the travel industry. Despite this, we are living longer with complex and chronic conditions, and many people have increasing expectations of technology. The traditional, siloed approach to healthcare is becoming increasingly ineffective and inefficient in meeting patients’ desires to live independently in the community for as long as possible.

The current system is not sustainable and something has to change.

The experts prescribe a disruptive and collaborative approach, where health leaders and change makers are embracing innovation and new technologies. At the same time, we need to ensure innovations are sufficiently tested and integrated with our current research and practice evidence.

In consultation with industry, Bond has developed two new inter-disciplinary programs to respond to this evolving healthcare landscape - the Master of Healthcare Innovations, and the Master of Business Administration in Health.

How will healthcare and business professionals benefit from the programs? And which one is the right fit for you and your career goals. Here’s what you need to know about our new health and business programs.

Master of Healthcare Innovations (CRICOS 099578F)

What is it?

An Australian-first Master program designed for healthcare change-makers who want to lead and influence innovative improvements for patients. The program will be run in conjunction with Bond’s Institute for Evidence-Based Healthcare, the Bond Business School and the Bond Transformer.

Who’s it for?

Health leaders and change makers. The program is designed for health administrators, academics, clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals who want to problem solve clinical challenges within their local or larger health systems. 

How long will it take?

One year full-time or two years part-time.

What will graduates get out of it?

Students will learn how to analyse healthcare systems and explore how contemporary, evidence-based health, educational, business and research practices can create more effective, efficient and sustainable practices.

What’s different about it?

Bond is the only university in Australia to offer a Master’s degree like this one.

The Master of Healthcare Innovations will provide graduates with the skills to use research to inform and improve practice and critically evaluate current health practices and systems- to identify opportunities for innovation

It blends intensive workshops and online learning to cater for interstate or international students, and those balancing study with work and other commitments.

In their final semester, students undertake a capstone placement in an area of their interest and choice, which allows them to apply what they’ve learned to a local, national or international project.

MBA (CRICOS 108627A) in Health

What is it?

Bond’s MBA in Health responds to health management and the specific issues and challenges of business within the health sector. It enables professionals in the health sector to be innovative and agile leaders, managing complex projects in the dynamic health environment.

Who’s it for?

Prospective senior managers, executives and entrepreneurs in the health sector, health practitioners planning to establish or manage their own private practice or health professionals aiming to move into leadership roles, or managers from other industries preparing to transfer into health administration positions.

How long will it take?

The MBA in health can be completed in four semesters (one year, four months) or 12 months with Business School approval.

What will graduates get out of it?

Graduates will develop leadership abilities and the skills to lead teams and manage complex projects in an ever-changing industry.

They’ll learn to manage funding and financial issues that require innovative and agile approaches to improve quality and efficiency, enabling them to manage large departments or teams within a hospital environment, or operate in private practice.

What’s different about it?

Bond’s MBA program is ranked among the top 10 MBAs in Australia. Delivered in standard delivery or intensive mode, the program is designed to be flexible so professionals can make it work around career and personal commitments.

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