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MBA in Healthcare Management Fees Structure, Admission, Intake, Deadline

  Study Mode FULL TIME
  Duration 15 Months
Intake Deadline
March / September N/A
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Overview of MBA in Healthcare Management in International Medical University Malaysia

What is IMU’s postgraduate studies in Healthcare Management about? In this digital and technology-laden era, the healthcare industry is evolving at such an astonishing pace that professionals who aspire to higher management can ill afford to stand still. Healthcare managers are required to address not only the expectations of patients’ but also of their families and communities. They face a host of challenges including tackling issues around cost and cost containment, new treatment modalities and technologies, increasing popularity of digital applications, changing disease patterns, and an aging population, health maintenance, and health improvements. IMU aims to equip students with the essential management acumen necessary for assuming leadership positions in the healthcare industry. The programme is specialised for private and public health and health-related organisations such as hospitals, clinics and health authorities; non-governmental organisations; insurance and managed-care organizations; pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical equipment and related health industries. Working adults can enjoy the flexibility of IMU’s triple offerings of Business Administration-Healthcare Management Programmes from Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma to Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management. This allows graduates to possess the academic knowledge and competencies required to progress at different phases of their career pathways. The programmes offer full-time, accelerated, modular, and blended learning. Students can graduate in 15 months of study but part-time options are also available to those requiring more time. The blended learning approach offers online study options that are more flexible for working professionals. Students undergo a robust curriculum that involves lectures, tutorials, case studies, written assignments, group project, presentations and discussion boards; to ensure a rounded understanding of the issues in order to formulate intervention, value creation strategies in-class simulation or actual industry-based intervention.


An Established Private Healthcare University

An Established Private Healthcare University

As Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and health sciences university, IMU has put more than 28 years of its experience dedicated to healthcare education. IMU has SETARA-2017 rating of 6 stars (Outstanding) under the Mature University category

Highly Experienced Faculty

Highly Experienced Faculty

Those studying this programme will benefit from the collective experience of a diverse cohort as well as learning from highly experienced faculty and leaders in the industry, combining academic excellence with industry expertise.

Develop a lifelong peer network

Develop a lifelong peer network

New perspectives and insights can be gained by working closely with peers from a diverse range of industries and form relationships with these leaders. These relationships will develop into a lifelong peer network

Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

Our programme places a strong emphasis on strategy, with a view towards empowering graduates to help shape and lead the future of business locally and internationally. The programme will also help you develop the analytical and interpersonal skills necessary for successful management. A solid understanding of how various business disciplines contribute to organisational performance is gained together with an understanding of the role of the manager as a key decision-maker and change agent.

Entrepreneurial Skills

Entrepreneurial Skills

Our programme will prepare its graduates for a future in entrepreneurship. An enterprising and creative mindset can help them achieve business success and adds value through new business activity and innovations.

Entry Requirement

Entry Requirement of MBA in Healthcare Management in International Medical University Malaysia


The MBA-HCM is a 45 credits programme and will offer 13 Modules, the PGDBA-HCM is a 30 credits programme and will offer 10 modules and the PGCBA-HCM offers 6 Modules.



Postgraduate Certificate

Human Resource Management

Strategic Management

Economics & Health Financing

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Financial Management and Accounting

Health Systems Operations

Postgraduate Diploma

Operations Management

Organizational Leadership

Ethics, Business and Health Laws

Clinical Governance, Safety & Quality in Healthcare


Business Research Methods for Managers

One Elective (Health Informatics and Business Analytics, Methods in Epidemiology, Negotiation for Leaders)

Management Project


The Management Project

This is a mandatory module for the MBA-HCM students to complete at the end of their third semester. These projects are ideal opportunities and act as a vehicle for integrating knowledge and skills learned throughout the Business Administration in Healthcare Management Programme. They may vary from the introduction of new services, facilities, or innovation to evaluating existing services with the intention of adding values to business, managerial or clinical outcomes. Students are expected to apply the appropriate business and management concepts, theories, and tools to sharpen their ability to carry-out constructive criticism as well as to produce reports comprehensibly and well articulate in addressing the researched area.

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