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M.Sc. Hospital Administration

Overview

M.Sc. in Hospital Administration is a postgraduate program from Jain (Deemed-to-be) University. The program aims to improve a cadre of professional managers for the rapidly growing hospital sector. As hospitals become an increasingly complex technical environment employing people with widely divergent skills, the need to manage them efficiently without any compromise to the humane and caring environment that the sick need, brings forth the need for a new type of health professional - the hospital manager. The programme prepares students for leadership roles in the hospital sector through training in planning, operational and project management of hospitals including orientation in the managerial aspects of clinical and support services. The programme also imparts training in managing financial, material and information systems in hospital settings and builds the perspectives, attitudes and skills needed for managing people.


Program Outcome

  • Develop understanding of multidisciplinary and multidimensional nature of hospital management and acquire basic insight into functional discipline.
  • Apply scientific management approach and managerial tools to improve managerial skills.
  • Develop strategic thinking and critical awareness of management style and constantly weigh its appropriateness to deal with various professional groups, skilled and unskilled staff, patients, their families and members of the community.
  • Be deeply committed and sensitive to the need of patients as well as community.
  • Be cost conscious with commitment to keep service cost within the reach of the users.
  • Apply total quality management technique TQM.
  • Possess the knowledge and ability to apply current business and financial principles, including theory and techniques, to the healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely within the context of professional healthcare environments.
  • Exhibit the knowledge regarding various attributes of leadership and demonstrate the capacity for leadership roles in health care organizations.
  • Understand the ethical implications of decision-making and recognize ethical dilemmas.
  • Understanding of health care issues, trends and perspectives related to diversity, e.g. aging, underserved populations, health disparities, etc.
  • Understand the regulatory environment and apply skills that improve patient safety and the quality of care.

Career Prospects

The career path is to manage a variety of specialised services in hospitals, both in the private and in government sectors. Their career description includes supervision of various departments of large hospitals as well as planning and designing new services and new hospitals. There are also career opportunities arising in hospital consultancy firms, healthcare IT industry, and the health insurance sector.

  • Hospital Business Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Guest Relation Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Floor Manager
  • Centre Manager
  • Front Office Administrator
  • Assistant Manager/Manager
  • Operation Manager