IGNOU Introduces MBA in Healthcare & Hospital Management

Hospital Management

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced a new programme, the Master of Business Administration in Health Care and Hospital Management. This course is designed for graduates with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for candidates from reserved categories, as per Government of India norms).

The programme aims to create a skilled workforce ready for managerial and administrative roles in healthcare institutions and related organizations in both the private and public sectors. IGNOU’s initiative seeks to support and ensure high-quality healthcare across the nation, including in remote areas, according to a press release.

Upon completing the programme, students will be qualified for managerial and administrative positions in healthcare institutions and related organizations. The semester-wise fees for the programme are Rs 15,500 for the first and second semesters, Rs 19,500 for the third semester, and Rs 17,500 for the fourth semester.

The programme consists of 112 credits spread over four semesters. The first and second semesters include seven core courses each, with four credits per course. The third and fourth semesters focus on specialized courses, and students must complete a project and practical training in the third semester. During the practical course, students will be posted in hospitals or healthcare institutions to gain practical skills. Additionally, students are required to complete a three-month internship in a healthcare-associated institution or hospital of their choice.

According to the press release, “Students can acquire theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills to apply a scientific approach to managing people, materials, finance, and communication, and for organizing work and managing resources.”

Some of the learning outcomes students can expect after completing the course are

  • Master modern management techniques such as inventory control, economic order quantity (EOQ), operational research, organizational development, and management information systems.
  • Learn to address hospital management problems, utilize problem-solving and decision-making methods, and apply biostatistics in planning and medico-administrative research.
  • Assess clinical and non-clinical patient care needs and understand the administrative and technical requirements of physicians and paramedical personnel.
  • Apply the principles and functions of general management to various services to maximize efficiency.
  • Learn the principles and practices of health management, its interaction with medical care in hospitals, and the use of epidemiological techniques to study disease prevalence and patterns in the community to plan healthcare services.

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