Master of Business Administration (Applied Digital Health)

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La Trobe University
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Start Date

    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Digital Health Consultant | Director of Digital Health | Digital Health Product Manager

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  • In a Nutshell

    La Trobe University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) features an Applied Digital Health specialisation designed to give you the leadership skills required to guide digital transformation in health organisations.

    This specialisation is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their business expertise for the emerging digital health space.

    La Trobe's MBA is the only program of its kind in Australia to offer an applied digital health specialisation. As a student, you will learn from some of the country's best business and health academic and industry professionals while completing a world-class business curriculum supplemented with carefully curated subjects in digital health.

    In addition to gaining expertise in leadership and general management, you will build an understanding of topics like Big Data and the Internet of Medical Things, virtual care models and telehealth, and digital health communication. You will also develop a digital health transformation roadmap using change management techniques that will make you an asset to any employer.

    Upon graduation, you will be ready to influence and lead the future of healthcare in roles like digital health management consultant, digital health product manager and director of digital health.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    An undergraduate degree in any discipline

  • Subject Breakdown

    Core MBA Subjects (120CP)

    • BUA5PSD – Critical Skills for Success
    • BUA5MFN – Financial Management
    • BUA5MGT – Managing People and Culture
    • BUA5FMA – Accounting for Making Decisions
    • BUA5MKG – Applied Marketing
    • BUS5AP – Business Application of Analytics
    • BUA5RL – Responsible Leadership
    • BUA5SM – Innovative Strategies for Change

    Applied Digital Health Specialisation Subjects (60CP)

    • DIG5CTD – Trends in Digital Health
    • DIG5BDM – Big Data and the Internet of Medical Things
    • DIG5VTH – Virtual and Tele Health
    • DIG5CDM – Communicating Digital Health
  • Why La Trobe University?

    For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
    Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

    At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

    Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

    Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

  • Where will this course take you?

    When you graduate, you'll receive a Master of Business Administration (Applied Digital Health) from La Trobe University.

    Digital Health emerged as a result of Covid-19 and created a huge opportunity in Telehealth. The way in which the administration of health is managed in a digital way is changing and it's now imperative that everything is seen and held online.

    Now, electronic health records, real-time data harvesting and wearable devices are helping drive improvements to strained healthcare systems. You'll learn to harness change management and leadership skills to take digital transformation further in health organisations. You'll be more focused on improving an organisations' digital footprint in digital health regarding what the business needs.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in the Medical industry could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Physician, Surgeon, Nurse, Medical Specialist, Medical Researcher, Medical Imaging Professional, Allied Health Professional.

  • Let's talk price

    Government funded FEE-HELP is available to eligible students, and scholarships are also available to apply for. To check your availability, please make an enquiry.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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