Skip to Content
Our campuses are currently closed to the public. Visit www.massey.ac.nz/coronavirus for our COVID-19 updates
Gain the expertise to advance your professional career through an internationally recognised masters qualification in health service management.
The Master of Health Service Management is an advanced programme that gives you applied research and other health management skills to enable you to manage contemporary health issues.
Join one of the largest and most rapidly expanding fields of employment anywhere in the world.
If you work or plan to work in the health or disability sector, this qualification will give you an advantage in gaining positions in health service management.
Massey lecturers and staff have a wide range of experience in the health industry across the medical, nursing, health informatics, management and policy development areas and in a variety of settings – community care, primary care and secondary care. They are also actively researching. This combination of new thinking and practical relevance makes graduates of this programme highly sought-after.
There are also opportunities to tailor your learning to apply to your own workplace or area of interest.
Massey’s business school is highly-regarded internationally, with accreditation from AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
Massey University’s business and management studies rank in the top 300 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings).
We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our business administration and finance programmes by ShanghaiRanking.
You will examine contemporary, relevant issues in health service management and learn the skills to use the tools available to mitigate or deal with these issues in the workplace.
You will gain in-depth knowledge of, and skills in, areas such as health systems management, policy, economics, information management and informatics.
All your courses will contribute to educational requirements for continuing competence for medical and nursing health professional groups as required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003.
You will complete a professional practice applied research project as part of this programme. You may choose to focus on an area of relevance to your own career. You will gain excellent research skills that can be applied to any health environment.
You will also gain skills in clearly and concisely communicating findings in oral and written form. You will learn how to work independently and in/with teams and to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and other professionals in the field.
The Master of Health Service Management gives you knowledge and skills relevant to the health sector of any country.
This degree is an approved master’s degree for fellowship applications by the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA) and the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) (the latter depends on the proportion of health informatics taken as part of your master’s programme).
Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The workload of this qualification replicates the high-pressure environment of senior roles in the health sector. Our experts are here to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that this programme demands more in-depth and independent study.
International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.
This qualification is relevant to you if you are working in, or aiming to work in, management or clinical leadership roles in any part of the health sector.
In the management area you may be working in general management, human resources, operations management and logistics, digital health or information technology. This is not an exhaustive list.
Clinical leads could be from medical, nursing, pharmacy or other allied health areas in District Health Boards (DHBs), Primary Health Organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs).
A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:
Page authorised by Director, Student Administration