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Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 60


The Master of Hospital Administration programme (MHA-Hospital) aims to develop 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 MHA (Hospital) 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. The MHA (Hospital) Degree is designed to be completed in 4 semesters spanning two years; but has a provision to complete over a maximum period of 5 years from the date of registration.


Students of the MHA (Hospital) programme find jobs to manage a variety of specialised services in hospitals, both in the private and in government sectors. Their job description includes managing various departments of large hospitals as well as planning and designing new services and new hospitals. In the past, students have found employment in leading corporate- and trust-run hospitals all over the country. Of late, there are also job opportunities arising in hospital consultancy firms, health care IT industry, and the health insurance sector.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

I Foundation Course 4
School-based Foundation Courses 5
Management Basic Courses 5
Hospital Administration Courses 16
Internships 7
Choice Based Courses 4
II Hospital Administration Courses 16
Internships 14
Research Project 4
Disciplinary Elective 4
Total Credits 79

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
I FC Foundation Course 4
SFC 01 Social Science Perspectives on Health 2
SFC 02 Basic Economics and Health Economics 3
MBC 01 Financing and Management Accounting  3
MBC 02 Organisational Behaviour 2
HO  01 Principles of Management for Hospitals 2
II HO 02 Research Methodology for Hospitals 2
HO 03 Organisation and Administration of Supportive Services 2
HO 04 Organisation and Administration of Clinical and Super Specialty Services 2
HO 05 Materials and Medical Technology Management 2
HO 06 Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2
HO 07 Hospital Information Services 2
HO 10 Hospital Planning and Programme Management 2
CBCS Elective foundation 2
CBCS Open Elective 2
  First Internship 7
III HO 08 Human Resources Management and labour legistation 2
HO 09 Ethics and Equity for Hospitals 2
HO 11 Quality Management in Hospitals / Healthcare Services 2
HO 12 Management Analytics and Operation Research 2
HO 13 Legal Framework For Hospitals 2
HO 15 Marketing Management and Business Development Strategies 2
  Second Internship 7
IV HO 14 Financial Management 2
HO 16 Health Insurance and Risk Management 2
Disciplinary Electives (Any 2)
  • Urban Health
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management and Organisational Development
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship and Consultancy Management
  Third Internship 7
  Research Project 4


Note: The total number of credits, list of CBCS courses, and semester-wise listing of courses is provisional, and may undergo some changes.



Fee Structure:


Components Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
FEE Tuition Fee 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Examination Fee 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Field Education / Internship / Experiential Learning Charges 6,000 6,000 6,000 6,000
IT Charges 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Library Charges 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Other Charges( ID Card, Convocation & Misc.) * 2,500 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Lab / Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 10,000 0 10,000 0
Students' Union Fund * 500 500 500 500
Alumni Fund * 0 500 0 0
Health Care Fund* 2,000 0 2,000 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposits (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0    
  Semester wise Course Fee 51,500 27,500 39,000 27,000
  Yearly Fees 79,000 66,000
  Total Course Fee 1,45,000
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Expenses related to Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, if any, will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.
No fee concession is available for self-finanaced programmes.


*Institute reserves the right to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.