M.A. Admissions

Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Health Systems Studies

Intake: 51




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 6
Philosophy of Research 1
School-based Foundation Courses 5
Management Basic Courses 5
Hospital Administration Courses 14
Internships 7
Choice Based Courses 4
II Hospital Administration Courses 18
Internships 14
Research Dissertation 4
Disciplinary Elective 4
Total Credits 82

Semesterwise Courses:

SemesterCourse CodeCourse TitleCredits
I FC Foundation Course 6
Philosophy of Research 1
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 in 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
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 10 Hospital Planning and Programme Management 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
  Second Internship 7
IV HO 14 Financial Management 2
HO 15 Marketing Management and Business Development Strategies 2
HO 16 Health Insurance and Risk Management 2
Disciplinary Electives (Any 2)
  •  Mental Health
  • Urban Health
  • Health Insurance
  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Strategic Management and Health Care
  • Operations Management and Organisational Development
  Third Internship 7
  Research 4


Note: The semester-wise listing of courses and disciplinary electives on offer are provisional, and subject to change.

Fee Structure:


Components Master in (Hospital Administration)
FEE Tuition Fee 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000
Examination Fee 800 800 800 800
Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
CHARGES Field Work Charges 0 0 0 0
Computer Charges 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2,000
ID Card Charges 300 0 0 0
FUNDS Students' Competency Fund 0 0 0 0
Internship Fund 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Lab/Studio Fund 0 0 0 0
Development Fund 8,000 8,000 0 0
Students' Union Fund 500 500 500 500
Medical Insurance Fund 1,500 0 1,500 0
DEPOSITS Caution Deposit (Refundable at the time of exit from programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10,000 0 0 0
  Total Course Fee 38,200 26,300 19,800 20,300
  Hostel and Dining Hall Charges:      
Dining Hall (Advance) Charges 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000
Hostel & Electricity Charges 15,000 15,000 15,000 15,000
  Total Charges 31,000 31,000 31,000 31,000
*Details under School        
Institute reserves the right to revise the Fee Structure of programmes if necessary.
Some Schools will organise Practicum / Study tour / Rural field work / Urban field work/Winter Institute, expenses for these are not shown in the above table. These expenses will have to be met by the students themselves at the time of the activity.


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