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Master of Hospital Administration(MHA): Admission, Job and Salary

By Arushi Trivedi on 28 Aug 2022
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Master of Hospital Administration

MHA stands for Master of Hospital Administration, which is a postgraduate degree program in healthcare management. Masters in Hospital Administration is a 2 year post graduation program which is pursued by students who want to help manage healthcare facilities. The course is best for students who want to make their career in healthcare and are interested in studying management.

In our blog we will be covering the whole process of taking admission into Masters in Hospital Administration course, the admission process, the perks of the job, average salary, etc.

Master of Hospital Administration Information

MHA Full FormMasters in Hospital Administration
Course LevelPost graduation
Course Fees3-4 Lakh
Course Duration2 years
Theory Duration1.5 years
Internship Duration6 months
Entrance ExamsCAT,NEET PG, MAT
ModeRegular offline mode
Course EligibilityGraduate any stream with preference to life science stream
Salary Range4-7 LPA
Top RecruitersHospitals, clinics and nursing homes
Top InstitutionsShri Shankaracharya Professional University, Bhilai

Why MHA Course?

While only some students opt for Masters level of education or post graduation – pursuing MHA is a good option as it helps in providing a growing career path for the student and helps him/her in procuring a senior and managerial level position. It opens more doors for a person’s journey to success. Masters in Hospital Administration is the perfect job for professionals who want to work in the healthcare industry and manage the staff and other departments of the healthcare facility.

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MHA Course Admission

The admission into Masters in Hospital Administration at any University/ College can be done either by visiting the campus directly or by applying online directly on the official website of the College/ university.

Before applying for admission in any University/College one must check for some factors such as – Course duration, Eligibility criteria, Course fee structure, Syllabus of the course and Placement opportunities.

Once the checklist is sorted, the student can apply for the program:

How to Apply?

In order to apply for the Masters in Hospital Administration admission, the student can visit the official website of the desired college/ university and go to their admissions page. On the page there would be an option to fill a form with your personal details – You can either fill the form directly or contact the college through their helpline/ admission contact number. Another way of applying for the course is by visiting the college/ university directly. Once the student has applied for the program, the University then takes a decision for the enrollment by conducting an entrance examination, student interviews or counselling sessions.

This confirms the admission of the student once the selection process has been completed.

MHA Course Fees

Typically the course fee at various institutions is between 3-4 lakh which includes Registration fee and tuition fee. Some government colleges however have a comparatively lesser fee.

Course fee at Shri Shankaracharya Professional University, Bhilai powered by Virohan is Rs. 2,97,000 for the entire duration of the course.

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MHA Course Eligibility

In order to pursue Masters in Hospital Administration a student must possess a bachelor’s degree in Life sciences from a recognized University, board or college with a minimum aggregate of 50%. Some colleges Shri Shankaracharya Professional University, Bhilai even allow students with a bachelor’s degree in other streams such as Arts and Commerce from a recognized board, University or college to enroll in MHA.

Entrance examinations such as CAT, MAT, SNAP, NEET PG are also required at times in institutions but some also enrol students based on the merit list.

There is no specific age limit for admissions into MHA programs so students belonging to any age group can apply for the same.

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MHA Course Details

At Shri Shankaracharya Professional University, Bhilai powered by Virohan, the Masters in Hospital Administration course is designed in such a manner that it helps the student gain the necessary skill sets and technical knowledge that is needed to become a Hospital Administrator.

An essential skill set that a Hospital Administrator must have is communication skills. We at Virohan focus on the development of the whole personality along with enhancing the soft skills such as – Excel, Microsoft word, writing professional emails, building a resume, etc. Along with that Virohan also conducts English Language classes with active extempore tests and activity based learning which helps the student gain confidence.

The courses at Virohan are covered via a blended learning method wherein the students get access to quizzes and tests on Virohan’s application.

Career Opportunities after MHA Course

After the post graduation in Hospital Administration the professionals are exposed to many career opportunities in private and government sectors in India as well as abroad. The job opportunities are available in various fields such as – pharmaceutical, medical, Healthcare specifically in clinics and hospitals. Other areas of job opportunities also include Clinical departments, International healthcare organizations, Nursing homes, Public health agencies , Educational institutions, Health insurance companies, Government health services, Mental health facilities, etc.

Career Growth

  • Executive 
  • Consultant 
  • Manager 
  • Department Head 
  • COO 
  • CEO

MHA Course syllabus

At Shri Shankaracharya Professional University, Bhilai powered by Virohan the main focus of the course curriculum is the technical courses but apart from that in the 1.5 month theory sessions. The students get to have separate classes for ELPSL which includes soft skills training and English language classes. Checkout the full syllabus that Virohan offers for Masters of Hospital Administration course:

MHA Course Technical Syllabus:

  • Basics of Health, Hospital and Healthcare Delivery System
  • Hospital Services and Communication
  • Hospital Waste and Disaster Management
  • Health Economics
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Hospital Information System
  • Hospital Billing
  • Management and It’s Principle
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quality Management in Hospitals
  • Strategy Management
  • Research Methodology
  • Sales and Marketing

MHA Course ELPSL Topics:

  • Communication Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Growth Mindset
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Management
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Work Ethics

MHA Course Inp Support:

  • Professionals Networking
  • Resume Writing
  • Email Etiquette
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Portals

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MHA Course Salary

Master of Hospital Administration [MHA] salary typically ranges between INR 3-4 LPA, but it varies according to the professionals’ technical knowledge and communication skills. Another factor that influences the salary package is the company and post for which the person is hired for. Freshers may start with an average MHA salary package of 2-3LPA, but once they gain experience, it increases to a good amount. Sometimes the MHA course’s salary goes up to INR 50 LPA.

MHA Course Jobs

The scope for Masters in Hospital Administration or MHA jobs in India and abroad are very high in demand and the professionals have a wide range of options to choose from. Considering the Jobs after the course and salary in India are diverse, students generally opt for this course. MHA is one of the highest-paying careers in India, with a good number of intakes and a decent annual salary package. Candidates are hired in various sector for job roles such as:

  • Assistant Medical Superintendent 
  • Administration Executive 
  • Nursing Education Specialist 
  • Nurse Practitioner 
  • Medical Superintendent 
  • Deputy Medical Superintendent 
  • Clinical Nurse Manager 
  • Project Manager 
  • Chief Operating Officer 
  • Hospital Administration Manager

The job roles for which a professional is hired for are in the following sectors:

  • Insurance Industry 
  • Admin 
  • Public Health Organizations 
  • Medical Coding Organizations 
  • Sales and Marketing in Healthcare setting 
  • NGO’s  
  • Pharmaceutical sector 
  • Research Organizations 
  • Multi-speciality Hospitals

Masters in Hospital Administration as a course is a very helpful course with a growing career path, students keen to work in the healthcare industry can opt for this course. A few take down points are that the student must have good communication skills, excellent problem solving and leadership skills as well as quick decision making capacity. The student must be well equipped with all the necessary technical skills and also must know how to confidently manage the hospital through an administrative level position. Virohan helps the student in this regard by conducting separate classes for personality development, soft skills training and English language to help the student attain their desired job easily. Hope this article will help, if you have any questions or doubts, please mention it in the comments section below and we will address them at the earliest.

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