Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This joint degree offers leadership and management training, combined with a range of public health skills. It is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline. With a MPH-MBA from JCU you are prepared for the future to help address the global challenges faced in improving health and wellbeing. The public health component of the MPH-MBA has a strong focus on the prevention of disease and improving health and wellbeing in tropical contexts. This component of the degree includes five core subjects: Tropical Public Health; Public Health Management, Leadership, Planning and Policy; Epidemiology for Public Health; Biostatistics for Public Health; and Communicable Disease Control. JCUs Master of Business Administration degree has a strong focus on applying and integrating sustainable economic, social and environmental business performance methods to new or existing business models. You will learn how to evaluate the context of a business or organisation and identify the appropriate performance method/s that will enhance its results or solve a key issue within the businesss framework. You will study a broad body of theoretical and technical knowledge and gain skills in critically analysing complex contemporary business issues and making effective decisions or recommendations.


48 credit points by coursework.


  • Public health
  • Business administration

Standard entry requirements

  • AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a Health Sciences discipline
  • Equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Online International: $78,560 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
JCU Townsville International: $78,560 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

This course is also available to international students by offshore external study. For more information:

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