A Career in Hospital Management
Date: Wednesday, October 27 @ 18:34:42 IST
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Health Management is among the top ten millennium professions according to a recent US survey. As healthcare management is becoming increasingly privatised there is a greater need for not only skillful doctors but also efficient hospital administrators.

If hospitals have always fascinated you rather than scaring you off and you have an empathic nature along with a flair for organisation and an eye for detail then you can consider a career in Hospital Management. A large number of private hospitals and clinics have come up all over the country. With increasing emphasis on quality of health care and patient satisfaction there is a tremendous need for persons with a professional qualification in Hospital Management.

Professional courses in Hospital Management/Administration are available for both medical and non-medical persons.

Some Medical Colleges have introduced Post Graduate Courses of Hospital Management namely, The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, Nizam Institute of Medical Science in Hyderabad, Kasturba Medical College in Manipal and Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Jammu and Kashmir. The minimum requirement is M. B. B. S.

The other professional courses are offered by :

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Khandwa Road, Indore – 452001.
Courses : B.H.A. (Bachelor of Hospital Administration)
M.H.A. (Master of Hospital Administration)
Eligibility :
For B.H.A. : Higher Secondary (XII) with Biology with minimum 50% marks.
For M.H.A : MBBS/ BDS/ BVSC/ B.Sc. (Nursing)/ B.H.A./ BBA (HA)/with minimum 50% marks.
Duration : 3 years for B.H.A. and 2 years for M.H.A.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, P.O. Box No. 8313, Deonar, Mumbai – 400088.
Course : Master of Health and Hospital Administration.
Eligibility : A first Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with minimum aggregate marks of 50% (40% for SC / ST).

Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC), Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-411004, Maharastra.
Website : www.schcpune.com
Email : info@schcpune.com
Course : Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Care Management.
Eligibility : A first Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with minimum aggregate marks of 50% (40% for SC / ST).Doctors, nurses and other health professionals are also encouraged to apply.
Course : Post graduate diploma in Medico Legal Systems.
Eligibility : MBBS/ BAMS/ BHMS/ BDS and all registered medical practitioners and graduate nurses. Senior Hospital administrators with minimum 5 years experience may also apply.

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
in collaboration with Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai and Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, USA offer :
Course : M.Phil. in Hospital and Health Systems Management.
(Three semester programme) under the Off-Campus Distance Learning and Collaborative Programme of BITS, Pilani.
Normal Input : MBBS with 1-2 years experience and sponsored by their employers. A limited number of non-medical candidates possessing degrees like BE / B.Pharm./ M.Sc./ MBA or its equivalent with 1-2 years experience in well established hospitals may also be considered for admission provided they are sponsored by their employers.

Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Apollo Hospitals Complex, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad – 33 (approved by AICTE).
Course : Master’s degree in Hospital Management
Eligibility : Medical and non medical graduates from a recognised university with 50 % marks.
Course : Post Graduate diploma in preventive and Promotive Health Care.
Eligibility : Graduates in medicine, psychology, bio science, alternative medicine, nutrition and Dietetics, physiotherapy, physical education, nursing and allied fields.

Institute of Public Health and Hygeine, RZ - A - 44, Mahipalpur, New Delhi – 110037.
Course : Hospital Administration and Management.
Duration : 1 year.
Eligibility : Matric (10+2), Medical graduates or equivalent certificate with Science subjects.

Swami Satyanand Institute of Management and Development Research (SSIMDR), B - 10/F, Kapoorthalabagh, Lucknow.
Course : Hospital Management and Marketing of Medical Services.
Eligibility : Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or equivalent Final year students may also apply (Weightage to Science graduates).
Preference to Doctors, other Medical and Para Medical professionals and persons working in hospitals, health/ pharmaceutical organisations having at least 3 years of administrative experience.
Duration : One year full time.

Indian Institute of Health Education and Research, Health Institute Road, Beur, Patna - 2.
Course : Hospital Management.
Eligibility : Science graduates.

Institute of Health Care Administration, Mangala Nagar, Chennai - 600 116.
Course : Department of Distance Education offers one year correspondence Diploma/ PG Diploma/ Advanced Diploma courses in :
i) Hospital Administration
ii)Hospital Personnel Management

Madurai Kamraj University, Palkalainagar, Madurai - 625 021.
Course : Master in Hospital Management (MHM)
Eligibility : A graduate in any discipline with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in the relevant subject. Candidates at the Supervisory cadres sponsored by the health industry will be preferred.

Administrative Staff College of India, College Park, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034.
Course : Masters Programme in Hospital Administration.
Masters Programme in Healthcare Administration
Eligibility : Graduates and post Graduates in any discipline. Preference given to candidates sponsored by hospitals.

Indian Institute of Health Education & Research (Affiliated to Magadh University, Bodhgaya).
Course : Master’s Programme in Hospital Administration.
Eligibility : Graduate

Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Management, Management House, College Square (W), Kolkata 700073.

Indian Institute of Health and Management Research, 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg Sangarani Airport, Jaipur – 302011.

Some of the other institutes offering courses in Hospital Management / Administration are as follows :

Punjab University, Chandigarh.
Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
Manipal Institute of Higher Education, Manipal.


Some of the topics covered in the professional programme are as follows :

  • Administration of Hospital and Health Care Planning.
  • General & Personnel Management in Health Institutions.
  • Concepts of Epidemiology (Public Health Administration), Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology.
  • Financial Management & Inventory Control in Hospitals.
  • Behavioural Science (Organizational Behaviour in Hospitals).
  • Organization & Management of Hospitals.
  • Health Management Information System.
  • Hospital Policies, Practices, Acts & Committees : Bhore & Mudalior - Reports, Hospital Committee Reports & National Health Plans. (Industrial Relations, Employees Welfare, Trade Unions, Labour Laws).
  • Counselling.


As a Hospital Administrator you will be responsible for the overall organisation and management of the hospital to ensure its smooth functioning with the objective of ensuring the complete satisfaction of the patient. You will have to co-ordinate between the various departments of the hospital, ensure that all the equipment is functional, that there is a smooth flow of medical supplies and above all the required standards of cleanliness are maintained. You will also deal with the employees and financial matters.

The emphasis is on quality, efficiency and cost containment. The challenge is to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest cost. It entails giving 100% of your time to quality in-patient care, lowering the length of stay, decreasing resource utilisation and working with the medical and administrative staff to co-ordinate all aspects of in-house care.


Following the professional course you can avail of challenging job opportunities in medical institutes, hospitals, nursing homes and NGOs operating in the health care sector.

Over one-half of all jobs in this field are in hospitals. The remainder are in home health agencies, medical and dental laboratories, offices of dentists and other practitioners, and other health and allied services. New graduates with Master's degrees in health services or hospital administration may start as assistant hospital administrators, or as managers of non-health departments, like finance. Post-graduate residencies and fellowships are offered by hospitals and other health facilities; these are normally staff jobs. Graduates from Master's degree programmes also take jobs in hospitals, large group medical practices, clinics, mental health facilities, and multifacility nursing home corporations. Health service managers advance by moving into more responsible and higher paying positions such as assistant or associate administrator and finally, CEO, or by moving to larger facilities.

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