MGSM launches health care elective in 2013

21 May 2013

In September this year, MGSM will launch a specialist elective for MBA students focussing on leadership and management issues specific to the health care sector.

MGSM’s Interim Dean, Associate Professor Guy Ford said: “For some time a significant proportion of participants in the school’s programs have come from the health care sector and while strategy, change management and leadership are common across all sectors, the heath care sector faces specific challenges around these items that are sufficient to warrant a specific and deeper focus.”

The unique feature of this unit will be the delivery of classes by key industry leaders from the health care sector, including: Chris Rex, CEO of Ramsay Health Care; Chris Roberts, CEO of Cochlear; Steven Rubic, CEO of I-MED Network Radiology; Dr Rachel David, Healthcare and Public Sector, McKinsey & Company; Michael Roff, CEO of APHA; Wayne Cahill, Partner at Ashurst and Evan Rawstron, COO, Macquarie University Hospital. These experts will work in the classroom with MGSM faculty to ensure a highly relevant learning experience.

The unit will be led by MGSM’s Graham Millett and has been developed in collaboration with Professor Mark Compton AM. Professor Compton is the CEO of St Luke’s Care, Vice Chancellor and non-executive director of St John Ambulance Australia and a non-executive director of Macquarie University Hospital.

Professor Compton said: “MGSM will be among the leading business schools in the world to offer a specific health care elective as part of its MBA program. The School is well placed to provide this opportunity due to its physical proximity to many health care, life science, pharmaceutical and medical device organisations and also its relationship with the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University.

He continues: “Due to Australia’s ageing population and the increasing demand on health care services, along with tight government budgets and the continuing global economic conditions it is critical that we offer further specific training and education to our current and future health care leaders and managers. This will make a very significant contribution to securing a strong and stable future for the sector.”

Other than MGSM MBA students, the unit is open to MGSM alumni and industry professionals who may wish to participate in this unit.

As part of the assessment, participants will work on a project developed in conjunction with the presenters and supported by an advisory committee of experts in the field. This approach is complemented by MGSM’s current Living Case Study with Pfizer Oncology.

For enquiries regarding enrolment, please contact the Student Services Team via studentservices@mgsm.edu.au

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Professor Mark Compton AM, CEO of St Luke’s Care, Vice Chancellor and non-executive director of St John Ambulance Australia and a non-executive director of Macquarie University Hospital.

Professor Mark Compton AM, CEO of St Luke’s Care, Vice Chancellor and non-executive director of St John Ambulance Australia and a non-executive director of Macquarie University Hospital.

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