MBA in Hospital & Health Systems Management is a four-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme for working professionals aspiring for a career in the high growth Hospital Administration and Health Systems management industry.

Admissions to this programme will begin in Nov 2018. For detailed programme information download the brochure below.

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  • Programme Highlights
  • Programme Curriculum
  • Learning Methodology
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee Structure
  • How to Apply
Programme Highlights
  1. During the third semester of the programme, participants are provided a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the administration of a modern hospital via a hospital immersion component. This is spread across two week long visits to CMC, Vellore and Bombay Hospital, Mumbai of about 10 days each, wherein the participants interact with industry professionals and learn firsthand how to efficiently run the day-to-day operations and manage the various functions of a large hospital including Finance, Billing, HR, Customer Service, Hospital Supplies, and General Administration.

  2. The programme is of four semesters, with online classes conducted mostly on weekends or after-business hours.

  3. Semesters 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cover four courses each. The 4th semester covers Dissertation/ Project Work.

  4. The Dissertation (Project Work) in the final semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.

  5. The programme uses a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners over convenient and regular intervals. Such a system provides timely and frequent feedback and helps busy working professionals stay on course with the programme.

  6. The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies and work integrated activities

Programme Curriculum

First semester

  • Financial and Management Accounting

  • Managerial Economics

  • Marketing

  • Quantitative Methods

Second Semester

  • Financial Management

  • Epidemic & Disaster Management

  • Introduction to Health Systems & Environmental Health

  • Service Quality Excellence in Healthcare

Third Semester

  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology

  • Healthcare Management

  • Hospital Operations Management

  • Strategic Management of Healthcare Organizations

Fourth Semester

  • Elective

  • Project 1


  • Decision Analysis

  • Leadership & Managing Change

  • Project Management


For more information on programme curriculum download the programme brochure

Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute.

Learning Methodology


Lectures are conducted live via online classes. These lectures can be attended via the internet using a computer from any

location. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus.

Classes for students admitted during the period May-June 2018 will begin during July 2018. The class schedule is announced within 1 week of completion of the admission process.

The online lectures are conducted usually over weekends for a total of 7-8 hours per week. If you miss a lecture, you can also access the recorded lecture on the internet.


Learners can access engaging learning material at their own pace which includes recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty members, course handouts and recorded lab content where applicable


Continuous Assessment includes graded Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam, and Comprehensive Exam


The programme emphasises on Experiential Learning that allows learners to apply concepts learnt in classroom in simulated, and real work situations. This is achieved through:

  • Two hospital immersion sessions at CMC Vellore and Bombay Hospital during the third semester

  • Simulation & Modelling exercises: Some or all of the following would be utilised across the programme

    • Simulation game on Working Capital Management, Decision Analysis, Supply Chain Management, etc.

    • Financial and Economic Modelling using spreadsheets

Case Studies and Assignments: Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme

Dissertation/ Project Work: The fourth semester offers an opportunity for learners to apply their knowledge gained during the programme to a real-world like complex project. The learner is expected to demonstrate understanding of vital principles learnt across semesters and their ability to successfully apply these concepts

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility to apply: Employed professionals in the healthcare industry, holding an Integrated First Degree of BITS Pilani or its equivalent, MBBS or its equivalent, with at least one year of relevant work experience. Professionals having a 3 year undergraduate degree along with postgraduate qualifications in medical, alternative medical, paramedical, healthcare management, and allied fields may also apply.

The programme is designed for:

  • Doctors, Dentists, and other Medical professionals working in Public/ Private/ Non-profit hospitals who are involved in the management and administration of the hospital and related services

  • Doctors, Dentists, and other Medical professionals who are running their own hospitals and want to enhance their management skills so as to deliver superior service and improve the top line and bottom line

  • Para-Medical professionals working in the healthcare industry and looking to upgrade their skills and thereby accelerate their career growth

  • Non-medical professionals working in the healthcare industry in support and administrative functions who are looking to upgrade their skills and thereby accelerate their career growth. These would include professionals working in such diverse areas as Finance, Billing, HR, Customer Service, Hospital Supplies, and General Administration

Fee Structure
  • The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2018-19

    Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500

    Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500

    Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 47,500

  • The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

  • Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay Rs. 64,000/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre. Fee payment by easy-EMIs is now available. Click here to learn more

  • Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

  • Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

  • For the examination centre at Dubai, in addition to the semester fees, for each semester there will be an examination centre fees of 1000 UAE Dirhams or equivalent per semester out of which 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in Mid-semester examinations at Dubai Centre for that semester and the remaining 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in comprehensive examinations at Dubai centre for that semester

  • All the above fees are non-refundable.

How to Apply
  • When the admissions begin in Nov 2018, visit the BITS Pilani Online Application Center to submit an online application. Link to the Online Application Center will become accessible when admissions are announced. Create your login at the Online Application Center by entering your unique Email ID and create a password of your choice. Once your login has been created, you can anytime access the Online Application Center using your email ID and password.

  • Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.

  • Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.

  • Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.

  • Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

  • Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number that appear on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.

  • In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

  • Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor. Click here to know who could be a Mentor.

  • Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/ Attachments.

    • Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist

    • Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates

  • Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG.

  • Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.

  • Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.

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