Business and Finance for the Health Manager

Subject code: NS5341:03

This subject provides the student with tools and skills needed to assume effective business and financial management functions. Health care is a business, and health managers must be able to manage their units in a fiscally appropriate way. This subject will explore topics such as building, understanding and monitoring budgets; accounting tools; capital investment management; and reporting.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of finance and business in healthcare
  • Apply key accounting principles, terms and language within the healthcare context
  • Examine the relationship between financial and clinical performance in healthcare
  • Discuss the responsibilities and challenges associated with business management in healthcare
  • Analyse and interpret financial information and statements to formulate conclusions and solutions related to financial performance, position, and risk in the healthcare sector.


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This subject is part of the Leadership and Management major in the online Master of Nursing.

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