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

  • Identify challenges for financial managers in a healthcare context
  • Apply the principles of financial information and control to healthcare administration
  • Recognise and interpret the types of budgets used in healthcare settings
  • Identify and apply key accounting principles, terms and language
  • Interpret the information contained in basic financial statements to formulate conclusions about financial performance, financial position, liquidity, and risk of firms in the healthcare sector.


Discussion posts 20%
Analysis 30%
Business plan 50%

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

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