Career in Hospital Administration: Key responsibilities,Courses,Job Opportunity

Career in Hospital Administration:

The Hospital sector is blooming industry and to handle smooth operations a Hospital Administrator is required.  It is a competitive industry as Hospitals, Clinics provide quality care for a larger number of people, and hospital administration jobs are growing in quantity.

If you are responsible to handle a large team and confident enough to crucial decision then you can chose Hospital Administration as Career.

Amidst covid 19 lock lockdown we have realised along with wealth and great health we also need a good healthcare industry. Healthcare business is changing and evolving and Hospital Administrator plays a vital role here.

The role of a Hospital Administrator is to put together hospital policies keeping the set budget in consideration, designing the budget for each department, taking care of the entire infrastructure and supervising daily operations of a hospital.

Here are few key responsibilities of Hospital Administrator:

Managing daily budget, checking daily expense and taking required taking actions.

Always ready for cost effective solution and keeping management posted daily budget cycle.

Creating list of things required for hospital so that no delay occurs in serving the patients & check if the ambulances are working fine or need maintenance, to supervise the staff in maintaining discipline.

Resolving issues of patients regarding getting treatment or difficulties faced by doctors or medical staff.

You must have Good knowledge of finance and information systems, ability to handle people and pressure, Quick decision-making capability and excellent verbal & written communication skill.


This job opportunity that a candidate will have after pursuing Hospital Management Course:

MBA in Hospital Management or MBA in Healthcare Management: must have a graduation degree with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate

Candidate must have qualified at least one MBA entrance exam like CAT/XAT/MAT/GMAT or university level entrance exam.


Subjects incorporated in Hospital Management course are the following:


Principles of Management

Marketing Management

Managerial Communication

Organizational Behaviour

Healthcare Economics

Health Management

Fundamental of Healthcare Administration

Hospital Planning

Hospital Administration

Strategic Management

Finance Management


Master of Business Administration or MBA in Hospital Administration:

It’s a 2-year full-time postgraduate course, the minimum eligibility for which is a bachelor’s degree in any field from a certified institute.

The program is spread over two years divided into four semesters of 6 months each.

Here are some institutes in India which offer Hospital Management course:

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune

Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

School of Management Studies, Hyderabad University, Hyderabad

Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Hyderabad

Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur

Amity University, Noida

International Institute of Health Management Research, New Delhi