Department of Health Systems Management
Meru (Main), Mombasa, Nairobi
Distance Learning, Part-Time
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
2 Years

Goal: The programme is customized for managers and executives in health care institutions. The program provides a broad view of issues and challenges of health care and health systems management in Africa, examines the possible and viable solutions of addressing these challenges competitively and in a sustainable manner. The programme also seeks to build a knowledge base on health systems design and management from an African perspective, while scaling up the best practices for improvement of quality of lives of populations.

Course Details

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) on a 4.0 scale or an Upper Second Class Honours in a relevant degree programme or equivalent qualifications from recognized Institutions is required.

In exceptional cases, the Senate may also admit to the Masters Programme candidates with
Lower Second Class Honours but showing proven relevant research, professional and Scholarly experience.

How to Study

Study mode: Part time (Nairobi campus), DLM (all campuses with Tutorials held in Nairobi)

Career Opportunities

• Clinical Manager
• Health Information Manager
• Healthcare Compliance Manager
• Healthcare Consultant
• Healthcare Financial Manager
• Healthcare Management Researcher
• Hospital Administrator
• Nursing home administrator
• Social and community service manager

Places of Employment

Career opportunities in various organizations: including
• Health facilities,
• Nursing homes
• Health organizations: Government organizations and non-governmental organizations
• Learning and research institutions: Colleges and Universities

Course Structure and Modules

Required Courses

Course CodeCourse NameTermCredit Hours
HSMG 515Fundamentals of Health Systems ManagementTrimester-13
HSMG 516Management and Leadership for HealthTrimester-13
HSMG 517Health Services ManagementTrimester-13
HSMG 518Managing Human Resources for HealthTrimester-13
HSMG 519Healthcare Commodities ManagementTrimester-13
HSMG 525Health Financing and EconomicsTrimester-23
HSMG 526Health Care Quality ManagementTrimester-23
HSMG 527Health Information ManagementTrimester-23
HSMG 528Health Systems Research MethodsTrimester-23
HSMG 529Statistics for Health Systems ResearchTrimester-23
HSMG 535Health Project Management and EvaluationTrimester-33
HSMG 536Research Concept and Proposal DevelopmentTrimester-36
HSMG 544Thesis Write-up and DefenseTrimester-412
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