Career In Hospital Management

Hospital Management is one of the most recent concepts in the field of management courses.

It is the most important & lucrative career in the health sector.

In the early days, senior specialists used to perform the role of a hospital manager.

At present, the things are changed & the services of these professionals are required for the smooth functioning of hospitals.

The term which applies to those professionals who organize, coordinate, direct and supervise the delivery of medical services is “medical and health services manager“.

“Hospital management provides management skills for the delivery of health care services”.

Hospital management is known as management or administration of hospitals.

Hospital Management provides the direct connection between health care services and those supplying the services they require.

Hospital Management

Hospital Management Career involves ensuring effective use of physical & financial resources of the hospital. It also helps to create an organizational climate which is beneficial to the growth & development of the persons.

Hospital Managers & Administrators have become essential to manage hospitals & medical facilities.

They are responsible for education, overall patient care, research & community health care related to the organization.

Medical & Non-Medical background students can pursue a career in Hospital Management/Administration.

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Courses & Duration

How I start my career in Hospital Management?

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Courses After 12th

Courses After 12th Science

Candidates of any field medical or a non-medical background, they can pursue a career in Hospital Administration/Management. You can pursue Bachelor, Master & a Doctoral Degree in Hospital Management. Various Institutions in India also offer short-term, diploma, certificate and correspondence courses in Hospital management.

Bachelor Courses: The duration of this course is three years.

  • Bachelor of Hospital Management/Administration

Master Courses: It is two-year duration’s programme.

  • Master of Hospital Administration
  • MBA in Hospital Management/ Administration
  • PG Diploma in Hospital Management/Administration
  • PG Diploma in Hospital and Health Management
  • M.Sc in Hospital Administration

Doctoral Degree:

  • MD/M.Phill in Hospital Management

Skills required for the study of Hospital Management:

  • Good knowledge of finance and information systems
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Good Communication & Organizing Skill
  • Friendly personality
  • Ability to handle people and pressure
  • Ability to handle deadlines
  • Quick decision-making capability
  • Patience
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skill

The Indian Society of Health Administrators (ISHA) imparts one year Distance Learning course in Hospital Administration.

Admission & Eligibility

For UG Courses:

  • The candidate has to pass their higher secondary examination & secure at least 50% marks in the examination.

For PG Courses:

  • If you want to join the PG level courses, then you have to complete your graduation in any subject. The eligibility criterion for master courses is different according to the Institution and course concerned.
  • Famous Institutions such as AIIMS, AFMC, etc, they only give admission to a PG course for students, those complete their MBBS degree.
  • Candidate if interested to do a doctoral degree, then they have to require a Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) Degree.

You have to appear for national level entrance exam i.e. CAT 2021, MAT 2021 and XAT 2021. You can also apply for the university level entrance exams.

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You also have to appear in the group discussion & personal interview rounds.

Top colleges in India offers Hospital Management Courses:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
  • Symbiosis Centre of Health Care
  • Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Career & Jobs

Where i start my career after completing the education?

It is one of the challenging, responsible and moreover, a demanding job career.

The Career opportunities are increasing quickly in the field of Hospital Management. It is not because of the growing importance of the hospital industry, but also with the difference in the nature of work in hospitals.

For the young graduates, the job opportunity in Hospital Management is phenomenal. They can start your career as Assistant Hospital administrators or Managers or consultant. They manage outpatient clinics, hospitals, hospices, and drug-abuse treatment centres. After gaining experience in this field, they can be promoted to the position of CEO. They can also set up your own nursing home or hospital. If you interested in the education field, then you can employ as a teacher & lecturers in the colleges.

Hospital Managers require a good knowledge of interpretation of data, finance & information systems. They have a good communication nature with the staff of different departments & patients.

Job Profiles:

  • Deans & Directors of Medical Colleges
  • Hospital Superintendents
  • Deputy Superintendents
  • Medical Directors
  • Nursing Directors
  • Heads of Departments
  • Administrators
  • Healthcare Finance Managers

Those candidates have a diploma/degree in hospital management, they can work in nursing homes, clinics, public/private sector hospitals, health insurance companies, international and national healthcare organizations, medical institutes, public health departments, pharmaceuticals and hospital supply firms, etc.

You can also work with NGOs, Nursing Homes, etc.

The demand for experienced and skilled hospital managers in outside nation is reasonably high.

The work of Hospital Managers includes accounts, finance, and maintenance of the hospital, security, marketing and communications.

Top Recruiters:

  • Apollo
  • Wockhardt
  • Max
  • Fortis
  • Tata
  • Duncans
  • Wipro
  • Infosys
  • ICICI Bank
  • Fortis Healthcare Ltd.
  • Apollo Health Care


How much salary I earn?

The salary of the Hospital Manager/Administrator will depend on the organizations for which they work. The average salary of the Hospital Administrator is Rs 3 Lacs to Rs. 4 Lacs per year. With more year experience, they can earn more than Rs. 5 Lacs to Rs. 6 Lacs per annum.

From abroad, you can earn $ 30000 to $ 40000 per year.

Books & Study Material

Hospital Administration Principles and Practice by Yashpal Sharma, RK Sarma  & Libert Anil Gomes

Principles of Hospital Administration and Planning by Sakharkar

Human Resources in Healthcare by Bruce J Fried, Myron D Fottler

Healthcare Finance by Louis C Gapenski

Economics for Healthcare by Robert H Lee

The Law of Healthcare Administration by J. Stuart Showalter

Healthcare Finance by Louis C. Gapenski

Hospital Administration Principles and Practice by Yashpal Sharma, RK Sarma, Libert Anil Gomes

Formation Management of a Hospital – A Complete Guide to Setting up and Running a Health Care Organisation by Nabhi’s Publication

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Displaying 90 Comments
  1. Elizabeth says:

    Is this BHA available in government colleges or only in private?
    Criteria on which admission process takes place.

  2. Ban Anita says:

    at time i am in last year of bsc (pcm).after that i want to start hospital management.but i want more information about or guidence to do it.

  3. Rahul Roy says:

    I have passed 12class in 2020 and i want to do hospital management from techno india, salt Lake, kolkata,And i want to know, are there good college for hospital management

  4. Ajay kumar yogi says:

    My name is ajay kumar yogi I’m a nursing side student gnm with post basic nursing running but I’m not interested my filed plz tell me other side course and change my nursing side short period course and than change my job side

  5. Gidwin says:

    Please i want to offer B.Tech in Hospital management…I want to ask for the details of this course

  6. Ramya Raju says:

    Sir/madam I’ve finished my nursing and completed my MBA hospital management in distance education in 2015, tat time I searched for job,I didn’t get the job and I was working as a nurse but now sincerely willing to be in management line can u suggest what can I do to step in management line, thank you

  7. Tintu john says:

    I finished my GNM nursing ,can I apply for MBA hospital administration course

  8. Meghana says:

    Now i am doing bsc( botany zoology chemistry) degree i want to join in hospitality and health care management course in mba is it good

  9. Mouli Sarkar says:

    Right now I am doing bhm 3rd year and planning to do masters next year or later, so will I get a certificate of pharmacists or join pharmacy after that?!!

  10. Dharini patel says:

    I’m a commerce student I completed my bcom and CA intermediate (not cleared) so, now I want to study hospital management it’s possible for me after bcom ?
    If yes than how and which institute or other are best?
    And what is the processe ???

  11. Mallka says:

    Sir is bsc in hospital administration good of girls to continue in the future

  12. Aleena says:

    I have completed my MBA in HR specialisation. Now I would like to do my job in hospitality field. For that I need to do any crash courses or not? If so what all are the courses available for it & what all are the job positions available for me in hospitality fields.

  13. Indhumathi says:

    I am a student of BSc radiography I am interested in master degree in hospital management,plz give me a useful comments for my future career

  14. Kalicharan says:

    I am interrest in BHM.I compleat 12 with science ,please tell me sir the actule cource fee,and collages in bardhaman,west Bengal.I am waiting for your answer…

  15. Anshu says:

    I want to do mba now I m in bsc final so plzzz guide m regarding this

  16. Addanki Mary grace says:

    Hello sir good morning
    Can I do MBA
    I have completed GNM &
    I have 7 yrs experience in nursing
    I have interest to do MBA can u please help me

  17. km manju sharma says:

    im manju sharma msc biotecnology r b s college student so im hospital manegment bsc fainal year 2018 c b z se ok

  18. AKG says:

    Please suggest me for course after BDS.

  19. Alok Kumar Nayak says:

    Sir. I have done my graduation in bad. I interested to buildup my career in hospital administration can you help me please

  20. Shreya says:

    How can i get admissions in hospital management programmes ug level in 2018
    Is there any particular common enterance test ? If yes then what are the dates?

  21. Keerthi says:

    Can pharm D student apply for PG.. In hospital management.. What are the credentials required for a doctor of pharmacy graduates to apply for pg

  22. SANJIV says:

    I want to do an MBA in hospital Adm by Distance education mode or Part Time. ALSO the course syllabi, should contain the current applications such as Medical informatics, Accreditation, Quality in Healtcare & Patient Safety. Pl suggest the Institute or University for the said course.Thanking you for your efforts in advance for a suitsble reply.

  23. Vaibhavee says:

    hospital management course need any entrance exam for UG after 12th

  24. Megha Saha says:

    I have dobe my graduation in BA history hons.. Now i wanna do the hospital management… So how can i apply nd where? Pls tell me the information

  25. swathi says:

    Sir,I had completed pharm d..I want to do hospital management course…Im confusing whether i have to choose research side or hospital management….im planning to go to which one is correct for me?

  26. Kashish Laad says:

    Hello sir…I had completed my 12th now…and i m interested in hospital managment…can i do..diploma course in hospital administration….please suggest any college for this course …in pune..!…

  27. Bibhuti Talukdar says:

    I have done my bachelors in hospital management. Please let me know if can open a retail pharmacy. Or if need any other degree. Please let me know at the earliest.

  28. chavda Bhoomi says:

    sir i m doing and i m in last sem. of it. I m interested in hospital management so…. suggest me can i do it?

  29. About mba says:

    Now this is my final year in Bsc Mlt can i do mba

  30. Preeti sonker says:

    Ihd complte gradution nd GNM diploma nd i want to get admission in hospital management.. ..soo How to i apply for admission nd how to i prepare for exam….

  31. Gudli says:

    Can we do masters in hospital managemnt after completing b.pharm ?

  32. Firdous says:

    Hi.. I am in final year of my if degree… M doing bsc in biotechnology and want to do hospital management course… So for what I should apply for getting into that course

  33. Dr. Debika Ghosh says:


    I am a Homoeopathic graduate. I want to pursue PG Diploma in Public Health n Hospital Management. Can you suggest me few good institutions that offer distance learning of the said course?


  34. Ashwini says:

    I am pursuing my final year Msc in lifescience.want to continue in this hospital management course.suggestions are needed.

  35. Dr Nilufar Mahmud says:

    I have done hospital management coarse through online n I m looking for a job.. I m from Guwahati.and here there is no corporate hospital hence finding difficulty in getting job. What should I do

    • Hanif Khan says:

      visit your nearby cities for job.

    • Your Name... says:

      i have done my mbbs .. and im interested in going in hospital management. can you please guide which course will be best for me.. pg or doctoral degree.. and which universty i should apply and whats the procedure? will be helpful if ucould reply

      • Hanif Khan says:

        Yes, you should do MBA in Hospital Management. This is a 2 year degree programme and also available at distance mode.

  36. Vikash singh yadav says:

    I like your website…. सर मेने b pharma kiya h और में as pharmacist govt job में हु और में हॉस्पिटल सेक्टर में आगे जाना चाहता हु….. What course willl be best????

  37. Ahmed says:

    Hi. I have completed my +2 with MPC and have recently dropped out of engineering as it really isn’t what I want to do. I love management and I am really interested in hospital management. I am 21 now and I hope it’s not too late. I would really appreciate some guidance.

  38. Mathelain says:

    Respected sir iam student of science in highersecondary and diploma in nursing can i able to study pg diploma in hospital age is 34. Kindly reply me

  39. Jigar Shah says:

    I am MBA marketing candidate and want to pursue post graduate diploma in hospital management in distance learning. From where can i pursue this course in distance learning.

  40. Aditi sawant says:

    I am in 12th and will be giving my boards after 4 months i want to pursue hospital management so what are the exams required for it and which are the top colleges . Please help me out sir.

  41. avinash sasane says:

    Sir i have completed my bhms degree now im intrested in hospital management so how can i get the admission or more knowladge about these .plz sir advice me about it

  42. Anjali says:

    Hello sir i hv completed my masters in biomedical tech. In 2014 bt still i didnt got any job so m very tensed about my carrer .now i m luking to do another course Which is job oriented course. Plz help me or suggest me sir what to do next jisse me apne career ko safe kr sko .

  43. Madhavi says:

    I have done bds but internship is not complete.. am i eligible for mba in hospital managemnent

  44. Nilanjana Roy says:

    I have completed food and nutrition honours from Calcutta university,I have interest in hospitality administration,so can I apply?Is there any entrance exam?please guide me as soon as possible

  45. anisha raj says:

    Sir I have done my graduation in I m interested in hospital management. Can u guide me how I can I pursue it

  46. Sreyashi Sen says:

    Hye.. I have done my graduation in B.A Hons in English in Rabindra Bharati University… So I have build up my career in medical line… Plz advise me…

  47. Ajilin says:

    I am a biomedical engineer can i do hospital administration in any other degree than MBA

  48. Payal says:

    I have done bach of physiotherapy from delhi university, doing a job (non clinical) as an associate.
    I wish to do MBA to achieve a higher post(MANAGEMENT) in any MNC
    Or enter into hospital management….i wont b able to do a full time course now.
    Part time would do.
    please guide what should i do

  49. sandeep says:

    I am a neurosurgeon, would like to learn hospital management. Where can I do part time MBA

  50. gurdeepsingh says:

    sir. maine hospital management ka diploma complete kr liya he plz gild me. and any where jobs

    • Prabhash says:

      Sir can you please guide me with the details of diploma course in hospital mgt. What is the minimum education qualification, course duration and colleges which offer such course?

  51. prateek kumar verma says:

    hello sir hospital managment (bha) ke application form kis time me aate hai

  52. Ravdeep says:

    I have complete my +2class with 70% I want to admission in MBA hospital management?is it possible?????☺

  53. a question says:

    sir, Iam a BSC Optometry student,can i able to do hospital managment course after this? can u pls help me to find an answer hopefull

  54. SANJAY says:

    SIR I AM COMPLETED B.SC ELECTRONICS.I want to join later course. Which course is available in management side. Please tell me the details about courses

  55. Pradeep kumar says:

    me gredution tho ni kar paya par mantinece aur management ka experience kafi hkyuki maine hospital aur company m mantinence aur management hi dekhta hu ab bhi
    tho plzzzzzzzzz sir

  56. Dadei says:

    I have completed GNM nursing can i join bhm if so please suggest any best college in assam

  57. Ankit Pandey says:

    Hell sir, i want to know which is the best college in the delhi for hospital manegment..i have done in 2015 and i am working lifespan clinic as a cordinatior.
    m i eligible for this.

  58. k.swathi says:

    SIR,I want to know which is the best college offering mba hospital administration course in HYDERABAD,and fee structure.I did my

  59. Deepak prajapati says:

    which is good institute for H.A.

  60. Ibrar says:

    Sir I have a bio student and I have interested hospital management so plz sir suggest me whose college is best for me career sir

  61. rashmi says:

    i have done B.B.A from S.M.U in 2014 and then i have done my pg diploma in gerontoly from ministry of social justice and empowerment and i want to do hospital management and want to know about it when i can apply what is the eligibity criteria in JNU ,FMS & IN AIIMS.

    • Najuka says:

      Hi sir i am doing bsc in microbiology is i get admission for hospital management coarse? ??&how? ? Is any entrance exam there? ?

  62. nidhi says:

    Sir I want bhm in Rajasthan but I can’t get it can u plzzz help me sir I really want to go in hospital management

  63. Sutanuka ghosh says:

    Sir I wish to join Hospital Management course I am +2 eaminee please you tell me when & where l apply for above course

  64. shameem. says:

    i want to know which is the best college offering mba hospital administration course in tamil nadu??

  65. amalendu kundu says:

    please told me that how salari for facearse student in bhm

  66. Rajashekar says:

    I was completed BSc nursing. I want to join later course. Which course is available in management side. Please tell me the details about courses

  67. Rishika says:

    sir i m a bio student i m really cofused with my career…
    i m not much interested in becoming a doctor though i m a bright student….
    i want u to suggest me some fields which i can pursue and become successful.i m basically interested in going for food industry and hospital management courses but do not know how to pursue them diretly after12

  68. Sumit Kumar says:

    Can I join MBA in hospital management after doing diploma in hospital management

  69. sir suggested me fr me bright future... i m greduate in b.a stream ii have buildup my career in madical line says:

    sir suggested me fr me bright future… i m greduate in b.a stream ii have buildup my career in madical line.

    • Ojing Regon says:

      I have done my graduation in b.a but now i wanna do hospital administration…so how can i do that please help out sir..

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