The Master of Hospital Administration program, jointly administered by Nankai University, China, and Flinders University, Australia, is a Sino-foreign cooperative educational program that is so far the only one of its kind in China training professionals in this field. The program was approved in 2002 by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) and enrolled its first intake in the following year.
The program is fully accredited by the MOE:
Program and the strengths
1. Independently-designed entrance examination and strong team of faculty
The entrance exams are built by faculty members from both Nankai University and Flinders University, and are separate from China’s national graduate examinations. Latest debates and solid knowledge in this field are brought to class by experienced and senior faculty members from both institutions.
2. Full accreditation status and CSCSE authentication
The program is fully accredited by the MOE, and the MHA degree certificates are eligible for authentication by the Ministry’s Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE).
3. World-class program administration tailored to the needs of Chinese students
The MHA program benefits from the world’s advanced concepts of hospital administration, which are aligned with the global trend and meet the requirements of China’s medical reform and the needs of private hospitals in the country.
4. Reputation
The MAIRET is a Sino-foreign cooperative educational program of sound standing that enjoys high reputation among comparable programs in China. Its graduates have been spoken highly by their employers.
5. A platform for exchanges and sharing
Students will have regular access to seminars and lectures, where scholars, professionals, and business executives from both home and abroad will share their rich experiences with the program’s students. The previous seminars have been met with enthusiasm and served as a platform to support both the current students and the program alumni.
Curriculum plan of courses (a total of 16 courses composed of 8 Flinders topics and 8 Nankai topics)


Topic (taught in English)


Topic (taught in Chinese)

Flinders University

Health Systems: an International Perspective

Nankai University

1、China’s Medical Reform (lecture)

Introduction to Hospital Administration

Science of Management

Hospital Financial Resource Management

Fundamentals of Economics

Managing Corporate Communications

Financial Management

Risk Management & Clinical Governance

Marketing of Services

Strategic Management

Human Resources Management

Health Informatics

English for MHA Majors

Degree thesis

Healthcare Legislature & Medical Ethics

Duration of course & mode of learning

1. Duration of course: two years
2. Location: Nankai University (Balitai campus)
3. Mode of learning: part-time
4. Lecture schedule: concentrated timetabling. Class meets once every month, and each class session runs for three or four days. It typically takes place from Friday to Sunday, or from Thursday to Sunday.
5. Course format:
1) Flinders topics are delivered by Flinders faculty, supported by class tutors. The topics are assessed in the form of papers and the degree thesis composed in English.
2) Nankai topics are taught by Nankai faculty. They are assessed in the form of exams or papers.
Degree and CSCSE authentication
Students who have successfully completed all of the degree requirements will be granted Flinders degree of Master of Hospital Administration. The degree is accepted for authentication by the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchanges (CSCSE).
1. Eligibility: The MHA program is open to working professionals who have successfully completed undergraduate course of studies and who have had at least four years of experiences in management roles in hospital administration.
2. Candidates must hold top leadership or at least management positions in either a hospital or a government regulatory agency in the field of hospital administration.
Contact us
Cooperative Educational Programs Office, College of Economic and Social Development (CESD), Nankai University
Address: Room B315, CESD Building, No. 94, Weijin road, Nankai District, Tianjin
Zip code: 300071
Tel.: 0086 022 23498062
Program officers: Mr. Yan Wu, Ms. Xin Wang

Nankai University

No.38 Tongyan Road, Jinnan District, Tianjin , P.R. China 300350

No.94 Weijin Road,  Nankai District, Tianjin, P.R.China  300071