MMASc in Global Health Systems in Africa

The Master of Management of Applied Sciences (MMASc) Program in Global Health Systems in Africa (GHS-A) is a 12-month, comprehensive professional degree program that provides an environment for transdisciplinary and holistic approaches to becoming global leaders.

Thematic areas committed to combat poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental degradation while promoting the health and equality of those most vulnerable, such as women and children will be highlighted.

During this 12-month program, students will have the opportunity to discuss and propose solutions to issues in Global Health Systems in Africa while gaining the knowledge and skills to become a leader in this growing and dynamic field. This curriculum will bridge gaps between disciplines and provide students with organizational, leadership, and communication skills, enabling them to build successful careers.

Our MMASc program in GHS-A offers a unique opportunity for students to take core courses in communication and management (Organizational Behaviour, Fundamentals of Managerial Finance, Fundamentals of Marketing Management, Professional Communication, Professional Writing, Foundational Digital Communication for Professionals), as well as specialty courses in Global Health Systems in Africa.

Advocates for a healthier future, graduates will be well positioned to assume or fast track toward leadership positions in major government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the healthcare system both locally and internationally.

Completion Time

12 months

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Funding Details

Tuition payment methods and deadlines are available for viewing each term. The program is OSAP eligible. Please visit MMASc - Fees and Tuition for further information.

Admission Requirements

Completion of an Honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related field, from an accredited University or Institution; minimum 70% (B+) average in previous two years of study; reference letters; resume; and personal statement. Applicants must complete the online application (if the link does not open please try a different browser) and provide the following documents as part of the application process:
  • Biographical information
  • Current contact information
  • Transcripts English proficiency score
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two reference letters
  • Personal Statement (500 word maximum) - Please address the following three points.
    1. Briefly describe your short-term (one year out) and long-term (five to ten years out) career goals.
    2. Why is an MMASc a critical next step toward your achieving your professional objectives.
    3. Provide reference to specific aspects of the program that will contribute to your success.
  • Application fee

Learning Outcomes

  • By learning through diverse case studies built on groundbreaking research and techniques that address Global Health Systems in Africa issues, students will acquire a conceptual understanding and methodological competence.
  • Students will develop the ability to engage in critical thinking and writing about the core questions that underlie scholarship in the field of Global Health Systems in Africa.
  • Students will get a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of the techniques used to analyze and interpret large datasets.
  • Students will show an ability to plan a project to establish feasibility/evaluate processes/determine relative importance of experimental parameters. On the basis of this competence, the student will show originality in the application of knowledge to develop and apply innovative solutions.
  • An understanding of the knowledge and a critical awareness of the diverse challenges facing certain regions of Africa will be developed as well as the tools and techniques to bridge research to policy within existing governance structures.

Course Requirements

Students enrolled in the MMASc in Global Health Systems in Africa are expected to fulfill both core course requirements and the global health systems requirements:

Communication and Management Core Courses

  • Professional Writing
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Oral Communication
  • Fundamentals of Managerial Finance
  • Fundamentals of Marketing Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Career Seminar

Global Health Systems Courses (2018-19)

  • GHS 9010A Foundations and Case Studies of Global Health in Africa (0.5 FCE)
  • GHS 9011A Global Health Systems Assessment (0.5 FCE)
  • GHS 9012B Incubators and Accelerators of Innovation (0.5 FCE)
  • GHS 9015B Global Infections and Disease (0.5 FCE)
  • GHS 9017B: The Epidemiology of Major Diseases(0.5 FCE)
  • GHS 9020S Bridging Research to Policy and Practice to Improve Global Health (0.25 FCE)
  • GHS 9021S Cultural, Ethical and Participatory Engagements in Africa (0.25 FCE)
  • GHS9030W African Field School (1.0 FCE)
  • GHS 9040 Practicum in Africa (May – August) (1.0 FCE)
Capstone: at the end of the summer term students will participate in a ‘capstone’ event to share their experiences by making presentations on their Practicum experiences or Major Research Projects.

Practicum: students are required to participate in a summer Practicum. If extenuating circumstances preclude a student from participation, an alternate means to fulfil the course credit through a Major Research Project can be considered. The request to pursue the alternate course must be submitted in writing to the Program Director explaining the extenuating circumstances. Students who pursue Major Research Projects are responsible for formulating the project and finding a faculty member who is willing to supervise them over the summer term.

Progression Requirements: progress through the MMASc requires the maintenance of a minimum cumulative average of 70%, with no course mark below 60%.

Program Website

School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS)
Master of Management of Applied Science (MMASc)

Application Information

Application Deadlines
  • April 1, 2019: Final deadline for international applications.
  • July 1, 2019: Final deadline for domestic/permanent resident applications.
The next program intake is September 2019.
Application Fee: The application fee is $115 (CAD)
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