UCL Executive MBA Health

    • Full or part time
      Part time & Online distance learning available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Communications Management - Other Nursing - Other Medicine - Other Management Studies Communications Management - Internal Communications Nursing & Health - Other Business
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      2 years part time
    • MBA Program Type

    About This MBA Program

    Course Description

    Register your interest in graduate study at UCL

    Our part-time 24-month on-line Executive MBA Health programme positions you at the forefront of healthcare leadership. The EMBA is designed for busy professionals who are seeking to gain a world-class specialist business education alongside their careers.

    An innovative health focused business education - on your terms

    The UCL Executive MBA Health programme blends world-class research, teaching, and impact with practical business and leadership skills. You will combine knowledge, skills, and behaviours in business and management studies found on a high-quality general MBA with in-depth understanding of global healthcare systems. UCL’s on-line EMBA includes an immersive week in London during the first year and a fieldwork week in the second year in the USA. It offers greater flexibility than the full/part-time MBA Health programme which may suit individuals at different stages of their careers.

    As healthcare now accounts for more than 10% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Executive MBA Health equips you for career and entrepreneurship opportunities in a growing and dynamic global sector.

    Who it’s for:

    • Individuals who are looking to gain the skills of a specialist Executive MBA in Health that fits in with work, family, and other commitments.
    • Individuals who determined to make a difference as healthcare leaders.
    • Clinicians, scientists, general managers, business specialists, social scientists and entrepreneurs who are seeking to elevate their careers in public or private health sectors, NGOs, think tanks, management consulting, policy making, or entrepreneurship. 
    • NHS employees in particular would benefit from this Master’s degree.
    • Individuals who are seeking to pivot to a role in the healthcare sector with ambitions to lead at a higher level

    Why study an EMBA Health?

    With the challenges facing the health sector, our flexible online Executive MBA Health will give senior leaders the critical skills needed to embrace innovation and spearhead impactful change.

    Our UCL Executive MBA Health programme provides the foundation to improve the quality of health and healthcare leadership and management in public, private, not-for-profit organisations and NGOs across the world. With health now accounting for more than 10% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), health and healthcare being in the global spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic and wider pressures on healthcare systems ever increasing, now is an ideal time to gain an EMBA qualification that will boost your personal development to create impact and meaningful change.

    Leaders in the field who are already busy professionals don't necessarily have time to take out a whole year from their careers and that's why we've developed a programme that is delivered part-time online. Our Executive MBA Health gives you the chance to gain all the business acumen of a typical MBA with a healthcare focused lens. Doing this without having to pause your career allows you to implement your learning right into where it matters, allowing you to make real change within your organisation in a sector that needs informed leaders now more than ever before.

    The Executive MBA Health programme

    Designed for busy professionals who are seeking to gain a world-class education without pausing their careers, our MBA Executive Programme Health will elevate your career in healthcare management.

    Programme overview

    UCL’s Executive MBA Health offers unique opportunities to realise your ambitions in health leadership. It is a transformational programme delivered by a global top 10 university in the world’s first business school dedicated to health.

    We combine world-class research-led teaching with practical business skills and expertise in healthcare leadership and management. As a UCL Executive MBA Health graduate, you will gain the competencies of a traditional MBA graduate while honing a solid theoretical and practical understanding of global healthcare systems. You will develop confidence and critical thinking skills as a reflective practitioner and leader to enhance your employability and earning potential as a change maker.

    The Executive MBA Health offers applicants who are already working in the healthcare sector or wanting to pivot into the business of health the same excellent quality MBA education that our face-to-face programme offers. Additionally, the EMBA flexible on-line delivery mode supports busy professionals to learn while working full-time anywhere in the world.

    Programme curriculum

    The Executive MBA Health programme core content is delivered in four blocks. Each block is delivered across eight weeks of learning and worth 30 credits. A block comprises three topics plus a wrap up. Each topic and wrap up takes two weeks. During the wrap-up two weeks for each block, different topics are synthesised to integrate learning and application. All modules are a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning with live on-line sessions offered in evenings (UK time) and on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate students’ busy schedules. As an EMBA student (i.e. part-time), you will complete two blocks in your first year and two blocks in the second year. If you choose to take the programme as a flexible student, you will work with your personal tutor to design a timeline for completing the programme that works for you. You will also complete a project in the third team of each year: the individual health consultant project in the first year and the group Global Health Challenge Project in the second year. 

    Each block focuses in depth on three business disciplines. The wrap up sessions for each block integrate learning and application based on real-world scenarios and case studies with discussions facilitated by health care and leadership experts from varied fields and functions.

    Careers – Your Personal and Professional Preparation

    Getting a UCL Executive MBA Health from UCL Global Business School for Health will set you apart. It will fully immerse you in the field of health and healthcare management surrounded by leaders in health management and business. We see this programme as part of your journey to not only boost your earning potential, but making a real difference to the global health sector.

    Visit the UCL Executive MBA Health page on the University College London web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    A UK minimum of an upper second-class (2.1) degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Graduates without the relevant degree classification but with extensive relevant work experience are welcome to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.