Health MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
      Full time - £45,000
      Part time - £22,500
    • Course Disciplines
      Business & Management - Other Nursing & Health - Other
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      1 year full time, 2 years part time
    • MBA Program Type

    About This MBA Program

    Course Description

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    Elevate your ambitions, ignite your earning potential and harness the power of world class innovators with an MBA that will place you at the cutting edge of health leadership.

    A transformational programme from the world’s first business school dedicated to health, taught from a global top 10 university, our MBA Health programme offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to realise your exceptional ambitions in health leadership. 

    Bringing together world-class academia with practical business skills, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and attributes of a traditional MBA graduate in addition to solid application of theories and tools in the health sector. A competitive programme with global relevance, you will enhance your employability and earning potential, securing your place as a future changemaking healthcare leader.

    Health and healthcare are in the global spotlight, and the transformation of healthcare delivery is widely needed so now is the time to gain a qualification that will help you bring about meaningful and widespread impact. Our MBA Health programme provides the foundations to improve the quality of health and healthcare management in public, private and not-for-profit organisations (NGOs) globally by teaching and inspiring the next generation of transformational leaders.

    Who this course is for

    The MBA Health is our flagship programme and is highly competitive. When reviewing MBA Health applications, we will assess your eligibility for the programme based on a combination of your academic credentials, work experience, personal statement, admissions interview and references. We are looking for applications from ambitious individuals who want to become the next leaders in healthcare. If you are a bold thinking innovator and want to further your leadership credentials in the healthcare management sector whilst making a positive change to global healthcare outputs, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Our MBA Health programme is for ambitious individuals who are determined to become exceptional leaders in healthcare. You may be a manager, clinician, business specialist or medical consultant looking to elevate your career in the public or private health sector. You could have some experience in healthcare management or leadership, with ambitions to lead at a higher level. You may also be a professional with a little work experience in any sector, intent on pivoting your career direction via this MBA. A highly competitive international programme, our MBA Health degree is for any individual who thinks they have what it takes to embrace top positions in healthcare management, in order to make a difference to global health outcomes.

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    What this course will give you

    Getting an MBA Health from UCL Global Business School for Health will set you apart. As it is a specialist MBA fully focusing on health, you will gain all the competencies and attributes of a traditional MBA, while honing in on the practical application of skills in healthcare management. We see this programme as part of your journey to not only boost your earning potential but to make a real difference to the global health sector. Your personal and professional journey is at the forefront as we support your career, promotion and network building through the MBA Health programme.

    Ultimately we expect graduates of the UCL MBA Health programme to become the world's most distinguished health sector leaders. Prior to starting the degree you will be invited to complete a set of fully online self-paced primer courses. These provide you with a solid grounding to undertake the MBA Health Programme. Courses include economics, finance and accounting.

    There will be a -one week induction prior to the start of term focused on personal development, organisational behaviour and team building. It will include a three-day residency off-campus with personal and group development, personality and career assessment testing and career coaching.

    The three-day residential off-campus retreat is designed to help you build a sense of belonging and cohort identity and introduce you to the MBA Health experience. Most importantly, it will give you uninterrupted space to learn more about yourself, your leadership style and teamwork skills as you begin to create your personal MBA journey and experience.

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    The foundation of your career


    Graduates of the MBA Health programme can expect to have:

    • An enhanced understanding of the intersection between health and business.
    • Substantial research and analytical skills that can be specifically applied to health and business leadership.
    • A detailed understanding of how health systems and enterprises globally are managed and lead in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Highly developed professional skills, with a focus on change and innovation in healthcare.
    • Well-honed written and verbal communication skills to support information and data management.
    • The capacity to identify business opportunities arising from healthcare research.
    • Important knowledge about the ethical, legal and regulatory issues associated with bringing health innovations to market.
    • A keen awareness of your professional ambitions and skillsets, along with networks of colleagues and health leaders that will last a lifetime.
    • A mindset embracing innovation, nurtured by the experiential learning and real world examples used in teaching at UCL GBSH.
    • An appreciation of teamwork and collaboration for problem solving and delivering equality, diversity and inclusion in healthcare settings.

    Career Support throughout your programme

    You will receive tailored career support from day one of the MBA Health programme. Through a psychometric leadership profiling process you will develop your leadership style and follow your individual professional growth plans. You will have access to a personal tutor and one-to-one career coaching to help you navigate your career strategies from consultancy to C-suite roles in health, healthcare management and business. Across the academic year you will tap into a full programme of events, job boards, resources and career workshops supporting the entire recruitment processes for MBA Health related positions.

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

    Entry Requirements

    A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s 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. At least three years’ postgraduate professional experience is also required. Applicants are expected to have a well-balanced GMAT score or a valid GRE score. All candidates will be interviewed to assure they understand the demands of the programme and are a good fit for this specialism in health.