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University of Birmingham - Online MBA Clinical Leadership

Lead future clinical change 
Aging populations, greater patient expectations, rising healthcare costs and the growing prevalence of chronic disease – to meet these challenges, we urgently need smarter, more efficient healthcare systems driven by decisive and innovative health services leadership.

The University of Birmingham’s online MBA Clinical Leadership offers working professionals the opportunity to develop the high-level management skills they need to spearhead smarter, more value-based patient care solutions. In a field calling out for investment, the demand for clinical leadership and management can only increase - even before the COVID-19 pandemic, global healthcare spending was expected to rise by 5% annually between 2019 and 2023.

Enrich your healthcare management experience 
Delivered jointly by our triple-accredited business school and long-established Health Services Management Centre, the programme takes on a truly interdisciplinary approach. As well as the core MBA modules, you’ll study three healthcare-focused electives exploring everything from governance to disruptive digital technology. 

Not only will it empower you to manage experts, change policy and predict strategic level changes, it will help you understand the value of innovative care delivery models, advanced digital technology and data interoperability to develop more robust health ecosystems. Studying this distance learning programme also offers an opportunity to experience business practices both in and out of healthcare, through networking with students from over 70 different countries. 

By exposing you to such diverse perspectives, this programme develops a deep understanding and appreciation of the systems and techniques needed to deliver change more effectively and efficiently to transform patient outcomes.

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The Online MBA Clinical Leadership is a 180 credit full masters programme which takes approximately two and a half years to complete. As part of the programme, students complete nine core modules and choose an additional three elective modules (followed by a dissertation), to graduate with the full masters qualification. Note that your choice of elective may increase the duration of the programme.

1. Operations management
2. Marketing
3. International business
4. Accounting and finance
5. Organisational behaviour and human resource management
6. Strategy
7. Governance, policy and regulations in health organisations
8. Leading clinicians
9. Digital health 

1. Economics and economic policy for business
2. Service operations management
3. Critical integration in management
4. Marketing strategy
5. Managing change
6. Entrepreneurship and innovation
7. Corporate finance
8. Advanced strategy
9. Business in society

At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent 3.0 GPA

Two references

A statement of purpose

A minimum of 3 years’ managerial experience

For detailed pricing information and to find out more about the payment methods available, please request information and a member of the admissions team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry.

If you’re not working in the healthcare industry, you may be interested in the core Online MBA.

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