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MBA International Healthcare Management

The MBA in Healthcare Management provides a broadly-based postgraduate level of education in healthcare management for pre and post experience graduates. It is not restrictive in limiting admission to graduates with prior work experience, as we believe new first degree graduates are well able to take a Masters programme in management. Students specialise in healthcare subjects during the second term, and while the modules taken are very standard, the programme has a distinctly international orientation.

Teaching and learning will be achieved through lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided independent study, and a variety of assessments, including examinations. The course will be taught in a modular format, with each module normally being taught in an intensive one-week block.

The MBA in Healthcare Management aims to equip you with the following competencies and understanding:

  • Advanced knowledge in key areas relevant to international healthcare systems, their management and reform
  • Awareness of key leadership and influencing behaviours
  • Knowledge of factors that facilitate complex change management
  • Awareness of the need for forward-looking strategising and innovation in sustaining excellence in healthcare delivery
  • Political and media 'intelligence' and skills in gaining patient and public perspectives and confidence
  • Critical appraisal, reflexive and communication skills to develop managers who understand, practice and promote evidence-based healthcare
  • A foundation in topics relevant to international business


Course Format

The programme is, in general, intended as a one-year programme. Arrangements can be made, however, for part-time students to be able to complete the programme over two years. As required for Masters programmes, the MBA will have 1,800 hours of study in a variety of forms.

The compulsory Core Courses are:

  1. International Accounting and Finance
  2. International Marketing
  3. International Strategy
  4. International Human Resource Management
  5. Information Systems / Operations Management
  6. Sustainability

Two elective modules are also required:

  1. A strategic/International Perspective of Healthcare Service Management
  2. Healthcare Systems Management
  3. Monitoring and Evaluation in Healthcare Systems
  4. Managing Change in Healthcare Organisation

All students are also required to take a course in research methodology, a pass in which is a condition for being allowed to proceed to the dissertation. The third part of the programme is a dissertation on a topic on healthcare management.

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Core Modules

International Finance and Accounting – MBA 01

The basic technique of finance is the same whether one is interested in Personal Finance, Business Finance or Public Sector Finance. It is necessary for everyone to understand how to measure the real cost of money, and the real return from investment. The course covers the basic mathematics of finance. That is how to measure present values and future values. This is an introduction to the subject of finance and of accounting. The module provides an introduction to international financial markets, to the source of funds for companies, and to the investment opportunities for those with money. Taxation is briefly covered. The numerous methods of valuing an equity share are introduced. The efficiency of the stock markets is examined, and the opportunities to make money on the markets considered.


International Marketing – MBA 02

The module aims to develop an advanced understanding of the managerial marketing vocabulary of concepts, maxims and normative models within an international context drawing on issues in differing domains of practice including the public sector. The baseline for the module is the influential US normative tradition of applied marketing principles. Alongside this, the module aims to encourage a critical engagement from students supported by reference to traditions of marketing scholarship which seek not to advance organizational effectiveness but to study the evolution, production and communication of marketing thought itself.


International Strategy – MBA 03

This course provides the student with an understanding of how Corporate and Business Strategy fits into the organisation and running of a company or multi-company corporation. The course consists of 10 x three hour sessions of lectures and case studies including the theories behind strategy development, current views on the nature of corporate strategy, international strategy, cooperative strategy, and how to achieve strategic change. The aim of the module is to introduce the student to the way in which a firm can achieve sustainable competitive advantage and develop the corporation internationally.


International HRM – MBA 04

This module introduces students to the principal issues underlying human resource management [HRM] in international organisations. It does so with particular attention to the transfer of HRM practices from one country setting to another through the medium of the multinational corporation and international joint ventures. As the significant context for international HRM, the module introduces students to the nature of national culture and examines the implications for HRM of variations between major cultures.


Information Systems – MBA 05

Information Systems: This course aims to introduce students to some of the key information systems issues faced by organisations in today’s global business environment. Starting with the use of information systems for attaining competitive advantage, the course will address organisational and managerial concerns in the development, implementation and effective management of information systems. Particular emphasis will be placed on using a variety of case studies to make explicit the problems involved in the management of technological change in organisations as well as the impact of information systems on organisational culture and context.


Sustainability – MBA 06

Debates on business ethics are not new, but more recently the subject has attracted the attention of major corporations, governments, international bodies and consulting firms. Ethical issues have become increasingly important in business education. The subject assumed critical significance following the recent corporate scandals and the controversial behaviour of multinational corporations [MNCs] in developing countries and their often reluctant response to societal pressures to adopt a more responsible stance towards the environment. This module will focus on the ethical issues that affect the management of MNCs and other firms. Its general objective is to enhance the students’ capacity to recognize ethical dilemmas which such organizations face. Using examples from the business world, the module will develop the students’ ability to handle the ethical decisions they are likely to encounter in their personal and professional lives.


Elective Modules

A Strategic/International Perspective  of Healthcare Service Management - E10

To develop the capacity to effectively manage various Healthcare services by applying and integrating knowledge about Healthcare systems as well as management principles. This will develop students’ critical thinking ability about health services, understand how services function, the reasons services have developed, the basis of some universal, persistent problems, and possible management solutions


Healthcare Systems Management - E11

To develop an understanding of the principles that govern how health systems function. To increase student’s ability to undertake analysis of health systems in both developed and developing countries by exposure to the foundations of healthcare systems and modes of operation, health system designs and implications as well as impacts of different design features.


Monitoring and Evaluation in Healthcare Systems - E12

To describe and illustrate a range of methods which can be used to evaluate health care services, interventions and programmes in developed and developing countries. The course aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the principles involved in monitoring and evaluation in management of Health care services.


Managing Change in Healthcare Organisation - E13

To develop an appreciation for the current trends in and the dynamics of Health Care System management and strategic planning thereby developing the capacity to effectively manage and adapt in response to the constantly evolving demands and constraints of this environment.

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