MBA (Health Management) MBA



Gain the expertise to take on senior roles and enhance your business and health management skills with this course.

Overview

This globally-recognised qualification will develop your business skills and give you the expertise you need to take on senior roles in any organisation.

It's a flexible course delivered online (part-time) that will build on your work experience and allow you to combine your MBA with a specialism in health management to reflect your area of interest.

It's ideally suited to individuals who want to balance their personal and professional commitments whilst studying.

You can pay for this course flexibly on a module-by-module basis. This means that you don't have to pay the full course cost upfront.

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Mode of Study:

Online learning

Duration:

21-33 months

Start date:

SepJan

Course details

Our online (part-time) MBA with a specialism in health management is designed to deliver accessible, creative and flexible postgraduate business and management education and offers choice in how, when and where you study.

The curriculum is tailored for the dynamic contemporary global business environment, focusing on developing skills in leadership, and the application of conceptual management theories to current practice. You’ll acquire competencies in innovative and creative problem solving, critical thinking and strategic reasoning.

You’ll graduate with business competence and effective management skills, ready to make your mark at the highest level.

Your course structure is based on the online MBA and includes modules from the specialist area of your choice.


Modules

  • Governance and Accountability in Healthcare
  • Health Policy and Public Involvement
  • Global Business Economics and Finance
  • Building and Marketing High Performing Organisations
  • Management and Organisational Change
  • Leading Strategic Decision Making
  • Data Analysis for Business Decision-making 
  • MBA Project (40 credits)

For the award of MBA (Health Management) you must successfully pass all eight modules, giving a total of 180 credits. All modules are 20 credits, except where indicated.

Further information can be found in the indicative delivery schedule.

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    How you’ll be taught

    This course is delivered fully online. You can choose from three start dates (September, January, May) and typically takes between 21-33 months to complete, subject to your pace of study and module availability. You'll study eight modules in total, with a maximum of two modules each trimester where available.

    Your learning experience will be enhanced with online discussions that supplement the study materials, case study analyses from diverse sectors and articles from leading academics and practising professionals.

    You’re not alone while studying online. Our support team are available by email and phone to answer your administrative queries, our academics host weekly academic support sessions and are available on email, and you can access our virtual database of frequently asked questions 24 hours a day. You’ll also have access to our online library resources and IT support.
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    Assessments

    All assessments are undertaken and submitted online. These vary for each module and may include:

    • Reports/Essays/Case Studies
    • End of Unit Progress Tests
    • Data Analysis Reports (Data Analysis for Business Decision-making module) 
    • MBA Project
    Within each trimester, whilst there is flexibility to work through the material at your own pace you need to be aware of the assessment dates as there is no flexibility in these.

    If there is any question regarding the authorship of any submitted assessments, we reserve the right to require students to undertake an online viva.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for MBA (Health Management)?

The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above plus 2 years work experience in order to be eligible for this programme.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient professional work experience within the industry.

To succeed on our Global Online degrees you must have access via computer or laptop to view and download written and video content. You will also need basic IT skills that enable you to write and edit document, send and receive email, find your way around our online learning environment and search for and access online learning resources, download files and use online forums.

Can I get admission into MBA (Health Management) based on my working experience in this sector?

This course has academic entry requirements which are assessed alongside relevant work experience. Full details of any relevant work experience, including references should be submitted with your application and may be considered for entry where the minimum academic entry requirements are below those required.

Usually, unrelated work experience is not considered sufficient for entry without meeting the minimum academic entry requirements. Please contact us with your specific circumstances by submitting an enquiry form above and we will be happy to discuss your options.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the postgraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.

 

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Get in touch with your local representative

We have trusted representatives in key locations who offer guidance and advice about our Global Online programmes.

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
2023/24 2024/25
UK Students *£1,255 *£1,295
Overseas Students *£1,255 *£1,320
Modules are purchased via our online store and paid for in full at time of enrollment. Rate shown above is for 20 credits*, as course comprises 180 credits total cost in 2024/25 is UK students £11,655 and Overseas student £11,880.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships


Please note:

The discount for Edinburgh Napier alumni can only be applied to year one of a full-time Postgraduate degree, any additional years are exempt from the discount.

For part time Postgraduate degrees the discount will apply to years one, two and three only and any additional years will be exempt from the discount.

Please read our full T&C here

The Business School

We are a modern, global and dynamic business school home to students, staff and researchers inspired by the world around them to provide creative, sustainable solutions to economic challenges and the needs of society.

Careers

The Online MBA (Health Management) will provide you with the opportunity to realise your full career potential.

In recent years, students have come to our MBA with first degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/ not-for-profit sectors.


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