What will I learn?

The MBA Global Healthcare Management (top-up) is a career development programme for senior healthcare practitioners, administrators, managers, doctors, dentists, senior nurses and other healthcare professionals who have already completed a PgDip in Healthcare Management. Our faculty of published clinicians and healthcare management experts will support you as you develop a global mindset, learn how to tackle strategic business challenges in healthcare, and grow as a leader.

Course Details

Modern healthcare is interconnected on a global scale. Expert healthcare managers facilitate effective person-centred care at the local level, appreciate the broader national and international contexts of sustainable services, and recognise and respond to global trends in their local context. If you’re an existing healthcare professional with a Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Management, then the University of Bolton’s MBA Global Healthcare Management (top-up) aims to further develop your understanding of the nature, business and management of healthcare provision to meet these demands.

By combining study and training across the three areas of healthcare, management and research, we will guide you as you gain a deeper understanding of business administration in the healthcare context. We’ll support you to develop your knowledge of global health challenges and how they can be addressed, as well as how healthcare systems can respond effectively, and the place of business management within health practice. Primarily this course will focus on developing your strategic thinking and practice-focused research skills, as well as highlight tools and resources that can help you to develop practical solutions and transferrable skills.

The University of Bolton’s MBA Global Healthcare Management (top-up) programme will support you to develop a critical understanding of global healthcare management perspectives and how these shape business management practices in a local setting. Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate your intellectual capabilities of research, critique, synthesis and innovation, culminating in a master’s level dissertation. We’ll support you to gain a critical understanding of healthcare systems and decision-making, preparing you to improve business and management practice in your workplace.

Career opportunities

The MBA Global Healthcare Management (top-up) course aims to deepen your critical understanding of the problems and challenges facing healthcare organisations at the global, national and local level, and gain the analytical and critical knowledge and skills to identify and implement solutions. By combining studies in health, management and research, this Master in Business Administration programme offers ambitious doctors and other healthcare professionals the skills and understanding to become effective managers in this vital sector.

The course links essential business administration know-how with specific healthcare management knowledge and advanced skills in research and critical thinking. By offering a global view, we aim to help you avoid the pitfalls of provincial thinking and make the most of international collaboration and global developments, helping you progress not only your career but the health and wellbeing of your staff and the communities that your organisation serves.

Which department am I in?

Business Management, Retail, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£6,975.00 (US$ 9,600) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Bolton

Deane Road,

Bolton,

BL3 5AB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You should have both of the following: a UK Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Healthcare Management (120 credits at Level HE7), or a recognised equivalent in a healthcare, medical or nursing management subject; AND at least two years’ credible and relevant experience in the health and social care sector in a relevant profession or occupation (for instance, doctor, physician associate, advanced practitioner). If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). TOEFL with an overall score of 79 for Postgraduate including 17 in Listening, 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading and 18 in Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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