MBA Healthcare Management (Online) - MBA

Attendance:
Distance Learning
Starting:
May 2017, September 2017
Campus:
Online Learning
Fees:
£850 per 20 credit module for UK/EU Distance Learning 2017 entry (view all fees)

Our Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management course will develop your career as a healthcare business manager.

If you are looking to further your career in areas of Healthcare Management then this specialist pathway will allow you to do this. You'll be given valuable insight and specific skills into this huge sector of global business, particularly in Health and Healthcare.

What's covered in the course?

What’s covered in the course?

Our course provides the opportunity to combine the theory and practice of healthcare management in an interactive online environment where you will be studying with other students from internationally diverse backgrounds, and also have the support and guidance of specialists in the various fields of study.

The MBA Healthcare Management is designed to enable students to reflect on and react to real opportunities and challenges in the areas of:

  • Linking health expenditure and health outcomes, and applying economic evaluation techniques to health outcomes
  • Demonstrating effective leadership skills and abilities in managing healthcare organisations and
    professionals, together with the budgetary, legal and ethical issues
  • Arguing effectively on the various dimensions of health system performance
  • Understanding urgently-needed changes across social, economic, political, and environmental domains to ensure sustainable health and healthcare futures.

While mastering these areas of study, you will gain skills that employers really value, so it is the perfect option if you want to change career directions or aim to move up the corporate ladder. You’ll be encouraged to question, analyse and challenge the assumptions that are made about modern organisations and provide innovative solutions to the problems that are encountered in the rapidly changing world of business.

We will nurture your skills by helping you devise contemporary and forward-thinking strategies and day-to-day tactics that’ll help organisations thrive in a range of business settings.

Our innovative online programme enables you to gain recognised qualifications without the added expense or disruption of on campus study – you can in essence ‘earn and learn’.

Why Choose Us?

Why choose us?

  • We offer flexible learning – this course is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Initially, there will be three entry points per calendar year, so we have flexibility in terms of delivery and also starting point
  • High graduate employability rate - our graduates move on to successful careers where they apply their knowledge to full effect
  • You can take part in this course anywhere you like – it is an online course designed to suit your requirements
  • We have a strong ‘practice based’ focus to our academic portfolio and this will allow you to apply the theory to real world situations and bring your experiences to the class as live discussion topics
  • We celebrate diversity - You’ll interact with students from around the globe, creating a diverse, exciting atmosphere and a range of ideas

This course is open to International students

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Entry Requirements

UK students

You will need to satisfy the general admissions requirements of the programme, which are as follows:

One of the following:

An honours degree of a British University or equivalent institution.

An equivalent graduate level qualification from an overseas university or equivalent institution.

A graduate level professional qualification in an appropriate field of study.

A pre-masters programme.

Other qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.

If you are a mature student but do not fulfil the standard entry requirements outlined above, your application will also be considered.

English Language requirements
Essential

International students must be able to furnish satisfactory evidence of a level of attainment in English Language commensurate with study at Masters level in the University.

In most cases, this will be a minimum TOEFL score of 57.5 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 average (minimum of 5.5 in each band).

In addition, a GMAT score of at least 500 is preferable, but is not an admissions requirement.

References

Applicants should provide two academic references in support of their application and may be subject to interview.

International Students

Entry requirements here

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MBA May 2017 DL 15 months £850 per 20 credit module
DL 25 months £850 per 20 credit module
Sep 2017 DL 15 months £850 per 20 credit module
DL 25 months £850 per 20 credit module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

International Students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
MBA May 2017 DL 15 months £850 per 20 credit module
Sep 2017 DL 15 months £850 per 20 credit module

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Personal statement

UK / EU students are required to submit a personal statement as part of their application for this course.*

Your postgraduate personal statement is going to shine a light on your personal experience, academic success, personal skills and any other factors that will support your application for further study.

Here are the key areas you’ll need to address:

Your passion and motivations

Studying a postgraduate course usually means you want to specialise in something. So what’s driving you?

Why this course?

Show that you’ve researched the course offering. What is it about this particular course that appeals to you? Is it the lecturers? The modules? Etc.

What makes you a good postgraduate candidate?

Tutors want to know that you can handle postgraduate study, so show them how your undergraduate experiences or work life has equipped you for a more advanced level of study. Key areas to address are research and group work but this can vary depending on your chosen course.

Relevant academic or work experience

Add anything relevant that relates back to your chosen course and shows how your skills will contribute towards your learning. What extra-curricular activities have you taken part in? What awards have you won? What employment or voluntary experience do you have that has helped you develop transferable skills? How do these specifically relate to the course you are applying for?

You should also mention your future plans and how a postgraduate qualification fits in. Try to look beyond your postgraduate study – do you plan to jump straight into a specific career or follow your studies with a research degree? Lastly, use plain, professional English and, where possible, utilise the language of your chosen industry.

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*Non-EU students are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for this course.

Additional costs

We offer a wide range of professionally accredited and vocational courses that require the purchase of, among other things, uniforms, equipment, subscriptions, professional body memberships and DBS checks, and may require you to pay to attend conferences or participate in placements.

The link below provides our estimate of the possible costs associated with key activities on specific courses. Please bear in mind that these are only estimates of costs based on past student experience and feedback. The actual costs to you could vary considerably (either greater or lower than these estimates) depending on your choices as you progress through the course. We set out where we can, based on experience, where these indicative costs are for activities that are optional or compulsory.

All our students are provided with 100 free pages of printing each year to a maximum total value of £15.

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This course is available part-time

Got any questions?

Search our Frequently Asked Questions for a range of information about our courses and studying here.

Stage One

Health and Healthcare Management
20 credits
Developing Management Skills
20 credits
Organisational Behaviour
20 credits

Stage Two

Performance Management in Healthcare
20 credits
Managing Financial Performance
20 credits
Managing Marketing Promotion and Sales
20 credits

Stage Three

Sustainable Healthcare Futures
20 credits
Business Processes and Operations Management
20 credits
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
20 credits

Our programme is designed to allow you to study from your home location is perfectly balanced to blend business and management with finance, meaning you learn important skills from both disciplines. The dissertation will also ensure you develop your attributes in research, organisation and time management, three skills that look desirable to every employer.

We allow graduates from diverse disciplines, or those seeking continuing professional development, to gain access to the study of business within a number of specialist areas. 

Our programme has a very flexible approach and you can study up to three modules at any one time on a full-time basis or you can study a module at a time at your own pace within the specified registration period.

Assessment is of a practical nature and will be examination based. There are many opportunities to assess your progress throughout the modules and there is a facility for a practice examination that provides feedback on your performance.

OpportUNIty

OpportUNIty Student Ambassador

OpportUNIty: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and multicultural university in the heart of a modern and diverse city. We welcome many international students every year – there are currently students from more than 80 countries among our student community.

The University is conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and first-rate transport connections to London and the rest of the UK.

Our international pages contain a wealth of information for international students who are considering applying to study here, including:

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC)

International students who have a serious interest in studying with us but who perhaps cannot meet the direct entry requirements, academic or English, or who have been out of education for some time, can enter Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) and begin their degree studies.

BCUIC

BCUIC is part of the global Navitas Group, an internationally recognised education provider, and the partnership allows students to access the University’s facilities and services and move seamlessly through to achieving a Bachelor’s degree from Birmingham City University.

Learn more about BCUIC

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £260 million on new learning facilities.

We boast up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across.

These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice. Much of our teaching is carried out within our state-of-the-art, £30m Seacole Building, which houses some of the best learning facilities in the UK.

Take a virtual tour of our skills suites at Seacole

In a sector where new techniques are constantly being discovered, we work hard to ensure that students learn using the most up-to-date equipment available. These include the only mock operating theatre in an English university and a cutting-edge radiography virtual clinical training facility, virtual ward and virtual case creator.

Virtual Case Creator

For pre-registration midwives, Virtual Case Creator software contains a range of scenarios to let you experience birthing situations and decide on appropriate interventions in a safe environment.

Hospital Ward

Our mock wards enable you to get a feel of what a ward is really like before you head out for your first placement. They contain ‘Sim Men’, which are demonstration dummies that develop ailments, allowing you to treat them as you would a real patient and build your confidence in reacting to the changing needs of patients.

The Hospital Ward can be adapted from a low care to high dependency care environment with the necessary monitoring equipment.

Part of the package is our SIM baby, SIM man and Mega code kid. There are also nursing manikins for fundamental skills teaching and various equipment to support essential skills teaching, such as blood pressure monitoring venepuncture and cannulation equipment.

Skills Practice and Clinical Enhancement facility

The SPACE (Skills Practice And Clinical Enhancement) learning facility lets you further practice the skills taught in class, at your own pace and convenience.

It is fully stocked with the specialist items and equipment needed for procedures such as taking blood pressure, giving an injection, abdominal examination of a pregnant woman and caring for ill babies in an incubator.

Biomedical Laboratories

We have recently installed new laboratory facilities to help you explore understand the scientific principles underpinning many of our courses. The physiology laboratory is equipped to help you learn about the way the human body works by performing investigative experiments. The biomedical science laboratory is undergoing an upgrade over the summer and will allow you to learn about anatomy, cellular processes, immunology and enzymology in a hands-on way that links directly to day-to-day health care.

Simulation Mannequins

We have several Simulation men (SIM men) and Simulation babies (SIM babies) which are leading edge, anatomically correct mannequins used for teaching specific techniques such as advanced adult and paediatric life support skills, acute and high dependency clinical skills, first aid and communication skills.

The SIM men and SIM baby mannequins are complete with software, which is used to replicate real symptoms, and are enhanced by the manipulation of for example blood pressure, pulse and heart rate for extra realism. SIM Man can also “talk” to the students which adds another dimension to their use in teaching clinical skills and in simulation exercises.

Mary Seacole Library

The Seacole library, based at City South Campus, is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries. The state-of-the art facility offers an extensive range of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment, conducive to studying. There are comfortable seating areas, group study areas, a silent study area and private study rooms.

You will have access to all of the University’s libraries, including the main Kenrick Library on the City North Campus, which is open for almost 90 hours a week and holds more than 320,000 books, 2,000 print journals and carries more than 4,000 electronic journals online.

Computer Facilities

The Seacole building houses a large open access IT Suite which comprises of 96 PCs, full colour printers, photocopiers and scanners. Our PCs utilise the latest Intel i5 core technology, all with:

  • Fast (unrestricted) internet connectivity
  • Ability to save files to USB, DVD & CD
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Research and statistical software
  • Storage space which can be accessed from any PC across the University and from home

Our PCs are also designed to support students who may have difficulties with reading and writing, featuring specialised software with zooming/magnification and screen reading capabilities, which may also be customised for individual student needs.

The IT Suite offers extended opening hours and is supported by a specialist Open Access Assistant during term time. In addition to the open access PCs within the IT Suite, there are 12 networked student PCs available within Seacole library.

Dr Fouad Berrahou

Dr Fouad Berrahou

Senior Lecturer (subject lead), Health Leadership and Management

Dr Fouad Berrahou joined the University in 2014 as Subject Lead in Health Leadership and Management and Programme Director for the online MBA in Health.

In 2010, founded a start-up company, Founouvel Informatics, Inc., in Oran, Algeria and directed the development and testing of an intuitive and integrated electronic health records (EHR) system for single and multi-site medical practices.

Dr Berrahou began his career as a Health Planner in 1993 with the Texas Department of Health and was promoted to several different managerial positions within the Department. In 2003, he became a member of the leadership and management team as the Director of Maternal and Child Health Services, including children with special health care needs, for the State of Texas. Dr Berrahou brings to his post practical experience in ensuring that members of the healthcare workforce are equipped with the leadership and management talent to match the increased complexity of the healthcare environment.

UK prospective students:

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International enquiry form

+44 (0)121 331 5389

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