MBA (for the Healthcare sector) 2019/20 entry

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Course code:

FBLT033

Study options:

2-5 years (part time)

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

September 2019
January 2020

Fees:
Faculty:

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Overview

The MBA is aimed specifically at current and aspiring managers who wish to develop their career in healthcare, social care and third sector organisations. It provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills required to progress to senior management and leadership roles. With a strong practitioner focus, personal and career development is an underlying theme running through this course.

The MBA draws from your current and past experience, encouraging you to constantly apply theory to practice. It aims to enhance your capabilities to think critically, deal with ambiguity and seek solutions to complex problems. You can develop the core knowledge of concepts and business models, with a strong understanding of processes and practices, in order to develop your leadership, financial and project management skills within the healthcare management sector.

As part of this degree, you will have the opportunity to investigate the way management practice relates to wider societal and intercultural issues. You will consider the need for responsible, ethical and culturally sensitive practices in today’s global economy and the challenges it may present. The course will explore the wider external consequences of decisions and actions taken within the organisation, in order to develop your responsible management practice and help you with career progression.

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe. 

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

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What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Course information

Health and Social Care is a substantial and growing service sector, with new government investments giving it a higher profile than ever. Rapid changes within the industry mean that there is likely to be demand for well-trained and multi-skilled individuals.

The aim of this course is to equip you with the personal and professional skills to enable you to think creatively about the delivery of existing health care services and to respond to future demands. You will address the unique challenges and complexities facing managers and leaders in health and social care organisations.

This pathway includes two healthcare management specialist modules and your project will also be in this field. There will be no reference to healthcare management on your degree certificate, however your transcript will show all the modules you have studied and the grades you received.

The course consists of three distinct but interconnected stages:

  • The Certificate phase will develop a resource-based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.
  • In the Diploma stage the focus shifts to considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, to create sustainable value.
  • The Masters phase of the programme will focus more specifically on the healthcare  sector and /or healthcare management roles. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector specific models and concepts within a healthcare setting.

The course will also support you in clarifying and developing your career goals and will encourage reflection on how those goals might be met.

Modules

Overview

This pathway includes two healthcare management specialist modules and your project will be in this field. There will be no reference to healthcare management on your degree certificate, however your transcript will show all the modules you have studied and the grades you received.

Certificate stage
The Certificate stage will develop a resource-based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.

Modules

  • Geopolitical, Economic and Legal Environments

  • Business Models & Processes

  • Financial Analysis

  • Organisational Learning & Behaviour

Overview

This pathway includes two healthcare management specialist modules and your project will be in this field. There will be no reference to healthcare management on your degree certificate, however your transcript will show all the modules you have studied and the grades you received.

Certificate stage
The Certificate stage will develop a resource-based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.

Modules

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Global Marketing

  • Leadership & Change Management

  • Strategy & Decision Making

Overview

Masters stage
The Masters stage of the programme will focus more specifically on the healthcare sector and /or healthcare management roles. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector specific models and concepts within a healthcare setting.

Modules

  • Policy Politics and Transforming Practice

  • Leading in Complex Health Systems

  • Transforming Health Care Business Proposal Project

1st

The 1st and only UK University to partner with FutureLearn to offer full degree courses in this way

In more detail...

As healthcare becomes a focus for government initiatives and investments all over the world, this pathway is designed to give you the opportunity to learn how to apply quality improvement theories and techniques to health and social care services in differing cultures and contexts.

You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on the theories of leadership and understand how to apply them in a health and social care setting.

You should gain the ability to critically analyse the shifting relationships between professional identity, managerial essentials and social entrepreneurship in your own practice.

You will have the opportunity to develop a broad and holistic view of the way businesses operate and the impact of the external environment. You will look at an organisation from a different perspective: the organisation as a learning entity made up of individuals, as a combination of inter-related processes focused on adding value, and as a financial entity focused on creating monetary returns. You will focus on exploring the role of the manager as a strategic leader and the role managers play in organisations to transform and adapt to environment changes. As part of this course, you will be required to create innovative approaches and solutions to work-based problems, which should help you develop the ability to be entrepreneurial in your professional practice.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 10-15 hours of study time per week, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic semester.

The underlying focus is on developing your ability to think critically and strategically and to enable you to develop solutions to complex problems within an ever changing and ambiguous business environment. You can benefit from the innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online platform FutureLearn. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world. The online contact between you, your lecturers and fellow students will help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework assessments, business plans and activities, all completed online.

As part of the degree, you will initiate and lead a change project within a practice setting. In order to do this successfully you will be required to apply the knowledge drawn from across the course and to demonstrate the strategic thought and leadership capabilities which are core to the course.

On successful completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the social and environmental impact of an enterprise and the need to develop ethical and responsible management practices.
  • Act in a culturally sensitive manner towards all of an enterprise's stakeholders through having an understanding of the interconnected global nature of the business.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice for the development and achievement of personal career goals.
  • Critically assess the basis of an enterprise’s value creating activities and the impact of the external environment on value creation.
  • Critically assess the manager’s role in ensuring that an enterprise creates sustainable value in the context of dynamic internal and external environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and explore potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Explore, critically evaluate and apply a range of sector/role specific models and concepts within a practice setting.
  • Formulate potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems while acknowledging the risks and evaluating potential outcomes.
  • Initiate and lead a healthcare sector/role specific change management project.

Each 15 credit module will consist of 150 hours of activities. The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study. You will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support your studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support your learning.

You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world through our online platform FutureLearn. The international nature of our course design and delivery will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from across the globe.

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

An honours degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

An honours degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience in a management/administrative/ professional capacity.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Starts

Fee


September 2019

£16,700


January 2020

£16,700


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£16,700


January 2020

£16,700


Starts

Fee


September 2019

£16,700


January 2020

£16,700


Fees breakdown by trimester

Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module
7010SSL Geopolitical, Economic and Legal Environments 15  £ 1,391.66
7000SSL Business Models and Processes 15  £ 1,391.66
7000EFA Financial Analysis 15  £ 1,391.66
7001SMM Organisational Behaviour and Learning 15  £ 1,391.66
7001SSL Innovation and Entrepreneurship 15  £ 1,391.66
7011SSL Leadership and Change Management 15  £ 1,391.66 
7006SSL Strategy and Decision Making 15  £ 1,391.66
7000SMM Global Marketing 15  £ 1,391.66
7010SOH Policy, Politics and Transforming Practice 15  £ 1,391.66
7011SOH Leading in Complex Health Systems 15  £ 1,391.66
7012SOH Final Assessment - Transforming Healthcare Business Proposal 30  £ 2,783.33

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Career prospects

The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health has excellent and established links with health, social care and third sector organisations. Graduates from this programme can enter positions which come with great personal and financial rewards.

Earning an MBA is an excellent way to propel your career to reach higher management positions in the world of health and social care. The learning and development offered by this qualification prepares graduates for employment at director level, either in discrete service departments and hospital units, private or publically funded hospitals, and services and healthcare companies around the globe.

Where our graduates work

Graduates from the on-campus version of this course have gone on to work in senior management and executive roles in UK-based NHS hospitals and community trusts worldwide.

They work in management posts within local, regional, national and international government policy-making bodies (Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS England Professional Bodies, Ministries of Health, World Health Organization).

Some graduates have found opportunities within health-related industries, for example the pharmaceutical industry, senior management roles within third sector organisations, and charities.

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

The global cohort of students on this course will allow you to explore the importance of culture-sensitive management and emerge as a well-rounded global leader able to act and succeed anywhere in the world.

Disclaimer

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