Global Healthcare Management and Leadership MBA

 

Course Code

LONT085

Location

Coventry University London (City of London)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Part-time

Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time (UK only)

Start date

January 2023


Course overview

Study level: Postgraduate

Enhance your existing skills, knowledge and understanding of leadership and management in a healthcare organisation, to help you tackle the needs of modern twenty-first-century healthcare.

The MBA in Global Healthcare Management and Leadership is an exciting, vibrant, intensive course that aims to prepare students for successful careers in multi-discipline, healthcare leadership, and management roles globally. Responding to global market trends, the healthcare economy, and constant change, this course addresses the needs of a new generation of healthcare business leaders.

  • Study on a contemporary, CMI accredited course1 reflecting the latest developments in healthcare management and leadership theories and inspiring and nurturing knowledge, aptitude and skills, which are needed to advance your career in healthcare.
  • Develop an analytical understanding of global healthcare business in the context of an increasingly changing environment, through the critical analysis and evaluation of new concepts and managerial practices in addressing today’s macro and micro business environment.
  • Take advantage of business simulations4 and apply the acquired personal and professional skills into real business situations, evaluating the results and developing solutions. Experience career-relevant teaching and learning, which maximises your exposure to the corporate world (e.g. employer workshops and periods of work experience2).
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Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

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Teaching excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

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Employability

Career ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Why you should study this course

  • CMI accreditation1
    Study on a course with professional accreditation from one of the UK’s leading professional management bodies, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Take the opportunity to obtain the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.
  • Real-world application
    The course has been structured to allow you to embrace and integrate knowledge and skills from the fields of health, social care, leadership, and management, influencing and impacting the provision of future health and social care services across the globe. Through online and on-campus discussion, you will have collaborative learning opportunities to apply leadership theory to healthcare settings and critically analyse and discuss case studies with your fellow students.
  • Industry insight
    You will be taught by helpful, supportive and highly qualified academics with extensive career experience. Current members of staff are PhD holders, Fellows in HEA, or industry-trained (staff subject to change). They will apply their experience to illustrate your learning, and they will use their extensive network of industry contacts to create networking opportunities for students. You could also hear from guest speakers from academia and healthcare services across the UK (subject to availability).
  • London location
    Our campus is based in the heart of the City of London, close to some of the world’s leading healthcare organisations.
  • Prepare for your future.
    You may have the opportunity to mix with employers and to build your CV. Should you wish to start your own business, we can offer business start-up advice and support through our Enterprise Hub (subject to availability). MBA students also have the opportunity to take part in our Professional Development Programme, developed in collaboration with corporate learning and development specialists to help you develop key industry competencies.

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

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Chartered Management Institute

This course has been accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) . Students who successfully pass the CMI Mapped Modules offered in this course on their way to achieving the full Coventry University qualification will be eligible for a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership award.


Immerse yourself in Coventry University London’s global community and emerge as a talented, career-ready graduate with an international outlook


What you'll study

The main study themes are:

  • Managing strategically
    Create and articulate a vision for organisational strategy, working across business functions and systems and professional groups to develop operational plans; manage cultures and meanings to inspire people and share the vision; renew organisations to create value by adapting to dynamic contexts.
  • Leading innovation and systems
    Identify new solutions for current and future healthcare needs.
  • Leading people
    Understand the essence of management and leadership; understanding roles and leadership styles as a set of practices in context; build relationships and collaboration, facilitate teamwork, develop an awareness of individual needs and differences.
  • Consulting
    Develop and manage relationships with internal and external services; understand the brief, think creatively to develop solutions for complex and challenging problems and implement options. Demonstrate impact, excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Applying economic thinking and financial awareness
    Understand economic behaviour in the healthcare industry; using, prioritising, and allocating resources efficiently, with awareness of the financial implications of operational decisions and how these move strategic objectives forward.
  • Critical thinking and judgement
    Evaluate evidence and arguments in situations of complexity and use judgement in appraising the potential impact of initiatives in complex and dynamic social systems and competitive healthcare environments.
  • Research skills
    Undertake managerial research to identify tools, models, and frameworks for use in operational management and original research to investigate health management issues using research methods comprehensively and methodically.
This course aims to equip you with integrative thinking combining intuition, analytic reason, and creativity, recognising, and enhancing your leadership capabilities within healthcare systems. The curriculum is designed to help you develop key competencies and capabilities integrating a range of perspectives. The programme develops abilities to work effectively with others within health systems, organisations and services taking a systems approach, to think broadly and deeply about challenges in healthcare, and to reflect critically on one’s performance, the performance of others, and the influence of global healthcare contexts.

Modules

  • A student who obtains 60 credits overall including at least one course-specific mandatory module at FHEQ Level 7 will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Global Healthcare and Management and Leadership.

    Mandatory modules:

    • Leadership: Towards Mastery of Leading Self & Global Cultures - 15 credits
      This module is about leadership as a living practice through the mastery of leading self and others in the context of organisational cultures and a complex global environment.
    • Marketing in a Global Age - 15 credits
      This module aims to deepen your understanding of global marketing and its role within business, and help you understand how to meet the needs of a range of stakeholders.
    • Risk Governance and Patient Safety - 15 credits
      You will examine the balancing of priorities for healthcare organisations, such as financial stability and patient care and safety, and the sharing of risk across individual organisations within a system.
    • Global Strategic Management - 15 credits
      The aim of this module is to support you in developing the required competence that will enable you to develop viable and sustainable strategies that will support organisations in achieving their set goals, actualise their vision and fulfil their mission amidst current and future global challenges that impact on business performance.

    Compulsory

  • A student who has achieved 120 credits overall at FHEQ Level 7 will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Global Healthcare and Management and Leadership.

    Mandatory modules:

    • Managerial Finance - 15 credits
      The overall aim of this module is to explore key accounting and finance practices and the associated decision making tools within organisations. It will cover the nature of accounting, finance tools within a variety of business environments, and consider appropriate management techniques to help identify strategic options.
    • Leadership: Towards Mastery of Leading Change and Inclusivity - 15 credits
      This module is about leadership as a living practice through the mastery of strategic and ethical leadership. This leadership practice is set in the context of creating a high performing and inclusive global workforce in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Its key focus is aligning effective and ethical leadership with organisational change.
    • Resource Management in Healthcare - 15 credits
      This module aims to support the development of the advanced skills and knowledge of healthcare financial and people management systems, policies, and processes to enable the effective management of teams, departments, and organisations.
    • Transforming Healthcare Services - 15 credits
      This module aims to develop the your critical and conceptual understanding of complex and contested issues associated with global change and worldwide human health.
    • Research Methods - 0 credits
      The aims of the module are to equip you with the skills to be able to sensitively and critically design, carry out, report, read, and evaluate the quality of qualitative and quantitative research projects.

    Compulsory

  • A student who has achieved 180 credits overall at FHEQ Level 7 will be eligible for the award of an MBA in Global Healthcare Management and Leadership.

    Final Project options

    Choose one from the following:

    • Dissertation - 60 credits
      The dissertation module provides you with the opportunity to consolidate your learning by conducting a comprehensive study of a chosen research topic. You will be responsible for framing a research problem guided by existing knowledge in the academic literature or an identified organisational issue discussed and agreed with the academic supervisor. The aim is to independently research a subject area by applying appropriate research strategies supported by a critical appreciation of appropriate research designs.
    • Internship Consulting Project2 - 60 credits
      The internship consulting project offers you a unique opportunity for practical, meaningful and hands-on work experience, to learn how to work collaboratively with others and obtain a better perspective of careers within your chosen field. The aim of this module is to develop work-related knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to pursue further career related opportunities related to your chosen areas of interest. The internship consulting project should allow you to put into practice, in a professional environment, the skills and knowledge gained throughout your MBA.

    Compulsory

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.


How you'll learn

The course design and its modules have been approved as career-relevant by external business and healthcare subject specialists.

  • The course is delivered by academics and subject experts who hold both academic and professional qualifications, many of whom are Fellows or Senior Fellows of HEA, have direct experience in the industry and are passionate about teaching so that employment-related knowledge and skills are a natural part of every lecture and seminar (staff subject to change).
  • Academic and business technology is employed where it assists in the achievement of the learning outcomes4.
  • All modules feature problem-based learning where you could develop your skills in collecting, evaluating, and synthesising resources as well as in critical and creative thinking as you first define and then propose a solution to complex problems.
  • To ensure you gain the most from contact hours, some modules or part of certain modules will be flipped so that you have sufficient time to engage with the subject knowledge according to your learning styles and needs and to prepare for your learning journey and teamwork.
  • All modules are based on current professional practice and academic research. You gain access to current research, develop academic and business research methods across all levels of the curriculum and engage in independent research in your final term.

This course can be offered on a part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please contact registry.london@coventry.ac.uk for more information about studying this course part-time.


Teaching contact hours

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 12 contact hours per week. The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 12 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2022/2023 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


Assessment

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module.

Assessment methods include:

  • Seminars and workshop activities
  • Debates
  • Formal examinations
  • Presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Individual and group programme work.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.


International experience opportunities

You may be part of a student cohort from all over the world. Everyone will be encouraged to share their various perspectives and experiences, so you will have opportunities to learn about international systems and to develop invaluable experience in cross-cultural working.

As part of your final major project, there is the opportunity to do an internship2 with a business. Although most internships take place in the UK, you are welcome to arrange to do this work experience overseas.

Coventry University Group aims to give you the global opportunities needed to become a truly global graduate, enhancing your employability on a global scale. Choose from language classes, studying or working abroad, international field trips, summer schools, leadership development or work experience. Opportunities such as these have enabled previous students to obtain higher starting salaries and develop the global skills employers require and achieve better career progression.

Please note that all international experience opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting applicable visa and travel requirements are therefore not guaranteed2.

When you improve value, everyone wins - your patients, your organisation, and the global healthcare ecosystem. This course will provide you with all the skills for transforming the way healthcare is delivered, measured, and reimbursed. Empowered with new insights and capabilities, you will be able to implement and oversee a value-based healthcare approach that lowers costs and improves outcomes.

Joanna Voulgaropoulou, Global Healthcare Management and Leadership Course Director, quoted in 2022.
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Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) or appropriate work experience in private, public or third sectors (a minimum of two years is required).

It is recognised that some applicants may possess more than one of the above. Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria. Where deemed appropriate, a written exercise is administered to establish suitability.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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An honours undergraduate degree (minimum 2:2) or appropriate work experience in private, public or third sectors (a minimum of two years is required).

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

It is recognised that some applicants may possess more than one of the above. Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the course takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed (remotely if applicable), especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria. Where deemed appropriate, a written exercise is administered to establish suitability.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, (with at least 6.0 in each component area)

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2022/23 Tuition fees

Student Full time Part time
UK £20,500 per year Not available
International £20,500 per year Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.


Facilities

Our MBA Global Healthcare Management and Leadership students have access to a range of great facilities4 to support you in enhancing your existing skills, knowledge and understanding of leadership and management.

Take a virtual tour of our campus to explore all of the facilities available to you.

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Enterprise Hub

Our Enterprise Hub supports student entrepreneurs by providing extensive industry knowledge and guidance to help develop ideas into viable ventures. It is a dedicated space for enterprising students and professionals to solve problems, network professionally and collaborate on projects.

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The Talent Team

Need employability support? Our dedicated Talent Team are on hand to help. They can assist you in applying for work placements, graduate level jobs and offer skills development workshops. They also organise networking events to introduce you to potential employers and industry contacts.

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Professional Development

MBA students have the opportunity to take part in our Professional Development Programme, developed in collaboration with corporate learning and development specialists to help you develop key industry competencies. You will be assigned a professional coach as part of the programme.


Careers and opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Enter or return to the health and social care sector with the knowledge and skills to enhance the efficiency and quality of service provision in your area.
  • Explore careers in related fields such as public and community health management, medical sales or third sector organisations, outpatient care and public health, executive roles in support services and a variety of roles in business and health.

If you exit the course at the Postgraduate Certificate level, you will have demonstrated original and critical application of knowledge and integrative management thinking within health services and organisations. Those of you who exit the course at the Postgraduate Diploma level will have demonstrated original and critical application of leadership skills and integrative management thinking within health services and across health systems.

This is more than a management course. Managers are responsible for planning, organising, leading, and controlling functions within an organisation. But not all managers are leaders. This course will help you develop the skills needed to be a leader – such as communication, motivation, providing inspiration and guidance, and encouraging employees to rise to a higher level of productivity. You will graduate with a leadership qualification in the healthcare sector, offering you the possibility to work for the NHS, private healthcare organisations or academic institutions.

Upon successful completion of the course you should feel confident about entering or returning to the health and social care sector with the knowledge and skills to enhance the efficiency and quality of service provision in your area. You may also want to look at careers in related fields such as public and community health management, medical sales or third sector organisations, outpatient care and public health, support service executives and many more roles in business and health.

Further Study

As part of the journey of professional and role development, students are encouraged to continue on their academic journey through access to a range of higher degrees, including PhD and other taught doctorates.


How to apply

  • 1Accreditations

    The majority of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.

    2UK and international opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any UK or International opportunities (whether required or optional) such as internships, work experience, field trips, conferences, placements or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (which could include, but is not limited to, equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable travel COVID and visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the visa requirements, please contact the International Office.

    3Tuition fees

    The University will charge the tuition fees that are stated in the above table for the first Academic Year of study. The University will review tuition fees each year. For Home Students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, the University may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation.

    For International Students, we may increase fees each year but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. If you defer your course start date or have to extend your studies beyond the normal duration of the course (e.g. to repeat a year or resit examinations) the University reserves the right to charge you fees at a higher rate and/or in accordance with any legislative changes during the additional period of study.

    4Facilities

    Facilities are subject to availability. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2022/23 contract can be found here.  The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

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