This course is designed to respond to and support the continuing development of health sector managers and leaders. The growing demand for ever improving economies of scale with expectations for new and innovative service delivery methods are now seen as essential disciplines for today and tomorrow's public sector leaders and managers.
This course is based on the philosophy that management education should provide you with a thorough grounding in the disciplines related to the functional aspects of management. This includes the examination of management decision-making at strategic and operational level whilst stressing the integrative nature of the various health delivery factors which come into play. The world of health care is both complex and dynamic. The constant transformational nature of health and social policy places emphasis on the need for adaptation in organisational design, knowledge and skills in strategic business planning with greater awareness of service recipient's interest and strategic influence.
Theis course recognises the need for a flexible series of exit points which supports the personal and professional requirements of both the health sector organisation and the course participant. You may wish to exit the course with the full Masters award or, depending on personal and professional interests, exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. You will be offered the opportunity to complete the course through a part-time or full-time route. You can normally complete this course within two years part-time or one year full-time. It is made up of a series of compulsory modules, optional modules are not be available to ensure that the integrity of the MBA core aims is retained.
This is a dynamic and industry relevant curriculum which helps to develop the skills and knowledge required for today's practitioners responding to tomorrow's hospital and health related institutions. It is supported by the internationally renowned Lord Ashcroft International Business School and is a joint development between the business school and the Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education. The course is geared to provide support to the diverse needs of international students using a range of teaching and learning resources, supported by leading and experienced academic practitioners from the field of health management. It is designed to facilitate the development of applied management concepts to hospital management challenges and makes use of local managers and leaders from a range of public and private health institutions, promoting the benefits of learning from experience and contemporary practice.
* Advancing Professional Decision Making (30 credits)
* Enabling Leadership in Health and Social Care (30 credits)
* Finance, Accounting and Marketing Health (30 credits)
* Strategy Management in Health and Social Care (30 credits)
* Research Studies (30 credits)
* Major project (30 credits)
This course draws from a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies to accommodate the advanced level of learning. This will include facilitation of action learning sets with seminar group and individual presentations; virtual learning discussion board with assessed components; mixed methods such as case review presentations with written commentary and a final research application activity to conclude the course.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.