Executive MBA in Healthcare Management


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Program Description

Executive MBA in Healthcare Management - Online

Delivered in conjunction with our collaborative partner, the University of Gibraltar.

Key Facts

Awarding University
University of Gibraltar

18 months

20 hours/per week

100% online

Class Size
15 - 20

Career Stage
Middle Management

Application Deadline
5th February 2021 (For March 2021 start)


Change, development and advancement in healthcare are inevitable and requires independent, conscientious and intuitive leaders. Become one by mastering the complexities of the healthcare business, without putting a pause on your career.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Transform from a learner into a leader with our online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management.

There are many complex challenges faced by healthcare managers operating in private and public sector organisations. This programme is designed to address these challenges by developing your organisational and management skills in healthcare.

Why Study an Executive MBA in Healthcare Management?

The Executive MBA in Healthcare Management aims to advance management-level students' existing leadership, industry and management experiences. It will help you:

Transform Your Career

45% of students who successfully complete an EMBA receive a pay rise.

Opportunity to move into a higher-level post within your current employment or professional area.

Set up your own business and venture into self-employment.

Increase Your Confidence

Step up and stand out by demonstrating to employers your capability and self-motivation to learn at a higher level.

Stay at the top of your game by gaining a deeper understanding of management and business.

Boost Your Knowledge

Across the board - Intellectual skills, Practical skills, Transferable skills.

Advance your existing leadership, industry and management experience in the context of business management.


Who is an Executive MBA in Healthcare Management for?

Our Online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management has been designed and developed with experienced healthcare managers in mind!

Our programme is aimed at aspiring business leaders, executives and mid-level managers who want to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and embed strategy in everything they do. This programme is designed for those who are self-motivated, have a desire to learn, and the drive to keep learning.

We like students who challenge the status quo, who wake up ambitious and love working with other professionals.

It will provide students with:

  • Contemporary knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice in the context of global healthcare management systems and practice.
  • Theoretical and applied perspectives.
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in healthcare management.

How Will I Learn?

We take an andragogical approach to learning. This means the 18-month course is self-directed with guidance from your experienced tutor. This groundbreaking style of learning is inspired by real-life scenarios which you will contribute from your own experience.

You will challenge other students and be challenged. We do not use pedagogical methods (where a student relies entirely on a teacher).

  • Business experience is built upon real-life scenarios and challenges therefore you will develop skills such as leadership, adaptability, critical thinking and self-reflection.
  • You will participate in a combination of module activities that may be group and/or individual based, dependent on the module. This usually occurs within multidisciplinary groups of 15-20 students.

These innovative teaching methods will allow you to seamlessly translate your studies into your everyday challenges.

Our dedicated Student Support Team is also available to help with any problems you may face. From navigating our online platform to advising you on deadlines, our team can assist with any questions or challenges you may have along the way.


The full Executive MBA in Healthcare Management will be formed of six 20 credit modules (120 credits in total) and a 60 credit student /organisation specific research/capstone project. This is an 18-month programme.

Each module has been carefully crafted by taking into consideration the need to blend traditional business management subjects with rapidly emerging trends in healthcare.

  • Module 1: Marketing Management (20 credits)
  • Module 2: Leadership and Organisational Behaviour (20 credits)
  • Module 3: Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Module 4: Strategic Management (20 credits)
  • Module 5: Governance, Quality and Healthcare Development (20 credits)
  • Module 6: Managing Change and Innovation in Healthcare (20 credits)
  • Final Assessment: Capstone Project (60 credits)

Assessment Methods

There are three components of assessment to assess the learning outcomes of each taught module. These test different elements of learning including critical analysis, management skills, professional reflection and independent/community of practice-based study.

Scenarios and Discussion 60%

Scenarios reflective of day-to-day work situations will be presented for students to consider and answer every week. Students critically discuss the concepts within their online group discussion forum facilitated throughout the module by their tutor and marked by them at the end of the module.

Students learn by finding relevant literature, reading and critically appraising it; discussing it within the discussion forum and applying it critically to real-world examples and your own practice. The content of the scenario is based on the learning outcomes for the module.

The scenarios, reflective portfolio and the group work are carried on as the module progresses which ensures engagement throughout the module.

Reflective Practice 10%

The online learning portfolio requires students to record and critically reflect on their learning. Reflection is an important aspect of the programme since the business executive/manager will be able to spend time considering how their practice compares to the themes being discussed in the module. The tutor provides weekly feedback and marks your work at the end of the module.

Module Activity 30%

At the beginning of each module, students are presented with a module assignment. The module activity may take the form of an individual piece of work, such as an essay on a relevant topic, or it may be a group activity such as the creation of a marketing plan.

Entry requirements

Our digital doors are open to both local and international students from diverse educational and social backgrounds. We offer no international surcharge and believe having a multi-disciplinary and multi-national cohort is best for student development. Typically, applicants for the Healthcare Management MBA will:

Hold a minimum of a 2.1 degree

Possess a degree (i.e. a minimum of a 2.1) awarded by a UK university or overseas equivalent.

Have 3 years’ management experience

The Executive MBA is for those who have significant post-graduation and/or relevant work experience on which the learning process should build. The experience required will be at least 3 years in a managerial position

Work comfortably at postgraduate level

In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level and demonstrate the requisite professional knowledge.

Basic IT Skills

e.g. word-processing, email and internet will also be expected.

Ability to communicate their ideas effectively

In writing, discussions and presentations.

English Language

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17
Last updated Dec 2020

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