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Executive MBA: Healthcare 

This MBA prepares healthcare professionals for the challenges of organising and managing complex healthcare services.

The course is designed to respond to the changing global and UK landscape by developing competitive solutions to manage the competing demands of service users, commissioners and regulators.

It is for students who want to maintain a focus on the healthcare sector while receiving a generalist MBA education. Along with modules from the general Executive MBA programme, those focusing on Healthcare will undertake two specially designed modules.

Healthcare management modules are led by both academics, whose research focus specifically on management, and invited management experts from healthcare and beyond.

This specialism is supported by the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL) a leading centre for research into management and organisations in healthcare.

NHS or affiliated staff scholarships

If you work for the NHS or an affiiated organisation in England, you could qualify for an automatic Business School scholarship covering 30% of tuition fees, with Business School scholarships of up to 90% offered for exceptional candidates. NHS Leadership Academy bursaries of up to £3,750 are also available for eligible applicants.

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"I know that this is going to change me. My research, my critical thinking, even my approach to technology has changed. I've learned so much."

Shelley-Louise Colton (Executive MBA student)

Nottingham University Business School's Executive MBA Healthcare has been appointed by the NHS Leadership Academy as part of the NHS MBA programme.

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Specialist core modules

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

1. Commissioning and service redesign

This module will help you develop an understanding of:

  • how organisations can adapt to the changing landscape of healthcare provision
  • the complex systems of healthcare delivery including inter-organisational relationships
  • new policy developments and changing commissioning arrangements
  • change at an organisational and service level
  • how services can be reshaped to deliver value to patients
  • ‘lean’ service redesign
  • new partnership arrangements, working with patient and public groups and approaches to evaluating service change

2. Ethics, governance and risk

This module will help you develop an understanding of:

  • how to improve and maintain a quality service in healthcare
  • the important elements of quality in healthcare and how these can be supported by the actions of organisations and management
  • approaches to risk management and patient safety that are widely used in healthcare organisations today
  • foundational ethical principles and how these can be used practically to tackle critical dilemmas in healthcare management, such as limited resources and inequities of care
  • the process of decision making, managing and monitoring performance

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