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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL)

Teaching and learning

CHILL is home to one of the first Executive Healthcare MBAs 


Our expertise helps increase the knowledge and skills of healthcare leaders and professionals.

The Executive Healthcare MBA

Our Executive Healthcare MBA (accredited by AMBA) and part of the Business School's MBA prgramme, provides experienced middle and senior service leaders and managers with world-leading education in business and management.

The course includes modules in:

  • accounting and finance
  • marketing
  • strategy and leadership
  • people management

Specialised modules led by CHILL help apply these generic issues to the contemporary challenge of healthcare leadership and change, especially in the areas of commissioning and economics, service redesign and ethics and governance.

The NHS Leadership Academy has appointed Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) to deliver an NHS endorsed Masters in Business Administration (MBA). The course, which is led by CHILL is one of only seven higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country to have their MBA programme endorsed by the NHS.

Specialist education

In collaboration with external healthcare partners, we have developed bespoke teaching and learning in areas including: 

  • culture change
  • strategic leadership
  • mergers and partnership
  • improvement science
  • evaluation methodologies

CHILL teaching and learning. Students learning in a classroom setting.

More information about the Executive Healthcare MBA

We work with the Haydn Green Institute to support the Ingenuity Programme. This has recently been delivered with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust leading to highly praised innovation in service delivery.

New programme developments

CHILL is working across the University of Nottingham to develop innovative healthcare undergraduate and post-graduate modules.

These include:


CHILL PhD research projects

CHILL PhD research projects - PhD students in the Business School atrium.

MSc in Quality and Patient...

CHILL collaborates with partners to offer a new, cross-disciplinary Masters degree in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement.

The programme is designed to offer those working in health and social care the opportunity to develop greater expertise in quality and patient safety, with learning directly applied to practice.

More information

Areas of study include:

  • human factors as applied to healthcare
  • systems improvement
  • individual and team performance
  • measuring improvement
  • patient engagement for improvement
  • implementation science methods
  • leading and implementing change




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Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6183
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667