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Executive MBA Healthcare endorsed by NHS Leadership Academy


The NHS Leadership Academy has appointed Nottingham University Business School to deliver an NHS endorsed Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

The School is one of only seven in the country to have their MBA programme endorsed by the NHS.

The Executive MBA Healthcare course is led by the Centre for Health, Innovation, Leadership and Learning (CHILL) in the Business School. The course is for professionals who want to combine a career focus on healthcare while receiving a generalist MBA education.

Along with modules from the Executive MBA programme, those focusing on Healthcare undertake two specially designed modules: Commissioning and Service Redesign and Ethics, Governance and Risk.

Building better leaders in the NHS

Stephen Hart, National Director for Leadership at Health Education England and Managing Director for the NHS Leadership Academy said: “I’m pleased that we’re able to progress with endorsing the first ever MBA specifically designed to help build better leaders within the NHS.

“Since the Secretary of State’s speech last year, we’ve been working with partners to bring this ambitious programme to life. Work will continue into the exact detail of the programme and we look forward to working closely with higher education institutions and the Department of Health to develop this further.”

Nottingham’s MBA programme is designed to respond to the challenges of the global and UK healthcare sector by developing solutions to manage the competing demands of service users, commissioners and regulators.

Career development

Healthcare management modules are led by both academics, whose research focuses specifically on management, and invited management experts from healthcare and other sectors.

Dr Simon Bishop, leader of the course at Nottingham, said: “Our Executive MBA Healthcare is specifically designed for managers and leaders who want to develop their career in healthcare. Participants gain the benefits of studying for an internationally recognised MBA alongside peers from many different industries, while gaining up to date knowledge and skills relevant for the challenges of contemporary healthcare."

The other six institutions to receive the NHS endorsement are the universities of Bradford, Lancaster, Durham and Hertfordshire along with The Open University and Manchester Alliance Business School.

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Posted on Friday 4th August 2017




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