The MBA in Health and Social Care provides students with knowledge and understanding of strategic management, as well as practical insight of contemporary issues in Health and Social Care Organisations.

The complexity of modern healthcare and social care, arising from constant innovation, has been described as being “an order of magnitude” greater than other industries. Currently, health and social care service users increasingly demand a personalised, higher quality health care experience, whilst the threat of public sector austerity increases the pressure on providers, including the healthcare and social care supply chain, to deliver it. This postgraduate degree addresses the specific demands placed on professionals who are responsible for leading policy, strategy and services in their organisation; be it in the public, private or voluntary aided sector.

You will study the key management disciplines within a healthcare context; including business planning and finance, project and operations management, healthcare service improvement and leadership.

Whether you are a supervisor, manager, policy maker or a clinician wishing to know more about healthcare management this course will make a significant impact on your current and future career.

Course Content 

The course of your MBA, you will study a total of 10 modules. See below for the modules which you will study.

  • Operations and Major Incident Management
  • Healthcare Law and Ethics
  • Managing Finance in Health and Social Care Organisations
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • Cross Cultural Leadership
  • Marketing and Demand Management in Health and Social Care
  • Strategy in the Public and Private Sectors
  • Research Methods and Ethics
  • Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care
  • Postgraduate Major Project


In today’s competitive employment market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job or early promotion. We believe the postgraduate degree will enhance your employability and career development:

The lecturers have extensive experience of the healthcare management sector and teaching and training in the sector. You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary healthcare and social care management. Furthermore, you will study management from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.
The lecturers have a wealth of contacts and you will study alongside students from all over the world. This provides great opportunities for networking!
There will be additional seminars with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. These will include CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.

Partner University

Anglia Ruskin University 

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