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Master of Business Administration - Health and Social Care MBA

Master of Business Administration - Health and Social Care MBA

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Full time | Anglia Ruskin University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Health Studies Social Work

Course type


Course Summary


Use your drive and ambition to go further. Fine-tune your knowledge, skills and experience in health and social care with this MBA course. Providing you with knowledge and understanding of strategic management, as well as practical insight into contemporary issues in health and social care organisations, this course will help you to take advantage of the many strategic leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities that the sector offers. As the largest sector in the UK, health and social care plays a crucial role in supporting the economy by maintaining the physical and mental health of the population. The recent global pandemic has highlighted the importance of the management of health and social care delivery.

Our MBA Health and Social Care 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. As a postgraduate student at ARU London, you’ll study the key management disciplines in health and social care, including business planning and finance, project and operations management, healthcare service improvement and leadership. Our lecturers have extensive experience teaching, training and working in the sector. You can be assured that the content of your studies will be directly relevant to the constantly evolving world of contemporary health and social care management.

How you'll be assessed

At ARU London we use assignments, presentations and examinations to measure your progress, along with an innovative case study Major Project or dissertation. The Major Project involves detailed research, analysis and reporting of healthcare- or social care-related organisational issues.


It is estimated that the health and social care sector employs over 4 million people, and that this will grow by 18% by 2026. Whether you're a supervisor, manager, policymaker or clinician wishing to know more about healthcare management, our MBA course will make a significant impact on your current and future career. In today’s tough jobs market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd. This MBA Health and Social Care qualification will enhance your employability and career development.


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

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students must have the equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience. If they have completed a bachelors degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve the required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that the life/work skills would make them suitable, they should still consider applying.