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Online MBA Clinical Leadership

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2.5 years

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MBA - Master of Business Administration

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Course Summary

Lead future clinical change

Aging populations, greater patient expectations, rising healthcare costs and the growing prevalence of chronic disease – to meet these challenges, we urgently need smarter, more efficient healthcare systems driven by decisive and innovative health services leadership.

The University of Birmingham’s online MBA Clinical Leadership offers working professionals the opportunity to develop the high-level management skills they need to spearhead smarter, more value-based patient care solutions. In a field calling out for investment, the demand for clinical leadership and management can only increase - even before the COVID-19 pandemic, global healthcare spending was expected to rise by 5% annually between 2019 and 2023.

Enrich your healthcare management experience

Delivered jointly by our triple-accredited business school and long-established Health Services Management Centre, the programme takes on a truly interdisciplinary approach. As well as the core MBA modules, you’ll study three healthcare-focused electives exploring everything from governance to disruptive digital technology.

Not only will it empower you to manage experts, change policy and predict strategic level changes, it will help you understand the value of innovative care delivery models, advanced digital technology and data interoperability to develop more robust health ecosystems.

Studying this distance learning programme also offers an opportunity to experience business practices both in and out of healthcare, through networking with students from over 70 different countries.

By exposing you to such diverse perspectives, this programme develops a deep understanding and appreciation of the systems and techniques needed to deliver change more effectively and efficiently to transform patient outcomes.


Operations management - Core
Marketing - Core
International business - Core
Accounting and finance - Core
Organisational behaviour and human resource management - Core
Strategy - Core
Governance, policy and regulations in health organisations - Core
Leading clinicians - Core
Digital health - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Full Fees: £23,460; Instalments: £1805.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Full Fees: £23,460; Instalments: £1805.

Entry requirements

You need at least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent 3.0 GPA, a reference (this is dependent on your entry mode and may not be required), a statement of purpose (this is dependent on your entry mode and may not be required), and a minimum of 3 years’ managerial experience.

University information

The University of Birmingham is a prestigious Russell Group institution, with a truly global outlook. It is one of the largest universities in the UK and is home to over 12,000 postgraduate students. The university has established a learning and research community spanning a wide range of subject areas, representing more than half the countries in the world. Birmingham has one of the longest established and most successful distance learning...more

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