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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

Develop the business and clinical management skills needed to spearhead smarter healthcare systems with the Online MBA Clinical Leadership.

Advance your career at a world top 100 institution

Demographic changes, greater patient expectations, rising healthcare costs and the growing prevalence of chronic disease – to meet these challenges we urgently need more efficient clinical systems as well as decisive and innovative healthcare leadership.

Delivered jointly by the triple-accredited Birmingham Business School and the long-established Health Services Management Centre, our Online MBA Clinical Leadership takes a truly interdisciplinary approach. As well as the core MBA curriculum, you’ll study three specialised, healthcare-focused modules: clinical leadership; governance, policy and regulation; and digital health.

The flexible, online programme will enable you to communicate with and lead clinical experts effectively, work with policy and strategic changes, and understand the value of innovative care delivery models and advanced digital technology.

Programme outcomes include:

  • Exploring and advancing leadership practices in a range of healthcare organisations and systems
  • Developing and implementing effective clinical management strategies
  • Appreciating the integrated value of marketing, operations, HRM, and accounting and finance within a healthcare management setting
  • Generating confident clinical and business leadership and communiation skills in multiple contexts

Career opportunities: Online MBA

Lead the future of healthcare

The Online MBA Clinical Leadership will empower you to manage and lead clinicians, understand and influence policy, and achieve strategic level changes within health services. It will enable you to understand the value of innovative care delivery models and advanced digital technology to develop sustainable health and healthcare systems.

After completing this course, you will have the opportunity to take a step further in your career and really make a difference within the healthcare system, including healthcare providers (such as hospitals, clinics, national policy and regulatory agencies), commissioners, governments, pharmaceuticals and bioscience industries.

Become more employable

We want to ensure that you can progress in this competitive environment and have designed our course with a practical approach and cross-disciplinary subject matter. It is this experience that will give you a commanding position when it comes to taking advantage of the career opportunities available in this highly specialised area.

Our prgramme gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned immediately in your career. You will be taught by experts from a range of clinical backgrounds, offering you a comprehensive understanding of leadership and healthcare management, and ultimately, allowing you to create better outcomes for patients.


The International Business module will develop student?s knowledge of the global economic and business environment and use this knowledge to inform the development of strategy for managing in dynamic global markets and contexts. The module will also explore how global environmental changes affect the ways in which companies respond tactically, both within regions and countries, and across borders.
Leading clinicians - Core
Governance, policy and regulations in health organisations - Core
Digital health - Core

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Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for the Online MBA Clinical Leadership, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.We also require that applicants have at least 3 years of relevant management experience within a health industry or clinical setting that they can display as part of their application.