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MBA (Global Healthcare Management)

MBA (Global Healthcare Management)

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Study mode

Full time


18 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Health Studies Health Service Administration / Management Management (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The MBA Global Healthcare Management is a career development programme for senior healthcare practitioners, administrators, managers, senior management, doctors, dentist, senior nurses and other healthcare professionals who have had some management experience and are looking to develop their management expertise. Our faculty of published clinicians and healthcare management experts will support you to develop advanced skills in business, management, leadership, quality improvement and research.

Course Details

Modern healthcare is interconnected on a global scale. Expert healthcare managers facilitate effective person-centred care at the local level, appreciate the broader national and international contexts of sustainable services, and recognise and respond to global trends in their local context. If you’re an existing healthcare professional who aspires to manage and lead, then the University of Bolton’s MBA Global Healthcare Management aims to develop your understanding of the nature, business and management of healthcare provision to meet these demands.

By combining study and training across the three areas of healthcare, management and research, we will guide you as you gain a deeper understanding of business administration in the healthcare context. We’ll support you to develop your knowledge of global health challenges and how they can be addressed, as well as how healthcare systems can respond effectively, and the place of business management within health practice. Additionally, we’ll focus on developing your strategic thinking and practice-focused research skills, as well as highlight tools and resources that can help you to develop practical solutions and transferrable skills.

The University of Bolton’s MBA Global Healthcare Management programme will support you to develop a critical understanding of global healthcare management perspectives and how these shape business management practices in a local setting. You’ll explore the global context of organisations and their workforce design, quality improvement, operations and financial management, as well as develop critical insight into innovation and change management. We’ll support you to gain a critical understanding of healthcare systems and decision-making, preparing you to improve business and management practice in your workplace.

Career opportunities

The MBA Global Healthcare Management course aims to help you gain a critical understanding of the problems and challenges facing healthcare organisations at the global, national and local level, along with the analytical and critical knowledge and skills to identify and implement solutions. By combining studies in health, management and research, this Master in Business Administration programme offers ambitious doctors and other healthcare professionals the skills and understanding to become effective managers in this vital sector.

The course links essential business administration know-how in areas such as finance, human resources, strategy and change management with specific healthcare management knowledge and advanced skills in research and critical thinking. By offering a global view, we aim to help you avoid the pitfalls of provincial thinking and make the most of international collaboration and global developments, helping you progress not only your career but the health and wellbeing of your staff and the communities that your organisation serves.


Strategic Management and Consulting is a fundamental and necessary requirement for organisations faced by rapidly changing socio-economic and political landscapes. The module appreciates the relationship between consulting skills and abilities, and the incessant strategic development and evolution of organisations. This is set against a context where leadership is seen as a proactive and dynamic process incorporating organisational vision, processes and politics.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You should have both of the following: at least two years’ credible and relevant experience in the health and social care sector in a relevant profession or occupation (for instance, doctor, physician associate, advanced practitioner); and at least a lower second class (2.2) UK honours degree (or equivalent, or a postgraduate degree) in a medical, healthcare or nursing subject.

University information

The University of Bolton has a long history of providing high-quality education in the northwest of England. Founded in 1825, today it offers students a contemporary campus just a short distance from the town centre. Home to 11,000 students, the University of Bolton is ranked number one in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021). Postgraduate study is a challenging, exhilarating and rewarding advancement,...more