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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.
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Your programme of study
The Online MBA Clinical Leadership aims to develop innovative forms of leadership, combining the management focus of traditional MBAs with the unique challenges of modern healthcare. Through comparative methods, you will learn to take into account relevant similarities and differences amongst global healthcare systems when managing clinicians.
The three specialist modules will allow you to address topics such as the particular challenges and opportunities of leading clinicians, the importance of governance, policy, and regulation in healthcare settings, and how digital technology is revolutionising the sector.
The programme is designed to empower you to manage and lead healthcare professionals, understand and influence policy, and achieve strategic level changes within health services. You will develop an understanding of the value of innovative care delivery models and advanced digital technology in creating and maintaining sustainable healthcare systems.
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
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Frequently Asked Questions
When can I start a programme?
There are three intakes per year - you can choose to join the Online MBA Clinical Leadership in summer, autumn or spring. Request information to find out more about upcoming start dates.
What will my qualification say?
You will graduate with a Masters in Business Administration with Clinical Leadership and 180 postgraduate credits. Your certificate will not specify that you studied the qualification online, as we make no distinction between our campus and distance learning programmes.
Are there specific times for online classes?
We have designed the programme to fit your busy schedule. Much of the work that you will carry out with tutors and fellow students will be asynchronous, with specific periods of time given to collaborate via email, discussion forums and video conferences. You’ll receive a timetable of your synchronous (live) sessions after you enrol.
What are the types of networking and collaboration opportunities?
Our online learning environment, Canvas, allows you to contact your peers and tutors, use discussion forums, connect with lecturers and take part in group work. It’s a highly interactive environment, designed to make you feel part of the learning community.
How will I be supported as an online student?
As well as learning from expert lecturers, you’ll have access to community boards, instant messaging services, live discussions and one-to-one support from a Student Services Coordinator. We also offer 24/7 technical support should you encounter any difficulties accessing the online platform.
Our online learning environment includes videos and interactive activities for you to learn from. You can also access the university’s online library, which includes e-textbooks, journal articles and specialist industry reports.
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