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Course summary

Our Executive MBA Healthcare is an advanced management course preparing healthcare professionals for the challenges of organising and managing complex healthcare services. It is for those who want to maintain a focus on the healthcare sector while receiving a broad MBA education. The course is designed to respond to the changing global and UK landscape by developing competitive solutions to manage the competing demands of service users, commissioners and regulators. It builds on your existing years of management skills and experience and will help to expand your global career prospects and earning potential. The course is flexibly structured so you can combine your studies with your demanding career. You can choose how long you take to complete the programme, between two to four years, and choose from several starting points throughout the year to suit your needs. You can also vary the number of modules you take each year and spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress. You'll study core modules covering essential areas of management including leadership, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship education is among our foremost strengths, and you will take part in the Ingenuity process - a unique method for encouraging creative problem-solving, developed by our Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You will also take two healthcare modules which are led by invited experts from the healthcare sector and academics whose research focuses specifically on healthcare management. This MBA is supported by the Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning, a leading centre for research into management and organisations in healthcare. You can also focus on your interests and career goals by choosing from specialist optional modules, covering topics including venture capital, ethics, business intelligence, and change management. You will also complete a healthcare management project, working with a healthcare organisation to help them to resolve real business issues. This is an opportunity to put knowledge into practice, impress a potential employer, and foster good relationships from which you may benefit at a later date. A fundamental part of your learning and development is through group work. We provide a management and interpersonal skills programme that all MBA students take part in, helping you form social networks and ease your return to academic life. Working with talented peers from different professional and cultural backgrounds will help you develop a global perspective. The course includes many opportunities for practical experience and networking, including our international study tours (dependent upon any travel restrictions) where you’ll gain direct experience of global business through meetings with executives, company visits, and sessions with experts. Our unique connections with China and Malaysia also offer a fantastic opportunity to learn about the essentials of doing business in these countries. You’ll also visit companies in Nottingham and London as part of our Business Practice Week to learn first-hand about different types of businesses, their current challenges and how these relate to the theory you’re studying. Your personal and professional development is an ongoing conversation throughout the MBA. You’ll be able to apply all you’ve learnt to your current role and we also offer a range of career development activities to help plan your next career move based on your individual experiences, skills, interests and aspirations. You’ll graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to progress in your career.


The course is organised into three stages - broadening management experience, deepening management experience, and preparing for your future career, and consists of core and optional modules and an individual or group company-based management project. The course is flexibly structured so you can combine study with existing work/life commitments. You can choose how long you take to complete the programme, between two to four years, and choose from several starting points throughout the year to suit your needs. You can also vary the number of modules you take each year and spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress. Modules are typically offered during the day and in the evening each year, with some intensive options available over one week. You will take modules that will put you at the head of a management team, allowing you to develop innovative solutions to problems and crises that may threaten the operation and reputation of a business. Throughout your MBA, you will encounter senior business figures, practitioners and internationally renowned academics. They will challenge your approach and understanding of important strategic business decisions. We want you to be tested and question what you do, as you experience a high-level business management education that you can apply to your current and future roles.

Assessment method

Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association of MBAs

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline. We will also consider applications from graduates with good approved university honours degrees as well as those with significant professional experience or qualifications that have the potential to enhance the diversity of the MBA class. For entry to our Executive MBA Healthcare, we usually expect you to have at least five years of post-graduation full-time work experience. The application process will include an interview. IELTS:7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For fee information, see
Executive - Healthcare MBA at University of Nottingham - UCAS