University of Bedfordshire

Degree level: Postgraduate

Business Administration (Hospital and Health Services Management) with Data Analytics (Taught)

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Course summary

This postgraduate degree is for you if you have an interest in management roles within hospital and health services. It aims to enhance your prospects by developing your ability to apply the latest thinking to organisational development and change in a competitive global context. Successful completion of the MBA (Hospital and Health Services Management) highlights your potential to have a transformational impact on the organisation you join. The Data Analytics units cover a wide range of relevant topics including big data, programming and the importance of analytics in decision making within the hospital and health sector. The knowledge you gain will enable you to synthesise complex information and data to produce meaningful solutions for your organisation. Why choose this course? Start when it most suits you, with six entry points through the year; every taught unit is delivered in a six-week block Follow a practice-led curriculum that develops your ability to creatively apply theoretical knowledge and understanding to complex, real-life issues Through practice events, work on live consultancy projects with leading employers in organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors Explore the latest research in strategic management and leadership to develop your business competence and confidence

Assessment method

The underpinning philosophy of all assessments is to develop both your knowledge and skills to enter employment as a confident manager with a strong base from which to meet your own aspirations. This requires consideration of your own personal capabilities as well as looking outward at the business world. The aim is for you to become an independent and self-directed lifelong learner. Apart from the formal assessments there will be an emphasis on self, peer and group assessment. Tutors will provide feedback on formative assessments to support your development of good academic practice. All assessments are rooted in authentic and practical workplace scenarios to enable the integration of theory and practice in dynamic `real world work contexts. Exams are kept to a minimum. To facilitate learning for all students a range of assessment methods are used throughout the course, including:

  • Business Reports to demonstrate contextual insight and professional practice;
  • Project Plans to demonstrate project planning skills;
  • Seminar Papers to develop critical analysis skills; - In-class tests of your knowledge of core concepts in context;
  • Project Report integrates learning throughout the course independently applied in practice;
  • Business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making.
The focus is on the impact of management education to management practice and later assessments require greater complexity and integration through independent study to support your successful transition into work. This is exemplified by two units at the dissertation stage: Management Practice and the Theory into Practice Project. These help you to consider your personal and professional development and the complexity of applying management education in practice once in employment.


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with appropriate work experience. For international students English competence of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Business Administration (Hospital and Health Services Management) with Data Analytics at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS