Executive MBA in Healthcare Management

There are many complex challenges faced by healthcare managers operating in private and public sector organisations. This online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management is designed to address these challenges by developing your organisational and management skills in healthcare.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Transform from a learner into a leader with our online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management.

Subject to validation

Next intake: 2022 MarchKey Facts

20 hours a week
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
14th February 2022
Course start date
100% Online
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Our online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management has been designed and developed for aspiring business leaders, executives, and mid-level managers who want to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and embed strategy in everything they do. This programme is designed for those who are self-motivated, have a desire to learn, and the drive to keep learning.

Change, development, and advancement in healthcare is inevitable and requires independent, conscientious and intuitive leaders. Become one by mastering the complexities of healthcare business, without putting a pause on your career.

Addressing the complex challenges faced by healthcare leaders in both the private and public sectors, this programme will help develop your organisational and management skills.It will provide students with:

  • Contemporary knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice in the context of global healthcare management systems and practice.
  • Theoretical and applied perspectives
  • The ability to apply knowledge and skills in healthcare management

Subject To Validation

This programme has not yet been validated by a University partner. We are accepting applications for this course on the basis that it will shortly be validated. Please note that all applications are subject to this validation being approved,

Subject to validation

Next intake: 2022 March Key Facts

20 hours a week
18 months
Class Size
15 - 20
Application Deadline
14th February 2022
Course start date
100% Online

Why Study with Learna

We have over 10 years’ experience delivering online courses, giving you access to flexible, affordable distance learning in partnership with world-leading educators.


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Learning environment

Learn online. No fixed study times mean you can log in and learn whenever and wherever.

Multidisciplinary - study in a group of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

15:1 student tutor ratio. We have a 92% student satisfaction rate.

Who is this course for?

This Online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management is for management-level students who want to advance their leadership, industry and management skills.

We like students who challenge the status quo, who wake up ambitious and love working with other professionals.

How Will I Learn?

You will be supported throughout your studies by a committed team of internationally recognised educational expertss.

Our courses are conducted entirely online through self-directed distance learning. You’ll receive guidance throughout your course with tutor-stimulated academic discussions, which are based on clinically-rich case scenarios.

These usually occur within groups of 10-20 students, allowing you to clearly communicate with both your tutor and fellow students.


The full Online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management will be formed of six 20 credit modules (120 credits in total) and a 60 credit student /organisation specific research/capstone project. This is an 18-month programme. Each module has been carefully crafted by taking into consideration the need to blend traditional business management subjects with rapidly emerging trends in healthcare.

Module Aims
The module aims to introduce students to the principles and practices of marketing. It engages students in the selection and application of relevant marketing theories, conceptual tools and models to assist them in interpreting and solving marketing problems and presenting novel applications of marketing to improve the organisation's value propositions. Primarily it seeks to develop students’ capabilities to effectively direct and manage an organisation's marketing function.

Module Summary

  • Understanding marketing management
  • Developing marketing strategies and plans
  • Creating customer value, satisfaction, and loyalty
  • Analysing consumer and business markets
  • Identifying market segments and targets
  • Creating brand equity and Crafting the brand positioning
  • Marketing through the life cycle
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Relationships loyalty and co-creation
  • Service dominant logic
  • Management of the original and extended marketing mix

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate an organisation's management of its marketing function and develop informed plans to improve it.
  2. Critically reflect upon the application of rapidly emerging marketing practices by various organisations.

Module Aims
The aim of the module is to introduce you to the nature and functioning of organisations and the behaviour of individuals and groups within them. It seeks to encourage you to use this knowledge to inform and improve your leadership and management skills and practices.

Module Summary

  • The individual at work
  • Motivation, satisfaction and productivity
  • Group behaviour and leadership
  • Power, authority and conflict in organisations
  • Organisational structure and design
  • Organisational culture
  • Organisational change
  • Wellbeing
  • Employee engagement

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate relevant theories and empirical evidence relating to organisational behaviour.
  2. Critically appraise and evaluate different strategies for management and leadership.

Module Aims
This module aims to develop your understanding and interpretation of sound financial management to almost all business decisions in order to understand the impact of this function on the principles and practices of executive management decision making.

Module Summary

  • The terminology of accounting and the structure and content of the main financial statements used by business organisations.
  • The role and use of different financial statements
  • The use of management accounting techniques for business planning and decision making.
  • Sources of business finance and the role of financial information in the financing of a business.
  • Business budgeting and budgetary control
  • The use of investment appraisal techniques in retail management

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate, present and prepare financial information in a clear accurate way.
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the use of financial information for management decision making and control.

Module Aims
The module aims to develop your understanding and application of the principles, practices, models and tools called upon to ensure a holistic, responsible approach to strategic management. It engages students in the selection and application of relevant conceptual tools and models to assist them in interpreting both the business environment and the organisation's resource base to solve problems and presenting novel, sustainable business level strategies.

Module Summary

  • Strategic management philosophies and schools of thought
  • Business Environment Analysis
  • Competitive positioning / rivalry
  • Core Competencies / Resource Based Strategies
  • Generic Business Strategies
  • Strategies for growth / sustainability
  • Stakeholder engagement / positioning
  • Value chain analysis
  • Strategic Change

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate an organisation's management of its approach to strategic function and develop informed plans to improve it.
  2. Diagnose strategic opportunities or problems and critically evaluate strategic choices and viable strategic options to assist them.

Module Aims
The module aims to:

  • Develop an ability to apply the theory and practice of Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement to complex healthcare settings.
  • Develop a critical understanding of quality metrics within healthcare

Module Summary

  • Clinical Governance: ethos and ethics, theory and background
  • The “Seven Pillars" of Clinical Governance.
  • Applying Clinical Governance in practice: patient safety, clinical effectiveness, quality assurance
  • Clinical Governance and Law.
  • Quality in Healthcare – Why and How? Selecting and using appropriate methodologies (research and audit)
  • Navigating Quality Management in Healthcare.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise the role of clinical/ corporate governance in improving healthcare organisations.
  2. Navigate and critically evaluate the complexities of implementing clinical/corporate governance and quality agendas in the practice setting.

Module Aims
This module aims to:

  • Develop your ability to effectively manage change and the innovation process within complex healthcare organisational structures.
  • Develop an ability to critically evaluate innovation and change within the healthcare environment

Module Summary

  • Organisational Change and the Innovation Process
  • Change Management theories / models
  • Change Management resistance and implementation
  • Innovation management processes and practices

Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare and contrast a range of change management theories and models in the context of a healthcare setting.
  2. Critically evaluate and recommend suitable management actions / strategies and systems for the development and introduction of innovation processes, functions and disruptions in healthcare delivery.

Module aims
The aim of this module is to consolidate students learning acquired through their executive MBA programme into a single capstone project. Students will carry out an independent study on a management topic of their choice. They will have the opportunity to apply the comprehensive theoretical knowledge, understanding and skills that they obtained throughout the executive MBA to an area of interest within either their own workplace setting or a company of their choosing and compile a comprehensive report.

Module Summary

  • Recap the key learning outcomes of the module they have studied
  • Evaluate suitable collection, analysis and interpretation of different types of data and evidence
  • Determine effective / evidence-based decision making in organisations for business case development
  • Developing a suitable executive management capstone project proposal
  • Producing a capstone project report

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  1. Synthesise knowledge gained during executive MBA Studies and apply these in developing solutions to complex management issues and improving performance.
  2. Develop conceptual understanding of business and management theory and constructs in a way that facilitates systematic search, justification and evaluation of competing courses of action.
  3. Critically evaluate information and data (evidence) to inform real life management decisions within the workplace.

Assessment Methods

There are three components of assessment to assess the learning outcomes of each taught module. These test different elements of learning including critical analysis, management skills, professional reflection and independent/community of practice based study.

Scenarios reflective of day-to-day work situations will be presented for students to consider and answer every week. Students critically discuss the concepts within their online group discussion forum facilitated throughout the module by their tutor and marked by them at the end of the module.

Students learn by finding relevant literature, reading and critically appraising it; discussing it within the discussion forum and applying it critically to real world examples and your own practice. The content of the scenario is based on the learning outcomes for the module.

The scenarios, reflective portfolio and the group work is carried on as the module progresses which ensures engagement throughout the module.

The reflective journal is used by students throughout each module to monitor personal progress. This is guided by weekly feedback from your tutor and is graded at the end of every module. The journal typically includes the following:

  • Initial expectations and reasons for taking the course.
  • Module and/or personal learning objectives.
  • Description of events, issues and learning points within current personal practice.
  • Change in every day practice due to knowledge gained on each module.
  • A description of what has been learned during the module.

At the beginning of each module, students are presented with a module assignment. The module activity may take the form of an individual piece of work, such as an essay on a relevant topic, or it may be a group activity such as the creation of a marketing plan.

Entry requirements

Our digital doors are open to both local and international students from diverse educational and social backgrounds. We offer no international surcharge and believe having a multi-disciplinary and multi-national cohort is best for student development. Typically, applicants for the online Executive MBA in Healthcare Management will:

Minimum of a 2.1 degree
Awarded by a UK university or an overseas equivalent

Have 3 years' management experience
The Executive MBA is for those who have significant post-graduation and/or relevant work experience on which the learning process should build. The experience required will be at least 3 years in a managerial position.

Ability to communicate their ideas effectively
In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level and demonstrate the requisite professional knowledge.

Basic I.T skills
e.g. word-processing, email and internet will also be expected.

English language
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Duolingo online English test with 100 overall and 90 in each component.You will need to nominate Diploma MSc/Learna to receive your results.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C or above
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B or above
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 17

Course Fees

Total Course Fees for UK & International Students for March 2022:
Application deadline - 14th February 2022

Fee payments may be made via the following options:

DateInstalmentsUp-Front Payments
Deposit payable on acceptance†£830£830
1st May 2022£830£8,050
1st July 2022£830
1st September 2022£830
1st November 2022£830
1st January 2023£830
1st March 2023£650
1st May 2023£650
1st July 2023£650
1st September 2023£650
1st November 2023£650
1st January 2024£650

† Deposits are non-refundable

Why Learna

We have over 10 years’ experience delivering online courses, giving you access to flexible, affordable distance learning in partnership with world-leading educators.

Our courses are some of the most affordable of their kind, providing value for money without compromising on quality. We also don't apply an international surcharge. No fixed timetable means you can log in & learn on the go, at your convenience.

Being totally online means we can select the very best tutors and resource editors, no matter where they’re located.

Connect with multidisciplinary people around the world to expand your insights & broaden your career prospects.

Our programmes produce 90% fewer emissions than campus-based learning.

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