MBA in Healthcare in UK - Programs & Advice about them?


Hi All,

I'd like to ask a few questions about the programs in the UK for a MBA in Healthcare (Management/Administration/any other specialization or focus related to Healthcare). I have searched for information using different sources and found that the universities/schools offering this course is just a handful.

One of the college admissions consultants I contacted gave me the below list:

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY
Location: UK
Healthcare Management (Msc)

CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON
Location: UK
Health Management in Strategic Management and Leadership MSc

UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
Location: UK
MBA Healthcare

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
Location: UK
Health Care management (MBA)

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Location: UK
MSc HealthCare Management

My questions are:
1) What is the overall reputation and 'job-getting' power of these programs?
2) Strength of these programs

If there are other noteworthy programs that should be considered, please do mention that too. I am currently researching and exploring the options available to do a MBA in Healthcare or even a Masters in Healthcare Management/Admin if that offers a better value.

I'd appreciate feedback and suggestions.

Thank you for your time.

[Edited by herwordsand on May 22, 2015]

Hi All,

I'd like to ask a few questions about the programs in the UK for a MBA in Healthcare (Management/Administration/any other specialization or focus related to Healthcare). I have searched for information using different sources and found that the universities/schools offering this course is just a handful.

One of the college admissions consultants I contacted gave me the below list:

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY
Location: UK
Healthcare Management (Msc)

CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON
Location: UK
Health Management in Strategic Management and Leadership MSc

UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE
Location: UK
MBA Healthcare

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
Location: UK
Health Care management (MBA)

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Location: UK
MSc HealthCare Management

My questions are:
1) What is the overall reputation and 'job-getting' power of these programs?
2) Strength of these programs

If there are other noteworthy programs that should be considered, please do mention that too. I am currently researching and exploring the options available to do a MBA in Healthcare or even a Masters in Healthcare Management/Admin if that offers a better value.

I'd appreciate feedback and suggestions.

Thank you for your time.
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Sorry, I guess I should have posted this in the UK sub-forum. I just joined the forum and don't really know the intricacies yet. If this thread should be moved there and can be done by the forum admin, please do..
Sorry, I guess I should have posted this in the UK sub-forum. I just joined the forum and don't really know the intricacies yet. If this thread should be moved there and can be done by the forum admin, please do..
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Duncan
What sort of role are you looking for? I think you know that almost all of the healthcare sector in the UK is nationalised and thus the demand for MBAs in healthcare is limited. The only internationally accredited MBA in healthcare there, as far as I know, is Brunel. Birmingham has an MBA for public service. I would not consider the former polytechnics on your list.

In the UK the MBA is primarily a pos-experience general management degree rather than a specialised degree. I think that most MBAs in the NHS will not have specialised degrees: their top schools seem to be Henley, Warwick, Manchester and Birmingham (Indeed, a former client of mine just got a great management role in the NHS, and has a Henley MBA). So, take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 If you don't have work experience, then take an MSc at a great school.

[Edited by Duncan on May 22, 2015]

What sort of role are you looking for? I think you know that almost all of the healthcare sector in the UK is nationalised and thus the demand for MBAs in healthcare is limited. The only internationally accredited MBA in healthcare there, as far as I know, is Brunel. Birmingham has an MBA for public service. I would not consider the former polytechnics on your list.

In the UK the MBA is primarily a pos-experience general management degree rather than a specialised degree. I think that most MBAs in the NHS will not have specialised degrees: their top schools seem to be Henley, Warwick, Manchester and Birmingham (Indeed, a former client of mine just got a great management role in the NHS, and has a Henley MBA). So, take a look at How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571 If you don't have work experience, then take an MSc at a great school.

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Duncan
PS If you are not paying your consultant, then he is paid by universities that struggle to get students. City Uni has one of the biggest health science training centres in the UK but, otherwise, I would take their recommendations with a touch of salt.
PS If you are not paying your consultant, then he is paid by universities that struggle to get students. City Uni has one of the biggest health science training centres in the UK but, otherwise, I would take their recommendations with a touch of salt.
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maury
Judge has an MBA concentration in Health Strategies, maybe check into that. Also, Nottingham's MBA has a specialism in healthcare as well.
Judge has an MBA concentration in Health Strategies, maybe check into that. Also, Nottingham's MBA has a specialism in healthcare as well.
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