MBA Healthcare for non-medical degree holder


Hello.

I am 21 yrs old and have been working as SCM Operations Agent at A.P. Moller - Maersk, Myanmar for 7 months. On the other hand, I am also serving as an Assistant Manager at medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and related trading company which is a family business for more than 2 yrs approx.

My degrees are B.Eng (Hons) Mechatronics with First Class Honours from University of Wolverhampton, UK and BBA from Don Bosco University, India which I completed simultaneously because BBA is an online distance learning program. I'm pretty confident that my IELTS band score would be 7.0 at least when I take. However, I don't have plan to take GMAT.

I would like to work in medical related field after my MBA such as hospital manager or management role in hospital setting. I am considering to apply for UCL MBA Health next year. Besides UCL MBA, which MBAs in UK would be suitable for my goal?

Thank you very much.

Hello.

I am 21 yrs old and have been working as SCM Operations Agent at A.P. Moller - Maersk, Myanmar for 7 months. On the other hand, I am also serving as an Assistant Manager at medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and related trading company which is a family business for more than 2 yrs approx.

My degrees are B.Eng (Hons) Mechatronics with First Class Honours from University of Wolverhampton, UK and BBA from Don Bosco University, India which I completed simultaneously because BBA is an online distance learning program. I'm pretty confident that my IELTS band score would be 7.0 at least when I take. However, I don't have plan to take GMAT.

I would like to work in medical related field after my MBA such as hospital manager or management role in hospital setting. I am considering to apply for UCL MBA Health next year. Besides UCL MBA, which MBAs in UK would be suitable for my goal?

Thank you very much.
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Duncan

How well have you researched this career path?

Because most hospitals in the UK are run as public services, hospital managers don't generally need or have MBAs here: salaries are around £45,000 in the NHS and £55,000 in the much smaller private sector. These are not MBA level roles and there are specific regulatory requirements: https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/registration/what-registration 

Because of the regulated setting, their key skills are functional and supervisory, focussing on operations and people management, rather than general management, for example, strategy, marketing, finance etc. 

Because of clinical, budgetary, regulatory and service requirements, you'll see most courses for healthcare managers are focussed on those issues. Some good examples are https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/courses/masters_healthcare_operational_management/ and https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/medicine/healthcare-leadership-management-msc/ 

PS The UCL business school is really serving a global market, rather than a domestic one. 

[Edited by Duncan on Jun 19, 2022]

How well have you researched this career path?<br><br>Because most hospitals in the UK are run as public services, hospital managers don't generally need or have MBAs here: salaries are around £45,000 in the NHS and £55,000 in the much smaller private sector. These are not MBA level roles and there are specific regulatory requirements: https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/registration/what-registration&nbsp;<br><br>Because of the regulated setting, their key skills are functional and supervisory, focussing on operations and people management, rather than general management, for example, strategy, marketing, finance etc.&nbsp;<br><br>Because of clinical, budgetary, regulatory and service requirements, you'll see most courses for healthcare managers are focussed on those issues. Some good examples are https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/courses/masters_healthcare_operational_management/ and https://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/medicine/healthcare-leadership-management-msc/&nbsp;<br><br>PS The UCL business school is really serving a global market, rather than a domestic one.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div><br>
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Thank you Mr. Duncan.

So is it quite not possible for a person without medical degree like me to walk on such career path?

What type of jobs can I get right after MBA in Health for a non-medical professional like me?

I am very interested in working in healthcare related sectors because my family business involves in dealing with such sector for many years which have driven my passion. 

Which school MBAs would let me able to work in healthcare related sector besides UCL one?

Your kind suggestion is highly appreciated.

Thank you very much Sir.

Thank you Mr. Duncan.<br><br>So is it quite not possible for a person without medical degree like me to walk on such career path?<br><br>What type of jobs can I get right after MBA in Health for a non-medical professional like me?<br><br>I am very interested in working in healthcare related sectors because my family business involves in dealing with such sector for many years which have driven my passion.&nbsp;<br><br>Which school MBAs would let me able to work in healthcare related sector besides UCL one?<br><br>Your kind suggestion is highly appreciated.<br><br>Thank you very much Sir.
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StuartHE

I suggest you look at adverts for UK hospital managers on LinkedIn. They are almost never doctors, but often they are qualified nurses. Go to https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/explore-roles and scroll down to 'Management', then open up to see what sort of roles might fit you. 

I suggest you look at adverts for UK hospital managers on LinkedIn. They are almost never doctors, but often they are qualified nurses. Go to https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/explore-roles and scroll down to 'Management', then open up to see what sort of roles might fit you.&nbsp;
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