MBA with Healthcare Management

Degree Programmes


100% Online MBA with Healthcare Management

  • Apply by : 11 Jun 2024
  • To start : 24 Jun 2024
  • Total fees : £8,400
  • Per module fees : £700

Complete within 24 months

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Why choose St Mary's University

Teaching excellence

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Strong career outcomes

98% of graduates in employment, vocation or further study within 15 months of graduation (HESA 2023)

A quality learning experience

Top 5 in UK for teaching quality (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Fully flexible study

100% online part-time learning


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Career path

10 industry-focused MBA specialisations

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Gain the essential skills to change the healthcare world with St Marys’ 100% online MBA in Healthcare Management

St Mary’s University London’s 100% online MBA in Healthcare Management enhances your knowledge in economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, learn to collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The healthcare management specialisation comprises three courses designed to help you gain an in-depth understanding of global, community and public health and how to assess licensing, regulatory, accreditation, and compliance issues in healthcare organisations of all sizes. You will learn about healthcare leadership and administration, healthcare quality analytics, and quality management. You will also learn how to identify opportunities using big data and quality care metrics and analytics to improve healthcare service delivery and quality and patient outcomes.  

You’ll develop your capacity to: 

  • use data-driven approaches to identify opportunities to improve healthcare quality management and patient outcomes
  • design and implement effective quality and patient safety programmes
  • critically evaluate ethical and legal considerations in healthcare quality management, including the impact of policies and regulations on patient care
  • apply data analytics and metric-based dashboards to support evidence-based decision-making and improve processes in healthcare
  • evaluate the impact of electronic medical records on business and clinical intelligence to recommend improvements
  • develop leadership competencies and effective communication skills to manage organisational change in healthcare settings
  • evaluate the impact of regulatory and economic factors on healthcare management and leadership, formulate strategies to mitigate risks, taking advantage of opportunities, and assess efficiencies in healthcare management to recommend improvements.

And grow your career

The COVID-19 pandemic placed never-before-seen demands on modern healthcare systems — and the demand for healthcare leaders has since intensified. The MBA in Healthcare Management develops your skills and capacity to respond to the biggest challenges in the healthcare industry, so you can thrive in roles such as: Healthcare Consultant, Clinical Manager, Medical Director, Healthcare Manager, Health Information Manager, Medical Services Manager and more.

With a programme designed for you

Furthering your healthcare career might mean fitting your studies into an already busy schedule of work, family, and social commitments. This programme offers business and leadership essentials combined with learning around the unique and specific management needs of healthcare contexts. Delivered fully online and as part-time study, it’s the perfect fit if you’re looking to develop your skills while maintaining employment and other life responsibilities.  

Programme Modules

Quality Management
Explore innovative methods of healthcare quality management. You’ll gain an understanding of the impact quality has on healthcare organisations and patient outcomes and cover topics including patient safety, risk management, quality improvement practices, and regulatory compliance.
Healthcare Quality Analytics
Learn how to use patient data, databases, and electronic medical records to manage and improve patient care and increase efficiency in private and public healthcare facilities. You’ll examine the concept of clinical intelligence and the role of analytics in supporting a data-driven healthcare system. Finally, you’ll go beyond data collection onto analysing collected data, turning it into actionable information.
Healthcare Leadership & Administration
Examine healthcare administration and leadership in various global settings. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to effectively manage and lead in a diverse environment. You’ll learn about management skills from personnel to budget, including safety procedures, development procedures and policies, effective communication, and leading healthcare departments. On completion, you’ll be able to effectively manage, make decisions, and lead in healthcare administration roles.
Business Strategy
Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.
Finance for Managers
Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.
Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.
Leadership & Organisational Behaviour
Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.
Marketing Management
Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools
Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.
Research Methods for Business and Management
Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.

Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.

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