This course is designed to respond to and support the continuing development of health sector managers and leaders. The growing demand for ever improving economies of scale with expectations for new and innovative service delivery methods are now seen as essential disciplines for today and tomorrow's public sector leaders and managers.
The course will ensure that you fully recognise the significance of the values and principles of care promoted by the NHS Constitution (DH 2010), reiterated through the outcomes of the NHS Mid Staffordshire enquiry (Francis, 2013) to inform content delivery and interpreted for both UK NHS and non-UK based students whilst on the course of study.
It is based on the philosophy that management education should provide you with a thorough grounding in the disciplines related to the functional aspects of management. This includes the examination of management decision-making at strategic and operational level whilst stressing the integrative nature of the various health delivery factors which come into play. The world of health care is both complex and dynamic. The constant transformational nature of health and social policy places emphasis on the need for adaptation in organisational design, knowledge and skills in strategic business planning with greater awareness of service recipient's interest and strategic influence.
The course recognises the need for a flexible series of exit points which supports the personal and professional requirements of both the health sector organisation and the course participant. You may wish to exit the course with the full Masters award or, depending on personal and professional interests, exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. You will be offered the opportunity to complete the course through a part-time or full-time route. You can normally complete this course within two years on a part-time basis or one year full-time. It is made up of a series of compulsory modules, optional modules are not be available to ensure that the integrity of the MBA core aims is retained.