Global Business School for Health


Why study an undergraduate in business and health?

With flexibility ingrained throughout, you have the option to chose two specialisms plus you can take the programme as an integrated Masters with work placement and study abroad options.

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With so many options to tailor our BSc/MSci Business and Health programme to fit your specific career goals, there's never been a better time to get into the business of health. 

With health emerging as the most important issue of the 21st century, it now accounts for more than 10% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is approximately $7-8 trillion annually.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought into focus the impact of health on communities and exposed deficiencies in healthcare systems and policies, while highlighting an ever diverse and disjointed sector. New thinking for a sustainable model of healthcare is needed now more than ever.
UCL GBSH was established in response to this, underpinned by World Health Organisation goals and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals of achieving universal health coverage for all.

Our undergraduate in the business of health will give you the following experiences...

A holistic perspective

This program offers a unique lens through which you can understand the intricate interplay between business strategies and healthcare systems. It equips you with a comprehensive view, allowing you to appreciate how effective management, innovative strategies, and ethical decision-making can influence healthcare outcomes.

Meet growing demands

With the healthcare industry constantly evolving and the demand for skilled professionals rising, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, this program positions you perfectly at the intersection of two burgeoning sectors. It provides a diverse skill set that's incredibly sought after, offering a range of opportunities across healthcare administration, pharmaceuticals, consulting, and more.

Impactful career paths

Whether your passion lies in business management, consulting, health policy, pharmaceuticals, or even entrepreneurship in health-related startups, this degree paves the way for diverse career paths. You'll be equipped to make a tangible difference in people's lives while contributing positively to the bottom line of healthcare businesses.

Innovation and problem-solving thinking

The integration of business principles into healthcare requires innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities. This program nurtures these skills, enabling you to tackle complex challenges facing the healthcare industry and develop solutions that blend business acumen with a deep understanding of healthcare needs.

Versatile skill set

Beyond the specialised knowledge, this program hones your communication, leadership, and teamwork skills —essential in any professional setting. You'll learn to adapt to diverse environments and collaborate effectively, essential qualities for success in today's interconnected world.

Fulfilling impact

By understanding both the business and health perspectives, you'll be uniquely positioned to create sustainable changes that enhance healthcare delivery, improve patient experiences, and optimise resource allocation — a deeply fulfilling aspect of this career path.

Employability, skills and graduate attributes

On completion of this programme you will have:

  • an enhanced understanding of contemporary topics driving transformational global healthcare;
  • an ability to view health and healthcare from an interdisciplinary perspective;
  • substantial research and analytical skills and methodologies which support an understanding of data-driven approaches to healthcare;
  • effective written and verbal communication skills, which support management for healthcare management and science
  • the capacity to manage and lead effectively a diverse work force;
  • the ability to exploit opportunities independently or within your organisations.
  • appreciation of teamwork and collaboration for driving forward solutions to problem solving and how to ensure that teams are effective and delivering equality, diversity and inclusion;
  • the ability to be a problem identifier and solver.