Global Business School for Health


UCL Executive MBA Health

Our 24-month on-line Executive MBA Health programme positions you at the forefront of healthcare leadership. The EMBA is designed for busy professionals who are seeking to gain a world-class specialist business education while continuing their careers.

Key information

  • Start date: 25 September 2023
  • Duration: 24 months
  • Location: On-line with an annual health systems residential week
  • Applications for 2023/24 entry: from 1 September 2022
  • Closing date for applications: 30 June 2023
  • Tuition fee: £45,000 for the two-year MBA plus travelling costs for the annual in-person week
  • Scholarships

Who it’s for:

  • Individuals who are looking to gain the skills of a specialist Executive MBA in Health that fits in with work, family, and other commitments.
  • Individuals who determined to make a difference as healthcare leaders.
  • Clinicians, scientists, general managers, business specialists, social scientists and entrepreneurs who are seeking to elevate their careers in public or private health sectors, NGOs, think tanks, management consulting, policy making, or entrepreneurship. 
  • NHS employees in particular would benefit from this Master’s degree.
  • Individuals who are seeking to pivot to a role in the healthcare sector with ambitions to lead at a higher level.

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An innovative health focused business education - on your terms

The UCL Executive MBA Health programme blends world-class research, teaching, and impact with practical business and leadership skills. You will combine knowledge, skills, and behaviours in business and management studies found on a high-quality general MBA with in-depth understanding of global healthcare systems. UCL’s on-line EMBA includes an immersive week in London during the first year and a fieldwork week in the second year in the USA. It offers greater flexibility than the full/part-time MBA Health programme which may suit individuals at different stages of their careers.

As healthcare now accounts for more than 10% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Executive MBA Health equips you for career and entrepreneurship opportunities in a growing and dynamic global sector.

UCL Executive MBA Health highlights

  • The opportunity to gain business acumen and knowledge of the healthcare management sector through flexible on-line delivery to fit around your schedule.
  • An on-line induction – with the help of a professional assessment and development consultant to accelerate your personal development journey, enabling you to shape your EMBA experience while transforming your leadership style and career. 
  • Programme delivery - four specific business discipline focused blocks where topics come to life with discussions on real-world scenarios and case studies facilitated by health care and management experts.
  • One annual in-person fieldwork visit per year. The first study week is in London and takes you on a deep dive into the NHS, private and charitable health care spaces. The second immersive in-person week is a field study visit for the group projects on healthcare systems in the USA. 
  • Both in-person weeks include site visits, lectures, case studies, and valuable opportunities to collaborate and network.
  • The opportunity to have an individualised consultancy experience in the health sector while also learning to work in a diverse team on a health idea through the Health Consultant Project and Global Health Research Project.
  • Throughout the programme, you’ll also receive one-to-one and group career coaching, leadership development and networking opportunities.
  • Attending UCL - a world top 10 university ranked 5th in the world for global health

Stay in touch!

Leave your details with UCL+ to:

  • Register your interest in the Global Business School for Health
  • Receive notice of graduate open days, events and more

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Contact us to find out more or arrange a 121 with the EMBA Director

As a UCL Executive MBA Health graduate, you’ll come away with:

  • An enhanced understanding of the intersection between health and business.
  • Substantial research and analytical skills that can be specifically applied to health and business leadership.
  • A detailed understanding of health organisations, how they’re managed and the changing external context.
  • Highly developed professional skills, with a focus on change and (digital) innovation in healthcare.
  • Well-honed written and verbal communication skills to support evidence-based decision-making and data management.
  • The capacity to identify business opportunities arising from healthcare research.
  • Important knowledge about the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues associated with bringing health innovations to market.
  • A keen awareness of your professional ambitions and skillsets, along with networks of colleagues and health leaders that will last a lifetime.
  • A mindset embracing innovation, nurtured by experiential learning and real-world examples used in teaching at UCL’s GBSH with peer support and extensive networks.
  • An appreciation of teamwork and collaboration for problem solving and delivering equity, diversity, and inclusion in healthcare settings aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals.

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