Global Business School for Health


Why study an EMBA Health?

With the challenges facing the health sector, our flexible online Executive MBA Health will give senior leaders the critical skills needed to embrace innovation and spearhead impactful change.

Our UCL Executive MBA Health programme provides the foundation to improve the quality of health and healthcare leadership and management in public, private, not-for-profit organisations and NGOs across the world. With health now accounting for more than 10% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), health and healthcare being in the global spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic and wider pressures on healthcare systems ever increasing, now is an ideal time to gain an EMBA qualification that will boost your personal development to create impact and meaningful change.

Leaders in the field who are alraedy busy professionals don't neccesarily have time to take out a whole year from their careers and that's why we've developed a programme that is delivered part-time online. Our Executive MBA Health gives you the chance to gain all the business acumen of a typical MBA with a healthcare focused lens. Doing this without having to pause your career allows you to implement your learning right into where it matters, allowing you to make real change within your organisation in a sector that needs informed leaders now more than ever before. 

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

What you will takeaway on completion of the programme?

  • 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.