Global Business School for Health


UCL Global Business School for Health Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) Health Open Days

Put your research into practice and address the healthcare management and systems challenges your organisation is facing now. Taught at UCL, ranked 1st in the UK for research power for medicine, health and life sciences (REF 2021), our flexible UCL DBA Health will enable you to spearhead change and become a leader in healthcare management.

Attend our upcoming UCL DBA Health Events

Our DBA Health Open Day events are designed to:

  • Introduce you to UCL's Global Business School for Health so you can find out more about our mission, ambition and the global problems we’re hoping to solve through our programmes and research. 
  • Showcase our flagship DBA Health programme and it's cutting-edge content, including the induction experience for each, modules, key projects and career opportunities.
  • Highlight the UCL DBA Health's strong research credentials - UCL is ranked 1st in the UK for research power for medicine, health and life sciences (REF 2021). 
  • Discuss the application process, key dates in the application process and provide tips for your application.
  • Answer any questions you may have about the UCL DBA Health.

Explore our UCL DBA Health programme

UCL DBA Health

The UCL DBA Health is a professional doctorate degree designed for leaders in health-related fields who want to apply research skills to tackle health sector challenges. Studying flexibly over 5 years, you'll develop research skills for evaluating, assessing, and overseeing health projects and research, enabling you to apply strategic decision making and spearhead future healthcare management interventions.

Find out more.

The face of innovation

Welcome to the world’s first business school dedicated to health. We reimagine global healthcare management. We unravel health challenges from a business perspective. And we question the status quo in healthcare management to inspire public good. Accelerate your career and become a future global healthcare management leader with our UCL DBA Health programme.

Why a business school and MBA dedicated to health?

Health has emerged as the most important issue of the 21st century, and 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. The UCL GBSH and our DBA Health programme were 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.

Studying at a top ranked university

UCL is ranked 8th best university in the world (QS World University Rankings), 7th in the world for public health (ShanghaiRankings 2020) and is rated as the top UK university by research strength (REF 2014).

Elevate your career prospects

Graduate employability of UCL graduates is consistently high and UCL has been ranked among the top 20 universities worldwide for graduate employability (2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings).