The AMBA accredited Brunel MBA in Healthcare Management will provide you not only with a sophisticated understanding of the principal business functions such as corporate strategy, finance, marketing and people management but will also allow you to explore in depth the setting of healthcare policy and how to manage change within the context of the constantly evolving healthcare sector.Entry RequirementsCandidates are normally expected to have both a good first degree and a minimum of three years' postgraduate managerial or professional work experience gained in the healthcare sector. Candidates without a first degree but who can demonstrate extensive managerial experience at a senior level will be considered. If English is not your first language then you will be required to show evidence of competence in English. For full details of English Language requirements and the certificates we recognise please visit: www.brunel.ac.uk/international. Course AimsFor full details of the Brunel MBA please go to the Brunel MBA websitehttp://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/bbs/courses/ps/mbaThe programme is designed specifically to meet the management education and development needs of aspiring senior managers in the healthcare sector.Course ContentThe MBA Programmes comprises eight core module and a business research project.Core ModulesCorporate and Business Finance
This module provides you with a thorough understanding of matters financial, explains the concept of risk, and teaches the process of financial management in the short and long term. You will learn the general principles of management accounting as well as systematic techniques for analysing and evaluating the financial health of an organisation.Leading People and Managing OrganisationsThis module develops your understanding of people's behaviour in an organisational context and teaches the theories and practices of effective people management. You will also gain a better appreciation of the significance of human resources for operational effectiveness and understand how best to motivate, lead, interview and communicate as well as how to manage conflicts of interest. Executive Perspectives on Information SystemsOver the course of this module, you will gain a thorough understanding of the changing nature of information systems, new business practices and working practices in the competitive marketplace. The module will also teach how to leverage effectively information tools through an understanding of current practices, trends and the effects of IT on organisations and their trading partners. Strategic Marketing ManagementBy the end of this module, you will have an in depth knowledge of all the principal marketing concepts as well as how marketing has evolved following the introduction of new technology. You will also appreciate how best to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing activities, conduct a marketing audit and construct a marketing plan. Operations ManagementDuring this module you will explore the tools and techniques for managing operations. You will gain a greater awareness of the strategic issues involved in the way organisations manage their operational activities and facilities - both within and beyond the organisation's boundaries. You will also develop a better appreciation of the relation between operations/service design choices and performance imperatives. Corporate and Competitive StrategyOver the course of this module, you will be introduced to concepts and methodological tools and techniques for analysing an organisation's strategic position. You will gain a thorough appreciation of the issues and challenges that confront managers responsible for the strategic management of organisations in potentially complex, hostile and uncertain conditions.Healthcare Policy SettingThis module will enable you to develop a sophisticated knowledge and understanding of the political setting of health policy as well as the issues of health policy analysis and the influences on the health policy process. Furthermore, you will acquire the ability to apply policy analysis and administrative theories to the analysis of health policy processes and to critically evaluate the role and effectiveness of healthcare professionals and managers in the policy-making process. Managing Change in HealthcareThis module will facilitate your development of original and innovative initiatives in healthcare management and help you to promote these within your organisation's culture and strategic plans. You will also review, analyse and evaluate current and recent developments in health policy as they impact on implementing change in healthcare and use research evidence in the application and evaluation of change theories, strategies and initiatives to develop best practice. Business ProjectTo complete your MBA, you will be required to undertake extensive research into a business and management challenge of particular interest to you and then analyse your findings in depth. The business project allows you the chance to demonstrate your business acumen as well as the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have learnt on the programme.