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Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery systems with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program through Tempo Learning®, a custom-paced online format for working professionals. Read more

Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on healthcare delivery systems with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program through Tempo Learning®, a custom-paced online format for working professionals.

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can respond to community needs while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. In fact, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024.* Our Master of Healthcare Administration curriculum was built based on input from industry leaders, ensuring that what you learn in your program will be applicable immediately in your career.

With our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program, you will be at the forefront of meeting the demand for effective, visionary healthcare leaders—and you will develop skills and knowledge you can apply immediately to advance your career in this rapidly changing field.

This custom-paced online program allows you to learn and advance on your own schedule. Walden faculty engage proactively with you on each competency, sharing their expertise to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career. In addition, your real-life experience and prior knowledge can be used to demonstrate what you already know and potentially accelerate your progress to save time and money.

In addition, we offer a course-based option if that’s a better fit for your career and lifestyle.

Master of Healthcare Administration (Competency-Based) Curriculum

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program is delivered through Tempo Learning®, a competency-based education experience. This means that rather than progressing toward your degree course by course, you prove your knowledge by completing competencies.

Competencies are skills, knowledge, and abilities that students use to demonstrate their progress. For each degree, a series of competencies that students need to be successful in for their careers is identified. By completing all the competencies included within a degree program, students demonstrate that they have acquired skills and knowledge specifically identified by leaders in their field, and are able to apply them immediately in their work lives.

Mastery of competencies is proven through a variety of assessments, such as selected responses, short answers, or work products.

The Master of Healthcare Administration program competencies are grouped within areas of expertise.

Career Outlook

In the wake of sweeping reform initiatives, there is a growing need for healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.

Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner. The Tempo Learning® curriculum was developed in partnership with industry leaders and employers, who identified the most desirable skills and knowledge needed to serve as an effective leader in the industry—skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately, while still enrolled in your degree program.

Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Materials management director
  • Director of business functions such as marketing, operations, and planning
  • Health information manager
  • Director of managed care
  • Director of managed care business development
  • Director of patient access
  • Medical and health services manager

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 23% from 2012 to 2022.*



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Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree. Read more

Advance your career and make a meaningful impact on the healthcare delivery systems in your organization with our online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree.

The U.S. healthcare system is experiencing a rapid transformation. With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an aging population, and emerging new technologies, employment of medical and health services administrators and managers is projected to grow 17% from 2014 to 2024 .*

Today’s healthcare industry employers require effective, visionary leaders who can help them respond to the needs of their communities while optimizing organizational performance and outcomes. Our fully online Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) degree program can put you at the forefront of the field and help you improve the experience of healthcare providers as well as patients.

Walden now offers two ways to earn your degree. With Tempo Learning® by Walden, you have the option to choose your learning experience depending on your learning style and preferences. Whether you want to study alongside classmates in a traditional course-based program or earn your degree at your pace, there’s an option for you to achieve your dreams.

As a leader in healthcare education, Walden is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, the healthcare industry, and employers. The coursework in this online MHA degree program explores the latest trends and allows you to develop the professional competencies expected by top healthcare organizations:

  • Critical and creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Business and interpersonal communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Adaptability and collaboration
  • Change management

Taught by doctoral-level faculty, our online MHA degree program features curriculum with multimedia that lends a real-world perspective to your online learning experience.

With an online Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden, you can gain the skills and credentials needed to pursue healthcare leadership roles and make a difference in your organization and community.

Find detailed information for the general specialization of this program, or all other specializations of this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

MHA Degree Specializations

Our Master of Healthcare Administration program offers a General Program as well as three specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals.

Career options

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) is expected to expand health insurance to an estimated 30–34 million people by 2018. In the wake of this and other sweeping reform initiatives, the industry needs healthcare management leaders who can bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to the varied, complex challenges affecting both organizations and patients.

Walden’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program focuses on the business skills desired by today’s industry employers while preparing you to be an effective practitioner in the post-PPACA environment. Earning your MHA from Walden can position you to pursue a variety of leadership roles in hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:

  • Ambulatory surgery center director
  • Compliance or business operations director
  • Group practice administrator
  • Academic program or departmental administrator
  • Hospital or health services administrator
  • Assistant administrator
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Materials management director


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Cost pressures and aging populations are challenges of today’s globalised society that healthcare professionals need to manage carefully. Read more

Cost pressures and aging populations are challenges of today’s globalised society that healthcare professionals need to manage carefully. Executives with knowledge and skills in both healthcare administration and management who know how to face these demanding tasks are in high demand.

This International Healthcare Management MBA programme combines the sought-after expertise in international healthcare management with different perspectives on leadership, organisational behaviour and business administration.

The curriculum is structured into interdisciplinary modules with a focus on leadership skills, subject expertise and methodical knowledge and is designed for professionals from all sectors of the healthcare industry who want to improve their management skills in order to qualify for leadership positions. In addition to management skills, soft skills are incorporated into the programme. Students get the chance to expand their professional network and exchange ideas with healthcare executives, lecturers and guest speakers from different cultures and countries.

In three semesters, our MBA students do not only get to know the relevant methods and trends in healthcare management, but also become experts in their field and get the opportunity to advance their management careers. Our career service and our extended network provide excellent support to students in finding their next career opportunity in healthcare management.

Curriculum

Topics: international healthcare management

  • Organization and Leadership in Healthcare Management
  • Performance Measurement and Decision Making in Healthcare
  • International Public Health Management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Environment Company Project in the field of Healthcare Management
  • Hospital, Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmaceutical or Medicinal Products
  • Healthcare Payor (e-health)

Topics: management and economic framework

  • Team-building and Communication
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Complexity and Decision Making
  • Informal Organizational Design
  • Globalization, Society and Responsibility
  • Intercultural Intelligence Trust and Collaboration
  • Corporate Communication Knowledge Management  

Career Perspectives

The healthcare sector is one of the world’s largest industries and growth engines. The combination of management know-how and sector-specific knowledge enables graduates to raise their international profile, becoming sought-after candidates for top-level management positions.

The MBA programme qualifies professionals to work in international healthcare institutions and companies such as hospitals, clinics, special care institutions, providers of pharmaceutical technology, upstream and downstream service providers, startups, public institutions and non-profit associations. You can pursue a number of occupations after completing your MBA degree in International Healthcare Management.

Graduates can work in:

  • Business leadership roles
  • International Sales and Key Account Management
  • Quality and Process Management
  • Medical Controlling and E-Health
  • Human Resources Management, Communication and PR
  • Public Health and Association Work - Business Consultancy 


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This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, is designed for health professionals currently in, or seeking to be in, middle and senior health care management positions. Read more
This course, offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, is designed for health professionals currently in, or seeking to be in, middle and senior health care management positions. If you are seeking to expand your knowledge and skills in the management of health services, this degree caters for your needs. This includes medical or general hospital administrators, clinicians, quality assurance managers, team leaders, senior nursing administrators, unit managers and a range of general task coordinators within the health care system.

If you are working or planning to work in middle or senior management roles in health care, this course will help you prepare for and advance your career.

The course coordinator, Professor Just Stoelwinder, is one of Australia's most senior and respected health care managers and management and policy academics.

You will complete eight core and three elective units.

Core units include:

- clinical leadership and management
- financial issues in health care management
- introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
- principles of health care quality improvement
- foundations of health policy
- law for health systems
- reform and development of health services
- HSM case study.

Elective units include:

- human factors for patient safety
- applying and practising the principles of patient safety and quality improvement
- climate change and public health
- introduction to health economics
- nursing practice and management
- advanced nursing practice in context
- improving Indigenous equity in profession practice
- MPH code approved units (except units: MPH5020, MPH5301-5313).

You can exit the course early with a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management or a Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management if you meet the requirements.

Visit the website http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/health-services-management-m6008?domestic=true

Course Structure

The course is structured in 2 parts. Part A Advanced Healthcare Administration and Management and Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives. All students complete Part A and B.

[Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.]

Part A. Advanced Healthcare Administration and Management
These studies provide you with a comprehensive study of health services management and administration, enabling you to gain advanced skills and knowledge. This includes in areas of health system laws, clinical leadership and management, quality improvement, financial and information management, health policy and health services development.

Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives
These studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas that suit your interests, skills and career goals. The theoretical and practical skills you gain are consolidated through the completion of a case study, in which you focus on exploring in detail a complex health services management problem within your workplace or within a health care setting.

For more information visit the faculty website - http://www.study.monash/media/links/faculty-websites/medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

The Faculty is also home to a number of leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups, and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas: in vitro fertilisation, obesity research, drug design, cardiovascular physiology, functional genomics, infectious diseases, inflammation, psychology, neurosciences and mental health.

Notwithstanding the relatively short history of our University, the Faculty is ranked in the top 50 in the world for its expertise in life sciences and biomedicine by the Times Higher Education and QS World University 2012 benchmarks.

Courses offered by the Faculty include medicine, nursing, radiography and medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics,emergency health studies, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work. A range of research and coursework postgraduate programs is also offered.

The Faculty takes pride in delivering outstanding education in all courses, in opening students to the possibilities offered by newly discovered knowledge, and in providing a nurturing and caring environment.

Further details may be found at: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/about.html

Find out how to apply here - http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/health-services-management-m6008?domestic=true#making-the-application

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UIW’s H-E-B School of Business & Administration's Master of Health Administration degree is a 21 month, 45-hour program designed for those seeking early career positions within the healthcare industry. Read more
UIW’s H-E-B School of Business & Administration's Master of Health Administration degree is a 21 month, 45-hour program designed for those seeking early career positions within the healthcare industry. It is ideal for those currently in the workforce as the courses are offered in the evenings. Built upon a foundation of 24 competencies critical to the managerial success of healthcare administration professionals, the Master of Health Administration degree will provide students with a health systems perspective built upon an understanding of health and disease, as well as the economic and social factors that influence the industry.

Courses focus on and integrate managerial responsibilities, functions, and roles related to human resources management, budgeting and financial decision making, legal and ethical issues, quality and continuous improvement, information management, marketing, health policy and strategic thinking within the context of the healthcare industry. In addition, students are provided a wide range of opportunities to gain real world healthcare experience

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The Department of Public Policy and Administration offers the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). The M.P.A. is a professional degree with areas of concentration in general public administration, human resource management, and nonprofit administration. Read more
The Department of Public Policy and Administration offers the Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). The M.P.A. is a professional degree with areas of concentration in general public administration, human resource management, and nonprofit administration. In addition, graduate certificates, which can be coupled with the M.P.A., are offered in healthcare administration, sport management and athletics, and urban and regional planning.

The degree is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to enhance the field of public service through positions both inside and outside government in the nonprofit and even private sector, e.g., as consultants to governmental organizations or as governmental service providers. The M.P.A. curriculum provides students with a foundation in the practice of public administration. Beyond that, students earning the degree will possess a high level of competency in administrative processes for the public and nonprofit sectors.

The curriculum is designed for individuals with professional work experience who want to enhance their administrative and public management skills, as well as pre-service students who do not have professional experience. Students who lack work experience will incorporate a relevant internship or other job experiences into their programs.

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The Brunel MBA is a research-led and applied programme for experienced professionals designed to maximise students' investment in a global executive career. Read more

About the course

The Brunel MBA is a research-led and applied programme for experienced professionals designed to maximise students' investment in a global executive career.

Whether you want to advance your existing career, move to a new field, or start your own business, the Brunel MBA can give you the tools you need. Every aspect of the programme is practical, fulfilling, integrated and, thanks to our world class teaching and research facilities, always relevant to today’s ever-changing business environment.

The Brunel MBA is a one year full-time or 2 year part-time programme with three specialisation options:

General Management
Aviation Management
Healthcare Management

A part-time MBA is now also available. The Brunel MBA part-time programme is designed to maximise your career impact in the global market over a 2 year study period, without having to take a break from work. Indicative study patterns for the part-time MBA are 12 hours per week over a maximum of three days (with some classes on Saturdays), making the programme an ideal option for full-time working professionals in and around London.

Practical Learning

Brunel MBA students benefit from rigorous corporate exposure designed to build global professional advantage throughtout the programme.

A rich calendar of internal and external events and training allows students to get the most of their MBA by activities such as annual international business tours, visits to companies in the UK, networking with companies on campus, Employee Best Practice Competencies training workshops, Business Games and Simulations, high-profile corporate guest speakers, showcase events to present student work to global companies, on-campus recruitment fairs, and many more.

Aims

The Brunel MBA recruits managers and other professionals of high calibre who can both benefit from and contribute to an intellectually challenging management programme.

Choosing the General Management specialisation can help students to become a better manager all-round – from corporate business finance to international strategy, from harnessing IT technology to marketing. Students gain a more informed output into senior management decision making or consultancy within the industry. This General Management specialisation focuses on giving students the skills of practical application of knowledge to solving contemporary business issues, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, maximizing your assets and turning them into a more profitable future.

The Aviation Management specialised MBA is deeply rooted in the Aviation industry and informed by extensive cutting-edge aviation research. It is designed for professionals working for airlines, airports authorities and supply and support services within the aviation sector such as engineers, logistics, catering, cargo, energy, safety, security, IT and travel and tourism. It is supported by our proximity to the world’s busiest passenger hub at Heathrow, Brunel’s growing reputations in aerospace and environmental research, and our close links with the aviation industry.

The Healthcare Management specialised MBA is focused on application of knowledge in the Healthcare industry and enables students to develop managerial skills to handle real-life business situations in the sector. The MBA (Healthcare Management) award is designed for professionals in strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospital administration, and for those working in the growing number of private health contractors, outside suppliers and consultancies.

Course Content

The richness of the Brunel MBA curriculum is based on the key business concepts that can help managers and CEOs alike to develop the expertise required to lead and manage in the international business context.

The highly commended Leadership Master Class Series and the Career Development Programme combined with over 500 hours of student-tutor direct (teaching) contact hours successfully maintain the balance between theory and practise and reflect the school’s ambitions for its graduates.

The Brunel MBA academic component comprises core modules, followed by elective modules in General Management, Healthcare or Aviation and is crowned by a Business Project.

The MBA consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Compulsory Modules:

Operations Management
Corporate and Competitive Strategy
Business Economics
Leading People and Managing Organisations
Corporate and Business Finance
Strategic Marketing Management
International Business
Business Project and Professional Portfolio

Optional Modules:

Managing for the Future
Airline Management, Economics and Ethics
Healthcare Policy
Information Systems in Organisations
Managing Service Operations and Change in Healthcare
Airport Operations Management

Special Features

Brunel Business School won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013

AMBA Accreditation
The Brunel MBA is one of a distinguished group of MBA programmes worldwide to have achieved accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the leading MBA accreditation body.

Two intakes per year
The intensive full time and part-time programme starts annually in early January and late September.

Leadership Masterclasses
The Brunel MBA incorporates an innovative series of Leadership Masterclasses (LMS) which aim to help you perform better as a manager.

Sessions in the series will help you improve the ways in which you present your ideas, teach you how to manage change, negotiate conflict, as well as give you deeper insight into cross cultural issues and corporate responsibility.

Masterclasses will help you to become a better negotiator, manage projects more efficiently, resolve conflict at work more effectively and present your ideas with greater credibility. Research indicates that these are employable skills that recruiting organisations look for in a senior manager.

Company Links and Visits
MBA students undertake regular visits to companies in the UK and many companies visit the students on campus as part of the MBA Guest Speaker Series: “Let’s Talk Business”. The following companies have an on-going relationship with Brunel MBA and our students have had the chance to network with representatives from:

Barclays
British Airways
Capital & Counties Properties PLC
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Goldman Sachs
HSBC
IBM
Iraq Energy Institute
Jaguar
Johnson and Johnson
Lloyd Northover
Microsoft UK
Oxford Instruments
Radley Yeldar
Xerox

International Business Tour
MBA students have the opportunity to embark annually on a Business Tour to one of the main economic hubs in the world, where they learn about operations of multinational corporations. A recent visit included a weeklong trip to one of the leading BRIC economies: India. Students had a unique opportunity to meet with senior directors of companies such as Cadburys, McDonalds and Merrill Lynch – as well as a number of local social enterprises and SMEs.

Graduate Entrepreneur programme

Brunel University is pleased to announce that we have once again been awarded ten places on this year's Graduate Entrepreneur programme, plus an additional ten places just for Brunel MBA Graduates.
Under the scheme selected graduates can stay on in the UK and work towards setting up their own business, under a special branch of the Tier 1 Route. Brunel provides Immigration sponsorship and mentoring for those graduates selected.

Teaching

You will be taught by a team of highly qualified, experienced, research active academic staff at the forefront of their field or professionals with a wealth of commercial experience. Many of our lecturers are:

Internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research;
Work as consultants for major companies worldwide;
Have practical and personal experience in business/have run their own companies.

Lectures
These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas. They provide a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study.

Group work and presentations
Throughout the course, you will also be expected to undertake group work and individual projects and presentations. There will also be research talks on key management issues and presentations by outside speakers from the industry.

Web-learning and Support
eLearning and knowledge management are now standard ways in which companies communicate with their employees. Students will be expected to engage with online material using the university’s web‑based learning facility, Blackboard Learn.

Assessment

Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination.
Coursework and examinations place considerable stress on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively.
The dissertation (12,000 words) is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.

Career Coaching

As part of the MBA students receive advice on all aspects of career planning, including reassessment of their true strengths and weaknesses. This aspect of the MBA programme is invaluable to students who, having worked in managerial roles for a number of years may now wish to evaluate their experience to date and progress their careers into the future.

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The master of science in health systems administration provides strategic skills for today’s health care management professionals. Read more

Program overview

The master of science in health systems administration provides strategic skills for today’s health care management professionals. Now, as never before, health care is rapidly transforming. The pace of technology and innovation are changing how, when, and where healthcare is provided, and who is providing it. Concurrently, health care consumers have high expectations for quality and responsiveness to their needs—delivered in a cost-effective manner. To provide these strategic skills, this post-graduate degree builds on a foundation of courses in policy and law formation, healthcare economics, finance, insurance reform, innovation, information technology, systems, operations and leadership. The course work is built on a foundation of skills and knowledge sets identified and endorsed by national health care leadership organizations. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume clinical and business leadership roles across the diverse healthcare industry.

The health care industry is changing rapidly due to healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act. The MS degree encompasses course work that provides the graduate with a breadth of knowledge in areas key required for effective management of healthcare organizations: research, governance and economics, finance, health insurance, process improvement, project management and informatics. The curriculum also provides graduates a broad view of health care issues that administrators and leaders must be prepared to deal with effectively: change and innovation, leadership theory and application, bioethics, and human resources. Finally, the curriculum prepares the graduate to develop and implement plans designed to create and steer health care organizations of the future. Graduates will not only lead today’s healthcare organizations, they will create patient-centered facilities of the future.

Plan of study

The program requires 39 credit hours at the graduate level and can be completed in two years or less. Students may complete the program on a part-time basis. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Toward the end of their program of study, students complete a capstone project consisting of a community research experience. Upon matriculation, each student works with the program chair to develop a plan of study for their research experience.

Curriculum

Health systems administration, MS degree, typical course sequence:
First Year
-Research Methods
-Reinventing Health Care
-Health Care Operations Management
-Bioethics
-Lean Sigma in Health Care (summer)
Second Year
-Human Resources in Health Care
-Finance for Health Care Professionals
-Health Insurance and Reimbursement
-Health Care Informatics
-Elective (summer)
Third Year
-Health Care Leadership
-Health Systems Planning
-Capstone

Other admission requirements

-Submit two letters of reference from individuals who have the opportunity to observe the applicant’s work output.
-Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Complete an interview with the program chair (for those without health care experience).
-Complete a graduate application.

It is recommended that applicants have a minimum of three years of experience in a health care or health-related organization as either a practitioner or manager. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may be asked to complete certain undergraduate courses as a bridge for the content knowledge required for the graduate program. They may also be required to complete a graduate level internship in health care prior to graduation. All credentials must be submitted and reviewed by faculty prior to the completion of 12 credit hours of graduate work in the program.

Additional information

Maximum time limit:
University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.

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Professionals and entrepreneurs today need real-world business acumen to remain current with the latest innovations in an increasingly global market. Read more

Professionals and entrepreneurs today need real-world business acumen to remain current with the latest innovations in an increasingly global market. Our ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivered through Tempo Learning® was designed based on input from industry leaders, so that what you learn in your program can be applied immediately in your career.

This custom-paced online MBA allows you to learn and advance on your own schedule. Walden faculty engage proactively with you on each competency, sharing their expertise to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career. In addition, your real-life experience and prior knowledge can be used to demonstrate what you already know and potentially accelerate your progress to save time and money.

Through the competency-based MBA program, you can learn to:

  • Solve business challenges, lead diverse teams to achieve strategic organizational goals, and advance your career as you explore business and leadership fundamentals.
  • Identify business problems and develop innovative solutions in the workplace through the use of leadership and marketing frameworks, IT risk and financial health analysis, and systems thinking strategies.
  • Apply technology tools, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to analyze and evaluate complex data and make informed business decisions.
  • Gain insight into emerging business trends with opportunities to learn from a dynamic network of business leaders and experts. The program includes special access to video mini-lectures by industry leaders and business icons such as Patrick Lencioni, Marcus Buckingham, Tony Hsieh, and Ursula Burns

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate with awareness of complexities, interdependencies, risks, consequences, and diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Make decisions within a business context that are effective, well-reasoned, ethical, and socially responsible.
  • Formulate statements of business problems or opportunities to facilitate insightful dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Generate solutions to complex business problems or opportunities through critical, creative, and systems thinking and apply appropriate theories, concepts, tools, skills, practices, and research.
  • Employ business-appropriate communication skills that enable effective exchange or transfer of information, promote mutual respect, encourage healthy discourse, and display an acute awareness of the needs of the intended audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others to meet goals in diverse and complex business environments.
  • Evaluate opportunities for business stakeholders, including oneself, to contribute to positive social change locally and globally.

An ACBSP-Accredited MBA Program

Walden University's online MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation provides:

  • Validation that your program meets nationally recognized standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.
  • Assurance that your program can provide you with the skills you need to compete in today's global marketplace.
  • Recognition by employers, graduate schools, and regulatory organizations.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Master of Business Administration (Competency-Based) Degree Specializations

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivered through Tempo Learning ™ by Walden offers specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals:



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Our Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) course will help you to develop your career as a business manager. The course has three specific pathways. Read more

Our Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) course will help you to develop your career as a business manager.

The course has three specific pathways. The generic pathway allows you to learn every aspect of modern business administration, with transferable skills you can take to any given sector.

-MBA

-MBA (Healthcare Management)

-MBA (Environmental Management and Sustainability)

If you are looking to further your career in areas of Healthcare Management or Environmental and Sustainability Management, then our two specialist pathways will allow you to do this. You'll be given valuable insight and specific skills into these two huge sectors of global business.

What's covered in the course?

Our course provides the opportunity to combine the theory and practice of management, healthcare management, and environmental sustainability in an interactive online environment where you will be studying with other students from internationally diverse background and also have the support and guidance of specialists in the various fields of study.

The programmes of study will provide you with the skills employers really value, so it is the perfect option if you want to change career directions or aim to move up the corporate ladder. You’ll be encouraged to question, analyse and challenge the assumptions that are made about modern organisations and provide innovative solutions to the problems that are encountered in the rapidly changing world of business. We’ll nurture your skills by helping you devise contemporary and forward-thinking strategies and day-to-day tactics that’ll help organisations thrive in a range of business settings.

The Online Master of Business Administration and the two specialist pathways will run on a part-time and full-time basis. There will be initially three entry points per calendar year, so we have flexibility in terms of delivery and also starting point.

Why Choose Us?

-The University is embarking upon an exciting new phase of our portfolio development with a range of innovative online programmes that enable students to gain internationally recognised qualifications without the added expense or disruption of international on campus study – you can in essence ‘earn and learn’.

-We have a strong ‘practice based’ focus to our academic portfolio and this will allow you to apply the theory to real world situations and bring your experiences to the class as live discussion topics.

-The University is an active research centre, and the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 report found we have doubled the amount of staff producing internationally recognised research.

-Our graduates move on to successful careers where they apply their knowledge to full effect.

-You’ll work alongside students from around the globe, creating a diverse, exciting atmosphere and a range of ideas.

Course structure

Our programme and the pathways are designed to allow you to study from your home location is perfectly balanced to blend business and management with finance, meaning you learn important skills from both disciplines. The dissertation will also ensure you develop your attributes in research, organisation and time management, three skills that look desirable to every employer.

We allow graduates from diverse disciplines, or those seeking continuing professional development, to gain access to the study of business within a number of specialist areas.

Our programme has a very flexible approach and you can study up to three modules at any one time on a full-time basis or you can study a module at a time at your own pace within the specified registration period.

Assessment is of a practical nature and will be examination based. There are many opportunities to assess your progress throughout the modules and there is a facility for a practice examination that provides feedback on your performance.

Employability

Unlike undergraduate degrees, which are designed to get students into industry, our MBA degrees are aimed at existing industry professionals looking to climb further up the career ladder.

Companies around the world are now looking for a different kind of manager. They need people with different skillsets that can look at situations and opportunities in unique ways. Our MBA degrees will give you the tools to stand out from the rest.

Upon completion, you will be able to effect positive change, both in your own professional practice, and within your organisation. On a personal level, you’ll be able to utilise new skills and methods to improve your efficiency, your critical engagement, and your ability to instigate change.

Successful improvements in your personal professional practice will then benefit your organisation. The MBA degree alone can open doors, but the possibilities opened to you by utilising your skills to improve your organisation are even more impressive.

Already a managing director, in charge of your own company? The MBA degree can still benefit you internally and externally. The knowledge and skills you will pick up over the course of your degree can allow you to become an industry leader, growing your company’s reputation through innovation. The accompanying benefits of this could help cement your company’s industry position for years to come.



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his applied MBA takes a holistic approach to strategic leadership, responding to business change, globalisation and organisational complexities. Read more
his applied MBA takes a holistic approach to strategic leadership, responding to business change, globalisation and organisational complexities. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage and lead change – and to create sustainable competitive advantage.

7 reasons to take your MBA here

1. Flexible delivery modes: Designed to suit busy senior professionals - Block Mode - complete in 12 months, with classes Friday (day and evening) plus Saturday.
2. Taught by experienced academics and practitioners: with national and international reputations, who contribute to public policy debate and publish original research.
3.Two residential weekends: intensive learning, life coaching, networking and skills development weekends - where you can learn from (and with) your fellow MBA participants.
4. Live case-study learning: consolidate and apply your learning to real business situations and propose clear, evidence-based solutions to contemporary business problems.
5. Personal growth: develop transferable skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, innovation, creativity, resilience, dealing with ambiguity, persuasive advocacy, problem solving and critical thinking.
6. CMI professional accreditation: opportunity to obtain the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 8 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
7. Consultancy practice and start-up advice: you'll be able to gain hands-on consultancy experience through the Business Solutions Centre, offering advice to SMEs, as well as accessing business start-up advice for your own entrepreneurial ventures.

An MBA develops...

• your analytical understanding of international business through the critical analysis of new concepts, managerial practices and alternatives
• your strategic thinking applied to a business context
• your skills for leading change, making decisions, adapting to changing circumstances, enterprise and sustainability
•your cultural intelligence in an increasingly multicultural globalised business environment
• the business analysis techniques you'll need, including the ability to select the appropriate analytical tools.

On completion...

• you'll understand business stakeholders, resources and financing; maximising efficiency to add value to an organisation and society
• you'll be able to critically analyse and take informed decisions within the constraints of complex global business environments
• you'll integrate functional knowledge and apply your strategic management skills to successfully manage, negotiate, lead and manage teams through the constantly changing environment to achieve organisational goals
• you'll operate ethically and effectively, acting with integrity in cross-cultural settings and understanding the nature of globalisation
• understand how you can enhance their career and have a commitment to lifelong learning
• as an MBA graduate you can be confident that you'll succeed in a wide range of management, leadership roles and entrepreneurial roles, independent of industry or sector.

Modules

Inside the modern organisation
Creating transformational organisational strategy
Leading change, performance and effectiveness
Applied management consultancy
MBA business project

Optional modules:

Managing virtual work
Intercultural management
Everyday sustainability for business
Managing across cultures
Business ethics
Integrated marketing communications
International brand management
International banking
Institutional fund management
Corporate governance – principles and practice
Global operations and logistics
Business data for decision making
Enterprise and entrepreneurial management
International trade policy and analysis
Leading continuous quality improvement in healthcare
Mentoring and coaching for leadership in healthcare
Leading in patient and public engagement
Public management and policy
Management in Not for Profit organisations

Teaching and learning

The core areas of study are based on the following key themes:

• Inside the Modern Organisation
• Creating Transformative Competitive Advantage
•Leading Change, Performance and Effectiveness
• Applied Consultancy

Each of these four themes is informed by six strands of subject specialist knowledge: Economics, Accounting and Finance, Human Resource Management, Operations and Project Management, Marketing and Leadership and Strategic Management. The delivery of the modules is sequential so that you're able to apply the latest managerial theories to a real life situation in a holistic approach from the outset.

Although the acquisition of knowledge and understanding will be delivered through a variety of strategies, the use of real life case studies is central to our teaching and learning strategy.

Strategy for teaching and learning

Real life case study:
At the start of the course each participant chooses a case study (or case studies if one does not cover all scenarios) based on their disciplinary background and/ or the chosen MBA flavour. The teaching methods are integrated throughout the four core modules and demonstrated in examples and applied to the case study. For example, under the first module-Inside the Modern Organisation – the case study is used so that the participant can address the key issues across the various disciplinary streams.

Master classes:
A series of master classes delivered by external experts in the various specialist fields will be delivered throughout the academic year enabling our students to engage with contemporary management issues.

Residential weekends:
Two residential events will support students learning

Lectures, seminars and workshops:
Each of the four core modules will be delivered by a team of academics from each of the subject discipline stream. Interactive seminars and workshops will support the lectures and have a strong focus on small group activities to encourage the active participation of students throughout the academic year, developing peer learning, the sharing of knowledge and support amongst the diverse student body.

Self-managed learning:
Self-managed learning activities to supplement and consolidate classroom based activity include: reading texts and relevant journals, application of knowledge to additional problem based exercises, engaging in coursework, group discussion, review of key topics and examination preparation where appropriate. Many of these activities are supported by the virtual learning environment (VLE).

Professional links

LSBU has recently been appointed, as one of a small group of universities, to Buying Solutions Pan Government Framework Agreement of study and qualifications in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA). We are the only London-based university to be approved to deliver both the MPA and MBA awards to government staff on a part-time and executive basis.

Employability

Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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This MSc in Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy policy specialising in Regulatory Sciences from the. University of Western Cape. Read more

This MSc in Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy policy specialising in Regulatory Sciences from the University of Western Cape and Healthcare Learning was developed to address the urgent need for trained and skilled professionals working on the regulation of medicines. This course gives you the required knowledge about current regulatory issues in the drug development and pharmaceutical industry in emerging markets such as China, South Africa, India, Russia and Latin America. Our online deliver is designed to allow busy professionals around the would the time and freedom to gain an accredited masters degree without taking time out from your career.

Who is this programme for?

This programme is designed for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry who wish to gain a deep understanding of drug registration and the regulation of medicines already on the market. It is also suitable for recent graduates in relevant disciplines who wish to enter the pharmaceutical industry.

Structure and Delivery

The programme consists of eleven separate modules plus a research project and is completed over 2 years. It is delivered online through a combination of downloadable multimedia-enhanced lectures, live online tutorials and self-directed study. There are also optional onsite sessions for leadership and negotiation and ethics modules.

Syllabus

  • Ethics
  • Writing & Evaluating Technical Documents (CTDs)
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Regulatory & Affairs
  • Leadership & Negotiation
  • Statistics & Clinical Trial Management
  • Health Economics
  • Regulatory Sciences for Generics & Biosimilars
  • Regulatory Sciences & Complementary Traditional Medicine
  • Regulatory Sciences for medical Devices
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project


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The Master in Public Administration (MPA) at LSBU has been selected by Procurement Services as part of the Government Skills Framework and ranked number one. Read more
The Master in Public Administration (MPA) at LSBU has been selected by Procurement Services as part of the Government Skills Framework and ranked number one. We are the only London-based University to be approved to deliver both the MPA and MBA awards to government staff.

A Masters degree in Public Administration is an internationally recognised qualification designed for anyone working in local, regional, or central government, or for a charity or public-private partnership wishing to develop their academic and vocational skills.

This Programme addresses some of the key issues facing the public sector such as effective leadership, anticipating and responding to change, performance management, governance and ethical practice and sustainability and gives students the opportunity to develop specialist expertise as well as the ability to respond to an ever-changing and challenging environment.

Upon graduation students you will be equipped to make a practical difference in the delivery of public services programmes and agendas.

Modules

Core Modules:

Leadership, public management and governance (20 credits)
Public policy and the managerial environment (20 credits)
Managing through critical research (20 credits)
Managing people and HRM in the public sector (20 credits)
International public management, policy and governance (20 credits)

Specialist Units:

Managing within a regulatory framework (10 credits)
Equality and diversity in the workforce (10 credits)
Policy-making in action (10 credits)
Strategic management in the public and not for profit sectors (10 credits)
Public sector entrepreneurship (10 credits)
The practice of management consulting in the public sector (10 credits)
Social enterprise (10 credits)
Law and ethic for healthcare managers (10 credits)
Leadership in health services (10 credits)
Reflecting on public service (10 credits)
Current quality issues in health service management (10 credits)
Commissioning and procurement in health and social services (10 credits)
Ethical leadership in international public services (10 credits)

Dissertation (60 credits)

Professional links

The Master in Public Administration (MPA) has been selected by Procurement Services as part of the Government Skills Framework and ranked number one. We are the only London-based University to be approved to deliver both the MPA and MBA awards to government staff.

Employability

Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build senior management careers in a variety of roles in public service, government policy and management.

Recent successes include appointment to Directorate Level and Heads of Service.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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The Executive MBA is a two-year part-time programme which is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and capability, while at the same time allowing you to improve your organisation. Read more

The Executive MBA is a two-year part-time programme which is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and capability, while at the same time allowing you to improve your organisation. In contrast to many part-time programmes which require regular attendance at evenings or weekends, the teaching at Lancaster is packed into short, intensive modules to help you balance your studies with your other commitments. Each core module starts with a two-week online course that gives you an initial overview of the subject. This is followed with an intensive face-to-face workshop which typically runs from Thursday to Saturday.

These intensive three-day blocks of study help you to minimise time out of work, whilst providing you with a focused period in which you can engage with complex ideas and develop a deeper understanding of the various subject areas. During these sessions, you will develop strong working relationships with staff and members of the cohort which creates a valuable support network to enhance your learning experience.

In between each module you are supported by tutors to apply your new knowledge and skills directly into your organisation, producing work-based assignments that will improve your understanding, and make a real difference to your company.

Running alongside the modules is a personal development stream, allowing you to grow your ability to lead and manage. You will build on your strengths, broaden your self-awareness and improve your decision making capability. New knowledge, new skills, plus new ways of thinking and acting will all contribute to advancing your career.

Key features

  • A convenient design, so you can balance your personal and professional needs with your study
  • Personal development, including Lancaster’s unique Mindful Manager approach
  • Learning Through Action design, which allows you to instantly apply your new knowledge
  • Develops you and your organisation at the same time
  • Taught by internationally respected tutors and practitioners
  • Opportunities for international study and experience
  • Choice of elective options

You may also be interested in our full-time MBA.

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Core

Optional

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

Assessment

Work based assignments, examinations, UK consultancy challenge project and dissertation.



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The MBA (Hospital and Health Services Management) is a flagship qualification designed to meet the needs and aspirations of early career individuals through the combination of a general management education with the specialist area of Hospital and Health Services Management. Read more
The MBA (Hospital and Health Services Management) is a flagship qualification designed to meet the needs and aspirations of early career individuals through the combination of a general management education with the specialist area of Hospital and Health Services Management.

It is designed for individuals who want to develop their leadership and management skills along with their interest in Hospital and Health Services Management and for those seeking fast track career progression opportunities.

This postgraduate degree aims to enhance your professional prospects by developing your capability to apply the latest thinking relating to organisational development and change in the competitive global context.

Successful completion of the MBA (Hospital and Health Services Management) highlights your potential to have a real impact on the transformation of the organisation you join.

Our courses are designed to be engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. The entry points are:

• September
• November
• January
• March
• June
• July

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

Course detail

The course adopts a practical and applied business curriculum and aims to develop an advanced knowledge of organisations and their effective management in the dynamic competitive global context, and the ability to creatively apply this knowledge and understanding to complex issues to systematically and innovatively enhance strategic business and management practice.

This offers a challenging learning opportunity to encourage the integration of theory and practice supported by experienced academics with substantial management experience.

You will work with academics and professors of practice on live consultancy projects with leading employers in organisations across private, public and not-for-profit sectors to support your personal and professional development as a creative and innovative leader with the knowledge and skills needed in the global, knowledge-based economy.

You will develop the attributes and skills expected of post-graduates confirmed by partner industry bodies including the Chartered Management Institute and the Confederation of British Industry, including team-working, negotiation skills, leadership, confidence and the ability to apply critical and creative thinking to complex and unclear problems to develop innovative solutions.

Modules

• Leading and Managing Organisational Resources
• Strategy and the Global Competitive Environment
• Digital Technology Management
• Managing Modern Healthcare Organisations
• Management Practice
• Theory into Practice Project

Assessment

Assessments are rooted in real life and practical workplace scenarios to enable learning to be transferred to the workplace. Later assessments allow for greater integration and synthesis. Exams are kept to a minimum as the focus is on practical skills such as report writing, presentation and projects.

A range of assessment methods are used throughout the course for you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills, including:

• Individual written reports that allow you to apply theory to case studies for in-depth analysis
• Business Reports that allow you to demonstrate contextual insight and report professionally on practice
• Project Plans that requires you to use your knowledge and skills of project management
• Seminar Papers that allow progressive development of critical analysis skills
• Project Reports that integrate learning throughout the course applied in practice
• Business simulation where you demonstrate the impact of your strategic decision making

Careers

The successful completion of your MBA provides a strong foundation for your professional prospects with potential to join an employer in a variety of positions and potential for fast track career progression opportunities.

The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:
• Apply contemporary approaches to strategic management and leadership in complex organisations to systematically and creatively evolve the business, while understanding real life challenges and uncertainties.

• Inspire collaboration and synergistic team work by managing relationships, sharing skills and experience and objective consideration and evaluation of alternative perspectives, in contributing to professional, ethical and innovative practice.

• Synthesise a range of information in the context of new situations using informed judgment to develop innovative approaches to organisational challenges and opportunities.

You will be in a good position to demonstrate your potential to employers. Recruiters value the skills to work in a team, the ability to continue to learn, analytical abilities and a broad understanding of management.

Whatever you decide to do, the successful completion of your MBA should have laid a strong foundation for you to become a positive change agent in any organisation and an obvious champion for the added value of a dynamic and innovative organisational culture.
You will also have had extensive and continuous opportunity for reflective and critical evaluation of your capability as a team worker and leader.

As part of a large and multi-cultural learning community, you should gain a valuable network of friends and contacts for the future. Our MBA Alumni organisation will help you keep in touch with your MBA contacts.

Further study

It is anticipated that you will enter employment after this course and the applied nature of the programme reflects that expectation. Later study options might include more specialist study as you develop your own functional focus or a DBA.

Successful completion of the MBA also provides the foundation for progression to further study and research and many students continue to work towards the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Funding

For information on available funding, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/scholarships/pg

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow the link: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/course/applicationform

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