The course is for high potential managers for international business and leadership roles. It is for those with a hands-on approach, wanting to learn intensively and gain global perspectives, and cross-sector knowledge. The client-facing side of the programme is particularly relevant for those wanting to engage with real business challenges, influence career direction and boost their management profile.
The MSc in Health Management provides strategic insights and business skills for those working across the worldwide health sector. The focus is on innovation and implementation with client-facing learning emphasising forward thinking.
Learning on the course is interactive, developing student’s business awareness, leadership and management capabilities; skills in project management and working in multi-disciplinary teams.
Throughout the course students engage in client-facing activities applying taught health management skills in management consultancy, internships, technology transfer and commercialisation projects.
Practical and relevant industry discussions are born from an international student body, working across different management and professional backgrounds, alongside speakers from the professional and scientific communities who promote practical industry relevant discussion and insights.
The course aims to enable students to engage in cross-sector and multi-disciplinary working, improve their team working abilities and client facing skills to achieve careers at the highest level within the international health sector.
The MSc Health Management is based in City's Franklin building, close to the School of Health Sciences, Cass Business School and major centres of medical leadership.
As an international city and global health centre, London is an outstanding location for health management studies. Major international corporations are headquartered in London, as well as healthcare think tanks, and policy institutes. It is the centre of the national health service (NHS) for England, and the largest strategic health authority in the United Kingdom. This reflects in the range of placements, projects, and internships available on the course.
The MSc Health Management includes placements, projects, and internship opportunities.
Health management consultancy is a placement that is part of the academic requirement of the course. Consultancies address a wide range of issues: strategy development, operational efficiency, new technologies and business start-ups. Consultancy teams are directed by the client, and facilitated and supported by the MHM academic team.
Technology transfer and marketisation projects provide opportunities for training and mentoring in commercialisation, on-the-job learning in multi-disciplinary teams and in some cases the opportunity to join a start-up management team.
Internship opportunities are available through the MHM Intern Development Programme. This offers opportunities with some of the most influential healthcare organisations in London. Internships are three-month periods of work experience, and opportunities to leverage career experience and direction. These are in the winter and spring semesters, as the health management consultancy placement is completed in the summer semester.
Teaching is provided by leading academics in the fields of business and the health care sector as well as respected guest speakers from the health industry and scientific community who join us to share experiences, and insights on future trends across the health sector.
Course delivery is approximately:
The assessment strategy reflects the management task, with a wide range of assessments allowing flexibility to tailor business knowledge to career needs. Collaborative group assessments emphasise communication and influencing skills as well as providing opportunities to address larger inter-connected challenges. Written assignments emphasise the principles of management and the core business functions and develop skills in organisation analysis and preparing business reports. Exams focus on specific applied skill sets for managers and leaders.
The health management consultancy project embodies the client-facing emphasis of the course, and the approach to assessment.
The MSc Health Management comprises seven modules and a 12-15,000 word health sector dissertation.
The emphasis is on practical and applied business skills, looking across the health sector. The outlook is international. From health services to pharma, to management consultancy, the course develops a wide range of industry relevant business skills.
There are opportunities to participate in technology transfer and commercialisation projects. A health management consultancy project applies MHM skills in a client-facing project. The Intern Development Programme offers further opportunities to apply learning.
Management is a top Masters degree for earnings potential (Forbes 2015). With global health expenditure expected to increase to US$ 18 trillion (Lancet 2016), an MSc combining business skills with health sector application conveys exceptional career prospects,
Healthcare and pharmaceutical companies value skills in strategy, innovation and change leadership, management consultancy, and economic evaluation. The average salary of MHM graduates is £50,000.
Graduates from the MSc Health Management have gone on to work in all areas of healthcare, pharma, management consultancy and at companies including:
Our accredited Management MSc will prepare you for a wide range of careers in management with specialisms available in Human Resource Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Public Services and International Management.
Case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice. You will learn about the major functions of management and their integration.
This one-year course can be tailored to suit your individual strengths and career aspirations, including the option of an additional semester to study abroad. All students complete the same core modules covering the major functions of management, then from the end of the second term you will also have the option to specialise in one of five areas:
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course progresses you towards Chartered Manager status – the highest level that can be achieved in the management profession. You will also be eligible for membership to the Institute of Directors.
An innovative alternative to a MBA, this one-year, full-time course is designed for graduates of any subject with or without work experience. Case studies, live client projects, company visits and the option of paid work experience help prepare you for management by putting the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.
Teaching takes place over three terms, from late September to early June, with breaks after assessments in mid-December to early January and late March to mid-April.
Class attendance averages 14 to 18 hours a week, plus time for group work and independent study, with variations as you progress through the course. There are some special intensive workshops on topics such as leadership, management and research, and a one-week tutor-led international study visit to companies in another European country.
Your final project will take place over the summer after teaching finishes. Your optional work-experience based final project may continue for up to one-year past the end of teaching.
Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course progresses you towards Chartered Manager status – the highest level that can be achieved in the management profession.
You will also be eligible for membership of the Institute of Directors, the longest running organisation for professional leaders in the UK. Membership provides you with access to the resources and the opportunity to network with leaders and executives.
Core management modules will give you practical knowledge in each key management subject. From term 3 you will be able to tailor your course through a choice of specialisms and option modules. The five specialisms currently offered are Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Innovation, Public Service Management and International Management.
Core Modules (Terms 1 and 2)
Specialisms (Term 3)
Option modules (choice of two)
Choose from over 20 options including:
Completion of your final project takes place throughout the summer after teaching finishes. You submit your project in October and receive your MSc award in December.
International management and leadership are at the heart of this course. You will work in small, multinational teams to develop international capabilities and build your global network.
Your tutor-led study visit to a European partner organisation will give you an international perspective to your study. Previous students have visited and heard from leaders at Xerox, Mercedes Benz, Carrefour and the European Parliament.
This degree will prepare you for various careers in international management, consultancy and some areas of functional management. It will also prove valuable if you are interested in starting your own business or pursuing work as a business negotiator, commercial interpreter, lecturer or researcher.
The school also has an industrial placements office that can offer you help in seeking work experience. Those who succeed in obtaining a work placement or internship may undertake a work placement report as the basis of their final project.
On the MSc International Management (Human Resource Management) course you will develop an understanding of a range of global businesses, their operations, and the cultural differences you will meet in the practice of international management. You will study the various business functions, such as marketing, finance and strategy, taking into account global environmental factors (economic, political and social) in which international organisations operate. You will also develop a specialism in key areas of Human Resource Management; the business function which many would argue is the most important in the sense that it delivers to the organisation the human resource without which nothing would be achieved.
One of the big differences on this course is the focus on acquiring the skills you will need to work in international organisations. You will learn about a range of international organisations and develop your general management skills and intercultural management skills. You will develop your specific Human Resources Management skills in this same international context. You will gain practical experience by working on a live consultancy project for a commercial or not-for-profit organisation and have the opportunity to take part in field trips to study organisations in other countries.
With this master's degree, graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations around the world.
On the MSc International Management (Human Resource Management) course you will study the compulsory modules listed below, and then choose between completing a dissertation or work-based research project.
Capstone Module Choice
You will choose one of the following capstone modules that best suits your academic interests or professional development requirements.
This course is dual accredited by CMI – a CMI accreditation means you have the option to graduate with your degree and gain a professional CMI qualification (Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership) and there’s no extra study involved. This accreditation is not only a hallmark of excellence, but also provides you with benefits. For example, student members can access online content, networking events, company visits, online seminars and mentoring.
A CMI Induction event will be held so you can find out about the CMI qualification and membership and choose whether you would like to qualify and join. If you do choose to gain the CMI qualification you will need to pay a non-refundable fee for the CMI level 7 qualification in Strategic Management & Leadership, which is currently £265 and includes one-year membership of the CMI.
Much of the teaching on the course takes the form of interactive workshops, but there are also lectures from staff and visiting speakers. Lectures, discussions, role-play exercises and seminars are linked with selected case studies and assessments to strengthen your practical analysis and decision-making skills. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in working as part of a team through structured group assignments.
Teaching staff at the Business School are researchers and/or from an industry background with an in-depth practical experience of business and management issues. Visiting speakers from business, industry, consultancies and research bodies provide further input.
Each module is assessed using a range of different methods including examinations, assignments, individual or group reports and group presentations. This range of assessments will help you to develop the analytical and presentational that employers within different organisations look for.
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Our library provides specialist business resources (both hard copy and via online access) to UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, a wide range of constantly updated key texts, and postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses.
On this course you can choose to participate in a International Business in Practice Study Trip module trip to Boston, USA, and International Management in Practice study trip to Budapest, Hungary.
International Management in Practice: Study Trip
You can go to Budapest to experience a hands-on week, learning about the processes within international management. Students meet with leaders of global firms and international organisations, receive presentations from global academic experts, and tour facilities. This module is included in your programme fees, but you are responsible for paying for all travel and accommodation costs and some meals. This is a 10-credit module, which will be formally assessed.
International Business in Practice Study Trip
The purpose of this study trip is to give postgraduate students a hands-on, intensive experience with the ideas and practices of global business. The programme will include presentations from local management executives and experts. Students will have direct interaction with management executives and practices through site visits to major corporations and agencies.
This study trip is voluntary and all costs associated with the trip will need to be funded by you. It is not linked to university assessments in any way. If you successfully complete this module you will have the following non-credit bearing module recorded on your transcript: P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.
Field trips are optional and incur a cost.
The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines including marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, and corporate strategy.
Participants in the MSc Management programme can use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on Management topics according to individual interests and career requirements.
The MSc Management programme is intended to enable students：
The MSc International Management programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing late September and a part-time degree can be studied over a period of between 2 and 4 years. In each case participants take taught modules and prepare a dissertation. Students without the relevant English proficiency are required to do a Summer pre-sessional programme before gaining entry onto the postgraduate programme.
Classes are in the form of either two or three hour teaching/learning sessions. These included some small group teaching.
The structure of the MSc International Management programme is modular, with individual modules each having weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work. This, means that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc International Management degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 a Management dissertation.
All students undertake core and elective modules relating to a wide range of management disciplines. Elective modules offer a choice of electives that allow the student to focus upon advanced management most closely associated with his/her career aspirations.
More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.
Students must select 180 credits in total. Modules are 15 credits each.
Semester 1 modules
and ONE module from the list below:
Plus TWO modules from the list below:
Semester 2 modules
Three or four from the list below:
The course acts as a sound basis for a variety of management or management-related careers. The degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Business Analysis, Business Development, Consultancy, Credit Advice, Economic Development, Financial Consultancy, Investor Relations, General Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Tax Consultancy.