Categories: Health and Social Care, Postgraduate

Why Do an MBA in Global Healthcare Management?

Do you see yourself working in leadership and management in healthcare? A Master of Business Administration (MBA) in this field could be for you.

If there’s one thing that COVID has taught us, it’s that working together is key in ensuring we overcome global health issues. There’s never been a more important time to consider healthcare at an international level.

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most prestigious awards you can achieve as a senior manager, and an MBA in Global Healthcare Management can take your health or social care career to the next level.

Here are the reasons you should consider studying this at the University of Bolton:

1. Healthcare is connected around the world

Everything is connected in the world of public health, and every nation has a responsibility to contribute to better global health.

The University of Bolton’s MBA Global Healthcare Management programme helps students understand broader national and international contexts of sustainable services, and allows them to realise the impact of global trends.

By improving global health, countries are able to support national and global security interests, fostering political stability, diplomacy and economic growth across the continents.


2. Further your career as a doctor or healthcare worker

Our MBA programme is suitable for doctors or healthcare professionals interested in transforming global healthcare services through effective management. Aimed at those wanting to build their leadership capabilities, our course is focused on transferable skills for a range of career paths.

If you’re interested in leadership and management in healthcare, this programme can give you the personal and professional development you need to succeed.

With a faculty of published clinicians and healthcare management experts, we will be able to support you as you develop these advanced skills in business, quality improvement and research.

3. Improve management practices in your workplace

Are you struggling to make effective change? Do you want to improve the way things are done in your place of work? The MBA (Global Healthcare Management) course can give you all the tools to develop practical solutions to drive forward positive change.

Our programme champions high-quality, person-centred health services in a systems context. It trains you in strategic thinking, decision-making and practice-focused research skills to enable better leadership and management in healthcare.

Furthermore, it helps you develop essential team leadership and communication skills, helping you create a more collaborative environment.


4. Find opportunities at a regional, national or global level

Many students enrol on this course to support their transition into senior management roles within their workplace. But with this postgraduate degree, you can really widen your job prospects, not just locally but in regional, national or international job markets.

Working for big global organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), professional bodies and ministries of health is also made possible.

5. Connect the dots with business and finance

One of the most important advantages of combining a business degree with healthcare is the emphasis on financial planning and cost-benefit analysis. This helps you connect patient care and healthcare services with things like budgeting, procurement and logistics.

When resources are limited, it’s vital for managers to make sound decisions and ensure a good return on investment. Making this course hugely advantageous for the state of healthcare worldwide.


Does leadership and management in healthcare appeal to you? If so, there’s nowhere better to study a business management degree than the University of Bolton, where we rank No.1 for Teaching Quality and Student Experience in Business Courses*.

To find out more about applying in May or September 2021, visit our course page.


* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, North West region

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