Healthcare Management MBA Degree Apprenticeship 2021

If you are a manager in the public and private healthcare sector and want to develop into a leader within your field, the Healthcare Management MBA is for you.

Course type

Part-time

Course format

No placements

Duration

2 years

UCAS code(s)

n/a

Start date

Course outline and modules

Employee

The Healthcare Management MBA is a specialist programme designed to transform learners into leaders in their field. The course covers the essential areas of business that you’ll require to lead with success. 

Designed around our world-class Executive MBA, this programme is tailored for healthcare professionals who want to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and embed strategy in everything they do. You’ll develop your understanding of business functions and the impact they have in the healthcare sector. 

This course meets the standard for the Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship, meaning your employer can fund your studies using the apprenticeship levy so you’ll gain an MBA without the fees. 

Course overview

The best leaders have mastered the art of decision making and action based on critical thinking. The Healthcare Management MBA Degree Apprenticeship will encourage you to think like a business leader from the start, teach you how to reflect on your career, perceive emerging opportunities, and develop a growth mindset. You will become enterprising in everything you do and your organisation will benefit from a confident and informed business leader. 

This course has been designed around our Executive MBA programme to give leaders in the healthcare sector the core theory needed to develop their understanding of business functions and the impact they have in the healthcare sector.

Employer

The Healthcare Management MBA is a specialist programme designed to transform learners into leaders in their field. The course covers the essential areas of business required to lead with success. 

Designed around our world-class Executive MBA, this programme is tailored for healthcare professionals who want to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and embed strategy in everything they do.  

This course meets the standard for the Level 7 Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship, meaning you can fund this MBA training using the apprenticeship levy. 


Who is this apprenticeship for?

The Healthcare Management MBA is a transformational programme for leaders who want to accelerate their career and immerse themselves into the principles of strategic thinking within the context of the healthcare sector. Apprentices can range from new employees to existing managers who have grown into their role, but would benefit from a formal MBA qualification. It is intended for managers in both the public and private healthcare sector who want to develop their leadership knowledge, transferable skills and behaviours. Roles can include anyone with significant management responsibilities. These could be leading people, projects, operations and/or services to deliver long term results.

Employee

Course content 

The Healthcare Management MBA is taught at postgraduate level through a set of core modules that will equip you with a thorough knowledge of the key business and management issues needed in the healthcare sector. Candidates are then able to select from a range of elective modules to specialise their studies. Finally, the programme concludes with a business project.

Core modules 

  • Topics covered by this programme include:
  • Measuring and Enhancing Financial Performance
  • Creating and Delivering Customer Value
  • Managing Healthcare Operations
  • Strategic Management in Healthcare Settings
  • Healthcare Leadership Focus
  • The Aston Edge.


Elective modules

You will select one elective module to deepen your knowledge of a key business area further. Below is a list of the types of modules that may be available for you to choose from:

  • Global Health Policy
  • Global Environmental and Occupational Health.
     

Business Project

The course concludes with a major business project that gives you the opportunity to design your own learning experience to fit your own area of interest. As an apprentice, you will undertake a project based on your own organisation, using your new knowledge to work towards a solution that your company is facing.

Employer

Course content

Taught at postgraduate level through a set of core modules, your managers will be equipped with a thorough knowledge of the key business and management issues needed in the healthcare sector. Candidates are then able to select from a range of elective modules to specialise their studies before concluding the course with a business project. 

Core modules 

Topics covered by this programme include:

  • Measuring and Enhancing Financial Performance
  • Creating and Delivering Customer Value
  • Designing and Managing Operations, Systems and Processes 
  • Strategic Management in Healthcare Settings
  • Personal Leadership Focus
  • The Aston Edge.


Elective modules

Your apprentice will select one elective module to deepen their knowledge of a key business area further. Below is a list of the types of modules that may be available to choose from:

  • Global Health Policy
  • Global Environmental and Occupational Health.
     

Business Project

The course concludes with a major business project that gives your apprentice the opportunity to design their own learning experience to fit an area of interest. They will undertake a project based on your organisation, using their new knowledge to work towards a solution that your company is facing.

By successfully completing this programme, you'll be awarded a Masters in Business Administration degree. 

You will also be awarded a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Chartered Manager Status and be a CMI member throughout the programme and for one year after graduation.

On completion of the Level 7 Senior Leader end point assessment, you will achieve an apprenticeship certificate that is graded at pass, merit or distinction. 

Entry Requirements

Start date September, January and May 

For direct enrolment onto the Aston MBA programme, you will need one* of the following:

  • A UK honours degree, or
  • An equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University, or
  • A degree-level professional qualification.

Plus

  • Grade 4 or C GCSE (or level 2 equivalent) Maths and English by the time you complete the programme
  • At least three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience by the time you start your programme
  • An official academic transcript of your grades (in English) 
  • Two references – preferably one from an academic referee, the other from your current or previous employer (Two professional references may be accepted from applicants with substantial work experience).

*Applicants with extensive work experience

We accept applications from candidates with extensive work experience who have not completed a graduate qualification.

We take a holistic approach in evaluating applications. If you would like to get a better idea before applying, you are welcome to contact one of our MBA advisers for an informal discussion.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Learning and teaching

As an apprentice, you'll work full time for your employer and complete your MBA over a two year period through a combination of online workshops and webinars plus two days of on-campus study per module. This gives you the opportunity to enrich your learning through discussion of current business issues and apply your new skills and knowledge straight away in your professional practice.

You’ll combine face-to-face study with online sessions using Blackboard, an interactive online learning platform. Blackboard creates a virtual learning environment where you can engage with module content, participate in live seminars and communicate with your peers. There is also an extensive online library of content to support your studies.

We believe in experiential learning to put theory into practice. The Aston MBA is based on a foundation of learning by doing. We don’t just teach you the theory, we show you how to use it too.

Experiential learning is valuable because:

  • it provides an opportunity for immediate feedback on core concepts
  • it creates lasting impact and can change your mindset
  • it helps you develop reflective skills allowing you to learn faster
  • it is a personalised learning experience
  • practical learning stimulates creativity.
     

Learning by doing can be useful in numerous situations, mainly we use it to help you develop strategy, think creatively, solve problems and for team and leadership development. As you are working alongside studying for your MBA, you will be able to put your learning and new skills into action right from the start.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by individual assignments and group work where you will have the opportunity to analyse complex business problems.

The course includes a major business project that allows you to put your new knowledge into practice. As an Executive Apprentice, you will undertake a project based on your own organisation, using your new knowledge to work towards a solution that your company is facing.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will undergo an end point assessment to achieve the government approved Standard for a Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship.

Fees

Apprentices do not have to pay for tuition fees*.

The total fee of £18,000 will be met by the UK government and your employer. In addition to your fees being paid, you will also earn a salary while you study, so there is no need to apply for Student Finance.

* Employers may require students to pay the fees for resits.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Employee

Why study a Healthcare Management MBA Degree Apprenticeship at Aston?

Aston’s great links with industry and experienced teaching staff will help you to develop your career pathway on this course and equip you for a role as a leader within the healthcare sector. 

You can tailor your course through a choice of elective modules to best suit your preferences and career direction and you’ll finish the course with a major employer project focused on a particular area of your organisation.  

This course meets the standard for the Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship, meaning your employer can fund this MBA training using the apprenticeship levy. 

Why Aston University for an apprenticeship?

Aston University has been ranked 15th in a Top 50 list of the UK’s best apprenticeship training providers (RateMyApprenticeship Awards, 2019). We also have a history of providing our students with skills that help them to excel in their chosen careers, as well as really value our network of employer links which inform and shape our courses and teaching. 

Employer

Why partner with Aston University for a degree apprenticeship?

At Aston we work really closely with our employer network, not only to ensure courses fit around the roles that apprentices have, but also to ensure the skills and knowledge they develop fit the needs of their organisation and add value to their business. 

Aston University has been ranked 15th in a Top 50 list of the UK’s best apprenticeship training providers (RateMyApprenticeship Awards, 2019). We also have a history of providing our students with skills that help them to excel in their chosen careers, as well as maintain good working relationships with employers. 

This course meets the standard for the Level 7 Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship, meaning you can fund this MBA training using the apprenticeship levy. 

Chat with Current Students

 

 
Register your interest


The information you provide will be used by Aston University to contact you about the University, courses you may be interested in and events you may wish to attend, for anything outside of this purpose we will obtain your consent. Your data is subject to Aston University’s privacy policy and cookie policy.  For further information, please visit www.aston.ac.uk/dataprotection