ThumbnailECTS: 90 credits
Start date: October 2017
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: South Kensington

This course is now open to applications for 2017 entry.

This programme provides essential management skills to springboard students into a management career in the global healthcare sector.

About the course

Overview

This one-year programme uniquely combines business-focused teaching and cutting-edge research to provide the essential management skills to springboard students into a management career in the global healthcare sector.

Graduates are prepared for a management career in a diverse group of healthcare organisations both in the public and private domains. These include pharmaceutical and health technology companies, consulting firms, healthcare provider organisations, government health systems, insurance agencies and international organisations.

Accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation from Association of MBAs (AMBA)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Core modules

  • Accounting
  • Business Plan Competition
  • Contemporary Topics in Health Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Foundations for Health Management Consulting
  • Global Business Strategy for Healthcare Professionals
  • Health Economics
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Systems, Policy and Financing
  • Healthcare Sector Project
  • Management Challenges of Healthcare Organisations
  • Managing Change and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Organisational Behaviour

Non-assessed modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Finance Primer
  • Induction
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Study Skills

Report module

You choose one module from below.

  • Healthcare Report
  • Personal Career Journey

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises,
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests          
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations

Staff expertise

The Imperial College Business School has over 60 academics, 10 teaching fellows and 20 researchers supporting teaching and research across the School.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Normally a UK Honours Degree at 2:1 or equivalent in Medicine, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences Engineering, Informatics or another relevant discipline.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirements

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2017 entry:

£27,000

Islands and overseas students

2017 entry:

£27,000

Government funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Funding from Imperial

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most of our postgraduate courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full. We therefore recommend applying early to avoid disappointment, especially students who will also be applying for funding or applying for a visa.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

ATAS Certificate
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.