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MBA Clinical Leadership Online

Develop the business and clinical management skills needed to spearhead smarter healthcare systems with the Clinical Leadership Online programme from University of Birmingham.

Quick Facts

Part-Time Duration: 2,5 years
Starting in: February, June, October
Tuition Fee: £23,460 per full
Location: Online

Demographic changes, greater patient expectations, rising healthcare costs and the growing prevalence of chronic disease – to meet these challenges we urgently need more efficient clinical systems as well as decisive and innovative healthcare leadership.

Delivered jointly by the triple-accredited Birmingham Business School and the long-established Health Services Management Centre, our Online MBA Clinical Leadership takes a truly interdisciplinary approach. As well as the core MBA curriculum, you’ll study three specialised, healthcare-focused modules: clinical leadership; governance, policy and regulation; and digital health.

The flexible, online programme will enable you to communicate with and lead clinical experts effectively, work with policy and strategic changes, and understand the value of innovative care delivery models and advanced digital technology.

Courses included:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Digital healthcare
  • Governance, policy and regulations in health organisations
  • International business
  • Leading clinicians
  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Organisational behaviour and human resource management
  • Strategy

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


The Clinical Leadership Online programme from University of Birmingham will empower you to manage and lead clinicians, understand and influence policy, and achieve strategic level changes within health services. It will enable you to understand the value of innovative care delivery models and advanced digital technology to develop sustainable health and healthcare systems.

After completing this course, you will have the opportunity to take a step further in your career and really make a difference within the healthcare system, including healthcare providers (such as hospitals, clinics, national policy and regulatory agencies), commissioners, governments, pharmaceuticals and bioscience industries.


  • In order to be eligible for the Online MBA Clinical Leadership, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
  • We also require that applicants have at least 3 years of relevant management experience within a health industry or clinical setting that they can display as part of their application.

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