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Online MBA Clinical Leadership degree

Lead tomorrow’s healthcare

Equipping you with both business and clinical management expertise, our AMBA-accredited online MBA Clinical Leadership degree will help you respond to the growing challenges facing healthcare today, empowering you to lead smarter, more effective healthcare systems.

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Dr. Solon Magrizos, Online MBA Programme Director

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Quick facts


Network with students from +70 countries across multiple industries1


total programme fee. This can be paid in full or in instalments of £1,868 every module2

Top 10

Best online MBA in Europe 3

Drive clinical change at a gold standard university

Faced with rising costs, aging demographics and the spread of diseases like COVID-19, global health services have never been so stretched. To survive the challenges ahead, smarter healthcare ecosystems are needed, as are the individuals to lead them.

The University of Birmingham’s online MBA Clinical Leadership degree is designed to help you develop the necessary business management skills, within the organisational context of healthcare, to drive these new solutions and improve public health outcomes.

By uniquely focusing on both health service management and business leadership, this programme will equip both clinical and non-clinical professionals with the ability and confidence to lead clinical experts and effect change.

The programme is AMBA-accredited and is part of our acclaimed online MBA, currently ranked Top 10 in Europe. This means you’ll be studying alongside professionals from all sectors of business, including healthcare, exposing you to a truly global spectrum of leadership strategies and techniques.

“As a clinician, my first priority will always be my patients. But I also have huge commitments to my staff and to my organisation. The MBA course has definitely given me the knowledge and confidence to deal with all my commitments effectively.”
– Wilson Lopez, online MBA

Career outlook

Drawing on connections with a range of industries and organisations, the Birmingham Business School opens up countless opportunities to advance into a clinical leadership role.

Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of the programme, it is suitable for professionals from clinical as well as non-clinical backgrounds. Whether you’re a healthcare professional interested in senior leadership or a manager responsible for leading clinical staff, this programme is ideal.

Graduating unlocks career opportunities in frontline health services, either in the NHS or in private pharmaceutical, bioscience, medtech or life science companies.

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Admissions requirements

To apply for the Online MBA Clinical Leadership degree from the Birmingham Business School, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • Bachelors Certificate or transcript (or equivalent): In order to assess your academic eligibility, you must upload a copy of your Bachelors or alternative qualification certificate or transcript stating the final overall grade of the qualification.
  • At least an upper second-class degree from a UK university, or we also accept alternative degrees plus relevant work experience
  • At least 3 years of relevant management experience in a healthcare setting
  • A reference (this is dependant on your entry mode and may not be required)
  • CV
  • Language requirements (international students)*
  • A statement of purpose (Optional)

* Exceptions to the listed admissions requirements will be assessed on an individual basis.

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Tuition details

The estimated total cost of this programme is £24,284. You can pay in full or in instalments of £1,868 on a module-by-module basis. All costs are listed, to help you make an informed decision.

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Start dates:

March | July | October

Looking to learn whether you meet our entry criteria?

Email your degree certificate (or equivalent) to us. A member of the online admissions team will provide feedback within 48 hours.

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Curriculum: Enhance your leadership skills

Our accredited Online MBA Clinical Leadership provides key insights into the business management process with a health leadership focus, equipping you with the tools to create smarter, more efficient healthcare systems.

Alongside the core MBA modules, you’ll study three healthcare-focused electives: Governance, Policy and Regulation in Health Organisations; Leading Clinicians; and Digital Health.

By introducing you to such diverse and innovative topics, the programme will help further your understanding of technology, care delivery, data interoperability and alternative employment models. Such knowledge is essential for professionals seeking to effect policy change, lead clinical experts and deliver more effective and efficient healthcare.

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“I’ve gained a lot both professionally and personally. It’s made me much more competitive and goal-orientated, it’s benefited my resumé, it’s increased the trust my superiors have in me and I’m being given tasks beyond my pay grade.”
– Ceridwen Scerri, online MBA

Programme outcomes

You will complete this programme ready to:

  • Explore and advance leadership practice in healthcare organisations
  • Develop and implement strategy
  • Appreciate the integrated value of marketing, operations, HRM, and accounting and finance
  • Generate confident business leadership in multiple contexts through group participation

Immersive online experience

As well as providing the highest levels of convenience and flexibility that 100% online learning offers, the programme is full of interactive elements, like video and group activities, which bring the content to life.

Rather than trying to replicate a campus-based setting online, we’ve built this programme from the ground up, drawing on the latest technology to create a truly unique and immersive student experience.

The online learning environment is not only a window to programme materials, it’s an opportunity to connect directly with your lecturers and other professionals like yourself.

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Faculty expertise

Taught by leading lecturers and experts from the Business School and the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), this programme exposes you to a wealth of interdisciplinary insights and practice-based experiences.

The programme is led by Dr Solon Magrizos, whose main research interests include issues related to ethical companies and ethical consumers, the broader issues around corporate social responsibility (CSR) implementation, its link to a company’s business benefits and the perceptions and reactions of consumers to company CSR initiatives.

From a Clinical Leadership perspective, this programme is supported by Senior Fellow Iain Snelling, Professor of Health Policy and Management Mark Exworthy and Professor of Sociology and Healthcare Organisation Justin Waring.

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Frequently asked questions

You may have some questions about the programme, the university or the online environment. It’s always the way when starting something new. Don’t worry; we’re here to answer them.

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call +44 (0)800 032 7101.

Clinical Leadership and Healthcare Management are interchangeable terms, so studying an online MBA degree in either will often provide an equivalent range of business and healthcare management experience. However, not all of these alternative qualifications are AMBA-accredited.

Studying an Online MBA Clinical Leadership is an investment in your future. Not only will it further your understanding of business, it will also equip you with the clinical management skills necessary to lead clinical experts and drive better healthcare outcomes.

Research by GMAC (2018) suggests that 79% of campus-based MBA alumni thought their degree was personally, professionally and financially rewarding.

Delivered jointly through the Birmingham Business School and the HSMC, the programme is designed to support your understanding of clinical leadership. The HSMC was established over 50 years ago, and has a strong reputation for research, evaluation, teaching and professional development for health and social care organisations in the UK.

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  2. Programme fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change each academic year.
  3. QS Online MBA Rankings: Europe 2023.” QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. Retrieved on 30 March 2023, from
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