Global Online Programme | MBA

Strategic Health and Social Care Pathway

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Our global online MBA in Strategic Health and Social Care provides you with a broad and challenging syllabus to enhance your leadership skills in a fast changing and complex environment. You will be given the tools and techniques to lead in a challenging landscape, ensuring a safe, quality service to patients with increasing budget cuts and political pressures.

From an ageing population to a changing pattern of diseases there is a rising demand on the Health and Social Care system across the globe and this programme offers you the tools and techniques to confidently lead and implement alongside your own professional development journey.

The programme offers a flexible study option to suit existing work/life balance, delivering a professional study pathway to support: practical skills, theory and workplace understanding.

One of the most highly valued and globally recognised qualifications in the business world, this MBA has been designed to enhance existing skillsets and grow the careers and management opportunities for health and social care professionals. Throughout the programme, you will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills, whilst building on strategic thinking capabilities to develop and maximise your potential as a newly appointed senior manager, experienced manager or leader in the field.

Features and Benefits

Our course is rich in benefits and gives you the opportunity to:

                 -  Being part of your university’s UK campus
                 -  Working on projects with executive students from across the world
                 -  Opportunities for professional development
                 -  Meeting faculty members
                 -  Visiting places that have made Manchester a global brand!

Our summer school runs over five days and offers three days of general executive development activities , followed by two days of programme specific activities. A full programme can be issued on request. (*T&Cs apply)

Career Prospects

Our global online MBA students will gain a high level understanding of strategy, business decision making, and leadership, so whether you’re looking to advance up the career ladder, change careers or set up your own business, the opportunities are endless with an MBA degree.

Dedicated career and employability support

The Faculty of Business and Law’s dedicated Careers and Employability Service is at your disposal during and up to three years after you graduate. Delivering bespoke support for our every student , we to enhance employability skills, raise awareness around networking events and help you find the right job for you.

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Entry requirements

English Language requirements

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There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.

Course details

This course can be completed within two years and complements your existing work/life commitments with a recommended study week of 20 hours.

Phase 1

Core Units

Phase 2

Core Units

Phase 3

Core Unit


The final third of your credits is earned with a dissertation. This will demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the course. It will also give you an opportunity to engage with a real project from your workplace and add value to your employer.

The MBA dissertation research project can be an enterprise project, business consultancy, or an empirical dissertation. Your project will be a combination of thorough research methods and will be a substantial piece of work of approximately 15,000 words, which will address a business research issue of your choice. If you are on one of the specialist pathways your dissertation will be based on an area that is relevant to that industry. Through this project, you will be able to draw upon the different strands of learning throughout.

Department of People and Performance

Our People and Performance Department brings together industry leading professionals and academics with specialisms in strategy, innovation, enterprise, human resource management, entrepreneurship and sports management.

The department provides academic leadership for a broad undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio, providing real-life business expertise underpinned by cutting-edge business management theory.

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Taught by experts

Teaching staff

Our team of committed and enthusiastic academics and researchers are on hand to provide you with study support.

Your global online MBA Strategic Health and Social Care programme leads are:

Dr. Sara Ward, MBA & Executive Programmes Director

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Sara joined Manchester Met’s Business School in 2008 and taught on the BA (Hons) Sports Management and the BA (Hons) Sport Marketing Management degree for six years. Since September 2014, Sara has led the launch of the new Master of Sport Directorship (MSD) which is designed to educate future sport leaders.  Sara is the MBA & Executive Programmes Director and oversees executive education for the Faculty of Business & Law.  Sara specialises in sport governance and her current research interests are focused on English and German football clubs corporate governance strategies and alternative non-profit ownership structures predominantly looking at the Supporter Ownership business model.

Jeff McCarthy – Online MBA Course Director

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Jeff is the Online MBA Course Director and is Course Director of the bespoke MSc Multi-Channel Retailing for JD Sports Fashion plc. Jeff was also part of the team that developed and pioneered the online delivery of a specialist Public Relations Masters course. Jeff joined Manchester Met Business School in 2009. Prior to that he had delivered guest lectures on the MBA since 2003.

Jeff has been a specialist in digital marketing since 1996, setting up and running his own business 2003-2009. He is a member of the Operational Board of the Manchester Publicity Association. He is currently studying a PhD focusing on the impact of social media on football club brands. Jeff is a highly experienced speaker and trainer for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing, MMC Learning and much more.

Dr Margaret Hyde, PhD, BA (Hons), MA, MRes, PGCE
Senior Lecturer, Business School

Margaret is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and specialises in services marketing.  She has 30 years experience in public relations and marketing management, mainly in the public sector, ten years of which was working as a communications manager in the NHS.  It was following this that she completed a PhD in 2014 looking at the evaluation of service quality in healthcare.   

Margaret  has had long association with the Chartered Institute of Marketing having served on local committees and until 2017 was on the Regional Board representing the healthcare sector.

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Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.

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