Taught course

MBA Strategic Health and Social Care - Global Online

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

  • A UK honours degree with classification of 2:2 or above or an overseas equivalent in a subject from a recognised higher education institution.
  • OR significant management experience (10 years plus) demonstrating a substantial record of achievement in business and leadership.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

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:

  • Adopt a vocational study route whilst developing practical skills, theory and workplace understanding to help progress your career.
  • Participate in a flexible and convenient study track that works alongside your existing work/life commitments in a comfortable learning environment.
  • Expand your networking opportunities with business, academia, students, alumni and other like-minded business professionals nationally and internationally.
  • Join in with live online seminars (multiple one hour sessions are offered each week and recorded) explore topical themes with your tutor and peers. Seminar topics are also informed by real-time data the tutor collects on students' understanding of the topic.
  • Work in small, peer groups on weekly tasks that give you the opportunity to collaborate and experience virtual working.
  • Manchester Met’s annual Executive Conference (optional), provides an opportunity to complement your online activities with experiences including:

- 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)

Information for international students

  • Applicants whose first language is not English (and whose first degree was not taught in English) are required to produce evidence of English language proficiency.

See details of English Language requirements

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

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

Fees and funding

Please see funding options within course details.

Qualification and course duration


24 months
distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 247 6969