Keele University

Keele University

Health Executive

This course provides senior managers, policymakers and professionals concerned with health and health care with a top-level qualification which enhances both career and intellectual approach to the subject. The course offers an advanced scheme of study involving knowledge, skills and techniques which can variously be applied to any health services agency or health related organisation in the public or private sector. Recent graduates are Chief Executives in the NHS (and overseas), board level directors of hospitals, health authorities and in primary care organisations and senior doctors and nurses.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (2.1 or equivalent); and/or appropriate professional and/or work experience. (Normally a minimum of 5 years in health services or health related employment.)

Course modules

Modules include: economics and management; health policy and strategy; accounting and financial management; operations management; research for managers, clinicians and policy-makers.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written assignment for each module and a research project leading to a dissertation. Each of the 6 modules is assessed by assignment or assignments which include role-playing exercises in which participants are asked to apply theoretical concepts to a real-life situation and to assess the value of so doing.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA Part-time block-release £ 5,900 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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