Open University

Open University

Healthcare Leadership (F72)

This course is designed for individuals aspiring to senior management positions in healthcare. The emphasis for your learning is directly rooted in management practice; the programme concentrates on strategic analysis, interdisciplinary skills, intellectual stimulation and independent judgement and builds these upon a solid foundation of core disciplines, including human resource management, organisational behaviour, accounting and finance, marketing and operations.

Entry requirements

Students must be employed by the NHS (or an organisation which supports the NHS) and registered on, or have completed, Leading in healthcare (B718). This module is provided by the NHS Leadership Academy. All entrants are required to have a minimum of three years' experience in a managerial, professional or technical role. Usually this means students are at least 25 years old as it is unusual (but not impossible) to be able to satisfy the 'experience' requirement under this age. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum score of 6.5 under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MBA (International) Distance learning - 3 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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