This programme benefits from the business management focus of Surrey Business School and the health care expertise of the Department of Health Care Management and Policy, providing a grounding in managerial disciplines and health care management.
At Surrey Business School, we offer a diverse range of business and management programmes that are fuelled by a common approach: encouraging you to be entrepreneurial and innovative, providing opportunities for you to engage with real-world business problems throughout your programme.
Our MSc in Health Care Management provides you with a high-quality, vocational education that is intellectually rigorous and up-to-date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and clinicians in the health care sector.
The programme has a business management orientation, drawing on a broad base of management theory and examples to explain and analyse the sector. It is designed to provide you with concepts, models, techniques and examples, which will enable you to improve the provision of care to patients. It is based on specially-designed modules that give you a thorough grounding in the basic management disciplines, followed by specialist modules in particular aspects of health care management.
Graduates of the programme will likely spend at least part of their careers working with different health services around the world, encountering management issues arising from the cross-cultural nature of the modern health care organisation. Our programme is unique in providing the opportunity for you to work with, and learn from, other students with first-hand experience of health care systems from around the world.
This programme comprises a research-based dissertation and eight compulsory modules.
This module provides the foundations for understanding, analysing and interpreting financial information, and enables you to apply accounting principles and financial theory across management disciplines and organisations.
This module explores the socially constructed and therefore contested nature of health care quality and examines the implications this has for service delivery and continuous quality improvement. It focuses on management as a means to achieve quality standards and patient satisfaction.
This module explores the complex management and administrative demands of a modern health system. Its role in the programme is to apply the general management principles, learned in other prescribed modules, to health care.
This module integrates the study of forms, structures and processes of organisations with the human aspects of psychology at work. The module provides an insight into the fundamentals on which organisations are built and provides analytical processes for understanding behaviour at work and managerial processes.
An issue in all health care systems is that of working with, managing and developing professionals. This module explores a wide range of issues associated with professionals, professionalisation and organisational learning.
This module will introduce health economics and explore the notion of scarcity, which is as relevant in the health sector as it is in others. Whatever the level of expenditure on health care, there will always be unmet demand and it is important that these resources are applied in the best ways possible. It covers the use of markets as an allocation mechanism and looks at a range of economic evaluation methods for decision making by managers and policy makers.
Introducing the process of research project formulation and the key elements of research design, this module will prepare you to design and execute their research study for their dissertation in a systematic and scientific manner.
Our teaching strategy provides a combination of lectures, seminars, discussion groups, video and case study analysis. We believe that a variety of teaching methods allows us to satisfy most individual learning styles and preferences at some point in the programme. The programme is specifically designed to provide a balanced assessment strategy, because different people have different strengths and weaknesses in the various assessment options that are available. Consequently we try to ensure that you and your fellow students are exposed to a range of assessment techniques, and that you are not penalised if one particular approach does not suit your particular style.
You will tackle written assignments in the essay style, which test your ability to synthesise information and to compare and contrast theory with practical examples, as well as traditional examinations which provide an opportunity for you to demonstrate how well you can take information and solve problems under time-constrained conditions, just as you might be asked to do in the workplace.
We also recognise that in modern health care organisations, people rarely work independently; therefore some of the written and oral assessments are in pairs or groups. This allows you to develop the ‘soft’ skills of communication, coordination, teamwork, time management, and project management, all of which are increasingly important in high-performance organisations.
There is little doubt that globalisation brings many challenges for organisations. It is highly likely that after graduating with the MSc Health Care Management, you may spend at least part of your career interfacing with different health services. You will encounter management problems which are largely created by the cross-cultural nature of the modern health care organisation. To prepare you for this environment we have deliberately designed a programme which is truly global in terms of its content and focus and we have recruited staff with considerable international experience.
Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (a good UK 2.2) or an equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy; business administration; economics; engineering; finance; management; mathematics; medical, nursing or other health sciences and social sciences; physics; or science).
If an applicant’s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the MSc, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit.
IELTS minimum overall: 6.5
IELTS minimum by component: 6.0
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
|Study mode||Start date||UK/EU fees||Overseas fees|
|Part-time (Day release)||Sep 2015||£4,400||£8,500|
Please note these fees are for the academic year 2015/16 only. All fees are subject to annual review.
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