Master of Business Administration - Health and Social Care MBA

Postgraduate (1 year, 2 years full-time, part-time)

ARU London

May, September, January

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Boost your knowledge and understanding of strategic management with our MBA in London, and get practical insights into contemporary issues in health and social care organisations.

Find out more about teaching options and studying during COVID-19 in the Entry requirements section, below.

Full description


In today’s competitive employment market, graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job or early promotion. We believe your postgraduate degree from ARUL will enhance your employability and career development.

  • ARUL lecturers have extensive experience of the healthcare management sector and teaching and training in the sector. You are therefore assured that the content of your degree will be directly relevant to the demanding, constantly evolving world of contemporary healthcare and social care management. Furthermore, you will study management from a practical as well as from an academic perspective.
  • ARUL lecturers have a wealth of contacts and you will study alongside students from all over the world. This provides great opportunities for networking!
  • There will be additional seminars with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. These will include CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.

Modules & assessment

  • Cross Cultural Leadership
    This module offers a critical evaluation of leadership theories by placing the evolution of American leadership theory within its historical and ideological context - examining the vulgarisation of social psychology by management writers and the difficulties inherent in their conceptualisation of power. Recent leadership theories are examined, notably transformational theory, and the reaction against charismatic leadership. An examination of cross cultural factors in power relations within organisations, drawing on comparative studies of managerial styles with particular reference to: socialisation and legitimisation processes, bases of obedience and independence, and cultural variations in predispositions to obedience. Insights into leadership as an element in decision making, problem solving and change management with specific reference to: experimenting and developing practical leadership skills in different contexts, coping with conflict, power and organisational politics, the morality of leadership: the ethical dimension in the exercise of power.


ARUL employs assignments, presentations and examinations to measure student progress, along with an innovative case study major project or dissertation.

The Major Project involves detailed research, analysis and reporting of a healthcare or social care related organisational issues.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.

Where can I study?

ARU London

Our campus in the City of London offers courses in business, management and accountancy.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU Students 2019/20 (total cost)


How do I pay my fees?

UK students

You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.

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Entry requirements

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Applicants must:

  • have the equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience
  • have previously been taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study, or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better.

If you have completed a bachelors degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve our required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that your life/work skills would make you suitable, you should still consider applying.

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.

Studying during COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic all our students can choose to study face to face on campus or online only, and students are able to change their mode of delivery at given dates throughout the trimester.

For on campus teaching, we offer at least four hours of face to face teaching-related contact time per week for our undergraduate full-time programmes, supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours varies course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering face to face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.

In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place within the UK due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.

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