Master of Business Administration

in Healthcare Leadership

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Rushford Business School, Switzerland

This MBA is also awarded with a UK Ofqual regulated Level 7 Diploma in Executive Management

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Program Overview

Welcome to our MBA in Healthcare Leadership. Effective leadership of healthcare professionals is critical for ensuring quality healthcare delivery. Leadership is a vital component of the healthcare systems and has a broad range of functions in improving and maintaining organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

Healthcare has evolved into a complex industry and needs leaders than ever before. Healthcare systems are composed of multiple professional groups, departments, and sub-specialties with complex, non-sequential interactions between them; the intricacy of such systems is often unparalleled as a result of constraints pertaining to diverse diseases, multidirectional goals, and multidisciplinary staff.

Healthcare leaders of today need to be proficient in economics, patient satisfaction, healthcare policy, information management systems, marketing, ethics, and medicolegal issues, interdisciplinary collaboration, telemedicine, technological change, and above all the emotional intelligence to facilitate evidence-based and patient-centered care.

All the above-listed factors have gone into meticulously designing the MBA in Healthcare Leadership at Rushford Business School. This program will help you gain valuable skills and competencies for effective and efficient management and executive healthcare leadership.

Next Start Date:
01 Jul 2024
25 Jun 2024
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Program Curriculum

MBA - Healthcare Leadership (Online)

1. 12 MBA Core Courses & 3 Electives (Total 60 Credits)

Average Course Length: 3 weeks

2. Healthcare Leadership Specialization Courses (16 Credits)

3. Healthcare Leadership Capstone Project (14 Credits)



You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required for the following candidates:
– Native English Speakers, OR;
– Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
– Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

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The Rushford MBA in Healthcare Leadership has been developed for professionals who are currently involved in healthcare delivery and would like to rise the ranks to the levels of senior and top management. This program can be highly beneficial to new entrants who would like to leverage the knowledge and skills imparted through this program to secure an excellent starting role to jump-start their career in healthcare management. The way the course is designed is to ensure that the knowledge and skills gained can be applied across the public and private sectors, as well as in an international setting.

Healthcare is a complex and vast area and to be a successful member of the management in this fast-paced business, you need to be a strong problem solver and have an analytical way of assessing business situations. This program provides multiple opportunities for you to expose yourself to these key areas through projects, mentors, site visits, etc. The focus is also on understanding the application of techniques and methods for health research and policy.

Graduates of this MBA degree will have gained skills for a wide range of career opportunities both in the public and private sectors. In addition to working in a hospital set-up, people with an MBA degree in healthcare leadership can work in universities, health insurance, and a wide variety of other industries.

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

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Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.