BA (Hons) Healthcare Management


Program Description

Do you want to become a confident healthcare professional? If you’re looking for a career in healthcare or are hoping to take your next step in this field, then this is the right degree for you. By the end of this programme, you’ll be able to make informed decisions that lead to better practices in this challenging and changing environment. This degree is delivered 100% online. 

Course Overview

Learn to make informed management decisions in a health and social care environment, with this Chartered Management Institute-accredited degree. Arden University’s online BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (CMI) will provide you will the skills and knowledge to take your next professional step, and operate confidently in a healthcare team. This programme’s CMI accreditation also means graduates will be awarded a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management to help you stand out from the crowd.

Arden’s flexible study mode allows you to develop your workplace leadership abilities around your existing commitments. This programme will help you acquire the sound understanding required to become an asset to healthcare organisations and take you closer to your career goals.

The full range of programmes offered by Arden features a strong focus on employability, practical skills, and career success. This programme has been developed to help you inspire and manage change within your business, with a particular focus on managing effective healthcare.

Course Modules

Level 4

Skills for Learning in Care
Explore the key principles of modern healthcare in this module, with a focus on the developing world. This module examines cultural issues surrounding healthcare and the systems in place. You’ll identify the barriers facing how we care for those in poverty.

Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in International Healthcare
This module asks how healthcare differs around the world, and what impact illness has in developing nations. You will become familiar with healthcare issues in various cultures, and how systems and policies differ. This module also looks at humanitarian, development, and emergency aid.

Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment
In this module, you’ll explore teamwork, leadership, and successful communication in healthcare environments. You’ll examine ways to balance individual responsibility with codes of practice, whilst still ensuring patient needs are met.

Meeting the Needs of Service Users
Looking at the goals and values of care, this module helps to identify the standards that need to be met, from relationships with service users to helping people to change their own situations.

Planning and Managing Resources
Learn the careful resource management skills that are essential to effective social work. This module sheds light on ways to provide the best service whilst remaining cost-efficiently. You will encounter distribution difficulties in cases of competing priorities, financial shortfalls, and instances of fraud, helping you to prepare for all eventualities.

Fostering Dignity and Respect
This important module asks you to reflect on your own values with regard to ethical issues and empathy, human rights and stereotyping. You’ll be asked how we can display respect for all individuals, including those who may be socially excluded.

Level 5

Financial Control and Budgeting
The financial focus of this module aims to develop your understanding of budgeting and financial control in domestic and international healthcare environments.

Performance Improvement and Management in Health & Social Care
Effective social work requires careful prioritisation, and this module covers how to prepare for the best outcomes through your decisions. Learning to forecast is a useful skill which allows you to create the best plan of action.

Public Health
By looking at the critical issues affecting today’s public health policies, modern ideas and values, this module will provide you with an understanding of the ethics and data that contribute to the creation of health programmes.

Health Promotion
Fully exploring the concept of health promotion, including ways to educate about health and well-being, this module goes further than exercise to include parenting, poverty, substance abuse, and infectious diseases. You will learn to develop, communicate, and support health intervention.

Inter-Agency Working
As a case study, you’ll look at health and social care agencies in your local area, and assess the best teams and tools to fulfil community needs through this module.

Leading Teams in Health & Social Care
Having covered the basics, this successive module will further explore the theme of leadership. You will gain an understanding of resolving conflicts, motivating staff, and improving performance. You’ll develop an understanding of leadership and effective cooperation in healthcare teams.

Level 6

Quality Management in a Care Setting
You’ll get to grips with the complexities of compromise in this module, as you learn to balance the needs of staff and service users alike. You’ll need to work with them both to create a healthcare landscape that’s committed to achieving your managerial vision.

Business Analysis and Planning
This module takes a look at the fundamentals of business analysis, from data collection and specialist software usage to methods of reporting your findings back to your team.

Global Health and Sustainability
From poverty, disease, climate change, and their impact on healthcare, there is plenty to discuss in this module. As there are no right or wrong answers, you’ll be in for some healthy debates, discussing key global sustainability issues.

Project Management and Risk
The complexities of managing contracts, finances, and projects will be examined alongside the ins and outs of insurance, staff performance, and dealing with breaches and frustrations.

Research Methods and Final Project
You’ll incorporate everything you’ve learned for this final module, from philosophies and strategies to data, interviews, and analysis. You’ll work independently, though help will never be too far away.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the BA (Hons) Healthcare Management (CMI) course, you will have the option to participate in the Salesforce business skill development programme:


Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary. Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

What Our Students Say:


"The course has helped me in my career because it has given me the confidence to take on promotion and change jobs."

Cemene Wellington,
BA (Hons) Healthcare (CMI)

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • Two subjects at GCE A-Level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; OR
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme, or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).
If You Have Work Experience

We positively encourage and consider applications from those able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your personal statement, along with your CV and references in support of your application.

Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

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