For candidates based in Singapore, please contact our partner school, Singapore Institute of Management, Mr. Lim Boon Pin at for more info.

The MSc International Healthcare Leadership equips current and aspiring leaders and managers with cutting-edge knowledge and practice from around the world.

Learn how new, innovative methods of leadership can help transform healthcare. The programme focuses on the challenges presented to healthcare leaders and the roles that both clinicians and managers can play in reshaping healthcare services. It focuses on international systems and helps you apply your learning to your work environment or through practical case studies.

After graduating, your leadership skills will help organizations around the world design and deliver healthcare that creates public value and puts the patient at the heart of everything.

Key features

  • Learn by doing with 'The Manchester Method', the action learning approach developed at The University of Manchester in the 1960s
  • Benefit from over 50 years' experience in healthcare leadership education
  • Flexible study format: transform your career while you continue working
  • Join a global community of 2,000 University of Manchester healthcare leadership alumni
  • Blended learning: Four residential workshops in Dubai or Singapore + interactive online learning + applied healthcare challenge

Who should apply?

  • Experienced clinicians and managers in healthcare who need to enhance their leadership skills
  • Senior managers and leaders with general management and leadership responsibilities, who need to deepen their understanding of business processes
  • Experienced managers and leaders from non-healthcare sectors, who are looking to transfer skills to the healthcare sector

4 Programme Themes

Throughout the programme, all teaching and learning are underpinned by four key themes.

  • International perspectives

While there are clear similarities across global healthcare systems, as an international healthcare leader you will also encounter differences, e.g. culture, governance and variable provisions of public, private and hybrid services. Every unit you study on the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership can be applied internationally and you will explore both global similarities and regional differences.

  • Creativity and innovation

A key challenge facing healthcare organizations and systems across the globe is balancing cost, quality, and access. This requires creative and innovative leadership, which is central to the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership. You will be provided with the support and guidance needed to start developing your own thoughts and methodology.

  • Leading through networks

The need to lead through networks, rather than a single-minded focus on leading through-the-line is another consistent trend. Healthcare systems are among the most complex of public services incorporating public, private and hybrid structures. The complexity of clinician/ managerial leadership and the challenges created by differences between primary, secondary and tertiary care add to this. All units on the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership include an emphasis on the challenges of collective leadership.

  • Putting the patient at the heart

The importance of putting patients at the core of healthcare delivery should always be the main focus, but this is often not the case. This is a key priority in many healthcare systems, whether private or public, across the globe. It’s at the heart of everything you will learn on the MSc in International Healthcare Leadership.

Program taught in:
Manchester Business School, Singapore Centre
Last updated February 11, 2019
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
24 - 60 months
18,000 GBP
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