Healthcare Management

BA (Hons)

Study level
Undergraduate
Duration
3 years
Study locations
Berlin or Online
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BA (Hons) Healthcare Management

Course Overview

Looking to study healthcare management? Already work in healthcare and want to progress to a management role? If so, Arden University’s healthcare management course is the right step for you. Based at our Berlin campus in Germany, this degree offers a wealth of knowledge and skills you need to follow your passion and become an inspiring leader in healthcare management, while also immersing you in the exciting European lifestyle. 

Throughout the course you’ll explore important concepts including social responsibility, policy making, and politics and ethics in the worlds of health and healthcare management. You’ll also develop a wide range of sought-after transferable skills such as health promotion, financial control, budgeting, and resource planning, while gaining a full appreciation of the challenges faced by today’s healthcare professionals. 

So whether you’re thinking of starting a career in healthcare or are ready to step into a management position in your existing healthcare career, you’ll graduate from this course prepared to take on senior-level responsibilities in organisations across the globe.

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This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), so you’ll leave with a CMI qualification in leadership and management alongside your degree. The cost of CMI membership is included while you are actively studying with us, which gives you access to a range resources and events.

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Our healthcare management course encompasses a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, business analysis and inclusive practice.
The knowledge and skills you acquire throughout your time studying will leave you thoroughly prepared to fill a management position in the area of healthcare that interests you most.

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I learn better face-to-face, so blended learning gives me an opportunity to do both face-to-face learning and independent online study. This is better for me because I need time for my daughter as well as my studies, so now I have time for both.

Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi
Nkechi Mathilda Nwobi
MSc Project Management student, Arden University Berlin

Modules

You have 3-9 years to complete this healthcare management degree, meaning that you can take up to three years to complete each level; however, most of our students complete the course within 3-6 years. 

Level 4

  • Skills for learning in care
  • Social, political and environmental issues in international healthcare
  • Communication and collaboration in managing the Professional environment
  • Meeting the needs of Service Users
  • Planning & Managing Resources
  • Fostering Dignity and Respect

Level 5

  • Financial Control & Budgeting
  • Performance Improvement and Management in Health and Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Inter-Agency Working
  • Leading Teams in Health and Social care

Level 6

  • Quality Management in a Care Setting
  • Business Analysis and Planning
  • Global Health and Sustainability
  • Project Management & Risk
  • Research Methods & Final Project

How do we assess you?

On this blended learning healthcare management course, we choose a range of methods to keep track of how well you are progressing. These include:

  • Assignments
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this degree, we need to see that you 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

We also usually ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your motivations to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant work experience.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 60-78; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. Get in touch to find out more. 

Find your country

Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

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Our business and management faculty in Berlin are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who are here to help you reach your goals both in and outside of the classroom. Get to know some of our business faculty members before you start your programme by following the link below.

 Dr Phungmayo Horam
Dr Phungmayo Horam
Academic Lead
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No matter which area of healthcare you plan to use your degree in, you’ll have the ability to confidently lead in your role.

What will I gain from this degree?

When you graduate with your bachelor’s in healthcare management you will have a wide range of transferable professional skills to take with you into any role you pursue. As a graduate you’ll have gained knowledge of:

  • Communicating and collaborating within a diverse team of professionals
  • The various complex social and political issues international healthcare professionals face
  • The basic principles of financial control and budgeting within a healthcare organisation
  • Serving others with a focus on maintaining respect and dignity 
  • Resource management and planning within a healthcare organisation

What can I do after Arden University?

After earning your bachelor’s degree in healthcare management, you can go on to work in the private or nonprofit sectors in a position related to your degree. As a graduate from our Berlin campus, you’ll also have the chance to apply for an 18-month post-study residence permit to work in Germany. 

With some additional training and education, you could enter positions including:

  • Residential care home or hospice management
  • Community healthcare roles (e.g. doctor's surgery, dental surgery, health clinic)
  • Home care settings
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Care Management 
  • Charity Officer
  • Community Development 

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Who are they and why are they important?

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation means that your course fully meets the professional standards and expectations of the management industry. 

As a student with Arden, you’ll have free membership throughout your studies, which gives you access to several valuable professional resources including:

  • The extensive services offered on CMI’s online Career Development Centre
  • Mentoring from experienced managers and leaders
  • Events and webinars pertaining to your field and career development
  • Resources for continuing professional development and gaining additional qualifications
  • Redundancy support
  

You have the choice to complete your course via online learning or full-time at our Berlin campus. 

Take a look at some of the quick links below to discover more about the student experience at Arden University Berlin.

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I chose Arden University Berlin because they provide an environment to further your knowledge and pursue opportunities in a new field.

Jasvir Markandy
Jasvir Markandy
MSc IT Security Management graduate, Arden University Berlin

Study in Berlin

The dynamic, multicultural city of Berlin offers you even more than exciting events and rich history.

Named the start-up capital of Europe, Berlin is home to a growing list of internationally-regarded corporations and has office locations for countless household names like Sony, Daimler, and the Axel Springer Media Group.

Students studying abroad in Berlin even have the chance to get their foot in the door to the European job market; international students are permitted to work 120 full and 240 half days per year, and graduates can apply for an 18-month post-residency permit in Germany to gain more work experience.

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.