Do you work in the healthcare industry and want to progress to a management role? Arden University’s BA (Hons) Healthcare Management degree will teach you how to accommodate the increasingly complex needs of people in the healthcare sector through the latest leadership approaches.
Throughout your healthcare degree, you’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills – from health promotion to financial control and budgeting. The course ensures you gain an understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare professionals, whilst also acquiring management skills that will equip you to progress your career to the next level.
You’ll also explore important concepts including social responsibility, policy making, and politics and ethics in the worlds of health and healthcare management. 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 sector.
If you currently work in healthcare and have been thinking about moving up to a manager role, the BA (Hons) Healthcare Management course at Arden University can help you do exactly that. Or, if you don’t have any experience in the sector but want a degree that will help you transition to healthcare management as a career, then you’re in the right place. Our healthcare management course encompasses a wide variety of topics, including planning and managing resources, business analysis, and inclusive practice – skills that will prepare you for a management position in the area of healthcare that interests you most.
I chose online learning because I do not currently have the capacity to attend classes as my days are full with running my household, my elderly parents’ household and tending to the needs of my 3-year-old. Online studying has been extremely helpful because it provides the flexibility I need in order to study at random times during the day or night.
As part of your healthcare degree, you will be presented with a variety of module assessments that are designed to demonstrate your academic strengths. These could include:
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.
To be eligible for our BA (Hons) Healthcare Management course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants. More information on this can be found here.
Do you have work experience? We’re happy to consider an application from you if you can show us that you have the motivation to study this healthcare management degree. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course, along with references and evidence of your previous work experience.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
A degree from Arden University is your first step towards a rewarding position in the healthcare field. Our health and social care academic staff members have years of experience working in, studying, and researching their fields. We bring our own first-hand knowledge and professional expertise to the course, which adds even more value to your learning experience. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
We don’t expect undergraduate students to already have a career in mind before starting their degree, especially as there are so many exciting career paths to choose from. Instead, we aim to prepare you with universal skills that employers from a variety of organisations will value, so you’ll graduate feeling confident to decide where your future career lies.
Health and social care is a vast sector with new government initiatives all the time, meaning it has a higher profile than ever before. These developments have resulted in a growing demand for well-trained and multi-skilled healthcare professionals, leaving your career options wide open. A healthcare management degree will:
With a BA Healthcare Management course under your belt, you could work in the National Health Service (NHS), for a private healthcare provider, or for a voluntary or not-for-profit organisation in a range of settings, including:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
Arden University is recognised as an Endorsed Provider of health and social care degree courses by Skills for Care, a trusted independent charity which works as a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK. Endorsement by Skills for Care is a recognition of the quality and delivery of the learning you will have during your studies at Arden University.
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.