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NHS Leadership Academy appoints OUBS to deliver NHS MBA programme

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The NHS Leadership Academy has appointed seven higher education institutions (HEIs) who will deliver the NHS Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme, as announced in a speech by the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt, last year.

After an open bidding process, The Open University Business School (OUBS), along with other HEIs including the universities of Bradford, Lancaster, Nottingham, Durham, Hertfordshire along with the Manchester Alliance Business School will have their MBA programmes endorsed by the NHS Leadership Academy.

Stephen Hart, national director for leadership at Health Education England and managing director for the NHS Leadership Academy said: “I’m pleased that we’re able to progress with endorsing the first ever MBA specifically designed to help build better leaders within the NHS.

“Since the Secretary of State’s speech last year, we’ve been working with partners to bring this ambitious programme to life. Work will continue into the exact detail of the programme and we look forward to working closely with HEIs and the Department of Health to develop this further.”

Launching in the autumn term of 2017 and into 2018, the MBA programme will give students the opportunity to develop their skills in business administration. The programme will be open to those students who can demonstrate that they meet the HEI criteria for acceptance on to the programme and can meet the university requirements for application of learning.

Each HEI will form a relationship with their Local Leadership Academy (LLA) to ensure that students are supported as needed. The LLA will provide students with an opportunity to access talent management resources and career advice from NHS Executive Search throughout the duration of the programme.

All applications for the NHS-endorsed MBA are made directly through the individual universities by following the usual university application process. 

To find out more about The Open University Business School MBA, please visit our information page.