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Alliance MBS one of seven chosen to deliver the NHS MBA programme

The NHS Leadership Academy has appointed Alliance Manchester Business School as one of seven higher education institutions (HEIs) to deliver the NHS Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme.

After an open bidding process, the Alliance MBS MBA was 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 NHS 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.

Chris Healy, Head of MBA Marketing and Recruitment commented: “This presents a great opportunity for staff within the NHS to study a programme that will enable them to gain a thorough grounding in the essentials of business and management together with students from all over the world, from different industries and organisations whilst continuing to work full-time in the NHS.”

All applications for the NHS-endorsed MBA are made directly to the School following the usual application process. You can also contact Chris Healy directly on 0161 275 0453 or

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