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Looking after leadership skills in healthcare

Doctors and nurses are increasingly signing up for management qualifications - such as those offered by the Brunel Business School - to give their careers a boost.

Brunel’s specialist MBA in healthcare management is designed to give healthcare professionals the chance to study core modules with general MBA students and a choice of more specific healthcare modules.

Francesco Moscone, director of MBA programmes at Brunel, told The Independent’s i newspaper that leadership skills were now an important element within the healthcare industry because the public sector has begun to realise it needs people who can understand issues such as finance, prioritising and managing people.

Dr Moscone added: “”If you want to go for a leadership role, if, for example, you want to be CEO of Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, you really will have to have leadership skills.

“This MBA will give them the right skills, the combination of theory and practice they need and the focus on management and health policy. They would then be able to become a CEO or an entrepreneur.”

The full article was published in i newspaper on 21st May. For more information about the MBA in healthcare management visit here.