International Health Management
Gain in-demand skills to prepare for a management career in the global healthcare sector.
Help the healthcare sector thrive
Learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research
Gain in-demand skills to prepare for a management career in the global healthcare sector
Course key facts
Minimum entry standard 2023
First or 2.1 from a recognised university
In order to master the challenges of management in the healthcare sector, it is important to understand the general principles of management.
Combining business-focused teaching and cutting-edge research, you'll learn from internationally recognised faculty at the forefront of health management research and gain an overview of the UK health system and its application in a global context. You'll also benefit from connections with experienced healthcare professionals within your class.
Imperial College London is a world-leading university in healthcare research and teaching, and studying here will open doors for you across the world.
This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.
Find out more about potential course changes.
Before the programme begins you will be expected to complete some online pre-study modules which are delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s virtual learning environment.
These modules are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.
You will study 12 taught modules across the year, starting with a focus on the principles of management and moving increasingly towards a focus on healthcare. In the summer term you will undertake applied modules, encouraging you to utilise the skills you have gained so far.
- Business Strategy for Global Healthcare
- Global Healthcare Marketing
- Managing Change and Innovation in Healthcare
- Organisational Behaviour
- Contemporary Topics in Health Policy
- Health Economics
- Health Systems, Policy and Financing
- Health and Environment
- Health Management in Practice
- Business Plan Competition
Electives are your opportunity to truly shape the programme to your own ambitions. You will choose one elective from the list, giving you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and expertise across the areas that will benefit your career.
Electives are shared across programmes, giving you the opportunity to expand your network and learn from those with different expertise, experience, and perspectives. A peer-to-peer learning opportunity, electives are cited as a rewarding experience by students across all programmes.
- Family Business
- Global Health Immersion
- Leading Social Innovation
- Project Management
During the summer term, you will have the option to either work on a Healthcare Sector Project or undertake a Work Placement to expand your practical experience and knowledge of working in the healthcare sector.
- Healthcare Report or Personal Career Journey
- Healthcare Sector Project or Work Placement
We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching and learning methods
Presentations and seminars
Virtual learning environment
Practical classes and fieldwork
Work placement opportunity
Multiple choice tests
We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.
How to apply
If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle. If you are applying for a Finance Master's, we will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.
We operate a staged admissions process with several application rounds throughout the year.
Apply by midnight (UK time) on the relevant application round deadline to ensure that you receive the outcome of your application by the decision date.
We recommend applying as early as you can – we cannot guarantee that places will be available, or that courses will remain open, in later rounds.
- Apply by 4 November 2022
- Decision by 19 December 2022
- Apply by 20 January 2023
- Decision by 10 March 2023
- Apply by 31 March 2023
- Decision by 12 May 2023
- Apply by 26 May 2023
- Decision by 27 July 2023
Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.
If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.
The fee applies per application and not per course:
- £100 for all MSc applications to Imperial College Business School
- £150 for MBA applications to Imperial College Business School
There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.
If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver.
Find out more about the application fee and waiver
An ATAS certificate is not required for students applying for this course.
If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.
For 2022-23 entry, the maximum amount was £11,836. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
Your future career
Get the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in an international health management career.
With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.
Consulting, healthcare and technology are just some of your options.
Contact the department
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