MBA Health Care Leadership 2021

MBA stream in Health Care Leadership

Modular | Blended Learning

Professionalise leadership in the health care industry


In our uncertain and rapidly changing world, it is now more important than ever to stay the course, upskill and adapt. This USB programme is designed to help you turn challenges into opportunity – to reinvent yourself, rethink your business ventures and help rebuild the economy. Most importantly, this programme is your opportunity to keep learning.

Why specialise in HCL at MBA level?

You’re a health care professional making a positive impact in your industry. USB’s MBA stream with specialist modules in Health Care Leadership is designed to allow you to continue on your career journey while gaining high-end skills and expertise tailored to your industry. The modules and electives of the stream are offered during the second year of your enrolment in the Blended Learning format of your MBA.

Why USB’s MBA?


Our MBA programme has all three major international accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA – and maintains a strong student focus with responsible leadership at its core. Whether you’d like to explore multiple business sectors, pursue more senior positions or be your own boss, the MBA is sure to prepare you to make your impact without having to put your career on hold.

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What stands out?



Modular and Blended
(see Flexible Learning Formats below)

International Study

An immersive
learning experience at an overseas business school is included in the MBA fees. 

Tailored to
you and your

The programme’s Personal Leadership Development journey caters for your needs..


has all three
major international accreditations.

What will you gain?

An understanding of all the functional areas of management within your industry

The skills to lead positive change in the health care environment

The knowledge to take on the challenges of finance and funding in health care through modules designed for South African and African contexts

Deeper insights into the principles of clinical governance, health care reform programmes such as National Health Insurance, the policy landscape and health systems for value-based care

Who should apply?

  • You are a clinician or a general practitioner who wants to take on managerial and leadership roles in the health care industry
  • As a general practitioner, you wish to scale up your understanding of business
  • You are a professional in a health care delivery institution, or other relevant organisation
  • You are a senior nurse in a public or private hospital who leads a large team wit high-impact responsibilities

Flexible learning formats

The MBA stream in Health Care is offered in two formats – Blended Learning and Modular. Both formats are perfect for studying while you work, and each is an immersive and unique learning experience.




Choose to start with either the Modular MBA (blocks of classes spread over the year) or Blended Learning MBA (orientation block plus weekly classes online or on campus).


During your specialisation year, you attend one on-campus block at the beginning of the year, followed by Blended Learning classes one afternoon a week, and one on-campus electives block towards the end of the year.

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Blended learning:

Attend class from

anywhere in the


The blended learning format allows you to join the class either via an internet-linked device, or on campus. Online classes are delivered synchronously with on-campus classes.

USB’s high-tech classrooms allow the lecturers to see, in real time, the faces of all the online students portrayed onto a screen or class room wall. This virtual environment enables you to actively participate in classroom discussions – whether you are logging in from an airport in Europe, a boardroom in Africa or your office at home.