Building Healthcare Innovation & Design Show: 11-13 September 2017 Dubai World Trade Centre

The University of Manchester showcases new specialist Masters degree for healthcare professionals, to help meet regional leadership skills gap

6 September 2017 (Dubai – United Arab Emirates): The University of Manchester Middle East Centre is showcasing a new part-time specialist Masters degree programme (MSc International Healthcare Leadership) for the region’s healthcare professionals, at the Building Healthcare Innovation & Design Show 2017, where the University is presenting for the first time. The Masters programme leader – Dr. Stephen Brookes, senior fellow in public leadership at The University of Manchester – will present a session on the new MSc, as part of the conference programme.

The new MSc International Healthcare Leadership is delivered in a part-time blended learning format for experienced clinicians and managers already in general management or leaders in healthcare who need to enhance their leadership skills, and those managers who need practical preparation before moving into clinical, project, specialist or business leadership positions. It is designed to equip leaders and managers with the latest knowledge and global healthcare best practices, and to help facilitate experienced managers transfer their skills into the healthcare economy, while they continue to work.

The flexible study programme can be completed in two years, starting from September 2017. The programme also includes regular face to face workshops in Dubai.

The healthcare sector is one of the most dynamic industries in the region with continuing investment in infrastructure and facilities by the public and private sectors, and a growing need for talent to optimise this investment.

Randa Bessiso, Director of The University of Manchester Middle East Centre, comments: “The regional healthcare industry needs the skills to ensure that investment in the sector ultimately benefits patients. The University’s new part-time MSc International Healthcare Leadership programme for the Middle East provides close personal support and interaction for delegates and will help meet the talent gap in the sector. The University is building on the foundation of the very successful Manchester Global Part-time MBA programme and our experience of supporting highly qualified working professionals across the region, over the last 10 years.”

The MSc International Healthcare Leadership programme is one of a range of new industry-led specialist Masters programmes to be introduced to the region by the university, alongside a growing series of shorter executive education programmes.