As the NHS faces a perceived crisis of management, and clinicians are forced to shoulder more non-clinical responsibilities, postgraduate degrees in business and management are becoming increasingly sought after in the healthcare sector.
... “Subjects like marketing and finance may be important, but the mindsets of business and healthcare are quite different,” says Prof Henry Mintzberg, co-founding director of the International Masters for Health Leadership at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University in Canada.
... For many, however, the rewards are more subtle. Mark Wilkinson (IMHL'10) is chief officer of NHS Barnsley Clinical Commissioning Group, running an organisation that serves 250,000 people, with an annual budget of £350 million. He graduated from the Desautels International Masters for Health Leadership course in 2010.
Read full article: The Daily Telegraph