BA (Hons) Business (Healthcare)

Students will gain an understanding of the priorities for healthcare delivery across public, private and third sector organisations and services, enabling an appreciation of the challenges in meeting the needs of key stakeholders.

This programme will examine health, wellbeing and social care industries and the operation of organisations within the sector, with a specific reference to managing operations, marketing, setting strategy and overall business management for both private and public healthcare sectors.

Students will develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the influence of the external micro and macro environments on how business and healthcare organisations operate.

Students will also develop an understanding of how knowledge of the business world can translate across the varying environments that healthcare is delivered, this extensive knowledge of business within a healthcare environment will enable students to follow a career in healthcare management. This programme will enable students to develop the attitudes, skills and competencies necessary to work in an organisational environment and to develop the awareness of different ethical and cultural values specific to the healthcare sector.  

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of business and healthcare will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Analysing and evaluating the range of business and healthcare organisations with reference to how they are managed, regulated and integrated to ensure that they meet stakeholder needs and interests
  • Understanding of the principles and functions of management including managing and developing people, marketing, finance and information systems.
  • Identifying and analysing the resources available to healthcare organisations
  • Understanding of the role and function of healthcare within an organisation
  • Understanding and evaluating the range of decision-making methods and supporting analytical tools available to managers to formulate and implement operational and strategic decisions
  • Understanding a range of contemporary issues such as healthcare ethics, sustainability, globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and risk management that can influence an organisation’s performance.


Foundation Level

Research Skills
Professional Skills
Data Skills
Communication Skills

Year 1

Academic and Professional Skills
Health, Wellbeing and Social Care Environment
Business Finance
Service Operations Management

Year 2

Managing Human Resources
Principles & Practice of Marketing
Principles of Health Informatics
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Healthcare

Year 3

Inequalities and Social Justice
Business Strategy
Leadership and Change Management in Health and Social Care
Undergraduate Project (Business Contexts)

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.


This award is available as a three-year degree programme or a four-year extended degree programme.


University of Northampton London
6th Floor, Import Building
2 Clove Crescent
London, E14 2EB

Fees and Funding

UK Full-time fee: £9,250 per annum.

Please visit our Funding and Student Finance page for more information.


This programme is assessed via a number of methods including individual management reports, presentations, examinations, group work, boardroom simulations and portfolio writing.


Our scheduling of lectures and tutorials optimise the chance of meaningful part-time work. A part-time job in the right sector can help hone your understanding of business and help develop the graduate skills employers want to see upon graduation.

Throughout the programme, students will build upon their employability skills. As part of self-development enhancement as learners and professionals, students will have to analyse and critically reflect on given scenarios throughout a variety of contexts. This will allow students to analyse different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, creating successful professional relationships and actively engage through the provision of meaningful contributions.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:

  • Care Home Manager
  • Community Development Worker
  • Health Service Manager
  • Medical Sales Manager
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Healthcare Recruitment
  • Progression to PG Study to access further careers: e.g. Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Teaching.

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