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The Healthcare Executive Program (HEP) is a comprehensive 8-month multi-modular program specifically designed to empower healthcare leaders with the tools they need to drive forward impactful innovation and change for global healthcare. This uniquely targeted program is offered by University College London Global Business School for Health (UCL GBSH), the world’s first business school dedicated to health.

The program is led by world-renowned industry experts and healthcare management innovators and you will benefit from their experience and the distinctive insights they bring to the classroom. The UCL GBSH HEP will allow you to employ a strategic lens that is essential for continuous innovation and research-backed decision-making in an ever-evolving sector. The program will help you champion digital transformation and develop a growth mindset and essential prowess in operational analysis, problem solving, employee governance, and more.

You will be poised as a leader who can identify and leverage growth opportunities for your organization, while driving much-needed solutions to modern challenges in the new health economy. With this program you will be able to balance organizational sustainability with patient-centered healthcare to pilot growth as a transformative and formidable healthcare leader.

$7 tn

is the forecasted growth for the global wellness economy by 2025.

Source: Global Wellness Institute

$781.5 bn

is the projected growth of the consumer healthcare market by 2030.

Source: Verified Market Research

$28 bn

was the investment in startups leveraging technology to transform healthcare in 2023.


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Program Benefits

Upon the completion of the UCL GBSH HEP, you will become a part of a global cohort of healthcare leaders. Following are some of the key benefits*:

  • Receive Healthcare Executive Program certificate from the UCL Global Business School for Health.
  • You will become a member of the UCL GBSH Global Alumni Network along with access to a private online directory of all GBSH ExecEd alumni across the globe.
  • Receive access to the exclusive UCL GBSH Executive Alumni LinkedIn group.
  • Access to select UCL GBSH sponsored global events.
  • Access UCL GBSH sponsored webinars and lectures from leading experts.
  • Access to select online publications such as GBSH Newsletter, etc.
  • Access updates on faculty research, new programs, and UCL GBSH initiatives via our communications
  • Twenty percent (20%) discount on enrolment in future UCL GBSH Executive Education offerings (short duration open enrolment programs of 5 days or less and online programs)

*All benefits subject to change

Key Takeaways

With this program you will gain invaluable skills, insights, knowledge, expertise and overall growth that will help you lead your organization in an uncertain global environment. Learning outcomes include:

  • An enhanced understanding of contemporary topics that drive transformational healthcare
  • Interpret the leaders’ role in building high-performing teams and strengthen strategic leadership skills to manage conflicts and lead transformational change
  • Sophisticated communication and people skills for modern healthcare management
  • Advanced decision-making skills based on evidence and analytical tools to understand data-driven approaches to healthcare
  • A nuanced ability to leverage opportunities for growth in the new health economy for your organization
  • A capacity to discern the big picture and accordingly assess value for healthcare patients, organizations and the society
  • Leverage AI/ML and big data for platform-enabled digital business models in healthcare
  • Foster an innovative problem-solving mindset and employ design thinking framework within your organization
  • Envision how Value-Based Health Care is transforming healthcare organizations
  • Gain insights into operations management & supply chain principles in healthcare delivery


Who Should Attend

The program is designed for ambitious healthcare leaders who are responsible for leading their organization to success.

Applications are welcome from professionals with:

  • Significant experience as clinical leader, policymaker, healthcare executive or manager tasked with making decisions on digital health innovations in their healthcare organization including:
    • Managers of managers.
    • Senior functional managers and business heads.
    • Individuals with outstanding careers and leadership roles in a variety of settings.
  • A strong drive to succeed and aspirations to reach beyond the obvious career milestones.
  • A demonstrated ability to adapt, learn and apply new knowledge in varied situations.
  • A minimum of 5+ years of work experience in functional, clinical, technical, or policy making roles.
  • A strong academic track record.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


Distinguished Faculty

This program is taught by prominent UCL GBSH faculty and industry experts. They bring their unique insights to the program and will lead you through a rich learning experience that will allow you to excel in real life business situations in the healthcare sector. Our faculty are world leading industry experts and healthcare management innovators. We believe that the interactions you have with our faculty will challenge and shape your aspirations and career paths.

UCL Faculty

Faculty Director

Professor Nora Colton
Faculty Director, Professor of Leadership and Management for Healthcare, Director of UCL GBSH, Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Professor Nora Colton is the Director of the UCL GBSH. She is a health and development economist with extensive experience in change management and strategy. Previous to this role she was the UCL Pro-Vice-Provost (Postgraduate Education) and Joint Director of Education at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. She has been a Professor of International Economics at Drew University, USA; Dean of Business and Deputy Vice Chancellor at University of East London (UEL), UK; and a visiting professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Electronic Science and Technology (UESTC), Chengdu, China as well as the American University in Beirut (AUB), Lebanon.

She holds a doctorate from University of Oxford, UK. She also has studied and taught at a number of leading universities including Harvard University; W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University; American University in Cairo; American University in Beirut and Barcelona Business School at University Pompeu Fabra, Spain. She also holds a certificate in Change Management from Cornell University in the USA.
She has been the recipient of a serial Fulbright and a Carnegie Foundation grant to conduct fieldwork in the Middle East.

She is the author of numerous journal articles concerned with Middle Eastern economics and politics. She is also co-author of a book with Elsevier Press entitled Middle East Finance: Missed-opportunities or Future Prospects and has a book forthcoming with Palgrave-Macmillan on the political economy of Yemen. She has also been a series editor of a book series on Middle East Economics through Palgrave-Macmillan. More recently, she conducts research and publishes on healthcare management and strategic leadership.
She has a particular interest in change management as it relates to the healthcare sector and has designed programmes and taught on healthcare management postgraduate degree programmes as well as health related executive education and training programmes.

Program faculty may include*:

Dr. Rashmi Mathew

Associate Professor, UCL; Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHSFT

Dr. Charlotte Wu, MD, MSc

Visiting lecturer, UCL GBSH; Founder, Harness Health Global; Chief Medical Officer & Head of Clinical Product, Syndi Health

Dr. Rodolfo Catena

Operations and Supply Chain Management Lecturer, UCL GBSH; Value-Based Healthcare Specialist



The UCL GBSH HEP is uniquely designed for senior healthcare professionals and leaders to take an informed strategic approach and lead their organizations through ever-evolving, complex challenges. The curriculum covers key areas required for the new age global leader to successfully navigate uncertainty, implement transformational change and migrate to future-ready technology driven business models in healthcare.

  • Envisaging the future of care provision: The role of smart hospitals and digital supply chains in healthcare.
  • Next wave of personalized healthcare delivery – precision medicine, remote patient monitoring (RPM), Telemedicine, digital twins etc.
  • Understand the range of possibilities through digital transformation in healthcare and future driven patient-care solutions such as wearables, 3D printing, AR/VR etc.
  • Optimizing patient care through real-time monitoring, predictive analytics etc. to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Improve patient outcomes by leveraging smart devices, AI-driven tools, interconnected healthcare systems, EHR etc.
  • Public Health: System and Policy Issues for Health Practitioners across borders.
  • An outlook of healthcare industry and ecosystem, in the context of various healthcare segments such as pharma, biotech, medical devices, primary/secondary care, life sciences, insurance etc.
  • Developing and executing a strategic vision in healthcare.
  • Understand the strategic role of value-based healthcare in terms of optimizing cost and patient health experiences & outcomes.
  • Apply the principles of healthcare economics to understand and optimize healthcare value drivers to ensure long-term sustainability.
  • New age business models focused on digital opportunities in healthcare.
  • Factors influencing the product and pricing strategies across healthcare segments.
  • Putting patients at the heart of innovation.
  • Strategies for assessing the wider context, stakeholders, and needs in order to identify the right health innovation problem to solve.
  • Understand phases of design thinking process – create a user-centered and iterative approach to rapidly ideate, prototype, and test meaningful solutions.
  • Explore the strategic & operational challenges faced by healthcare organizations and how digital innovations can help improve efficiency, quality, and execution.
  • Steering and Upholding a Culture of Innovation in healthcare organizations.
  • Nurture a digital transformation mindset and identify potential bottlenecks in digital transformation led innovation.
  • Discover how digital strategy can help transform healthcare delivery.
  • Potential of AI/ML and generative AI across Healthcare applications such as hospital operations, patient data, diagnosis, imaging etc.
  • Digital Platform Strategy for Healthcare and its implications.
  • Develop a future ready big data strategy to create data-driven decision-making capabilities across healthcare.
  • Unlocking patterns and trends through big data analytics for informed healthcare decisions.
  • Review the evolving role of Information Systems to manage health data and help clinicians provide better healthcare.
  • Essential elements of leadership in order to gain self-understanding and strengthen your ability to lead successfully.
  • Maximizing the effectiveness of teams within diverse healthcare settings by integrating cultural competence, eliminating disparities, promoting empathy and open communication, and having an effective DEI strategy.
  • Authentic leadership and persuasive communication skills for crisis management and conflict resolution.
  • Implement transformational change at an individual, organizational, and enterprise level.
  • Managing employee, investor and stakeholder communication in healthcare.
  • Current and Future Trends in Healthcare
  • Design Thinking and Frameworks for Systematic Innovation
  • How to Maintain Focus on User-centricity that is Integral to Strategy and Innovation
  • Innovative Problem Solving – From Ideation to Implementation
  • Leading and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation
  • Digitized Healthcare Delivery
  • Healthcare Information Systems Management
  • Digital Platform Strategy for Healthcare
  • The Landscape of AI and ML in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Analytics: An Introduction
  • Big Data in Healthcare: Patterns and Trends
  • Leveraging Health Informatics
  • Governance and Working with the CEO, Board, and External Stakeholders
  • Developing a Mindset for Crisis and Change Management in Organizations
  • Managing Internal and External Stakeholders in a High Stakes Environment
  • Framework to Implement Change in Complex Healthcare Scenarios
  • Healthcare Policy and Practice
  • Healthcare Value Drivers
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Strategic Finance and Accounting for Healthcare
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Program Experience

The program is an extensive learning experience curated to align with the needs of busy healthcare professionals on the cusp of leading their organizations into the future of healthcare. The program is imparted through a blend of campus modules complimented by live-online modules and employs an action-based learning approach that is designed to maximize learning and ensure that you can apply what you learn in the real world. You will be able to grow your global network of like-minded healthcare leaders on a shared journey to shape the current dynamic global health environment.

UCL GBSH Experience

Program Highlights

Multi Modular Format

Multi-modular Format

Classroom modules at the UCL East campus in London, UK and immersive live-online sessions.


Exclusive Network

Become a member of the UCL GBSH Global Alumni Network.


Elite Credentials

Receive credentials from the world’s first business school dedicated to health.


World-Renowned Faculty

Gain insights from distinguished UCL GBSH faculty and industry experts.


Leading-Edge Curriculum

An expansive curriculum focused on vital areas of the new health economy.


Real-World Application

An action-based learning approach that promotes the real-world application of critical concepts.



The program follows a simple 3-step application process. The step-by-step process is outlined below.

Step 1


Candidates can apply to the program online and attach all required materials as outlined in the requirements below.

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Step 2


The admissions team will assess your application as soon as it is received.

Step 3


Candidates might be required to give an interview before being accepted into the program. Once all the requirements are completed, the admissions team will notify the candidate with a decision.

Application Requirements

Applicants for the program are required to have:

  • A resume in Word or PDF format
  • One professional reference to discuss your candidacy in detail

Program Fees

The program fee is inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners.

The fee does not include transport expenses (domestic and international), any associated visa fees, etc. nor accommodation for modules and/or workshops. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned.


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GBP 1500 early registration benefit

Round 4


GBP 16,000


June 25, 2024



Final Round


GBP 17,500


June 29, 2024


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Please Note: 

  • The application fee for this program is GBP 150.
  • The application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered admission to the program.

UCL GBSH Advantage

The UCL Global Business School for Health (UCL GBSH) is the first business school dedicated to health and healthcare management in the world. UCL stands among the top global universities and a leader in research and enterprise across medicine, health and education.

UCL GBSH was established in 2021 in response to an increasingly urgent and worldwide need for improving healthcare management. With an aim to elevate the global impact of healthcare delivery through strategic leadership, partnerships and innovation, we reimagine global healthcare management. We unravel health challenges from a business perspective, and question the status quo in healthcare management to inspire public good. The school is cultivating a new generation of healthcare management leaders who seek to enhance patient outcomes, promote wellbeing, and drive sustainability – all the while, embracing innovation by harnessing technology and digitization.


About UCL

About UCL

Founded in 1826, UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university, with more than 16,000 staff and 50,000 students from over 150 different countries. UCL has been awarded the University of the Year 2024 by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. There have been 30 Nobel Prize laureates amongst UCL’s alumni and current and former staff to date. UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion, and to welcome women to university education. Our students take a progressive approach to learning and research to pursue excellence, break boundaries, and make a difference in the real world.

  • A diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni.
  • Aims to provide excellent education to empower tomorrow’s healthcare management leaders, who will make a difference to healthcare systems globally.
  • Distinctive approach to research, education and innovation seeking to further inspire communities to transform how the world is understood, how knowledge is created and shared, and the way that global problems are solved.
  • First English university to champion inclusivity, diversity and open mindedness.
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