About the course
The Executive Master's in Medical Leadership (EMML) is a specialised degree that offers advanced leadership training to doctors. The programme develops leaders who can transform healthcare systems in ways that ultimately help people live longer, healthier lives. Grounded in research that shows that medical leadership improves healthcare system performance, this degree is distinct in targeting doctors. We have structured it in a way to fit into your busy schedule as a doctor, by offering the degree on a part-time, flexible basis.
Our degree will enable you to realise the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s Leadership and Management Standards for Medical Professionals. A key feature of our programme is its dual focus on personal development and research-based conceptual knowledge. The aim is to combine master's-level learning about people, innovation and change in healthcare with your own development as an effective leader in this environment. In doing so, we will be drawing on Cass Business School’s world-class research capabilities and experience of executive development.
Personal leadership development – You will develop reflective awareness of your own leadership and management style, strengths and weaknesses. This personal development focus is built into our curriculum. You will learn how to negotiate successfully, manage conflict and difficult conversations. You will have regular sessions with an experienced executive coach who will work with you to recognise and meet the leadership and managerial challenges you face.
Conceptual knowledge – You will be introduced to conceptual knowledge that will be critical to your development as manager and leader. This includes contextual knowledge (e.g. regulation and policy) that will allow you to engage with and transform health systems; people management skills (e.g. teams, managing culture, decision-making, negotiations) that will help you effectively mobilise support from others; and analytical knowledge (e.g. managerial accounting, health care analytics) that will give you practical tools that you need to identify, communicate, and achieve improvements in your own organisation.
A practical emphasis – Our emphasis on experiential learning will help you translate the conceptual knowledge into practical application. The programme is designed around exercises, cases, simulations, action learning sets, a short work placement with a radically different health care provider (e.g. financially rich or poor) and other experiential tools.
An impact project – As part of the programme you will complete a leadership impact project that enables you to synthesise what you have learned and apply it in your career. You will lead and implement a change project in a host healthcare organisation. The specific task will be negotiated with the participating institution, which could be your own or another organisation. The project will give you the chance to lead a major change initiative with the support of a structured learning community including an academic mentor and/or peer.
The programme is designed and structured to allow for intellectual progression through core modules taught over a two year period. You will attend one two-day block session (on a Friday and Saturday) each month during the academic year (September through June). Additionally, you will have the opportunity to attend social and networking events where you can engage with the larger community of Cass alumni and friends in healthcare.
I began my career in the fashion industry, followed by a decade in the UK charitable sector, and finally a move into universities and to academe. I did my PhD on leadership and performance in research universities at Warwick Business School in 2007. It was published into ‘Socrates in the Boardroo...
Amit is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the Cass Business School. Prior to Cass, he was an Assistant Professor of Management at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. He received his PhD in a joint program in management and sociology at Northwestern University, and complet...
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