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MBA Programme



"As a student of the course, I have to say I have been extremely impressed with the delivery and content. Minerva have crafted an MBA that is engaging and relevant. Being able to talk directly from my own professional experience as a surgeon made the coursework enjoyable. Dr Hills has been an outstanding teacher and mentor. I recommend all CBS members consider making this commitment, whether you are management or business focused in your career goals."

Mansoor Khan, General surgeon, CBS Executive Council


Fully supported distance learning MBA: Exclusive Value for the Confederation of British Surgery

A Masters in Business Administration (MBA) equips you with fundamental knowledge and skills that can immediately be applied in the real world. You build a consultancy toolset that is invaluable whether undertaking strategic analysis and planning, commissioning it or holding others to account.

In Stage One, you study the core business functions of finance, marketing, HR, strategy and so on, which leads to the award of an Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (120 Masters-level credits). Accredited by Pearson, you can be confident that this is a fully compliant and intellectually stimulating qualification in its own right. This phase has been completed by clinicians in as little as 5 weeks – but a leisurely 12 months is more typical. Minerva Elite Performance Ltd. is the pre-eminent provider of this qualification in the UK and is delighted to be the official and exclusive educational partner for business courses to the Confederation of British Surgery.

Stage Two – an applied Business project and short essay – takes just one year and you have a free choice of topic to pursue. Ideally, you will focus on a problem, challenge or emerging issue and research a bespoke solution to it. Accessing this programme with the Extended Diploma and studying for an additional 60 credits, you then graduate with a regular MBA degree from the University of Northampton.

You will be coached and mentored throughout the pathway solely by positive, friendly, pragmatic industry-experienced academics – all of whom hold a PhD from a leading UK university and are massively used to working with professionals such as members of the CBS. Continuity between the two Stages is assured.

Studying for an MBA need not be the costly experience that you might anticipate. We are delighted to offer members of the CBS Stage One and Stage Two at a discount. If you compare this to other distance-learning MBA programmes you will appreciate the significant savings. With exclusive additional support for CBS members, you can be confident that in choosing this Pathway to an MBA you will have an enjoyable and fulfilling learning journey! Complete the form on this page to request a call on this, completing the form authorises CBS to pass your email to Minerva.