Making healthcare a successful business

We chatted to Baroness Alison Wolf, King’s College London, about what the Business School can do for healthcare staff (in addition to 25% off selected courses!)

Alison WolfKing’s College London Business School undertakes ground-breaking research that improves the way people do business. We chatted to Baroness Alison Wolf, King’s College London, about what the school can offer healthcare staff.

Can you tell us a little about the King’s Business School?

King’s Business School is the newest full faculty within King’s College London, having grown out of the College’s highly successful Management department: we are already ranked top in London for Business and Management studies.

We’re deeply committed to serving our community. Therefore we’re expanding our open enrolment executive education programme, with short courses designed for professionals and managers in all sectors, including healthcare.

These courses run on the Strand campus:

  • Leadership and People Management is an intensive programme which allows participants to learn, apply, participate and reflect on the principles and lived experience of leadership.
  • Finance for Managers is aimed at senior leaders aspiring to improve their financial literacy and learn how to add further value to their organisation.
  • Marketing Management will help attendees to recognise, analyse and solve issues associated with a rapidly transforming market.

The courses offer intensive sessions either side of a weekend, followed by individual coaching on a reflective project, and a shared feedback event. It is a unique programme for the UK, very flexible and also oriented strongly to the challenges and problems faced by anyone whose job involves managing others

What does the school offer to local healthcare staff?

A 25% King’s Health Partners introductory discount, for a start!

We are very keen to ensure that our executive education programmes serve our own healthcare community: we’ve had a good few participants from hospitals and health management who have found them really useful and stimulating. We’re confident that our approach is a good one, but would really like to spread the word, get direct input from local staff, and build up a long-term relationship with King’s Health Partners. So we’re offering a welcome discount to all King’s Health Partners staff this year.

What are the benefits to staff of taking part?

We aim to help anyone who is wrestling with the demands, and often, problems of teamwork and leadership in a complex organisation. Our programmes draw on the most up-to-date research, presented by our top academics, but also offer real-world insights – we bring in experienced leaders from both the private and public sector. And the individual work-related projects mean that, as a participant, you can translate your new learning directly into progress which is relevant to your organisation.  All our open-access courses can be taken for credit or not for credit. Taking them for credit also allows you to progress to a full MSc in Executive Management, designed for people in full-time employment.

How can people find out more information?

Feel free to contact Joanna Cooper, our senior executive education administrator, directly: or call her on +44 (0)20 7848 8668. Or find out more on the King’s College London website.

Professor Alison Wolf (Baroness Wolf of Dulwich) is professor of public sector management in King’s Business School and director of the MSc in Executive Management.