The HFMA offers a range of qualifications in healthcare business and finance at undergraduate and postgraduate level and can provide a route to an MBA in healthcare finance.

All qualifications are specific to the healthcare sector and ideal for medical, clinical, managerial and finance professionals who are seeking to develop their finance and business knowledge.

HFMA's qualifications are currently delivered online by the HFMA Academy. You can chose to study bite-size qualifications or full diplomas.


Paul Baumann on why the NHS needs the HFMA Qualifications
Registration deadline approaching

Professional qualifications in healthcare business and finance

HFMA intermediate qualifications (level 4)

Equivalent to undergraduate level

HFMA advanced qualifications (level 7)

Equivalent to masters level


Bursary funding now available


"NHS Improvement fully supports the launch of HFMA’s qualifications in healthcare business and finance. This approach to developing necessary knowledge, to deliver value across the NHS will be welcomed by the healthcare community.”

Elizabeth OMahony

Elizabeth O'Mahony

Chief Finance Officer, NHS Improvement

"HFMA’s qualifications in healthcare business and finance have been developed with expertise drawn directly from the NHS. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend studying HFMA’s diploma and higher diploma to any of the staff in my organisation.”

Mark Orchard

Mark Orchard

Director of Finance Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

This course is ideal for me in my role, in that it mixes finance and business rather than a purely finance qualification. I think it is essential that more NHS staff understand how NHS finance works and think in a more business-like manner to deliver sustainable services.”

Samantha Ball

Samantha Ball

Head of Contract Governance NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group