HFMA advanced qualifications leading to an MBA in healthcare finance

The HFMA advanced qualifications can be achieved as certificates, a diploma and a higher diploma. Our masters level programmes have been carefully designed with NHS partners, many of them board level, who have worked at the frontline of health and social care – meaning their knowledge is grounded in invaluable experience.

HFMA's advanced qualifications help learners develop their understanding of how to address financial and operational challenges across the NHS. 

On successfully completing both the HFMA advanced diploma and advanced higher diploma you can apply to the final stage of the MBA with BPP University.

Bite-size advanced level qualifications
Each qualification module can be achieved as an individual advanced certificate. Our certificates enable you to upskill in a specialist area or take a flexible approach to your learning, as you’ll be able to complete each module in a time frame that better suits you, eventually achieving the full qualification. 

MBA pathway

Advanced qualifications
    How will the advanced qualifications and MBA in healthcare finance benefit you?
  • Broaden your strategic perspective of the healthcare business
  • Develop your understanding of how to address financial and operational challenges across the NHS
  • Help you in facilitating and implementing change
  • Advance your career through learning
  • Have a positive impact on the NHS and your organisation


    Who is it for?
    This programme is ideal for senior individuals and those aspiring for senior positions who are currently in clinical, medical, financial, operational, management and other healthcare related roles.

    How long will it take?
    A minimum of 10-15 hours per week. The HFMA advanced diploma and higher diploma, and the final stage of the MBA with BPP, can each be completed in one year. Each of the HFMA advanced diplomas consists of 3 x 20 credits modules. Each module takes around 200 hours to complete.
    Completing a module will take 17 weeks.

    Entry requirements
    • The ability to study at masters level
    • Professionals with less than two years experience in healthcare will need to complete the level 7 core certificate (L7C1) or have completed the HFMA intermediate diploma in healthcare business and finance.

    • Qualified accountants with at least 2 year recent post-qualification experience in healthcare may be eligible to be awarded a 60 credit transfer and gain direct entry to the advanced higher diploma in healthcare business and finance. Direct entry to the final year with BPP is not possible.

    What next?
    Once you have chosen which advanced qualification you would like to study, the next step is to apply to the HFMA Academy. 
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