Master of Business Administration - healthcare management

  • Type : Graduate
  • Credit Hours : 33hrs
  • Language : English
  • Campuses : Al Ain & Abu Dhabi



Looking at the population’s rapid growth, increasing life expectancy, the UAE's health care technology sector is set to experience healthy growth in the next coming years. The health care industry in the UAE is the fastest growing industry, anything from pharmaceuticals to hospital management. This is a field that is going to grow, that is going to become more international, and going to become more global. The MBA Healthcare Management concentration is designed for leaders in organizations responsible for the delivery of health care. MBA in Healthcare Management is becoming a popular healthcare track for future leaders who want to enter a growing industry. Typical participants in the program include physician chiefs and subspecialty chiefs, registered nurses, nurse executives, and leaders from physician network organizations, as well as upper-level managers, and executives across a range of administrative functional areas in health care delivery organizations, such as information technology, finance, and human capital. This MBA is designed for professionals in strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and hospital administration, and for those working in the growing number of private health contractors, outside suppliers and consultancies. This MBA emphasis is on leadership through strategic management, where students are expected to ground their new knowledge within the base of their previous professional experience. Students are expected to reflect on and learn from prior experience and combine this with new knowledge to apply to new situations.



To be known for excellence in health administration, education, scholarship and service to the community.



The mission of the MBA in Health Care Management is to prepare professionals to manage, lead and improve a changing health care system. The concentration is designed in a strive to meet the needs of the dynamic UAE health care system, and to emphasize culturally appropriate patient-centered service delivery systems.



The objective of MBA program in Health Care Management are:

  • Responding to new market forces, payment methods, and consumer expectations
  • Evaluating and creating dynamic and flexible strategies for health care delivery
  • Understanding the management tools and techniques used to design and manage successful organizations
  • Analyzing what leadership is and what successful leaders do
  • Stimulating and capturing future innovation and applying the lessons learned


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this concentration, the student should be able to:

  • Examine the emerging challenges that are transforming the health care administration landscape.
  • Utilize an expanded vocabulary by exploring the functional and specialty areas of health care administration.
  • Apply marketing theories and practices to the health care industry.
  • Apply economic, finance, and accounting principles to health care institutions.
  • Evaluate ethical and legal issues relevant to the policies, practices, and management of health care delivery in a competitive environment.
  • Analyze the human resource management functions within the health care industry.


Job Opportunities

In the past, getting employed by a healthcare organization meant gaining clinical experience. Now, with more and more organizations trying to manage costs and keep up with legislation changes, the demand for healthcare management professionals is on the rise. Because management in the health sector is unique, you can increase your chances of getting hired as a manager or administrator with hospitals, clinics, practices, or other health agencies. The new MBA Healthcare Management concentration will get your foot in the door of the health care management sector, you will enjoy job stability and a lot of growth potential as you gain experience. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will have gained knowledge applicable to careers in health care finance, administration, marketing, and policy and information management. Traditionally graduates of MBA programs with a Health Care Management emphasis have transitioned from clinical practice to administrative roles, been promoted to a management or supervisory position in their current department, or moved to a larger department or organization with more opportunity for advancement. Sample career titles include:

  • Health Care Administrator
  • Health Care Manager
  • Program Director
  • Controller
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operations Officer
  • Director of Development
  • Compliance Officer

With the MBA in Health Care Management, graduates will have excellent credentials for leadership roles in:

  • Hospitals, clinics, or medical offices
  • Pharmaceutical companies or laboratories
  • Biotech health services
  • Insurance organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Health care consulting firms


MBA Committee for the Academic Year 2018/2019

Al Ain Campus
1 Dr. Nasser Taleb - Director, MBA program (Al Ain Campus) Chair
2 Prof. Moyaid Sulieman Member
3 Dr. Sobhy Elkhatib Member
4 Dr. Adel Ahmed Member
5 Dr. Abdelkader Mazouz Member
6 Dr. Kholoud Al Qeisi Member
7 Dr. Qutaibah Althebyan Member
8 Dr. Shorouq Eletter Member
9 Dr. Tahira Yasmin Member
Abu Dhabi Campus
1 Dr. Ahmad Ghandour - Director, MBA program (Abu Dhabi Campus) Chair
2 Prof. Habib Chabchoub Member
3 Dr. Zafar Husain Member
4 Dr. Mohammad Nuseir Member
5 Dr. Abu Reza Islam Member
6 Dr. Ammar Jreisat Member
7 Dr. Jamil Razmak Member
8 Dr. Ibrahim Ninakara Member
9 Dr. Mahmoud Nassar Member

Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education, with a minimum (GPA) of (3 out of 4), or its equivalent on the Bachelor level.
  • A valid English Language Proficiency Certificate in one of the below certificates or its equivalent, at least as the following:

(If the Bachelor degree was in Arabic)

1400 550 79 213 6 B2


(If the Bachelor degree was in English)

1100 500 61 173 5 B1


Conditional Requirements 

A student may be granted conditional admission in the Master of Business Administration in the following cases: 

- If a student obtains a score of  (530 in TOEFL ITP) certificate or its equivalent and has an average of at least (3 out of 4), s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:

  • Obtains a score of (550 in TOEFL) or (6 in IELTS) by the end of the first semester of joining the program.
  • Registers for no more than (6) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program, and gets a GPA of (3 out of 4).
  • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (9) hours of the approved program.

- If a student obtains a Bachelor’s degree with a GPA between (2 and 2.99 out of 4) or its equivalent and meets the conditions of the English language certification, as set out above, s/he will be granted a conditional admission, provided that the student:

  • Registers for no more than (9) credit hours in the first semester of joining the program,
  • Obtains a GPA of (3 out of 4) in the first (9) hours of the approved program. A student may study the (9) credit hours in two semesters (3 + 6) or three semesters (3 + 3 + 3).

- Students with Bachelor degrees in specializations unrelated to business administration can advance to the MBA program, taking into account the following conditions:

  • Taking 4 prerequisite courses as specified by a department, and can only be exempted from all remedial materials that have been studied at a Bachelor’s level.

Graduation Requirements

To obtain a Master of Business Administration in Project Management, a student must successfully complete 33 credit hours, with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.0.

Study Plan

Guidance Plan

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Contact Us

Director of MBA Program
College of Business
Al Ain University of Science and Technology

P.O.Box: 64141
Al Ain - UAE

Phone No: +971 3 7024888
Fax No: +971 3 7024777