Master of Business Administration - healthcare management

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

Overview

Overview

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.

 

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

 

Study Plan

Course No Course Title CR.H. Prerequisite
Specialization Courses (33) CR.H. (33)
(1) Core Compulsory Courses (24) CR.H
0501608 Quality and Operations Management 3 0509601
0501609 Strategic Management 3 30 CR.H
0502603 Managerial Accounting 3  
0503605 Financial Management 3  
0504606 Marketing Management 3  
0506607 Management Information System 3  
0509601 Statistics and Research Methodology 3  
0509603 Managerial Economics 3 0509601
(2) Concentration Courses (9) CR.H.
0507610 Healthcare Management 3  
0507620 Healthcare Marketing 3 0504606
0507630 Healthcare Economics 3 0509603
0507640 Healthcare Information Systems 3 0506607

Guidance Plan

Course Description