Hospital Management has become one of the most significant careers - continuous investments in the healthcare industry have led to significant changes and challenges in the healthcare profession. Because of this rapid development of the health sector, the accredited postgraduate degree in Hospital Management offers valuable skills-set and knowledge to respond to the modern hospital setting of tomorrow. 

The Master of Science in Hospital Management is designed for graduates keen to acquire the necessary knowledge to address challenges when dealing with hospital management and administration related issues. The program is suited for both medical and non-medical personnel and is an essential credential for those in the field of hospital administration.

The curriculum focuses on the application of established quality and business models to improve the hospital environment, specific to the UAE healthcare system. The program also provides knowledge, skills, and competencies to improve hospital services through a blended learning model which concentrates on research and field practice. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. Applicants from non-management backgrounds will need to first enroll and complete the non-credit foundation course Management Appreciation Program (MAP).  For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 2000 per Credit Hour (36 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
The Master of Science in Hospital Management is best suited for healthcare administrators, head of hospital departments and units, health care professionals looking for managerial positions, leaders and decision makers dealing with health, senior healthcare executives, and healthcare providers interested in acquiring knowledge, enhancing their skills, achieving excellence in health care services.
Program Goals
Endow learners with skills and talents necessary for addressing the challenging issues relevant to hospital and health services management
Introduce learners to the fundamentals and contemporary concepts of continual quality improvement programs and practices in hospital and health services settings
Encourage learners to pursue their interests in the fields of hospital and health services management using acquired reflection, analysis, research, and evaluation skills
Develop a comprehensive capstone to reinforce the learners’ abilities and skills in implementing the hospital and health services management methodologies
Program Outcomes
Integrate acquired comprehensive, up-to-date, and highly specialized knowledge in hospital and health services management practices to critically appraise the interfaces between hospital and health services management theories and practices
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of applicable research principles and methods in hospital and health services management practices
Appraise advanced knowledge of issues, as the basis for original thinking in hospital and health services management; encompassing appropriate processes of enquiry and current processes of knowledge production
Evaluate, adapt, and implement contemporary concepts of continual quality improvement programs and practices in hospital and health services settings
Apply advanced research, analysis, and evaluation skills to identify and manage problems and promote best practices and innovations in hospital and health services management
Demonstrate skills to develop new knowledge and procedures and to integrate knowledge from different fields using highly developed cognitive and creative skills and intellectual independence to the field of hospital and health services management
Apply advanced problem-solving skills to analyze highly complex issues with incomplete data and develop innovative solutions and proposals relevant to hospital and health services management
Display planning skills to develop and execute a major project or comparable activities with appropriately selected research methodologies producing sound conclusions
Show highly developed specialist communication and information technology skills to present, explain and critique highly complex matters relevant to hospital and health services management
Independently develop and implement appropriate organizational and clinical services and redesign initiatives to assure continual improvements in patient outcomes
Show high level governance of processes and systems relevant to hospital and health services management
Critically analyze and competently reflect on the economic, demographic, epidemiological and socio-political influences on hospital management and align hospitals’ strengths and opportunities accordingly
Contribute to the transformation of health organizations through strategic leadership, intellectual rigor and professional ethical values.
Demonstrate leadership competence and communication skills for working effectively, individually as well within teams and anticipate the impact of hospital and health services management reforms on managerial effectiveness
Self-assess and plan self-development and take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice including unfamiliar learning contexts
Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning, self-evaluation, reflective practice, and application of professional ethics hospital and health services management
Consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues leading to informed, fair and valid decisions

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Master graduates include

  • Hospital Manager
  • Nurse Manager
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Regional Clinical Manager
  • Patients Relationship Manager
  • Hospital Operations Manager
  • Hospital Inventory Management
  • Customer Relations Officer