The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration is intended for those wanting to pursue careers related to the business operations of medical and healthcare facilities. Keeping in view the University’s mission of providing high-quality programs using virtual learning environment, the BSc in Health Administration at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University is designed to understand modern healthcare organizations and the workings of allied health facilitates. The program is designed to provide a solid foundation in healthcare administration and applied management, preparing its graduates for managerial positions in healthcare.

Course topics include social and behavioral aspects of health, ethical and legal aspects of healthcare, the organization of health services in addition to business principles such as fundamentals of innovation and entrepreneurship. The program prepares its learners for administrative as well as managerial positions in any healthcare organizations, such as hospitals, health centers, and nursing homes. 

The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration curriculum encourages innovative and self-governing thinking within the healthcare setting. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this program, 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 secondary school certificate or its equivalent as provided by the Ministry of Education with a minimum overall average of 70% from either literary or scientific section. For full admission requirements and conditional admissions, please see Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 792 per Credit Hour (123 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
The program has been designed to attract qualified learners seeking employment in health care organization to run all aspects of health care operations as a health services manager or administrator, or oversee particular departments such as human resources, finance, or supply department.
Program Goals
To mentor learners in key concepts in health administration (management functions, accounting, and resources related to health).
To equip learners with basic numerical skills as related to healthcare administration.
To provide knowledge of challenges of health care systems including quality and ethical problems in local and regional contexts.
Program Outcomes
Outline the basic healthcare management processes and functions, including: decision making, planning, organizing, leadership and supervision, staffing, and control techniques.
Describe explicitly the organization, structure and functions of the health care system (governmental, non-governmental and private) and health management systems in local and regional contexts.
Use available health information systems to perform basic managerial functions.
Discuss, interpret, and apply concepts of healthcare financing.
Apply essential numerical skills for calculating and interpreting basic statistical and epidemiological rates.
Address the importance of patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare services.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Bachelor graduates include

  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Administrators
  • Medical Secretary
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Manager of Patient Services
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Operations Manager – Hospitals
  • Health Systems Manager - Hospitals
  • Health Service Administrator (Facility Leader)