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 expose learners to the concepts of health administration (management theory, health economics, and finance, marketing and health information) needed for managing health care operations and workforces
To demonstrate knowledge of the organization of different health care delivery systems and their information needs
To equip learners with the necessary tools and techniques to improve health care quality and contain costs
To address the challenging ethical and legal issues related to the well-being of the population
Program Outcomes
Integrate acquired comprehensive, up-to-date, and specialized knowledge in health services administration practices and critically appraise the interfaces between health services administration theories and practices
Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary concepts of continual quality improvement programs and practices in health services settings and their application to health contexts
Analyze problems, formulate solutions and identify risks associated with the solutions in order to develop effective health administration practices
Communicate effectively orally and in writing and deploy a range of presentation techniques within health workplace settings
Demonstrate leadership competence for working effectively and anticipate the impact of health reforms on managerial effectiveness
Interact constructively with professional colleagues in health settings, and adapt multiple perspectives to formulate effective actions
Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning, self-evaluation, reflective practice, and application of professional ethics in health services administration

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)