Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Health Management

Bachelor of Health Management
Program Title: Bachelor of Health Management
Credit Hours: 126
Award Granted on Completion: Bachelor of Health Management
Delivery Mode:  Face-To-Face
Local Accreditation Status:  Commission for Academic Accreditation, UAE (CAA)
Language of Study: English
Duration: 4 Years
Campus: Abu Dhabi, Al Ain
Faculty Info: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

About the Program

The Bachelor of Health Management program will prepare you for a leadership role in healthcare administration and management. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex healthcare landscape, drive organizational success, and contribute to improving healthcare delivery and outcomes. During the Bachelor in Health Management program, you will develop a solid foundation in health systems, business principles, health policy, and leadership. You will also gain a deep understanding of healthcare management’s unique challenges and opportunities, including financial management, quality improvement, strategic planning, and healthcare regulations.

Major areas of study in the Bachelor of Health Management program include:

  • Healthcare Administration: Learn about the structure and organization of healthcare systems, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and public health organizations. Develop skills in health care operations management, resource allocation, and healthcare governance.
  • Healthcare Financial Management: Gain knowledge of healthcare financial, budgeting, and reimbursement systems. Learn to analyze financial reports, manage healthcare costs, and understand the impact of healthcare policy on financial sustainability.
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement: Explore strategies to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Learn about performance measurement, process improvement methods, and patient satisfaction.
  • Healthcare Policy and Ethics: Gain an understanding of healthcare policy, healthcare ethics, and legal considerations in healthcare management. Examine healthcare regulations, healthcare laws, and ethical dilemmas in healthcare decision making.
  • Leadership and Strategic Management in Healthcare: Develop leadership skills and learn effective management strategies in healthcare. Explore topics such as strategic planning, change management, healthcare marketing, and human resource management.


You will engage in hands-on learning experiences throughout the program, including internships, industry projects, and case studies. These opportunities will enable you to apply your knowledge in the real world and develop valuable skills and professional networks. 

The Bachelor of Health Management provides a dynamic educational path if you want to make a positive impact on the healthcare industry, contribute to the effective management of healthcare organizations, and improve healthcare delivery and the overall health of individuals and communities.

  • Educate future health services professionals in the primary administrative, analytic, behavioral, and social/cultural competencies necessary to work effectively in diverse and dynamic health services and community-based organizations
  • Merge knowledge from different sciences and disciplines, such as humanities and management theory, as a basis for problem-solving and healthcare decision-making. Demonstrate a willingness to work cohesively and communicate interpersonally with interdisciplinary healthcare team members
  • Enable students with associate degrees from diverse backgrounds, such as health management, nursing, and paramedical technicians, to obtain an advanced degree
  • Provide a workforce for hospitals, clinics, health departments, medical insurance companies, and managed care companies
  • Enable fast integration into the workforce at a senior level through the combination of management skills, information technology awareness, and clinical knowledge

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify major health care systems and their characteristics to be able to apply and manage them in a health care environment
  • Describe Healthcare Process Management (HPM) in process-centric healthcare organizations to be able to respond to industry developments, reduce the risk of human error, and improve patient care
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the basic skills needed for managing a healthcare organization, including implementing new policies, creating a budget, creating a work schedule, managing interpersonal conflicts, creating a disaster plan, conducting performance evaluations for staff, hiring and firing of staff, communicating with staff, and facilitating meetings
  • Formulate responses to problems in the management of a healthcare organizations or delivery of care using legal and ethical principles
  • Employ current information technology and health information systems to manage, maintain, and retrieve health care-related data/information
  • Support skills in leadership, motivation, and team building in health management settings
  • Analyze and interpret health care data to make decisions that incorporate sustainability
  • Utilize interpersonal and communication skills that build cooperative working relationships in the health care profession
  • Develop and review an argument drawing upon proper evidence, literature, and theories
  • Present concepts through oral and written communication skills in English or visually through illustrative and technical rendering
  • Evaluate and utilize appropriate investigative and research strategies, Internet sources, and software applications when developing a body of work, design brief, or seeking inspiration
  • Work effectively as a contributing team member respectful of cultural diversity and individual differences
  • Establish safe working practices for self and others relative to equipment and machinery, handling of products, disposal of materials, and relevant legislation

Career Opportunities

After completing the Bachelor of Health Management, numerous career opportunities are available to you. Here are some of the positions previous graduates of the program have secured:

  • Health Services Manager
  • Health Operations Manager
  • Healthcare Quality Improvement Coordinator
  • Financial Manager in the Healthcare Industry
  • Healthcare Financial Analyst
  • Healthcare Policy Analyst
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Healthcare Compliance Officer
  • Hospital Administrator/Manager
  • Healthcare Marketing and Business Development Specialist
  • Healthcare Consultant & Strategist
  • Abstractor
  • Health Insurance Coordinator or Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Healthcare Project Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Providers Network Management

Program Curriculum

General Requirements (33 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Prerequisite
CIT 100 Introduction to Information Technology 3
ENG 100 English I 3



Communication Skills in Arabic/ Communication Skills in Arabic for non-Arabic speakers 3
GEN 102 Islamic Culture (Arabic/English) 3
GEN 105 Emirates Culture and Society 3
ENG 104 English II 3 ENG100
GEN 103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3 ENG100
GEN 201 Psychology 3 ENG100
GEN 302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 ENG100
GEN 304 Ethics 3 ENG100
MTH 105 Mathematics and Statistics 3

Basic Medical Science Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit hours Prerequisite
BMS110 Medical Terminology 3

Core Requirements (24 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit hours Prerequisite
ACC 106 Accounting Principles I 3
BUS 201 Microeconomics 3
BUS 309 Operations Management 3 HCM 120
HRM 201 Introduction to Human resource Management 3  
HCM 211 Healthcare Services Management 3 HCM 120
BSC 220 Biostatistics 3
ACC200 Accounting Principles II 3 ACC106
BUS301 Macroeconomics 3 BUS201

Major Requirements (66 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit hours Prerequisite 
HCM 120 Principles of Health Management 3
HIM 210 Introduction to Health Information Management 3 CIT 100
BSC 321 Public Health and Epidemiology 3 BMS110, BSC220
HCM 212 Healthcare Delivery System 3
HCM 221 Electronic Health Records 3 HIM 210
BAF 301 Introduction to Financial Management 3 ACC106
HCM 224 Legal Aspects and Ethics in Health Management 3 HCM 120
HCM 225 Hospital Administration 3 HCM 120
HCM 307 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 BMS 110
HCM 312 Medical Insurance Systems 3 HCM 222
MKT 200 Introduction to Marketing 3 HCM 120
HCM 320 Management Processes in Health Service Organizations 3 HCM 120
HCM 323 Quality Management in Healthcare 3 HCM 120
HCM 324 Healthcare Economics 3 BUS201
HCM 325 First Aid and Safety 3 BMS 110
BUS 307 Research Methods 3 BSC 220
BUS413 Leadership 3 BUS 203
HCM 412 Health Policy 3 HCM 120
BUS409 Strategic Management 3 BUS413
HCM 413 Strategic Healthcare Planning 3 HCM 120
HCM 420 Graduation Project 3 Completing 85 Cr.
HCM 421 Internship 3 Completing 85 Cr.

Study Plans

Semester 1 CH Semester 2 CH
YEAR 1 (36 CH)
CIT100 Introduction to Information Technology 3 GEN103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
ENG100 English I 3 ENG104 English II 3


GEN 101

Communication Skills in Arabic/Communication Skills in Arabic for non-Arabic speakers 3 GEN105 Emirates Culture and Society 3

Islamic Culture


3 ACC106 Accounting Principles I 3
MTH105 Mathematics and Statistics 3 HCM120 Principles of Health Management 3
BMS110 Medical Terminology 3 GEN201 Psychology 3
Total 18   Total 18
YEAR 2 (36 CH)
ACC200 Accounting Principles II 3 BUS201 Microeconomics 3
MKT200 Introduction to Marketing 3 BSC220 Biostatistics 3
HRM201 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3 HCM221 Electronic Health Records 3

Introduction to Health Information Management


3 HCM224 Legal Aspects and Ethics in Health Management 3
HCM211 Healthcare Services Management 3 HCM225 Hospital Administration 3
HCM212 Healthcare Delivery System 3 GEN302 Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3
Total 18   Total 18
YEAR 3 (33 CH)
BUS301 Macroeconomics 3 HCM312 Medical Insurance Systems 3
BAF301 Introduction to Financial Management 3 HCM320 Management Processes in Health Service Organizations 3
GEN304 Ethics 3 BSC321 Public Health and Epidemiology 3
HCM307 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 HCM 323 Quality Management in Healthcare 3
BUS307 Research Methods 3 HCM324 Health Economics 3
BUS309 Operation Management 3 HCM325 First Aid and Safety 3
Total 18   Total 18
YEAR 4 (21 CH)
BUS409 Strategic Management 3 HCM420 Graduation Project 3
HCM412 Health Policy 3 HCM421 BHCM Internship/Field Training 3
HCM413 Strategic Healthcare Planning 3      
BUS413 Leadership 3      
Total 12   Total 6

Admission Requirements

Liwa College offers Bachelor’s programs that are accredited by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and are designed in collaboration with our strategic partners across all industries. Our curricula as well as teaching and learning methods follow a practical approach whereby students get to test theories and develop skills that bridge the gap between academia and the labor market needs.

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