Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics (BSc.HME)

  • Strategic objective: To produce specialized business professionals with a deep understanding of the health industry, its language and unique culture.
  • Our graduates are expected to demonstrate:
    • Ability to apply recent business knowledge, concepts and techniques to healthcare problems and issues.
    • In-depth knowledge of the health industry, the various business functions including management, marketing, finance, accounting and management information system as well as essential medical science.
    • Critical business skills including decision making, problem-solving, leadership, innovation and team building.
    • In-depth understanding of the health industry unique culture and its language.

“Both programs look very well designed, comprehensive in terms of contents, well refined in the teaching methodology, innovative in the mix between class activities and learning by doing activities. Further, it is of extreme interest that fact that both programs develop within a College of Health Economics, Policy & Healthcare Management that is strongly interconnected with a medical school.”

Prof. Federico Lega, Chair of the Scientific Committee
European Health Management Association [Link]

“I am happy to support your programme ………. I have no doubt that your intended four years Bachelor’s programme in Health Economics, Policy and Health Care Management and your subsequent Master’s degree will provide an important learning opportunity for students and generate a cohort of graduates, who will be very much sought after by employers. Health workers with skills in behavioural economics are in short supply in all the health jurisdictions………“

Professor Des Gorman, Executive Chairman of Health Workforce New Zealand
Prof. of Medicine & Former Head of the School of Medicine at the University of Auckland

Admission requirements for Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management & Economics (AY2020-21)

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  2. All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31stof December in the year of admission.
  3. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follow:
    • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
    • 500 in TOEFL(CBT 173 -iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic
    • 36 – 44 in PTE A or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  1. Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the rules listed below:
CountryEducation SystemMinimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BSc.HME program

(Advanced or General Track/Stream or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria)

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 65% in the 12thGrade.


Student holding Technical High School certificate or its equivalent should secure an overall minimum score of 70% and above in high school

IndiaIndian Central /

State Board (CBSE/ICSE)

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 45% in the 12thGrade.

Science /Commerce stream

Pakistan BangladeshPakistan Board
Bangladeshi Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 45% in the 12th Grade.

Science /Commerce stream

UKIGCSE/GCEStudent should have been studied

·         Minimum of‘C’ in all ‘O’ level subjects


·         ‘D’ in AS level or “E’ in A level in any of the business or science subjects

Student should have secured an overall minimum 24 points.
USAAmerican DiplomaStudent should have secured an overall minimum score of 70%.

SAT (Math) to be completed for equivalency



Student should secure an overall minimum score of 45% in the 12th Grade.



    • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 65% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System.
    • Applicants who did not cover mathematics, may register for the preparatory course offered by the University.
    • All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which includes Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and personal interview.
    • Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

There are many rewarding career opportunities not only in the UAE but also on a regional and global scale for graduates of the BSc.HME as a result of the fast growing healthcare market in the UAE, GCC countries and worldwide, coupled with the acute shortage of specialized healthcare business professionals in hospitals, health authorities, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical startups, government and health organizations, financial sector, banking, medical research centers, health consulting firms, medical device companies, medical tourism as well as in international health organizations.

Career Opportunities: 

Healthcare management specialists in various areas of business and government including:

  • Health Operations Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Finance Manager in Health Industry
  • Health Policy Advisor and Strategist
  • Healthcare Management Information Systems Advisor