Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics (EMHME)

Preparing for a Move at the Top: The Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics

  • Is 3 Semesters – 36 credit hour practice-oriented program geared for middle to senior level professionals in the health industry.
  • The strategic objective is to produce a specialized management executive with a deep understanding of the health industry, its language & unique culture. A decision maker, a visionary , a team builder and an ethical leader.

Cultivating Your Exceptional Leadership – Our Learning Approach

  • Clinical, case-based approach with a team of practitioners from the health industry.
  • Experiential learning with an emphasis on strategic decision making, innovation, leadership and team building.
  • Guest speakers including executives from the health industry as well as top scholars from North America and Europe.
  • Video conferencing and online discussion with healthcare management scholars worldwide.

Small class size to preserve the experiential learning case approach.

On Campus at our state-of-the-art facilities and on a flexible schedule that accommodates your work and life.

“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


“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

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2011) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • The University shall require the submission of official transcripts of credit/s earned from all institutions of higher education previously attended.
  • Applicants for the Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics shall have a recognized Baccalaureate degree earned in a discipline appropriate for the prospective graduate degree.
  • The Applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test such as TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic. A minimum score of Emsat (1400-1525), 550 TOEFL (213 CBT, 79 iBT), 6.0 IELTS Academic, PTE A (50-57), Cambridge (176-184) or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE with the following exceptions:
    • Native speaker of English who has completed his / her undergraduate education in an English-medium institution and in a country where English is the official language.
    • Applicant with an undergraduate qualification from an English-medium institution who can provide evidence of acquiring a minimum TOEFL score of 500 on the Paper-Based test, or its equivalent on another standardized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE at the time of admission to his / her undergraduate program. 

Program Admission Criteria

Qualified candidates are welcome to apply to Gulf Medical University, Ajman for the Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics Program. GMU provides the highest standards of education to all students irrespective of their economic background. However, applicants should satisfy certain standards to be admitted to GMU.

Applicants to the Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics are assessed on an individual basis. A combination of factors are considered based on the applicant’s profile including:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a University/Institute recognized by UAE with a proven academic record.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of two years of management / professional experience.
  • Candidates with leadership potential.
  • Candidates must provide a motivation letter indicating the reason for wishing to study at the Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics.

There are many rewarding career opportunities not only in the UAE but also on a regional and global scale for graduates of the EMHME  as a result of the fast growing healthcare market in the UAE, GCC countries and worldwide coupled with the acute shortage of specialized healthcare management professionals such as: senior managers and executives in hospitals, health authorities, pharmaceutical companies, biomedical start-ups, government and nongovernment health organizations, health consulting firms, medical device companies, medical tourism, research centers as well as international health organizations.

Career Opportunities: 

Healthcare Managers and Top Executives in various areas of management including:

  • Medical and Health Professionals
  • Senior Economists
  • Senior policy and Strategy Analysts
  • Medical Insurance Executive
  • Marketing Manager
  • Senior Officer Human Resources
  • Information System Advisor
  • Compliance Officer
  • Senior Financial Manager

Because of their extensive business program, graduates of the EMHME program could opt to pursue career opportunities in related or unrelated sectors of the economy such as:

  • Financial
  •  Insurance
  • Tourism
  • Oil and Gaze
  • Aviation and or
  • Communication

Indeed, the program is modelled on top Executive MBA programs in the US.