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 [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 Criteria for AY2020-21

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2019) for Licensure and Accreditation published by Commission for Academic Accreditation, the Ministry of Education (MOE) – Higher Education Affairs.
  • 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 with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.
  • The Applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant can fulfil the English proficiency requirement via the TOEFL, IELTS, or UA CESL Endorsement Exam, minimum requirements are listed below. TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrolment.
    • EmSAT: Score of 1400 and above
    • TOEFL: Score of 79 on the iBT or 550 PBT (web-based) test or higher.
    • IELTS: Overall score of 6 is required, with a score of no less than 5 on any individual band or module.

Conditional Graduate Admission Read More

  • Graduate with less than the minimum score in English proficiency may be provided conditional admission that the student registers 6 credit hours in the first semester of his/her studies and obtains a “B” average or above.
    • Applicant must achieve and EMSAT score of 1400 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent by the end of first semester of study
    • Applicant must achieve a minimum of CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent, in the first six credit hours of credit bearing courses studied for the Master’s program
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 to 2.9 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be conditionally admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is allowed take a maximum of nine credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the period of conditional admission and
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of courses studied for the graduate program to progress to second semester or be subject to dismissal.
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 to 2.4 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is required to successfully complete a maximum of nine graduate-level credit hours as remedial preparation for the graduate program. These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of remedial courses in order to be admitted to the graduate program or be subject to dismissal.

Admission to the program will be confirmed upon submission of:

  • Original Attested Degree Certificate & Transcript from a recognized University.
  • Equivalency Certificate of the Bachelor’s degree from the Ministry of Education, U.A.E.
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Emirates I.D. card
  • Family book and Ethbara (For U.A.E. nationals)
  • Copy of valid English Language Proficiency Test (EmSAT/ IELTS / TOEFL)
  • 5 passport-size photographs
  • Updated CV
  • Experience letter (minimum two years supervisory or professional experience)
  • Statement of Purpose

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Module I – Understanding the Healthcare
HME 601 Health Systems and Global Health 3
HME 602 Managing Healthcare Organizations 2
HME 603


Accounting for Decision Making 2
ModuleII – Understanding the Economics of Healthcare
HME 604 Health Economics 3
HME 605 Evidence-Based Public Health & Epidemiology 3

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ModuleIII – Building the Executive Leadership
HME 606 Operation Management in the Health  Industry 2
HME 607 Managing People at Work (Human Resource Management) & Leadership 2
ModuleIV – Building the Managerial Competencies
HME 608 Financial Management in Healthcare  Organizations 3
HME 609 Statistics & Research  Methodology 3
HME 610 Health Technology Assessment 2

Semester 3



Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ModuleV – Developing the Executive Research Capability
HME 611 Executive Field Research Report 3
HME 612 Marketing  Management in Healthcare Organizations 3
ModuleVI –  Building the Strategic Decision Maker
HME 613 Strategic Management: Social Responsibility, Ethics & Governance (Prerequisites: HME 606, 602, 607, 608, 612, 614) 3
HME 614 Management Information Systems in the Health Industry 2

Total Credit Hours – 36

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 tourism, research centers as well as in international health organizations.

Career Opportunities: 

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

  • Finance Director
  • Senior Health Economist
  • Biomedical Entrepreneur
  • Senior Health Facility Manager
  • Senior Market Access & Product Manager
  • Senior Healthcare Policy Expert