Bachelor of Science in Health Organization Management

  •   Bachelor Degree Program
  •   4 Years (8 Semesters)
  •   126 Credit Hours
  •   Fall, Spring and Summer

With the emergence of new technologies and elaborate advancements in health sciences, managers within the sector need to be equipped to respond to the new opportunities that these developments present. Governance and leadership are among the major challenges that healthcare professionals face as they work to keep pace with rapid the evolution of the sector.

In response to this, the School of Environment and Health Sciences has established the Health Organization Management Program to introduce students to the principles and methodologies involved in the organization and administration of institutions in the health sector. The program will give you insights into the nature of management, decision theory, planning, employee health training, health economics, health finance, budgeting, evaluation, and the operation of healthcare systems.


As a graduate of CUD’s Health Organization Management program you will have a strong background in health sciences and be able to apply specialized management principles and techniques to the challenges faced in the health sector. As a dynamic and flexible program, this degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully confront these challenges in a systematic manner, as and when they emerge.

Career Opportunities

As the healthcare sector in the region continues to grow, a degree in Health Organization Management will present you with a range of professional opportunities in institutions such as:

  • Government Ministries
  • International Healthcare Organizations
  • Community and Healthcare facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Educational Institutions
  • Industries related to Health Management functions.

Program Structure

Requirements Compulsory
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
Free Elective
Credit Hours
Credit Hours
University Requirement (UR) 18 12 - 30
School (Health Sciences Core) (CRR) 45     45
Department (Major) (MJ) 39 6 - 45
Free Electives     6 6
Total 102 18 6 126

University Requirements

University Requirements are 30 credits out of which 18 credits Compulsory Courses. Every student is required to take the mandatory credit hours that cover Islamic culture, Arabic and English communication skills. These requirements are

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
1) Languages, statistics and Islamic Culture
LNG 171 English I 3  
LNG 172 English II 3 LNG 171
GED 196E Communication Skills in Arabic 3  
GED 198E Islamic Culture 3  
MTH 195 Applied Statistics 3  
GED 101E Applications of Computer Software 3  
2) Humanities: Students should select two courses from the following pool: (6 credits)
GED 110E Modern Art Appreciation 3  
GED 111 Music Appreciation and Communication 3  
GED 205E Psychology in Every Day Life 3 LNG-172
GED 252E Critical Thinking 3 LNG-172
GED 272E Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 LNG-172
GED 298E Special Topics in Western Culture 3 LNG-172, GED-198E
GED 324E Ethical Reasoning for Today's World 3 LNG-172
GED 140E Social Entrepreneurship 3  
3) Science & Technology: Students should take one course (3 credits)
BIO 101 Human Biology (Compulsory Course) 3  
4) Social & Culture: Students should take one course (3 credits)
GED 199E UAE Society 3  

Core Requirements

All students in Bachelor of Health Sciences must complete the following 45 credits (15 courses) of health related core courses.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
ACT 112 Principles of Accounting I 3  
ACT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3 ACT112
ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics 3  
ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3  
LNG 173 Professional Communication Skills 3 LNG 172
FIN 201 Managerial Finance 3 ACT 112
SHS 111 Fundamentals of Human Systems 3 BIO 101
SHS 102 Healthcare Systems 3  
SHS 212 Health Planning 3 SHS 102
SHS 213 Introduction to Healthcare Quality Management 3 HOM 101
SHS 311 Human Resources Management in Healthcare 3  
SHS 312 Measuring Performance in Healthcare Organizations 3 SHS213
SHS 401 Healthcare Ethics 3 81 Cr.H
SHS 402 Performance & Service Improvement in Healthcare 3 SHS312
SHS 411 Governance and Leadership 3 81Cr.H

Health Organizations Management Major

Student must complete the following 45 credits (15 courses) of health related core courses.

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
HIM 301 Health Informatics and Health Statistics 3 MTH 195,GED 101E
HIM 408 Health Information Department Management 3 HIM 301
HOM 101 Fundamentals of Healthcare Management 3  
HOM 301 Process Management in Health Services 3 SHS 213
HOM 303 Health Education and Promotion 3  
HOM 304 Healthcare Operations 3 SHS 213
HOM 311 Healthcare Facility Design and Safety 3 HOM 304
HOM 312 Care of Patients and Continuum of Care 3 HOM 304
HOM 401 Risk Management and Patient Safety 3 HOM 304
HOM 402 Internship: Familiarization with the Industry 3 81 Cr.H
HOM 411 Health care Organizations & the Accreditation Process 3 HOM 311,312
HOM 412 Healthcare Facility Safety & the Environment of Care 3 HOM 304
HOM 413 Research Study in the Field of Health Management 3 81 Cr.H.

Major Electives: Student selects two Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite
SHS 208 Infectious Diseases 3  
SHS 211 Non-infectious Diseases 3  
ENV 308 Community Environmental Health 3 ENV-301
ENV 408 Epidemiology and Bio-statistics 3 MTH-195, ENV-301
ENV 410 Occupational Health and Toxicology 3 ENV-302, ENV-407
ENV 301 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3