Dean’s Message

Greetings from the College of Healthcare Management and Economics (CoHME), Gulf Medical University [Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) accredited], Ajman, UAE!

In the last couple of decades, both the local and global healthcare industry has witnessed massive changes (due to SARS, Ebola, Covid-19, etc.). These changes have created a severe shortage of healthcare management professionals (WHO, 2016). The current healthcare environment can best be described as fast-growing, turbulent, technologically driven and highly competitive industry. Healthcare management education must, therefore, be forward-looking and proactive in order to respond to these dramatic changes.

CoHME offers 4 years, 123 credit hours, fulltime Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Economics (BSc.HME) undergraduate program, designed to address the extreme shortage of healthcare management and economics professionals. The Bachelor’s degree program (QFEmirates Level 7) is designed to prepare healthcare business professionals in the various areas of business including management, policy, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, and management information systems to face the challenges brought by the dramatic and constant changes that are taking place in the healthcare industry. Our goal is to ensure that healthcare management students gain the necessary skills and entrepreneurial mindset; so that they become innovative thinkers who are able to take on today’s global business challenges with confidence and to have a profound impact on the strategic direction of the healthcare industry.

CoHME also offer 3 semesters, 36 credit hours Executive Master in Healthcare Management and Economics (EMHME) graduate program, designed to address the acute shortage of senior managers and top executives in the healthcare industry and fill the gap in graduate business curricula. The Master’s degree program (QFEmirates Level 9) is uniquely designed to prepare participants to assume leadership role. Emphasis is placed on developing and enhancing leadership skills including decision making, innovation, critical thinking, team building, problem-solving conflict management, executive reporting, and communication. Participants are introduced to the various functions of business including management, economics, marketing, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, and management information system. Clinical/HBR case approach and Executive Field Research projects in affiliated healthcare facilities are an integral part of the curriculum.

CoHME is a student-centered community. Your journey from student to professional begins at our college, where building your career is our priority. Our faculty enjoys a world class reputation for their teaching innovation and research. They are committed to your intellectual and professional development. You will receive advice and mentorship during your program of study. The learning process goes beyond the classroom. Our students engage in hands-on business learning opportunities throughout the program in GMU affiliated healthcare facilities. They also bring opportunities to local, regional, and global communities through projects that address healthcare management and economic issues.

We are all proud of our college. With a unique, innovative program and an integrated learning environment, we are creating new standards in healthcare management education in the country and the region. Come and join our CoHME community as we pursue the future of healthcare management education.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Dr. Moon Moon Haque
Acting Dean