The Bachelor of Health Management (BHM) degree program is an undergraduate degree program offered at Al-Khawarizmi International College (KIC). The program goals at preparing a knowledgeable staff of health managers that are able to provide services in the health management sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the region and globally.
The following are the specific program goals:
- Educate future health services professionals in the primary administrative, analytic, behavioral and social/cultural competencies necessary to work effectively in diverse and dynamic health services and community based organization.
- Merge knowledge from different sciences and disciplines such as, humanities, and management theory as a basis for problem-solving and decision-making in health care. Hence, graduates are able to demonstrate a willingness to work cohesively and communicate interpersonally with members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
- Allow students with associate’s degrees from diverse backgrounds such as health management, nursing, and paramedical technicians to obtain an advanced degree. Students completing the Associate degree with a suitable GPA score will be able to transfer to the bachelor degree program but they will need to complete additional bridging course.
The rationale of this program is to produce qualified workforce that works in hospitals, clinics, health departments, medical insurance companies, managed care companies. Graduates of this program are able to pursue and secure most management, supervisory, and executive positions in health care, business, or health care management. The combination of management skills, information technology awareness, and clinical knowledge enables the graduate to rapidly get involved in the working environment. In addition, move up to a leadership position, i.e. department manager or supervisor.