The Master of Science in Health Systems Management (M.Sc. in HSMA) is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on designing and managing modern, complex health systems using systems approaches and management science principles to enhance service quality, efficiency, and agility. The M.Sc. in HSMA aims to moderate key shifts in healthcare delivery, necessitating optimal design, safe and cost-effective care delivery with optimal resource management. The program provides students with an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in the broad field of systems engineering and management and contribute to the process of discovery and knowledge creation through original research in healthcare.

The interdisciplinary nature of the M.Sc. in HSMA program offers broad exposure and knowledge in systems thinking, data analytics, optimization, operational excellence, and management aspects of healthcare systems. The program prepares graduates to benefit from the scientific and technical developments rapidly taking place in the world today by raising the level of competitiveness and productivity.

The program is designed for recent graduates and healthcare professionals aspiring to achieve high levels of responsibility in healthcare organizations in both public and private sectors. The program collaborates with various prestigious healthcare organizations and ministries in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and worldwide. This collaboration opens doors for students to engage in internships and potentially secure job opportunities upon graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with the M.Sc. in Health Systems Management will be able to:

  • Examine healthcare problems using systems engineering principles of modeling, design and operations management.
  • Develop solutions aimed at mitigating risks and errors, optimizing cost-effectiveness, and enhancing operational efficiency to improve overall healthcare outcomes.
  • Evaluate modern technologies and tools for healthcare systems management.
  • Conduct research and defend the research outputs.
  • Communicate effectively on healthcare issues independently and in teams.
  • Apply ethical principles and codes of conduct to decision making in healthcare.
Study Plan