College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

About the Program

The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program aims to qualify students for leadership roles in the health care sector. The program promotes leadership, cognitive skills and analytical capabilities using a global perspective and enables students with administrative skill sets necessary for effective and efficient leadership and management of health care institutions in both public and private sectors. Students gain the ability to work with policies, laws, problems and issues facing health care with a focus on areas of quality assurance, risk management and insurance, health care laws and regulations, ethics and other methods and modern practices in managing the health care environment. This program builds the capacity of health practitioners to lead and work in the field of health care administration, and upskilling them to meet and exceed the conditions of the Ministry of Human Resource and Social Development and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for an additional degree in the career ladder or a higher professional degree.

Program Duration

4 semesters (successful completion of 36 credit hours.)

Coding ​ Course Name Credit Hours Prerequisite​
First Level
HCM500 Healthcare Systems 3 -
HCM502 Organizational Behavior and Human Resources in Healthcare 3 -
Total 6
Second Level
HCM505 Research Methodology in health management 3 -
HCM515 Health Law and Ethics 3 HCM 500
Total 6
Third Level
HCM520 Quality and Patient Safety 3 HCM 500
HCM506 Applied Biostatistics in Healthcare Administration 3 HCM 505
Total 6
Fourth Level
HCM550 Healthcare Policy Analysis and Development 3 HCM 500
HCM 563 Healthcare Insurance 3 -
Total 6
Fifth Level
HCM565 Healthcare Finance 3 -
HCM570 Healthcare Information Systems 3 HCM 500
Total 6
Sixth Level
Elective Course HCM501 OR HCM574 OR HCM564 3 -
HCM600 Research Project 3 HCM505, HCM506, and 15 credits hours
Total 6
Internship
HCM 599 8 Weeks training period in Healthcare Organizations and related fields - -

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