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Master in Business Administration

College
College of Business Administration
Department
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Tracks
Commenced Year
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Level
Masters
Study System
Total Credit Hours
33 Cr.hrs
Fees
Duration
Language
Intake
Study Mode

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

UoS - College of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Introduction
The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at the University of Sharjah (UoS) has grown rapidly over the last few years, since its inception in 1997. TheCollege currently offers four bachelor degree programs in Accounting, Finance, Management, and Management Information Systems. Prior to the launch of our new program (MBA), the only available postgraduate program was the Executive MBA program for full-time executives, although, a strategic gap remained in the spectrum of program ranges.
The new MBA program incorporates two unique features.
First, it gives students the opportunity to complete a general MBA either by coursework only or coursework plus a research project.
  • In the first option, the MBA can be completed with 11 courses (33 credit hours)
  • In the second option, students will complete 9 courses plus a project -thesis, which is equivalent to 6 credit hours. An MBA with research project option will facilitate the pursuance of a Doctoral degree after completing the program.
The second feature of the program provides the students the opportunity to specialize in one of the two concentrations: the Islamic Finance concentration or the Healthcare Management concentration.
 
Admission Requirements for the MBA Program
 
  1. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0 might be admitted conditionally.
  2. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in disciplines other than Business Administration may be admitted conditionally. They may be required to take some remedial courses. The passing grade for the remedial courses is C.
  3. Applicants with two or more years of work experience are preferred.
  4. Applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by obtaining a minimum of 550 on the Institutional TOEFL or CBT, or 6 on the academic IELTS.
  5.  

Aims and Mission of the Program

The main objective of the program is to prepare graduates for managerial careers by developing their theoretical and conceptual knowledge of business and management and thereby allowing them to cultivate their interpersonal and professional skills. 


Program Goals
  
  1. Equip students with advanced concepts and theories in core business areas and their practical applications
  2. Provide students with advanced skills needed to function effectively in multiple business settings
  3. Offer students the opportunity to explore and manage real-life business problems in depth
  4. Enhance students an appreciation of ethical and human values in light of business administration activities and applications
  5. Establish a student's ability to peruse new knowledge necessary to succeed in a dynamic and local international business environment

Alignment of Program Goals/Outcomes with QFEmirates Strands
General Business Administration
Program Goals Program Learning Outcomes – General Business Admin. QF Emirates Strand
a. Equip students with advanced concepts and theories in core business areas and their practical applications 1. Integrate specialized and self-directed knowledge in business administration with modern and real-life applications. Knowledge
               

b. Provide students with advanced skills needed to function effectively in multiple business settings

2. Demonstrate advanced research methodologies to develop new knowledge and reach informed conclusions using contemporary scientific literature and tools.

3. Apply developed communication and IT skills to convey direct and indirect forms of interaction in the business administration profession.
Skills




               
        
c. Offer students the opportunity to explore and manage real-life business problems in depth
4. Apply problem‐solving tools to analyze and assess work-place issues in the search for optimal business solutions.

5. Assess and lead innovative operations in business administration individually and in a team-based setup.
Role in context, autonomy & responsibility            
d. Enhance students an appreciation of ethical and human values in light of business administration activities and applications 6. Explain the role of human values in business leadership

7. Develop and execute action plans to manage complex ethical challenges they have identified
               
Autonomy & responsibility, self-development
               
e. Establish students ability to peruse

new knowledge necessary to succeed in a dynamic and local international business environment
8. Build on acquired knowledge and skills to achieve continuous learning and contribute to local and international advancement in his profession.
               
Self-development


               


Islamic Finance
Program Goals
Outcomes – Islamic Banking Concentration QF Emirates Strand

a. Equip students with advanced concepts and theories in core business areas and their practical applications

1. Integrate specialized and self-directed knowledge in Islamic Finance with modern and real-life applications. Knowledge


               
b. Provide students with advanced skills needed to function effectively in multiple business settings 2. Demonstrate advanced research methodologies to develop new knowledge and reach informed conclusions using contemporary scientific literature and tools.

3. Apply developed communication and IT skills to convey direct and indirect forms of interaction in the Islamic Finance profession.
Skills




               
c. Offer students the opportunity to explore and manage real-life business problems in depth 4. Apply problem‐solving tools to analyze and assess
Work-place issues in the search for optimal business solutions.

5. Assess and lead innovative operations in Islamic Finance individually and in a team-based setup.
Role in context, autonomy & responsibility
               
d. Enhance students an appreciation of ethical and human values in light of business administration activities and applications 6. Explain the role of human values in business leadership

7. Develop and execute action plans to manage complex ethical challenges they have identified
Autonomy & responsibility, self-development
               
e. Establish students ability to peruse new knowledge necessary to succeed in a dynamic and local international business environment 8. Build on acquired knowledge and skills to achieve continuous learning and contribute to local and international advancement in his profession. Self-development


               

Healthcare Management
Program Goals Outcomes – Healthcare Management Concentration QF Emirates Strand
a. Equip students with advanced concepts and theories in core business areas and their practical applications 1. Integrate specialized and self-directed knowledge in healthcare management with modern and real-life applications. Knowledge


               
b. Provide students with advanced skills needed to function effectively in multiple business settings 2. Demonstrate advanced research methodologies to develop
New knowledge and reach informed conclusions using contemporary scientific literature and tools.

3. Apply developed communication and IT skills to convey direct and indirect forms of interaction in the healthcare management profession.
Skills




               
c. Offer students the opportunity to explore and manage real-life business problems in depth 4. Apply problem‐solving tools to analyze and assess
 work-place issues in the search for optimal business solutions.

5. Assess and lead innovative operations in healthcare management individually and in a team-based setup.
Role in context, autonomy & responsibility
d. Enhance students an appreciation of
ethical and human values in light of business administration activities and applications
6. Explain the role of human values in business leadership

7. Develop and execute action plans to manage complex ethical challenges they have identified
Autonomy & responsibility, self-development
e. Establish students ability to peruse
new knowledge necessary to succeed in a dynamic and local international business environment
8. Build on acquired knowledge and skills to achieve continuous learning and contribute to local and international advancement in his profession. Self-development


               

Program Structure
The required hours to graduate are divided across remedial courses for non-business background, compulsory courses, and elective courses. The following tables indicate the program structure.
Remedial Courses*
  
Course No.
               
Course Title
               
Credit hoursPrerequisites
0308230
Financial Management 3 None
0308150 Introduction to Economics 3 None
0301120 Accounting I: Financial Accounting 3 None
1440162 Business Mathematics 3 None
*Remedial course(s) are taken by non-business graduates to prepare them to be enrolled in the MBA program.
 Note: Remedial courses are not part of the MBA curriculum. MBA-General

MBA general courses (33 credit hours) consisting of the following:
  • 21 credit hours of compulsory courses.
  • 12 credit hours of elective courses or two elective courses + Project
- Compulsory MBA Program courses (21 credit hours).
Course No.
               
Course Title
           
Credit hoursPrerequisites
307511 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 3 None
307522 Managing Operations 3 None
307541 Marketing Management 3 None
307581 Applied Corporate Finance 3 None
307521 Leadership and Organization Behavior 3 None
307524 Managing Strategy 3 Senior Standing
307525 Research Methods and Statistics 3 None


- MBA Program electives (12credit hours). Each student of MBA program must successfully complete 12 credit hours from the following list. These 12 credit hours can be either 4 courses or 2 courses and a thesis.
Course No.       
Course Title
               
 
Credit hoursPrerequisites
307532 IT for Decision Makers 3
307542 Consumer Behavior 3
307513 Financial Reporting and Regulations 3
307529 Managing People in Organizations 3
307523 International Management 3
307526 Managerial Decision Making 3
307527 Leading for Accountability 3
307528 Research Project 6
307530
Project Management 3
307582 Global Financial Management 3
Note: Students have the option to take four courses or two courses + Project which is equivalent to 6 credit hours.


MBA Concentrations

Students have the option to take MBA –General or MBA Concentration. The following is a list of two concentrations that will be offered.

MBA Concentration program courses (33 credit hours) consisting of the following:

  1. 21 credit hours of compulsory MBA program courses.
  2. 12 credit hour of concentration courses consisting of the following:
6 credit hours of compulsory concentration courses
6 credit hours of elective concentration courses or Project

1. Islamic Finance Concentration

- Credit hours of compulsory Islamic Finance Concentration courses:
Course No.
               
Course Title
               
 
Credit hoursPrerequisites
0307583 Islamic Economics
3 None
0307584
Islamic Banking 3 None

- Credit hours of Islamic Finance Concentration Elective courses from the following or Project:
 
Course No.
Course Title
 
 
Credit hoursPrerequisites
307585 Islamic Asset and Fund Management 3
307528 Research Project 6
307582 Global Financial Management 3
307586 Risk Management of Islamic Financial Institutions 3
307587 Islamic Insurance(Takaful)
3
307588 Current Issues in Islamic Finance 3
307589
Accounting for Islamic Financial Institutions 3
Note: Students have the option to take two courses or a Project, which is equivalent to 6 credit hours

2. Health Care Management Concentration

- Credit hours of compulsory Health Care Management Concentration courses:
          
Course No.
               
Course Title
               
 
Credit hoursPrerequisites
307590 Heath Care Policy and Management 3 None
307591 Quality and Excellence in Health Care 3 None
  
- Cedit hours of Health Care Management Concentration Elective courses from the following or Project:
             
Course No.
               
Course Title
               
 
Credit hoursPrerequisites
307596 Health Care Economics 3
307528 Research Project 6
307592 Health Care Information Systems 3
307593 Human Recourses Management in Health Care Service 3
307594 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care Professions 3
307595 Health Care Costing and Accountability Systems 3
307596 Health Care Economics 3
Note: Students have the option to take two courses or a Project, which is equivalent to 6 credit hours


Special Admission Requirements 
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Course Descriptions:

0307511 Accounting for Managerial Decisions (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course explores the role of management accounting information in managing organizations. It focuses on the fundamental concepts and techniques that are used in generating management accounting reporting reports. The course also emphasizes "how managers use management accounting reports to control and evaluate organizations and organizational members' performance. The course provides practical applications on how the concepts and the techniques are used for planning organizations' operations, controlling organizations' activities and enabling rationale decision making and performance evaluation.

0307522 Managing Operations (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
 This course provides deeper understanding of the topics and mathematical techniques for solving problems in the design, planning, and controlling of operations and supply chain. Topics covered in this course include forecasting, product design and development, managing quality, layout strategy, supply-chain management, inventory and logistics management, sequencing and scheduling, and quantitative tools for operation managers. The course consists of two major parts: a body of knowledge component which is circulated through the text and lecture material, and a critical thinking part which is obtained through case analysis, discussion and presentations. Students would learn relevant concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques required to manage the operations and supply chain.

0307541 Marketing Management (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
The purpose of this course is to advance knowledge and skills in the managerial aspects of marketing. Emphasis will be on the managerial aspects of marketing plans. These include understanding the marketing environment; understanding buyer behavior; marketing planning and strategies; managing the marketing mix: products and services, pricing and channels, promotion; and customer segmentation and positioning.

0307581 Applied Corporate Finance (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing problems generally faced by corporate managers and explores methods to apply these concepts to the contemporary business environment. This course deals with how to invest corporate capitals in different projects that add additional value for the shareholders of the corporation while minimizing the cost of corporate capitals. The course puts an emphasis on the role of financial markets in raising equity and debt for the firm and the investors' behavior with respect to corporate payout decisions. The course also covers lease vs. buy decisions as an alternative to conventional investment and financing decision.

0307521 Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course focuses on the leadership dimension of managers by dealing with the dynamics of human interactions in organization ns. It addresses issues related to the influence of leadership on the behavior of individuals, teams, and networks in the context of organizational culture. In addition, it shows how to build productive relationships and manage performance for the long -term success of the organization. Overall, the course equips students with a balance of theory and practice on the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. The topics covered in the course include: the nature of managerial work; leadership traits and skills; effective leadership behavior; power and influence; leading change and innovation; leadership in groups and teams; developing leadership skills; and a broad range of leadership theories encompassing contingent my theories and adaptive leadership, participative leadership, strategic leadership, charismatic and transformational leadership, servant and authentic leadership. The course also covers cross-cultural leadership and diversity and deals with some contemporary issues in leadership.

0307524 Managing Strategy (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: Senior Standing/ Dept. Approval
This course deals with the big picture of the organization within the context of its environment. It addresses the question of how to utilize the organization capabilities to seize opportunities and guard against threats in order to achieve superior performance, in the long run, in the face of competition. Students would learn advanced concepts, frameworks, tools, and techniques required to manage the process of strategy making and implementation. Topics covered include: the concepts of strategy and competitive advantage; frameworks and tools for internal and external analyses; strategy in different contexts; the dynamics of strategy making and execution; and current issues in strategy (e.g., the sustainable vs transient nature of competitive advantage, and how to deal with strategy paradoxes and tensions).

0307525 Research Methods and Statistics (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course provides students with an understanding of the steps comprising the research methods and statistics. It also provides students with the skills of planning and executing a research paper project. The course introduces the student to research methods and statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of business research and how research is carried out in management and business settings. The course introduces a range of research paradigms associated with the field of management, business studies, and statistics. It also examines various approaches to research in management and business settings. In particular, it introduces students to the various research methods in management and business by providing an overview of the research process. It also helps students understand the different types of research and associated methodologies.

0307532 IT for Decision Makers (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course deals with how information technology (IT) can assist managers in making business decisions and emphasizes the importance of IT skills needed to better manage businesses. This course discusses a range of issues focusing on modern technologies used by businesses around the world. Topics covered include managing Information Technology (IT) as a strategic resource, the business of process engineering, IT planning, IT governance and communication, the Internet and e-Business.

0307542 Consumer Behavior (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
Consumer buying behavior is a complex activity, which is influenced by many environmental factors. The course challenges students to explore the realities and implications of buyer behavior. Topics include the importance of consumer behavior and research; internal influences such as motivation and involvement, personality, self-image, life-style, perception, learning, attitude formation and change, and communication; external influences such as culture, subculture, social class, reference groups and family, and the diffusion of innovations; and consumer decision making.

0307513 Financial Reporting and Regulations (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: None
The course addresses financial accounting theory and practice. It explores the role of financial reporting regulations in governing business operations. It integrates financial reporting regulations to the business environment. The course covers several financial reporting topics such as accounting for investments; intangible assets; current and long-term liabilities; stockholders' equity; dilutive securities; and statement of cash flows; in addition to topics related to corporate disclosures. The course emphasizes on "ho w business organizations report financial information in a coherent way adhering to accounting standards".

0307529 Managing People in Organizations (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course focuses on preparing the future managers for meeting the present and emerging strategic human resource challenges. It evaluates the context of Human Resource Management with regard to the equal opportunity and legal environment, managing diversity, and conducting job analysis. It covers the key human resource functions such as recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, reward systems and employee development. The course also emphasizes on the role of governance in human resource management with regard to respecting employee rights, managing discipline, and managing workplace safety and health.

0307523 International Management (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
The course aims to appraise the global business environment in terms of legal, political, technological, and economic aspects. It unfolds the cultural context of global management in addition to the role of social responsibility, sustainability, and ethic s. The course also emphasizes on strategy formulation and implementation for international and global operations. Moreover, it includes the discussion on global human resource management issues in terms of staffing, training, and compensation. Motivating and leading in the context of international management is also covered

0307526 Managerial Decision Making (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to improve students' competence in decision making. Students would learn decision making concepts, how to assess decision situations, how to diagnose and frame decision problems, how to use decision-making tools to make sound decisions and avoid decision traps. These concepts, skills, and tools are to be learned and practiced in both individual and team contexts. Topics covered in this course include: the nature of managerial decision making; overconfidence; common biases; bounded awareness; framing and the reversal of preferences; motivational and emotional influences on decision making; the escalation of commitment; fairness and ethics in decision making; and how to improve decision making.

0307527 Leading for Accountability (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course aims to prepare students for moral leadership roles. Students would learn how to identify, be sensitive to, and respond appropriately to situations involving moral challenges. The course develops an understanding of moral leadership and the skills of making ethical analyses, reasoning, and judgment in managerial decision-making situations. The course covers topics such as: honesty and trust in business; social responsibility of business; fairness and justice; international context of business ethics; good leadership; company loyalty and employee responsibility; ethics of corporate governance; and ethics in different functional areas including accounting, finance, investment, marketing, advertising, and sales.

0307528 Research Project (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course provides an opportunity to undertake an original research on a topic of student's choice that i s directly relevant to his or her area of specialization or within the broader area of business. The project is to focus on original first -hand research that intellectually inquiries into any puzzling real life business problem based the established economic theory. The researcher needs to go beyond the examination of secondary sources of information. He or she will investigate primary and documentary sources, pursue interviews with decision-makers, undertake observation and direct contact with relevant individuals and organizations concerned with the topic. In relevant cases, the researcher will undertake a full-length empirical study by downloading relevant historical data from the professional databases and using advanced statistical packages.

0307530 Project Management (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course provides comprehensive coverage of the major concepts in project management from a managerial and practical perspective. It focuses on advanced concepts in contemporary project management, including project planning, project scheduling, project budgeting, and cost management, project risk management, project quality management, as well as the impact of new projects on organizational strategic goals. Through practical cases and readings, students will develop a critical awareness of, and appreciation for the myriad of issues involved and recent developments in modern project management. Project management software, such as Microsoft Project 2013, will be used to help students learn to organize, integrate and present project information to facilitate project evaluation and management.

0307582 Global Financial Management (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to provide a background of the international financial environment and then to focus on the financial decisions of international firms. Most of the traditional areas of corporate finance are explored but this is done from the perspective of an international business, concentrating on those elements that are rarely encountered by purely domestic firms, namely, the functions and operations of the foreign exchange markets, the economic theories of exchange rates, and the different types of exchange rate regimes. Important strategic aspects covered during the course comprise the capital structure of multinational firms, the impact of exchange rates on capital budgeting decisions, the measurement of foreign exchange rate exposure and risk and generally, financial management problems of doing business in a global environment.

0307583 Islamic Economics (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course provides an overview of the organizing principles and fundamentals of an Islamic economy. With deep discussion of the characteristics, rationale, key institutions, objectives, and instruments at work, the course addresses the core economic principles underlying a system based on the foundational teachings of Islam and examines the implications for economic policies. Social welfare, economic justice, market functionality, efficiency, and equity are explored from an Islamic perspective, and the rol e and instruments of fiscal and monetary policy in Islamic systems are used to illustrate contemporary applications

0307584 Islamic Banking (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course develops discourses on three important subjects: money, Islamic banks and the management of Islamic banks. It will explain the composition of a typical Islamic bank's balance sheet and interrelationships between its accounts, including assets, liabilities and owners' equity. In this discourse,  the course examines how regulators regulate and superviseIslamic banking operations.

0307585 Islamic Asset and Fund Management (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course enables students to analyze Sharia-compliant investments by applying Sharia screening criteria to exclude prohibited industries. Topics that will be covered include the principles of replicating conventional deposit structures using Murabaha Mudaraba financing methods. Also, Islamic capital market investment funds using Ijara and Istisn'a will be explored as well as the and fundamentals of Islamic stock selection process and the role of the Shari'a Supervisory Board. The course will also cover the in-depth analysis of Sukuks, Future markets, Mutual funds, Portfolio management as well as the use of derivatives in managing risks.

0307586 Risk Management of Islamic Financial Institutions (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: 0307584
This course introduces students to the ways in which different risk sources are quantified and managed by Islamic financial institutions. Among the topics covered include the concept of risk management in Islamic finance context, taking into account the unique nature of Islamic banking operations. Similarly, the importance of Shari'ah compliance in Islamic finance and the risks of non- compliance will be looked at from a risk management perspective. The impact of regulations, as well as the steps involved in the legal documentation of risk management in Islamic financial institutions, will be studied. Special attention will be given to the process of securitization and the use of derivatives as well as the art of managing counterparty risks in Islamic financial institutions.

0307587 Islamic Insurance (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course addresses the nature of insurance and its benefits to society. It analyzes the basic elements of an Islamic cooperative insurance or takaful system as distinct from the conventional insurance system. The course focuses on the organizational structure of takaful companies, and how they offer a complete range of insurance services. The operating principles of the takaful business, retakaful of takaful Business (reinsurance) and regulation & supervision and governance of takaful are also covered in this course.

0307588 Current Issues in Islamic Finance (3-0:3)    
Prerequisites: None
This course provides an overview of contemporary issues in the practice of Islamic finance and the roots that have defined its modes of operation. The course surveys the latest developments in this fast-growing industry with an analytical and forward-looking focus. The course investigates that despite the good intentions of its pioneers, Islamic finance has placed excessive emphasis on contract forms, thus becoming a primary target for rest-seeking legal arbitrageurs.

0307589 Accounting for Islamic Financial Institution (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
The accounting for Islamic Financial institutions course aims to provide an advanced understanding of the processes required to record the banks' unique transactions as well as how to prepare financial statements of Islamic Financial institutions as required by the shareholders of such institutions. It provides students with the techniques and tools of recording, analyzing, summarizing and preparing the financial statements of Islamic banks and Takaful companies.

0307590 Healthcare Policy and Management (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None    
This course is designed to provide students with advanced knowledge in the area of health services policy and management. It focuses on the international scene, the region and the ways health services in United Arab Emirates are changing to meet the challenges surrounding this area. The course covers two major areas: Healthcare policy and healthcare management. In the healthcare policy area, the focus is help students understand the broader context of health policy, the essential policy and legal issues affecting and flowing out of the healthcare and public health systems, and the ways health policies and laws are formulated. In the area of management, it covers topics such as types, structures and management of health service organizations, the financing and budgeting of healthcare services, Healthcare program evaluation and quality, and the managerial problem solving and decision making of the healthcare systems.

0307591Quality and Excellence in Health Care (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course will specifically aim to introduce quality management tools and models for transforming public, private and not-for-profit healthcare organizations into organizations that provide excellent patient care. Furthermore, the course will analyze the history of quality management, and examine a variety of philosophies, concepts, and techniques for managing, controlling and improving quality in healthcare organizations. In addition, students will be able to discuss and appraise the European, regional and local quality models for health services management. The course will also help students to design a strategy for customer and stakeholder requirements. Finally, it contributes to the students' self-learning in quality management in general.

0307596 Health Care Economics (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course provides a conceptual framework for understanding the specific characteristics of healthcare markets including supply, demand, production, and costs. This course deals with how market failures occur and why government or regulation may be necessary in the healthcare market. This course addresses the issues of health care financing system and the demand for and supply of healthcare labor market. The course puts an emphasis on the principles and the methods of economic evaluation in the health care and the importance of use of this evaluation in the decision making.

0307592 Healthcare Information Systems (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course explores the healthcare information systems and technology issues associated with decision making in healthcare organizations. Information technology provides a framework to understand the types of information systems prevalent in health care organizations, evaluate specific strategies related to healthcare information technology investments, and understand the ramifications of health data standards and privacy concerns on information management policy. In this course, the students will learn how the core competencies of healthcare information systems can be developed and applied using real-world case studies.

0307593 Human Resources Management in Health Care Services (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course aims to prepare students for taking up managerial roles in meeting the present and emerging strategic human resource challenges of modern health care organizations. It evaluates the context of Human Resource Management in health care services with regard to equal opportunity, managing diversity and conducting job analysis. It covers the key human resource functions such as recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, and compensation. It also provides an understanding of the socio-cultural factors when developing a management system for health care organizations for the 21st century.

0307594 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Professions (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: 0307590
The course provides a conceptual framework for understanding and addressing legal and ethical issues faced by healthcare professionals. It will examine the role of government institutions in promoting healthcare system and their interaction with various groups such as: patients, practitioners, administrators and insurers. The main areas that the course will cover include, but not limited: medical malpractice, provider and patient relationship, regulation of medical services, professional liability, confidentiality, privacy, intellectual property rights, employment law, insurance and healthcare ethics.

0307595 Health Care Costing and Accountability Systems (3-0:3)
Prerequisites: None
This course evaluates the role of cost accounting information in managing health care organizations. It focuses on the advanced concepts, techniques and ethos of costing and accountability systems in relation to health care governance systems. The course analyzes issues related to costing and pricing in service organizations, cost allocation and reporting costing information to top management in health care organizations. The course also discusses "how private and public hospitals would use cost reports to control and hold health care professional accountable to their performance. It also provides essential knowledge on ethical health care issues and finally critically evaluates practical cases on cost and accountability systems from