of Health Services Management and Hospitals in the College of Business in Al
Kamil was established under the orders of Higher Education Council Resolution
No. 27/66/1432 in 1432 which approved restructuring of the Al-Kamil College of
Arts and Sciences to pace up with the recent developments taking place in the
scientific disciplines of modern advancements that emerged in the developed
countries. The Ministry of Higher Education obliged starting three more
departments under the Faculty of Business Administration in response to
requests and demands of the students of the Kingdom studying science-related
subjects and business management. The study of this important scientific field
is highly demanded to meet the market needs and requirements which is
There was an urgent need to establish an
academic department to develop the "Management of Health Services and
Hospitals, which has become a discipline necessary for the improvement of the
health sector, especially in Saudi Arabia. A large number of hospitals and
other health facilities and businesses related to the management, operation and
maintenance and health insurance are related to this field of study to be
developed. The Faculty of Management Sciences is eager to establish the
department of health services and hospitals to provide an outstanding program
in the Kingdom and the region in general, through attracting distinguished
professors. Furthermore, the department is keen over the coming years to graduate students
in Management of Health Services and Hospitals as one of the fields of Business
Administration to serve the community and to increase Saudi manpower equipped with science
and knowledge and skills necessary to achieve sustainable development. This specialty "Management of Health Services and
Hospitals" has been recognized as one of valuable disciplines known
worldwide, especially in developed countries’ such as USA, Canada, Australia
and some European countries. It was first designed as a major specialty in 1934
at the University of Chicago, and then at the University of Minnesota to meet
the needs of the U.S. health sector, and then began to specialize at
universities in New York, Washington, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Harvard
and other renowned American universities. There are hundreds of programs and
academic departments providing specialization in this area. They are awarding
Degrees (BA, MA, and Ph.D.) recognized by the associations and specialized
bodies of the management of health services and hospitals, such as:
Association of University Programs and Health Administration.
American Colleges of Health Care Executives.
countries have realized that the problems and issues of the health
sector-related to effectiveness and efficiency and equity are highly related to
health management and can be handled through focusing on this discipline and
started to pay extra attention to develop the specialty of Health Management
and the provision of administrative personnel qualified and trained to deal
with issues and problems of this sector.
proposed department concentrates on
providing a strong platform for
students of Faculty of Business majoring Management of Health Services and
Hospitals to prepare them practically, scientifically and linguistically (in
English) to carry out administrative
functions for public and private health sector ( in hospitals and health
centers, health insurance companies and operators, management and maintenance
of health facilities in centers for primary health care and other health organizations
) effectively and efficiently.
department of Management Health Services and Hospitals seeks to achieve a
leading position locally and regionally.
department seeks to implement educational, researching and consultative
programs in Management of Health Services and Hospitals.
The Management of Health Services and Hospitals Department
the needs of the Saudi health sector, both public and private through qualified
graduates in Management of Health Services and Hospitals.
administrative thinking to deal with issues and problems related to the health
sector in order to increase the efficiency, justice and quality.
Providing students with
the knowledge, intellectual skills and technical resources required for the
management and operation of the various health facilities to produce higher
level of professionalism.
Increasing the contribution of faculty members
and students to improve the health sector in Saudi Arabia, and achieve its
objectives at national and regional level.
graduates to pursue higher studies in the Management of Health Services
and Hospitals to achieve self-sufficiency in the functions of the faculty
members in the target field.
Contributing to enhance performance of the
staffs in Management of Health Services
and Hospitals through training and educational seminars.
Increasing the percentage of local employees
in health services facilities and hospitals.
Developing the research areas in Management of
Health Services and Hospitals.
of the Department with the Objectives and Missions of the College:
The initiation of Faculty of Business for a separate department to
develop the health services in the Kingdom at university level is a great step
to meet the needs of the health sector. Health professionals and employees will
be available to work in the health sector expecting to provide a substantial
contribution to enhance the working capabilities of the health sector in Saudi
The significant growth witnessed by the health sector in Saudi
Arabia in terms of the number of hospitals, primary health centers, private
clinics, health insurance companies, and management, operation and maintenance
companies shows the urgent need for competent graduates in health services
qualifying for the management and operation of facilities and health
organizations efficiently and effectively.
This specialty equips the students with the theoretical knowledge
and its application at various fields, especially finance, business, and
medical science. It also develops the students’ analytical skills and ability
to communicate effectively within the medical sector and promote the use of
English language significantly in his field. It also focuses on training in the
relevant health organizations. The undergraduate program is designed to achieve
the objectives to develop the health sector by providing specialized and
competent graduates qualified to meet the needs of the public and private
Admission Requirements (general conditions):
1-The department conditions match general
conditions in the college.
2- Students who get very good grades in the
courses of English language and communication skills, thinking skills and
scientific research in the foundation year will be eligible for admission in
pass the128 credit hours distributed as follows:
1- 26 credit hours of University requirements.
2- 36 credit hours of college
3- 51 credit hours of compulsory
4- 9 credit hours of optional courses.
5- 6 credit hours of free
university requirements (from inside and outside the college).
Graduates’ Employment Opportunities:
many and varied and characterized by the
growth and the increasing needs for example, health
services management, hospital management, management
of health information systems, medical records management, human resource management, health Accounting health facilities, materials management, health management, quality assurance, marketing of health services management, health
insurance, health financing and management and many opportunities related to organizations in all public and
· Hundreds digit denotes the academic year.
· Tens digit denotes specialties
within the department.
· Unities denotes subject serial
tenth digits in Health Services Management and Hospitals Department Courses
Health Services and Hospitals Management
of Health Services and Hospitals
of Health Professions
of Health Care
and Health Care Reform
Topics in Health Care Services
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