Accredited programs to be delivered using smart learning model that includes direct classes and self-study learning
- Fahad Al Saadi: We build the capabilities of our youth in fields that support UAE’s bid to become world’s number one in next 50 years
- University aims to provide quality education and build future skills using flexible smart approach to learning that is beyond the limits of time and place
UAE: Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) has announced that it is now accepting applications for its Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, all of which are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education, for the Academic Year 2021-2022. Its wide-ranging offered programs include business and quality management, accounting, health administration, human resources (HR) management, and project management, among others.
With the new academic year starting fall 2021, the university provides an exceptional opportunity for learners to benefit from its quality programs to be delivered using a sophisticated smart learning model, which includes direct classes and self-study aided by the latest technological innovations. The combined learning is an advanced step towards building a new generation armed with scientific knowledge and innovative skills and with unwavering commitment to excellence. This generation will play a pivotal role in the country’s progress as innovators, entrepreneurs, decision makers and nation builders, not job seekers.
The university is also accepting applications for its professional development programs in business administration, healthcare, environment, and education, which will be delivered using its flexible learning methodology.
HBMSU is a leader in providing accredited and quality courses designed to equip its learners with future skills using a smart learning model. This model allows flexibility to ensure the continuity of the learning process, away from the limits of time and place. All of its internationally recognized academic programs and professional development programs are valued by companies that are looking to hire knowledgeable, innovative, and creative university graduates who possess strong leadership and analytical skills. Many employers are also after graduates who can work remotely and use new business technologies and methods.
The university is a pioneer as well in creating a unique learning environment that enables learners to actively interact with their peers and instructors through ‘virtual synchronous sessions’ that will take place in virtual classrooms. Learners can also attend asynchronous sessions and are given direct, easy, and seamless access to all learning materials without the need to attend their classes on the campus located at Dubai Academic City. The final exams for some educational courses, however, may require personal attendance.
Fahad Al Saadi, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, HBMSU, said that the university welcomes new learners who want to build their capabilities in the areas of business and quality administration, accounting, healthcare management, HR, and project management. These majors will help activate the young generation’s contributions to the country as its partners in enhancing its readiness for the next 50 years. In five decades, the country is seen to evolve and become the world’s number one nation.
Al Saadi added: “Our Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral programs can open new horizons for the country’s young creative minds. The courses are provided using our unique smart learning approach to ensure that our learners can compete globally in terms of knowledge and skills. This is our response to the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and President of the University, to make quality education a top priority as the only way to build qualified human resources in line with the country’s vision of the future.”
Al Saadi further stated: “We look forward to welcoming a new batch of creative minds who aspire to gain knowledge from our university. We would love them to be part of our journey towards realizing unprecedented achievements and advancing higher education according to our mission of producing the country’s future entrepreneurs, not job seekers. We are committed to providing quality learning, supporting a culture of lifelong learning, and enriching scientific research, with a focus on technological innovations such as artificial intelligence. We are dedicated to harnessing our pioneering initiatives such as the “Cloud Campus” and “EduGame,” among others, in line with our aspirations and ambitions to become a top university that spearheads future transformations in the education sector. As a hub of scientific knowledge, we continue to strengthen our key role in producing qualified young graduates who are capable of guiding our progress and development with much efficiency and competence, in line with the vision of our wise leadership.”
The university offers a wide range of undergraduate programs within its three schools, namely e-Education, Health and Environmental Studies, and Business and Quality Management. The e-Education school focuses on meeting the Arab world’s urgent demand for a modern, and high-quality education that is accessible to a wider audience, going beyond the production of elites to become the hub of the knowledge economy. This unique school helps professionals and researchers to master the use of learning technologies and e-learning content development, including implementation, delivery, and assessment.
The school of Health and Environmental Studies aims to be a regional leader in addressing the challenges relevant to health and the environment. It provides outstanding academic knowledge by leveraging its international expertise. The school focuses on building the best practices in the fields of healthcare and the environment to support regional efficiency and competency.
As for the Business and Quality Management school, it provides learning opportunities for all individuals who aspire to specialize in the fields of business, quality management, and related areas. The approach adopted by the school consists of pioneering up-to-date programs relevant to the Middle East region. The school also is specializing in courses and certifications that provide the fundamentals in addressing business challenges faced by workers, managers, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and the larger community in the Middle East region.
The offered programs during Academic Year 2021-2022 include the Bachelor in Business and Human Resources Management and the Bachelor of Business and Quality Management. The former aims to prepare graduates for HR careers to ensure that their intellectual and professional qualifications, which include core knowledge of the HR operations, are competitive enough to make them successful in a real-life business environment. The latter, on the other hand, is designed to establish the strategic correlation between quality management and business administration as applied in modern-day corporations. This program equips learners with comprehensive knowledge of administrative operations and institutional functions at macro and micro levels, enabling them to confidently assume administrative positions in the public, private and social sector organizations.
Furthermore, learners can enroll in the Bachelor of Business in Accounting, which will provide them with a solid grounding for success in the essential functions of accounting and finance, allowing them to work in public, private, and social sector organizations. The Diploma in Health Administration is another program for learners planning to embark on healthcare administration field. Throughout the course, they will learn about relevant scientific fundamentals and other associated occupational disciplines such as healthcare administrative and regulatory services on top of administrative positions in hospitals and care centers. The Bachelor of Science in Health Management combines the basics of healthcare and applied care to ensure that its graduates can assume leading and key administrative positions in the healthcare sector.
On its master’s programs, HBMSU offers the Master of HR Management and Master in Project Management. The former provides its graduates with the opportunity to improve their HR management expertise and further enhance their knowledge and skills. The university’s Master of Project Management is for enrollees who are looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of project launching, planning, scheduling, and execution through the application of modern concepts, principles, and technologies. The Master of Science in Organizational Excellence is an academic program offered by HBMSU to provide learners with extensive knowledge on organizational excellence and quality management at macro and micro levels. The Master of Science: Excellence in Environmental Management is a program designed to fulfill the requirements of learners aspiring to enhance their skills and knowledge in the area of the environment in line with the needs of the labor market, as well as strengthen their ability to face current challenges.
Also, under the HBMSU’s Master’s programs are the Master of Science in Innovation and Change Management, Master of Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Master of Science in Public Health, and Master of Science in Interactive Educational Technologies. The Master of Science in Innovation and Change Management focuses on managing modern organizations, setting and maintaining the course of change, while the Master of Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership equips learners with the skills and knowledge needed to operate as an entrepreneurial leader in the global economy. The Master of Science in Public Health arms its learners, who are healthcare professionals, with a wide range of skills, subject-specific expertise, and knowledge necessary to help them excel in their careers. The Master of Science in Interactive Educational Technologies focuses on technological trends, outcomes, and expectations to guarantee that its learners can keep up with the fast-developing educational technologies. Under this program, learners acquire advanced capabilities in designing and developing educational products and learning environments.
The university’s Master of Science in Hospital Management revolves around knowledge building to address hospital management and supervision challenges, while the Master of Arts in online Curriculum and Instruction comprises several courses focusing on the basics of online education such as learning and education theories, educational technologies, and research methods. It also features primary courses on online curriculum strategies and policies, as well as optional specialized courses that tackle the current e-learning trends. Finally, is the Master of Arts in online Education Leadership and Management, which is tailored to meet the requirements of administrators and managers within the education sector background.