Health care business students leave United Arab Emirates to visit ASU
The School of Health Management and Policy in ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business will play host to 14 students enrolled in the Executive Master's in Health Care Administration (EMHCA) at Zayed University of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).
The W. P. Carey School is one of three U.S. business schools with health care administration programs collaborating with Zayed University on the EMHCA program. The curriculum was designed to meet demand in the Emirates for a health care administration program that prepares students for leadership roles in the region's burgeoning health care services industry.
Among the distinguished faculty are Marjorie Baldwin, director of the School of Health Management and Policy in the W. P. Carey School , and noted health care industry researcher and professor, Eugene Schneller. They teach the Zayed courses in a combination of face-to-face workshops and online learning.
Like many Americans traveling to the Middle East, Baldwin had some trepidation, but her experiences have been far from unpleasant. Baldwin says the Zayed University students welcomed her into their homes, showed her around the city, and they helped her learn about the local culture.
“My students are warm and generous people who have great respect for the achievements of the U.S. health care system, and they want to learn how to provide more accessible, quality health care to the people of the Mideast,” Baldwin says.
The students come from a variety of health care backgrounds, including psychiatry, biomedical engineering, family practice, and health care administration. During the capstone study tour, they will visit ASU's Tempe campus and health care facilities around the Valley. They also will visit health care facilities in Houston .
The visiting students will take part in an international health care case competition conducted by the W. P. Carey School . In addition to ASU, other schools participating in the case competition include the University of California-Berkeley, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and University of Alabama.