The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH) joint degree develops students’ managerial acumen and their expertise as public health professionals. The landscape for healthcare managers is radically changing due to advances in technology, shifts in demographics, and aging of the population. Success in this highly competitive field not only requires traditional business skills in finance and operations, but also an in-depth understanding of disease prevention and health promotion at the organizational and community level.
Offered jointly by the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, this unique 88-credit MBA/MPH provides students with the opportunity to earn advanced degrees in two highly complementary fields—business and public health. Focusing on Healthcare Sector Management and Community Health Practice, respectively, the MBA/MPH program allows students to obtain both degrees in as little as three years of full-time course work. This rigorous program is designed for highly motivated students who work or plan to work in management, executive, or consulting positions in community/population health. Acceptance into the joint degree program requires applicants to meet the admissions requirements of both the MBA and MPH program.