The MBA/MHSA dual degree is designed to accommodate the career needs of health care professionals. Students are prepared for managing a patient focused organization in an ever changing and increasingly complex business. The program accommodates both current health care professionals who wish to establish themselves as partners with the business staff in the health care environment and business professionals currently in or moving into the health care environment.
The dual degree program is offered cooperatively between the College of Health Professions, which awards the MHSA degree, and the College of Business Administration, which awards the MBA. It is designed for clinicians and others with minimal formal business training, including doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, medical office staff, etc. For the non-health care professional, the dual degree provides additional study about the health care environment, providing a stronger basis for obtaining employment in health care business setting. Health care practitioners need knowledge and experience beyond clinical expertise to manage effectively at the enterprise level
There is a growing need for clinical credibility combined with managerial and administrative excellence
Effective management in a health care environment requires an understanding of health care policy and reimbursement, financial principles and best practices for marketing, operations and information technology
An MBA establishes clinicians as full partners with business staff in preparing to operate in a changing health care environment
Classes Downtown! - Evening MBA classes will be available at the Riverfront Campus, 651 East Jefferson Avenue as well as the McNichols Campus, 4001 W. McNichols Road.
Scholarships for the MBA program are available: students who score a 600 or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) may reduce their tuition by half. For more information, contact Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Business Programs Omid Sabbaghi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New students entering the program who are employed at an Automation Alley firm receive a 50% tuition reduction.