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MBA/MHA Requirements

The joint degree MBA/MHA is a 63 semester hour course of study that is normally completed in seven or eight semesters (approximately two-and-one-half-years). It is expected that students who enter the MBA/MHA program will have a working knowledge of commonly used computer programs involving word processing, database and spreadsheet software. Each student must have an individual email address and have access to the Internet. MHA 790 is an applied field experience, normally conducted under the direction of a senior management official at the student's place of employment. MHA 776 takes place between semesters and involves a 7-10 day foreign study experience in Austria, Canada, Germany, England or other destinations.

Admission Requirements:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree with a satisfactory grade point average from an accredited college or university
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Satisfaction of undergraduate prerequisite requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of either the (1) Miller Analogies Test, (2) Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or another standardized graduate admission test. This requirement is waived for applicants who have earned a previous graduate degree from an accredited institution.

Undergraduate Prerequisites:

Prerequisite competence at the undergraduate level is required for several courses in the curriculum. Documentation of study and/or applied knowledge is required for (1) Accounting I and II (2) Microeconomics and (3) Statistics. Students who have not satisfied prerequisite requirements may be admitted to the program on a provisional basis with the stipulation that all prerequisite requirements must be satisfied within one year of beginning graduate studies.

MBA/MHA Curriculum (63 Hours):


  • MBA 701 Organizational Communications
  • MSL 702 Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 703 Quantitative Decision Making***
  • MBA 704 Managerial Accounting*
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective
  • MHA 710 Contemporary Health Administration
  • MHA 712 Population Health
  • MHA 715 Legal and Ethical Perspectives in Healthcare Administration
  • MHA 720 Health Services Marketing
  • MHA 725 Health Services Policy
  • MHA 730 Health Economics**
  • MHA 735 Health Services Information Management
  • MHA 738 Healthcare Human Resources Management
  • MHA 740 Health Services Financial Management
  • MHA 742 Operation Management and Quality in Healthcare
  • MHA 776 Comparative International Health
  • -OR-
  • MHA 777 Comparative International Health Study
  • MHA 790 Practicum in Health Administration
  • -OR-
  • MHA 795 Applied Research in Health Administration
  • MHA 799 Strategic Health Services Management
  • MSL Elective
  • MSL Elective

Associated Undergraduate Prerequisites:
* Accounting I and Accounting II
** Microeconomics or equivalent
*** Statistics

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