The MBA-MHA combines the curriculums of The University of Scranton’s AACSB-accredited MBA and the CAHME-accredited MHA. This dual degree program combines a comprehensive understanding of business functions with the operations and systems specific to healthcare, resulting in the expertise to successfully manage the business side of the industry. Students learn to balance business realities, such as cost containment, with the need to provide quality care and positive patient outcomes.
The program can be completed in less time and with fewer credits than taking both programs separately: The total credit hour completion for this online dual degree program is 65 credits, a savings of 13 to 18 credits, and can be completed in about two and half years when taken full-time. Requirements include a fieldwork component, which may be completed at a location convenient to the student.
Coursework is aligned with the competency model designed by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA), offering outcomes in leadership, business knowledge and skills, communication and relationship management, and knowledge of the healthcare environment.
One of the largest and fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy, the business of health administration has become extremely complex. The industry is in need of professionals with the business skills and healthcare administration background who can manage and lead organizations, offices, and departments efficiently and effectively.
Besides healthcare, graduates may find employment in related fields, such as insurance, management consulting, and state and federal agencies. Potential jobs range from senior to executive roles, such as CEO, COO, executive director, hospital administrator, or healthcare consultant.
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited American college or university, or the equivalent from an international college or university
- Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
- Minimum of three years of professional work or managerial experience
- Three letters of reference
- Statement of intent
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
School Accreditation Statement
Middle States Commission on Higher Education