A dual MBA/MPH degree offering comprehensive knowledge and competencies in public health sciences (foundations of health behavior, public health policy and practice, principles of biostatistics and epidemiology, environmental and occupational health) and state-of-the-art business practices (finance, accounting and marketing combined with strategic thinking, entrepreneurship and value-based management) prepares graduates to transfer strategic thinking, scientific know-how and leadership and managerial skills to rapidly changing environments and global health challenges in the 21st century.
Health care is the largest single sector of the economy and requires more effective management and leadership at all levels of care and delivery from prevention programs to hospital treatment. In addition, health care is the only major sector that is continuing to grow and for which job opportunities remain vast. Opportunities in health management will be particularly great as a result of the recent economic stimulus.
The MBA/ MPH program offers specialized courses to intersect scientific advancement and private enterprise to prepare graduates for health industry leadership positions. There promises to be a variety of fields available post graduation, including pharmaceutical marketing, health care marketing, healthcare consulting, hospital administration, managed care, biotechnology, and healthcare related non-profit work.