Dual Degree Opportunities

Health Services Administration (Public Health)

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the Department of Health Management and Policy within the School of Public Health offer a dual degree program enabling a small number of qualified persons to pursue concurrent work in business administration and health services leading to the MBA and MHSA or MBA and MPH degrees.

The program is arranged so that all requirements for both degrees are completed in three years of enrollment. The degrees are awarded simultaneously.

This combined degree program is not open to students who have earned either the MBA or MHSA/MPH degrees. Students registered in the first year of either program may apply.

Students admitted to this dual degree program must satisfy the following requirements:

1) MBA 57 credit hour degree program including:

  • 45 Business Administration Credits, made up of:
    • Roughly 30 credit hour MBA core (no credit is awarded for Business Administration core courses successfully waived: credit must be earned with Business electives);
    • Roughly 15 elective hours in Business Administration;
    • MBA Communication Requirement

2) MHSA/MPH 60 credit hour degree program including:

  • MHSA/MPH core;
  • Health Management and Policy departmental requirements;
  • 15 hours of transferable credit hours from the School of Business Administration.

The total credit hours for the dual degree must be at least 90.

The dual program may begin with studies in either school. However, because of the sequenced nature of core courses in the MBA program, most students will find it advantageous to start with year one in the Business School. During year two the students will fulfill the first year curriculum for the School of Public Health. In year three, the student will attend courses in both programs. Each school will apply its own deferred admission standards to students who elect to take the first year in the other school. Students who wish to begin in Public Health should see a counselor in the Business School to arrange an appropriate plan of study.

The School of Public Health will accept Business School core courses equivalent to the SPH core courses. If the student is enrolled in the School of Public Health first, HMP 643 or HMP 616 may be substituted for Business School core course MO 503. BIOSTAT 503, 523, or 553 may be substituted for Business School core course OMS 502.

Candidates interested in the dual program must file separate applications to and be admitted by both schools. Applicants must indicate on both applications that they are applying for this specific dual degree program.

For basic information about the dual degree programs, please visit the School of Public Health web site at:http://www.sph.umich.edu/hmp/programs/masters/dual/business.html

Please see below for a sample plan of this dual degree program.

PLAN I (Ross Start) Credits   PLAN II (SPH Start) Credits
FIRST TERM/Fall      FIRST TERM/Fall   
ACC 502 Financial Accounting  2.25   BIOS 503 Introduction to Biostatistics  4
BE 502 Microeconomics 2.25   HMP 600 Health Services Systems I  3
OMS 502 Statistics  2.25   HMP 608 Hlth Care Financial Acct  2
STRATEGY 502  2.25   HMP 660 Econ of HMP I 3
FIN 503/513 Finance  2.25   HMP 615 Intro to Health Policy  3
MKT 503 Marketing  2.25     15
MO 503 Mgmt. & Org.  2.25      
  15.75      
         
SECOND TERM/Winter      SECOND TERM/Winter   
ACC 552 Management Accounting 2.25   EPID 503 Epidemiology  3
OMS 552 Operations  2.25   HMP 601 Health Services Systems II  2
Ross Elective or Degree Requirement  2.25   HMP 605 Health Info. Technology 1
BA 553 Multi-discip Action Project  7.5   HMP 684/685 Healthcare Politics  3
  14.25   HMP 663 Econ of HMP II 3
      HMP 603 Org &Manage HCSs 3
        15
SUMMER INTERNSHIP      SUMMER INTERNSHIP  
         
THIRD TERM/Fall**     THIRD TERM/Fall   
HMP 600 Health Services Systems I  3   ACC 502 Financial Accounting  2.25
HMP 654 Operations Research  3   BE 502 Mictroeconomics 2.25
EHS 500 Principles of EHS 3   STRATEGY 502  2.25
HMP 660 Econ of HMP I 3   FIN 503/513 Financial Management  2.25
HMP 615 Intro to Health Policy 3   MKT 503 Marketing  2.25
  15   MO 503 Mgmt & Org 2.25
      Ross Elective or Degree Requirement 2.25
        15.75
FOURTH TERM/ Winter      FOURTH TERM/Winter   
EPID 503 Epidemiology  3   ACC 552 Management Accounting  2.25
HMP 601 Health Services Systems II  2   OMS 552 Operations  2.25
HMP 605 Health Info. Technology 1   Ross Elective or Degree Requirement 2.25
HMP 663 Econ of HMP II 3   BA 553 Multi-discip Action Project  7.5
HMP 684/685 Health Politics  3     14.25
HMP Elective   3      
  15      
SUMMER INTERNSHIP      SUMMER INTERNSHIP   
         
FIFTH TERM/Fall      FIFTH TERM/Fall   
HMP Electives  6   HMP 654 Operations Research  3
HMP 652 Health Law (or 653 Winter Term) 3   HMP 652 Health Law (or 653 Winter Term) 3
*HMP 640 or 610 3   EHS 500 Principles of EHS 3
Ross Elective or Degree Requirement  3   *HMP 640 or 610 3
  15   Ross Elective or Degree Requirement 3
        15
SIXTH TERM/Winter      SIXTH TERM/Winter   
HMP 682 or 664 Capstone 3   HMP 682 or 664 Capstone 3
Ross Electives or Degree Requirements 12   Ross Electives or Degree Requirements 12
  15     15
* MPH Requirement Only        
** Must take and pass Biostatistics exemption exam    

Note: At least three terms of full-time enrollment must be completed in Business Administration. Full-time enrollment is defined as 9 credit hours or more of coursework per term.

Sample Note: Credit per term will vary. Your credits per term may differ from sample.