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Online MBA-MHA Dual Degree

The University of Scranton now offers a dual Master of Business Administration–Master of Health Administration degree. This program combines the curriculum of the AACSB-accredited MBA and the CAHME-accredited MHA, allowing students to gain the outcomes of both programs faster and with fewer credits than taking each program separately.

One of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy, healthcare has become more complex both medically and administratively. At the same time, healthcare and allied industries such as pharmaceuticals and insurance are under pressure to contain escalating costs. The combination of general business skills and specific health administration knowledge presented in this dual MBA healthcare management online degree program prepares you to help organizations successfully manage the business side of healthcare.

Earn Two Accredited Degrees in Less Time

The total credit hour completion for this online dual degree program is 65 to 70 credits. You can save 13 to 18 credits compared to earning both degrees separately.

Both degrees are accredited by respected agencies in their fields.

  • The MBA holds AACSB accreditation, the highest designation possible for a business school. Very few educational institutions worldwide that offer business degrees have achieved this distinction.
  • The online MHA program is one of the first fully online MHA programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). CAHME is the only organization granting accreditation to individual academic programs that offer a master's in healthcare management, making it the benchmark for quality in the field.

Accreditation involves several levels of reviews and continual quality improvement, signaling to students that they can be assured of high standards and appropriate content.

In addition, the MBA MHA online coursework is consistent 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.

Benefit From Our Faculty's Expertise

Courses in the online MBA-MHA dual degree program are taught by the same highly accomplished professors who teach on campus, led by MBA Program Director Kingsley Gnanendran and MHA Program Director Steven J. Szydlowski. In addition to their academic credentials, our faculty members are practitioners with years of experience in business and health care. Their expertise benefits you not only in the online discussions but in their roles as mentors who are available to interact with you one-on-one by email, phone, or Skype. Learn more about the MBA and MHA faculty.

“The Dual MBA/MHA provides both the quantitative and qualitative skills needed for critical thinking and analysis to make informed decisions. The MBA/MHA degree provided a differential advantage when competing with other graduates with an MHA or an MBA for professional positions.”

- Steven J. Szydlowski, Dual MBA-MHA Program Director

Plentiful Career Opportunities

Healthcare spending accounted for 17.8 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic product in 2015,1 making it one of the largest sectors of the economy. It is expected to grow, meaning that there will continue to be a need for professionals with the business skills and industry knowledge who can manage and lead healthcare and related organizations, such as those in insurance, management consulting, and state and federal agencies.

Potential jobs you may pursue with the Online MBA-MHA Dual Degree include:

  • Healthcare CEO/COO
  • Executive director
  • Department/division manager
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Strategic project manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Pharmaceutical brand manager
  • Corporate development associate
  • Performance improvement leader

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The average salary in May 2016 was $96,540, with the highest 10 percent earning more than $172,240.2

Learn how the dual Master of Business Administration – Master of Health Administration can fast-track your career in this exciting and growing area of business. Request more information or speak with one of our Program Managers at 866-373-9547.

1 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Health Expenditure Data (accessed October 30, 2017).
2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm (accessed October 30, 2017).