Why an MHA-MBA?
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and throughout the world. Combining business acumen with a strong foundation in health administration will leave you poised for a leadership position in a powerful and ever-expanding industry sector. Graduates go on to use their specialized toolkits as leaders within healthcare organizations, but also in government positions, the pharmaceutical industry, and finance. And, as you study for an MBA and MHA together, you'll leverage the expertise and community offered in the Carlson School's Medical Industry Leadership Institute, a launchpad for many up-and-coming healthcare leaders.
The MHA-MBA Dual Degree program was developed for candidates interested in combining their MBA studies with the University of Minnesota's Master of Healthcare Administration Program. Candidates may apply for both programs at the same time or current MHA students may apply to the Full-Time MBA Program during fall of their first year of study in the MHA program. Under this study plan students begin the Full-Time MBA in fall semester of year two.
Both degrees can be completed in three years. To complete in this time frame students will carry a very demanding course load. After acceptance into the dual degree program, students meet with both their MHA and MBA advisors to be sure that their study plan satisfy both degree requirements. While the dual degree MHA-MBA enables students to complete in a shorter time frame, it does not diminish the cost or number of credits required for each program.