MBA & Medical Healthcare Administration

Be The Healthcare Leader of Tomorrow

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. 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.

Both located on the Minneapolis campus, the MHA-MBA offers students to complete both degrees 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 satisfies both degree requirements.

More Information About MHA-MBA

Candidates must apply for both programs and be admitted separately in order to pursue the dual degree. Candidates may apply for both programs at the same time or current MHA students may apply to the Full-Time MBA Program during their first year of study in the MHA program.

MBA Application Dates - Fall Start

RoundSubmission DeadlinesDecision Notification
Round 1October 1November 15
Round 2December 1February 1
Round 3February 1March 15
Round 4 April 1May 15

Deadlines that occur on a weekend or holiday are extended through the next business day. We will review applications beyond our final round deadline on a case by case basis.


GRE/GMAT: Students who are applying concurrently for a Full-time MBA/dual degree program in which the respective partner program does not require a standardized test this year can apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver. Applying for the waiver does not guarantee it will be granted and the Admissions Committee may still require the applicant to complete MBA Math, submit additional materials or take the GMAT/GRE. Receiving a waiver does not guarantee admission.

MBA Admissions Requirements MHA Admissions Requirements

Both the MBA and MHA programs offer robust career services to help you achieve your career goal. Graduates go on to use their specialized toolkits as leaders within healthcare organizations, but also in government positions, the pharmaceutical industry, and finance.

Learn More About MBA Career Services

MHA-MBA students pay the tuition and fees at the school through which they are registered each semester. Scholarships are awarded separately by each program and are applied when a student is enrolled in that designated program.

All applicants admitted to Carlson are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. 

MBA Tuition & Financial Aid MHA Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Structure


Fall Semester

  • Health Services Accounting
  • Stats for HC Decision Making
  • Management of HC Organizations
  • Health and Health Systems
  • Interprofessional Teamwork
  • IT in Healthcare

Spring Semester

  • Principles of Prob Solving
  • Human Resources Mgmt
  • Quant Methods
  • MHA Electives


  • MHA Residency



Fall Semester

  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain & Operations
  • Strategic Management

Spring Semester

  • Leading Others
  • Competing in a Data-Driven World
  • Business Ethics *
  • Leadership Development *
  • Global Experience *
  • Enterprise
  • Electives


  • MBA Internship

*class can be taken in year 2 or year 3


Fall Semester (MHA)

  • Health Economics
  • Health Finance II
  • Private Purchasers Managed Care
  • HC Delivery Design & Innovation
  • MHA Electives
  • MBA Enterprise

Spring Semester (MBA)

  • Business Ethics *
  • Leadership Development *
  • Global Experience *
  • Enterprise
  • Electives

*class can be taken in year 2 or year 3



Credit Distribution

To complete in this time frame students will carry a very demanding course load, but with a credit reduction benefit of a dual degree program.  At the end of three years, students will have completed 99 credits.

MBA = 52
HRIR= 47
Transfers= 12 per program

Full-Time & Part-Time MBA Programs

Phone: 612-625-5555

Full-Time MHA Program

Katie Keyser
Career & Student Services Coordinator
School of Public Health Dual Degree Information