MPH/MBA Joint Degree

Major: Public Health/Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 93.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0201
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 13-1111; 11-1021; 11-9199; 11-9111

About the Program

The Drexel MBA/MPH dual degree provides the opportunity for students to hone their business skills while equipping them with the skills necessary to make a difference in today’s public health and healthcare worlds. Over the three year plan of study, students will alternate MPH and MBA courses, allowing for integration of learning. The Drexel LeBow MBA offers a customizable, cross-disciplinary plan of study that prepares students to solve complex business problems across industries.

The rigorous, comprehensive degree program is designed to emphasize the broad perspective of business concepts through innovative coursework, experiential learning and career coaching. Grounded by a strong academic foundation in business, the program offers several opportunities to specialize and align students' specific area of interest through elective courses. The MPH with a major in Health Management and Policy provides state-of-the-art core competencies in public health and the option to concentrate in either Management or Policy, as well as extensive opportunities for community, practice, and research engagement.

Additional Information

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MBA/MPH need to submit the following requirements:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree, ideally with a major in public health, economics, statistics, business, or other social science related fields.
  • The application package will include:
    • undergraduate transcripts
    • two letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who can evaluate the applicant’s promise as a graduate student
    • official GRE or GMAT scores
    • a written statement of career goals and research interests
    • resume or curriculum vitae
  • ​​For more information please contact Allison Keene at 267-359-6032 or Rachel Pepper at 215-895-4928.

Degree Requirements

Required MPH Core Classes
HMP 500Health Management and Policy I3.0
HMP 501Health Management and Policy II3.0
HMP 510Evolution of United States Health Policy3.0
HMP 511Legal Aspects of Public Health3.0
HMP 656Organizational Finance Seminar: Case Studies in Health Care3.0
HMP 750Integrative Learning Experience2.0
HMP 751Integrative Learning Experience II2.0
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
Social Determinants Elective3.0
Select one concentration (policy or management)9.0
Policy Concentration
Outcomes and Impact Evaluation
Policy Analysis for Population Health
Health Economics I
Management Concentration
Healthcare Planning Principles and Practice
Health Organizational Leadership
Health Care Organizations and Management
Required MBA Core Courses
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 510Leading in Dynamic Environments 2.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
ORGB 530Career and Professional Development1.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
POM 601Operations Management3.0
Free Electives15.0
Experiential Elective3.0
Total Credits93.0

Sample Plan of Study

Policy Concentration

First Year
FallCredits
HMP 510Evolution of United States Health Policy3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
 Term Credits11.0
Winter
HMP 500Health Management and Policy I3.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
 Term Credits11.0
Spring
HMP 501Health Management and Policy II3.0
HMP 514Policy Analysis for Population Health3.0
Social Determinants Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Summer
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
 Term Credits0.0
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 510Leading in Dynamic Environments 2.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
 Term Credits10.0
Winter
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Spring
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits11.0
Summer
Experiential Elective3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Third Year
Fall
HMP 750Integrative Learning Experience2.0
HMP 852Health Economics I3.0
ORGB 530Career and Professional Development1.0
POM 601Operations Management3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Winter
CHP 605Outcomes and Impact Evaluation3.0
HMP 511Legal Aspects of Public Health3.0
HMP 656Organizational Finance Seminar: Case Studies in Health Care3.0
HMP 751Integrative Learning Experience II2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 93.0

Management Concentration

First Year
FallCredits
HMP 510Evolution of United States Health Policy3.0
PBHL 510Public Health Foundations and Systems I4.0
PBHL 512Methods for Public Health Research I 4.0
 Term Credits11.0
Winter
HMP 500Health Management and Policy I3.0
PBHL 511Public Health Foundations and Systems II4.0
PBHL 513Methods for Public Health Research II4.0
 Term Credits11.0
Spring
HMP 501Health Management and Policy II3.0
HMP 513Healthcare Planning Principles and Practice3.0
HMP 516Health Care Organizations and Management3.0
Social Determinants Elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Summer
PBHL 500Practical Experience for the Master of Public Health0.0
 Term Credits0.0
Second Year
Fall
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
ORGB 510Leading in Dynamic Environments 2.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
 Term Credits10.0
Winter
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Spring
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits11.0
Summer
Experiential Elective3.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Third Year
Fall
HMP 515Health Organizational Leadership3.0
HMP 750Integrative Learning Experience2.0
ORGB 530Career and Professional Development1.0
POM 601Operations Management3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Winter
HMP 511Legal Aspects of Public Health3.0
HMP 656Organizational Finance Seminar: Case Studies in Health Care3.0
HMP 751Integrative Learning Experience II2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
 Term Credits10.0
Total Credit: 93.0
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