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 MPH/MBA joint 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

For more information about this program, contact:

Dennis Gallagher
Associate Professor

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health and LeBow College of Business websites.

Degree Requirements

Required MPH Classes
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
EPI 750Integrative Learning Experience in Epidemiology I3.0
HMP 500Health Management and Policy I3.0
HMP 501Health Management and Policy II3.0
HMP 505Qualitative Data and Mixed Methods Analysis2.0
HMP 550Health Disparities: Systemic, Structural, Environmental & Economic3.0
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
Policy Selective (select one)3.0
Evolution of United States Health Policy
Legal Aspects of Public Health
Management Selective (select one)3.0
The Business of Healthcare: Advanced Healthcare Financial Management
Health Care Organizations and Management
Social Justice/Equity Selective (select one)3.0
Historical and Contemporary Developments in Social Justice
Perspectives on Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class
Issues in United States Health Policy
Violence, Trauma and Adversity in Public Health
Public Health and the Complexity of Mental Health Policy: Exploring Past, Present, and Future
Public Health Advocacy and Activism
Seminar in Fire Arms and Public Health
The Politics of Food & Gender
Free Electives9.0
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 511Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach3.0
ORGB 520Leading High-Performance Teams1.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
Free Electives15.0
Experiential Elective3.0
Total Credits92.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
EPI 7503.0BST 5713.0HMP 5052.0PBHL 5000.0
HMP 5003.0HMP 5013.0Management Selective3.0 
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0Social Justice/Equity Selective3.0 
 10 10 11 0
Second Year
ACCT 5102.0FIN 6013.0ECON 6013.0MGMT 5202.0
MGMT 5302.0MGMT 5103.0Electives6.0Experiential Elective3.0
MKTG 5102.0ORGB 5201.0 Electives6.0
ORGB 5113.0Elective3.0  
STAT 5102.0   
 11 10 9 11
Third Year
HMP 5503.0HMP 7512.0  
HMP 7502.0MGMT 7702.0  
POM 5102.0Policy Selective3.0  
 10 10  
Total Credits 92
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