MPH/MBA Joint Degree

Major: Health Management and Policy / 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

Students in the MPH/MBA joint degree will hone their business skills to make a difference in today’s public health and healthcare worlds. Students will complete the MBA coursework in year one, followed by the MPH coursework. The rigorous, comprehensive degree program is designed to emphasize the broad perspective of business concepts through innovative coursework, experiential learning, and career coaching. The program offers several opportunities to specialize and align students' specific area of interest through elective courses. The MBA offers a customizable, cross-disciplinary plan of study that prepares students to solve complex business problems across industries.

Students will major in Health Management and Policy for the MPH and learn the skills necessary to take on management and policy-making roles to improve health care delivery and population health at the local, state, and national levels. Through course work and community practice opportunities, the MPH program in Health Management and Policy trains the next generation of public health practitioners and leaders to become agents for positive change in the domains of urban health, human rights, and policy and management integration.

Students are awarded the MBA and MPH degrees at the end of the joint degree program once all degree requirements for the MBA and MPH are completed.

Additional Information

For more information about this program, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
dsphadvising@drexel.edu

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health, including admissions criteria and how to apply, and LeBow College of Business websites.

Degree Requirements

Required MPH Classes
BST 571Introduction to Biostatistics3.0
EPI 570Introduction to Epidemiology3.0
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
MPH Free Electives (18.0 credits; 9.0 of which are satisfied by MBA Electives) *9.0
Required MBA Core Courses
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
BLAW 510Analyzing Legal Options in Decision-Making1.0
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
Experiential Requirement-Select on course3.0
Graduate Internship
International Business Seminar and Residency
Leading for Innovation
Business Consulting
Business Agility and IT
Negotiations for Leaders
Tax Experiential Learning
MBA Concentration (Select one)9.0
Free Electives (9.0 credits total; 3 of which are satisfied by MPH Free electives) **6.0
Total Credits93.0

Business Analytics Concentration

Required Courses
STAT 632Datamining for Managers3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Business Conditions and Forecasting
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
System Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Quality & Six-Sigma
Experimental Design
Special Topics in STAT
Total Credits9.0

Finance Concentration*

Required Courses
Select three of the following:9.0
Advanced Financial Management
Corporate Governance
Financial Institutions & Markets
Risk Management
Investment Management
Entrepreneurial Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
International Financial Management
Derivative Securities
Seminar in Finance
Seminar in Investments
Special Topics in FIN
Real Estate Finance
Total Credits9.0

Marketing Concentration

Required Courses
Select three of the following, of which two MUST be from MKTG:9.0
Special Topics in BLAW
Intro to Econometrics and Data Analysis
Microeconomics
Business Conditions and Forecasting
International Financial Management
International Business Management
Knowledge Management
Systems Analysis & Design
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Customer Analytics
Marketing Experiments
Buyer Behavior Theory
Channels of Distribution Management
Digital Marketing
Global Marketing
Integrated Marketing Communications Management
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Services Marketing
Marketing Information Management and Research
Special Topics in MKTG
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Supply Chain Management I
Management of Service Firms
Quality & Six-Sigma
Total Credits9.0

Real Estate Management and Development Concentration

Required Courses
BLAW 631Real Estate Law for Managers and Developers3.0
REMD 675Real Estate Finance3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Community Impact Analysis
Urban and Real Estate Economics
Financial Institutions & Markets
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Negotiations for Leaders
Supply Chain Management I
Real Estate Development
Special Topics in REMD
Total Credits9.0

Strategic Technology & Innovation Management Concentration (STIM)

Required Courses
MGMT 602Innovation Management3.0
MGMT 603Technology Strategy3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Business Conditions and Forecasting
Introduction to Change Management: An Integration of Macro and Micro Perspectives
Strategic Change Management
Strategic Human Resource Management
Knowledge Management
Sustainability and Value Creation
Leading for Innovation
Strategy Implementation
Change Management Experiential Capstone
MIS Policy and Strategy
Business Agility and IT
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Leading and Executing Change
Negotiations for Leaders
Total Credits9.0

Supply Chain Management & Logistics Concentration

Required Courses
POM 610Supply Chain Management I3.0
POM 615Supply Chain Management II3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Entrepreneurial Finance
Business Conditions and Forecasting
Systems Analysis & Design
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Customer Analytics
Channels of Distribution Management
New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development
Managerial Decision Models and Simulation
Management of Service Firms
Transportation & Logistics Management
Special Topics in POM
Datamining for Managers
Quality & Six-Sigma
Total Credits9.0

General Business Concentration

Complete 9.0 graduate credits. See an advisor for suggestions.9.0
MBA Graduate Credits include courses in Accounting (ACCT), Statistics (STAT), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), General Business (BUSN), International Business (INTB), Legal Studies (BLAW), Management (MGMT), Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing (MKTG), Operations Management (OPM), Operations Research (OPR), Organizational Behavior (ORGB), Production Operations Management (POM), Sport Management (SMT) or Taxation (TAX), with a course number range between 500-799
Total Credits9.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 5102.0BLAW 5101.0ECON 6013.0MBA Experiential Elective (Counts as MPH Elective)3.0
FIN 6013.0MGMT 5103.0MGMT 5202.0MBA Electives (Count as MPH Electives)6.0
MGMT 5302.0MGMT 7702.0ORGB 5201.0MBA Concentration course3.0
MKTG 5102.0ORGB 5113.0MBA Concentration Courses6.0 
POM 5102.0STAT 5102.0  
 11 11 12 12
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
EPI 5703.0BST 5713.0HMP 5052.0PBHL 5000.0
HMP 5003.0HMP 5013.0HMP 7502.0 
PBHL 5104.0PBHL 5114.0MPH Management Selective3.0 
MPH Elective (Counts as MBA Elective)3.0MPH Elective3.0MPH Elective3.0 
 13 13 10 0
Third Year
FallCredits   
HMP 5503.0   
HMP 7512.0   
MPH Social Justice/Equity Selective3.0   
MPH Policy Selective3.0   
 11   
Total Credits 93
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