Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Program Information: bulletin.case.edu/management/programs/business-administration-mba/
Degree: Master of Public Health (MPH)
Program Information: bulletin.case.edu/medicine/population-quantitative-health-sciences/public-health-mph/
The MBA/MPH dual-degree program was developed by the School of Medicine, the School of Graduate Studies and Weatherhead to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for those who wish to attain the following goals:
- A career working with communities to improve the health of their members by identifying and assessing the health needs of the population and planning and implementing programs to meet those needs
- Management and leadership ability to ensure continued economic viability, human development and effective communication for the public health organization and community in which they practice
MBA/MPH candidates must complete separate applications, participate in the required admission tests and be admitted separately to each program.
The Weatherhead School awards the MBA degree (60 credit hours) taken as a full time student, completed in two years. The School of Graduate Studies awards the MPH degree (42 credit hours) taken full-time over 2 years, not including summer. If a student were to pursue the two degrees MBA and MPH separately, they would need to complete 102 credit hours (60 credits – MBA and 42 credit hours – MPH) of coursework to earn each of the degrees. As dual-degree students, they will be required to complete only 93 credits of combined coursework to earn both degrees.
Weatherhead School of Management & School of Medicine/School of Graduate Studies will transfer in nine credit hours. The total reduction of credit requirements for both degrees moves from 102 to 93 credits. The anticipated length of time to complete the dual degree is three years. Students will finalize the curriculum of the MBA program in consultation with the MBA program manager and/or faculty advisor.
MPH Program has 18 credit hours of core coursework in addition to the 3 credit hours of concentration coursework. Students will also be required to complete six (6) credit hours of elective coursework and nine (9) credit hours of culminating experience coursework towards the requirement of the program. Students will develop planned programs of study (PPOS) with their MPH advisors and may customize their approach and pace through the program. Students will select electives in the MPH program in consultation with MPH faculty advisors. MPH students in this dual degree will be in the Health Policy and Management concentration. If another concentration is added, additional classwork will be required.