Health Administration, M.H.A. & Business Administration, MBA Dual Degree
Graduates of this Saint Louis University dual-degree program earn both a Master of Health Administration and a Master of Business Administration (M.H.A./MBA). The program provides students with general management expertise within the context of dynamic health care environments. Graduates are prepared to hold diverse positions in the areas of health insurance, pharmaceuticals, or health care management consulting.
This program includes a study abroad component where students will study business cases, visit local businesses, and attend guest lectures. Scheduled between the fall and spring semesters, this seven-day trip provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on international business experience.
For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:
The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s largest business education alliance and accrediting body of business schools, ensuring continuous quality improvement in terms of curriculum, instructional resources, student selection, career placement and intellectual contributions and qualifications of the faculty. Less than 10% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation.
The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education.
Students must meet the admission requirements and be admitted into both degree programs according to the processes of each of the participating academic units in order to pursue a dual-degree program. Application to the individual programs should be made simultaneously; however, admission to the dual-degree program is contingent upon admission to both the M.H.A.and the MBA degree programs.
The M.H.A./MBA dual-degree program is offered through collaboration between the School for Public Health and Social Justice and the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business. This integrated program requires completion of professional business school requirements as well as the fulfillment of a complete resident M.H.A. degree (60 credits), which includes fifteen credits of coursework from the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business MBA degree requirements. Dual degree students may elect to pursue a concentration in the resident M.H.A. degree program; however, the pursuit of a concentration may increase the time to degree and/or increase the total number of credits required.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.