Global Health Management (MBA/MPH)
Through the MBA/MPH in Global Health, students will develop a deep and practical understanding of the unique context in which international health policy, financing, and management decisions are made. Students will have the opportunity to apply management skills to practical challenges in their field of programmatic interest, such as pharmaceutical policy and management, HIV/AIDS, or global health management consulting.
Students pursuing the MBA/MPH in Global Health will join the Health Sector Management (HSM) Program at the School of Management and be part of the Department of International Health (IH) at the School of Public Health.
- Number of credits: 80
- Program Length: 2.5 years (including two summers)
- Full-time or Part-time: Full-time only
The dual degree requires completion of a total of 80 credits, 46 from the School of Management and 34 credits at the School of Public Health. Students are required to complete a 400-hour internship, preferably overseas, and a 1-credit capstone experience during the second year spring semester.
Due to the compressed nature of the program, transfer credit cannot be applied towards the MPH portion of the dual-degre program in Global Health Management.
Accomplished public health professionals are in great demand in today’s job market. Equally important are well equipped managers who are both efficient and effective. This dual-degree couples both of these important areas allowing for a number of career opportunities. More information on career opportunities can be found on both the School of Management and School of Public Health career websites.
Graduates of the program will lead and manage institutions working to ameliorate the health of populations in resource-constrained settings around the world, through organizations such as the World Health Organization, Department of State, the World Bank, consulting companies and major charities. Examples of the types of roles these students will play are:
- Build simulation models to show the impact of different policy options for health reform in Central Asia.
- Help an NGO to identify new ideas for programming, identify and measure markets, and plan for the systems, personnel, and financing needed to implement.
- Develop systems for measuring the operational efficiency, productivity, and financial performance of the Pharmacy Department in a non-profit hospital in India.
- Implement a Performance and Expenditure Review process to strengthen management control and data-based decision-making among district health teams in South Africa.