Health Care Management (MBA/MPH)

The MBA/MPH in Health Policy & Management is administered jointly by the School of Public Health (SPH), Health Policy and Management Department, and the Graduate School of Management (SMG), Health Sector Management Program.  The goal of this rigorous program is to provide students with a solid foundation in both management and public health in an integrated, structured curriculum that focuses on the U.S. health care system.

Applicants are provided a perspective with a larger public health care systems approach and receive knowledge and skills to make them more effective and efficient managers.  The MBA/MPH in Health Policy & Management is an accelerated full-time program leading to the award of both the MBA and the MPH degrees in 2 years, including summers, rather than three years if completed separately.

Key Facts

  • Number of credits: 80
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Full-time or Part-time: Full-time only

Program Requirements

The dual degree requires completion of a total of 80 credits, 46 from the School of Management and 34 credits in residence at the School of Public Health.  Sixteen of the 34 SPH credits must be from the Health Policy and Management Department.  For details see the BUSPH Bulletin.


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.

Admission Process

Applicants interested in the joint MBA/MPH must submit completed applications to both the School of Public Health and the School of Management. Interested students may not apply for the dual degree once they have begun the MPH. However, students who are already enrolled in the MBA may seek enrollment in the MPH program as a dual degree student.

Please review the application process for the School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Management for more information. Regardless of the deadline you choose to meet, if not yet enrolled in Boston University’s MBA program, please be sure to submit your applications to each school at the same time.

Need More Information?

Please free to contact the School of Management at 617-353-2670 or at or the School of Public Health at 617-638-5042 or for program specific questions.