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Health Administration, M.H.A. and Business Administration, M.B.A. 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./M.B.A.). The program provides SLU students with general management expertise within dynamic health care environments. Graduates are prepared to hold diverse positions in 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 allows students to gain valuable hands-on international business experience.

For additional information, see the catalog entries for the following SLU programs:

Business Administration, MBA (One-Year)

Health Administration, M.H.A.


The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 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. Approximately 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation. 

The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, the Council on Education for Public Health, and the Higher Learning Commission.

CAHME Accreditation

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the admission requirements and be admitted into both degree programs according to the processes of each of the participating academic units to pursue a dual-degree program. Students should apply to the individual programs simultaneously; however, admission to the dual-degree program is contingent upon admission to both the M.H.A. and the MBA degree programs.

Program Requirements

The M.H.A./MBA dual-degree program is offered through a 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 and the fulfillment of a complete resident M.H.A. degree (60 credits), which includes 15 credits of coursework from the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business MBA requirements. Dual degree students may elect to pursue a concentration in the resident M.H.A. program; however, pursuing a concentration may increase the time to degree and/or increase the total number of credits required.

Continuation Standards

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.

Students must earn a B- or better in all required courses. Elective courses may be passed with a C or better. 

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester. Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
MBA 6000 Professional Skills and Business Concepts 2
MBA 6001 Organizational Structure, Money, Markets, Metrics and Morality 3
MBA 6002 Management of People and Accounting Information 3
MBA 6003 Financial Decision Making 3
MBA 6004 Managing Markets, Consumers and Competition 3
MBA 6005 Leading People and Organizations 3
MBA 6006 Firm and Operational Performance 3
MBA 6016 Professional Effectiveness * 0.5
HMP 5000 Health Care Organization 3
HMP 5300 Management of Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 1
MBA 6007 Decision Tools and Traps 1.5
MBA 6008 Decision in Action: Making the Right Decisions 3
MBA 6009 Optimization of Resources 3
MBA 6010 Digital Marketing and Analytics 3
MBA 6011 Building and Sustaining Global Excellence 3
MBA 6015 Industry Practicum 3
MBA 6016 Professional Effectiveness * 0.5
HMP 5200 Health Economics 3
HMP 5700 Health Care Financial Management 3
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 1
MBA 6012 Global Immersion 3
MBA 6015 Industry Practicum 3
MBA 6016 Professional Effectiveness * 0.5
Year Two
HMP 5910 HMP Internship 1
HMP 5130 Health Information Systems 3
HMP 5390 Ethical Leadership in Health Management and Policy 3
HMP 5400 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management 3
HMP 5900 Health Management and Policy Rounds 1
PUBH 5010 Mission and Practice of Global Public Health 2
Elective 3
HMP 5110 Health Operations Management 3
HMP 5340 Health Care Marketing 3
HMP 5500 Health Policy 3
HMP 5710 Financial Aspects of Health Care 3
HMP 5800 Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations 3
HMP 5950 Special Study for Exams 0
MHA XXXX MHA Elective 3
 Total Credits92

MBA 6016 Professional Effectiveness (0.5-3 cr) should be taken at .5 credits for 3 consecutive semesters (summer, fall, and spring) for a total of 1.5 credits for the one-year MBA program. 


For additional admission questions, please contact:

Graduate Business Admission Team

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For additional admission questions, please contact:
Bernie Backer
Director of graduate recruitment and admissions