HPM: Dual Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration (MHA-MBA Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
HPM: Dual Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration (MHA-MBA Residential)

Overview of HPM Dual Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration (MHA-MBA Residential)

Program Focus

Provides strong preparation in the management disciplines, a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare sector, and experiential elements, shaping leaders who have mastered functional knowledge and analytical skills

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
96
123 total credit hours (27 credits may be double-counted)
Expected Duration:
3 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
January 10, 2017
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Individuals with leadership and organizational abilities, communication skills, motivation, and analytical skills who will assume leadership in management and C-suite positions in pharma, healthcare systems, and health-related organizations in the U.S. and globally.
Applications Received:
153
Applicants Admitted:
50
Enrolled Student Demographics:
MHA: 62% / 38% female to male
  • 32% minority, including 26% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 6% international
  • mean age of 26
  • Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
    Total Students Enrolled:
    MHA: ~65
    Incoming Class Size:
    Matriculating class size for the program: MHA: 30-35

    Program Costs & Funding

    Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
    MHA: ~$15,900 per year
    Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
    Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
    MHA: ~$32,400 per year
    Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
    Funding:
    For 2015-2016, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.

    • 21% of students received some tuition support.
    • 51% of students received some loans.
    • 39% of students received non-service awards.
    • 22% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

    Admissions Information

    Prior Degree Required:
    Baccalaureate degree
    Required Prerequisites:
    MHA: none, however we recommend a working knowledge of financial accounting, statistics and microeconomics.
    Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
    GRE, GMAT(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.) test score requirement waived for applicants awarded doctoral degree in North America or completed USMLE Step 1
    See Graduate School website for international student exceptions. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
    Standardized Test(s) Scores:
    MHA: On average, incoming students had 72nd percentile verbal and 64th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
    Undergrad G.P.A.:
    MHA: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.5
    Letters of Recommendation Required:
    3 (recommend mix of academic and professional)
    Faculty-Student Match Required:
    Not required
    Interviews Required:
    MBA: Interview required. MHA: Department will contact selected applicants for in-person interviews. For students living outside North America: Skype or telephone interview required.
    Work Experience Required:
    MBA: minimum of 2 yrs experience. MHA: relevant work experience.
    Visit Opportunities:

    Please contact Ms. Jackie Siler to schedule a department visit.

    During the Program

    Required Courses:
    For a detailed description of all the requirements for this degree program please click here for the Student Handbook.
    Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
    MBA: none; MHA: Case analysis in HPM 735
    Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
    MBA: teamwork assessment, core case competition, leadership initiative credit; MHA: Capstone (
    • HPM 734 Approaches to Business Plan Development | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/hpm_734_syllabus.pdf
    • HPM 735
    )
    Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
    MBA: optional; MHA: 12-week internship
    Global Options Available:

    The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

    Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

    After the Program

    Employment Opportunities:
    Management and C-suite positions in pharma, consulting, healthcare systems, and health-related organizations
    The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

    Program Contact:

    Lynnette Jones
    Department Registrar
    (919) 966-7391
    119B Rosenau Hall
    CB 7411
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411
    USA