MPH/MBA

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Kelsey Barbour, MPH/MBA ’17

Meet the increased demand for engaged and motivated leaders who can help reinvent the public health paradigm.

The School of Management and the School of Public Health and Health Professions offer a collaborative program leading to both the Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration (MPH) and the MBA degrees.

Be Career Ready

  • Develop effective leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills
  • Tackle societal health care challenges using applied foundational management skills
  • Understand the inter-related role of health care policy development, facility management and strategic planning
  • Apply analytical skills to understand the delicate balance between health outcomes and efficiency
  • Network with alumni and leaders from the top health care organizations around the country through the school’s active Health Care Advisory Panel
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse community of full-time MBAs

Timelines

If admitted to both degree programs, you will take MBA first-year core and elective courses before enrolling in public health courses. After completing MBA year one, you will enroll in public health year one, blending in your MBA electives and capstone. You will take all public health courses in your final year.

Admissions

Apply to Both Schools

You must apply, meet the individual admissions criteria for, and be accepted to each degree program independently. For MBA admissions, you must submit the GMAT or GRE. For Health Services Administration MPH admissions, you must submit the GRE. For specific program timeline and curriculum, consult with our Graduate Programs Office before applying.


Total Hour Requirement

School of Public Health Credits School of Management Credits
MPH core courses
MPH electives
MPH project
Total
36
9
3
48
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48
School of Public Health Credits
MPH core courses
MPH electives
MPH project
Total
36
9
3
48
School of Management Credits
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48

Curriculum

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
203 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel:  716-645-3204
Fax: 716-645-2341
som-apps@buffalo.edu

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Third Year

Fall Semester

 • CHB 501 Study of Health Behaviors (3 credits)
 • EEH 536 Health Policy in the United States (3 credits)
 • EEH 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health (2 credits - must be taken in a fall semester)
 • EEH 630 Integrative Project (3 credits)

Spring Semester

 • EEH 538 Introduction to Health Economics (3 credits)
 • EEH 520 Biological Basis of Public Health (3 credits)
 • CHB 507 Public Health Professionalism and Teamwork (1 credit)
 • CHB 590 Contemporary Issues in Public Health (1 credit - must be taken in a spring semester) 
 • EEH 550 Environmental Health (3 credits)
 • SPHHP Elective (3 credits)
 • SPHHP Elective (3 credits)

The School of Management practicum satisfies the MPH program requirement for a field experience. We will help place you in an appropriate venue and provide academic oversight of your activities and deliverables. The School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) will collaborate with us to identify and evaluate appropriate venues for these experiences and develop appropriate criteria to assess your work.

Note: SPHHP electives include the following (others may be added): 

  • EEH 534 Management for Public Health Professionals
  • EEH 538 Intro to Health Economics (also MGH 633)
  • EEH 540 Epidemiology and Health Policy (also MGH 634)
  • EEH 632 Strategic and Operations Management (also MGH 632)

To learn more about the Master in Public Health, visit the School of Public Health and Health Professions.

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