Dual MBA/MPH Degree Program Online

The dual Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH) online degree program aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to be a leader in public health. 

Graduates of the dual degree program will complete the online Master of Business Administration and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited Master of Public Health in less time than it would take to finish each degree individually.

How Does the Dual Degree Program Work?

Students in the dual degree program must be accepted into both degree programs. You will first complete one degree program in its entirety and then begin courses for the second degree. Upon completion of your studies you will earn two diplomas.  

The program is completed in just 24 courses, as opposed to the 33 courses that would be required taking each degree separately.

What Can a Dual MBA/MPH Degree Do for Your Career?

You will gain an in-depth understanding of management, finance, accounting, marketing, strategic planning, international business and entrepreneurship in this program. Knowledge that can help make you more effective in a leadership role in the public health environment like managing a community health agency or working in a corporate wellness department.

Only 8 percent of Americans hold a master’s degree1. Earning two master’s degrees will further diversify your skillset and set you apart from others seeking today’s top management positions.

Plus, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand for health care managers will increase by 23% through 2020.

MBA or MPH vs. Dual MBA/MPH: Which Program is Right For Me?

2 years of school, 1 degree 2 years of school, 1 degree  3 years of school, 2 degrees
Learn advanced business management skills Master skills and concepts specific to public health Acquire both business and public health management skills
Fully online program Fully online program Fully online program
16 courses 17 courses  24 courses

The Public Health Internship Experience

Through the internship experience, you are able to practice what you have learned hands-on under the direct supervision of faculty. Whether you are looking to advance your current career or position yourself for a new career, the internship experience provides you with 240-hours of field experience that can help strengthen your resume.

Intern With Your Current Organization

We understand that returning to school, managing a full-time career and an internship can be a heavy workload. If you are already working in your desired field, however, you can complete your internship with your current employer as long as you meet the following requirements:

  • You’ll be engaged in activities that are not a part of your regular job.
  • Your employer will guarantee that the required clock hours for the internship don’t overlap with those you’re already compensated for under your current employment contract.
  • There will be a qualified preceptor (master’s degree trained personnel in a public health related field) within the place of employment who can oversee the internship experience.

Who Should Apply?

Benedictine’s dual MBA/MPH students are pursuing challenging and rewarding careers in public health leadership. Job growth in the public health sector is vigorous, and strong leadership skills are required to guide public health organizations through an ever-changing business climate. If you want to make a positive difference in the public health environment by becoming a servant leader who inspires others within your organization to go above and beyond, then Benedictine’s online MBA/MPH program could be an excellent fit for you.

Find Out What a Dual MBA/MPH Can Do for Your Job Search

Learn more about what you can do with the dual online MBA/MPH degree by calling us at (866) 295-3104 to speak to an Admissions Advisor today or request more information.


1 http://www.the-american-interest.com/2014/05/22/the-rise-of-the-masters-degree/