MHA/MBA Joint Degree

Weber State University students may complete both the Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration programs at the same time, earning both degrees in much less time than it would take to pursue them individually.

You must choose either the MHA or the MBA as your primary degree, which determines the number of courses taken in each program:

  • With the MHA as your primary degree, you would take an additional 24 credit hours (8 courses) to complete the MBA.
  • With the MBA as your primary degree, you may complete the MHA with 24 additional credit hours.

You may simultaneously pursue coursework in both programs.

If you successfully complete the course requirements in both programs, you will receive two separate degrees (MBA & MHA), and may file for graduation from one program before completing the course requirements in the other.

Dual-Degree Application

You can now apply to both programs through a single online application. Please note the following when applying to the MBA/MHA dual-degree program:

  • Although there is one joint application form, applicants are admitted separately to each program at different times:
    • Applicants may be admitted to the MBA program 2 times per year (May 1 and November 1 deadlines)
    • The MHA Program admits applicants once per year (March 24 deadline). Dual-degree applicants admitted to the MBA program in November will not be considered for admission to the MHA Program until the following March.
  • The online application will prompt you to choose either the MBA or the MHA as your primary degree. If admitted, you will be matriculated with the major degree code of your primary degree choice, and the other will be listed as your secondary degree.
  • All paper application materials (transcripts, GMAT, GRE scores), questions and communications should be directed to the office of your preferred primary degree program (MBA or MHA—the addresses for each are listed below).
  • There is a single non-refundable application fee of $90 for the dual-degree application.

For more information on the MHA program, go to weber.edu/mha.

For more information on the MBA program, go to weber.edu/mba.

Course Requirements

MHA with Additional MBA

 

 

 

 

Non-HAS*

HAS*

Prerequisites

 

CREDITS

 

MATH 1050

College Algebra

3

 

HIM 3200

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

3

 

MBA 6020

Financial and Managerial Accounting

3

 

MBA 6040

Managerial Economics

3

 

 

 

 

 

Required MHA

39

39

MHA 6000

Health Systems and the Healthcare Economy

3

3

MHA 6100

Leading and Managing People in Healthcare

3

3

MHA 6200

Health Behavior and Managerial Epidemiology

3

3

MHA 6249

Accounting and Finance Principles for Healthcare Managers

3

3

MHA 6250

Healthcare Finance

3

3

MHA 6300

Quality Improvement and Risk Management

3

3

MHA 6320

Health Policy and Economics

3

3

MHA 6350

Executive Decision Making for Healthcare Leaders

3

3

MHA 6400

Strategic Health Planning and Marketing

3

3

MHA 6440

Health Ethics and Law

3

3

MHA 6450

Managing Health Information

3

3

MHA 6240

Human Resource Management in Healthcare

3

3

MHA 6500

Field work

3

3

 

 

 

 

Electives**

 

0

0

 

 

 

 

Required MBA

24

24

MBA 6010

Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

3

3

MBA 6130

Financial Management

3

3

MBA 6140

Marketing Strategy

3

3

MBA 6150***

Logistics/Operations Management

3

3

MBA 6210

Management Accounting and Control

3

3

MBA 6310

IT in the Enterprise

3

3

MBA 6410

Global Macroeconomic Conditions

3

3

MBA 6180

Capstone: Strategic Management

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours for Program

75

63

* Students who have completed health administrative services or business undergraduate programs will have already completed similar courses. Others may substitute similar courses in programs they have completed.

** Students who are admitted to both the MHA and MBA programs, and are working on both degrees, will not be required to take electives in the MHA program. Students who first complete the MHA program, and then apply and are admitted into the MBA program, will need to fulfill the full MHA requirements, including the electives.

*** Students must complete MHA 6350 prior to taking MBA 6150

 

MBA with Additional MHA

 

 

 

 

Non-Busn*

Busn*

Prerequisites

 

CREDITS

 

MBA 6010

Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

3

 

MBA 6020

Financial and Managerial Accounting

3

 

MBA 6040

Managerial Economics

3

 

MBA 6050

Quantitative Methods I

3

 

MBA 6051

Quantitative Methods II

3

 

 

 

 

 

Required MBA

36

36

MBA 6110

Tools for the Effective Manager

3

3

MBA 6120

Organizational Behavior

3

3

MBA 6130

Financial Management

3

3

MBA 6140

Marketing Strategy

3

3

MBA 6150

Logistics/Operations Management

3

3

MBA 6210

Management Accounting and Control

3

3

MBA 6310

IT in the Enterprise

3

3

MBA 6410

Global Macroeconomic Conditions

3

3

MBA 6180

Capstone: Strategic Management

3

3

 

 

 

 

Electives**

 

0

9

 

 

 

 

Required MHA

27

27

MHA 6000

Health Systems and the Healthcare Economy

3

3

MHA 6200

Health Behavior and Managerial Epidemiology

3

3

MHA 6249

Accounting and Finance Principles for Healthcare Managers

3

3

MHA 6250

Healthcare Finance

3

3

MHA 6300

Quality Improvement and Risk Management

3

3

MHA 6320

Health Policy and Economics

3

3

MHA 6440

Health Ethics and Law

3

3

MHA 6450

Managing Health Information

3

 3

MHA 6500

Field work

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours for Program

78

63

* Students who have completed a business undergraduate program will have already completed similar courses. Others may substitute similar courses in they have completed.

** Because the non-business undergrads are required to take the prerequisites, they will not be asked to complete other electives. Business undergraduates must complete nine hours of electives outside of the required courses in both the MBA and MHA programs.