Graduate Program in Health Management


Dual Degree Program


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The Haas School of Business and the School of Public Health offer a 2 1/2-year MBA/MPH concurrent degree program. In this highly rated program, students take courses in both schools and receive a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master's in Public Health (MPH). In 2010, the Berkeley MBA was ranked #7, while the MPH program was ranked #9 by US News & World Report.


The MPH gives students an excellent background in statistics, epidemiology, health systems, and policy/regulatory environments. The MBA provides background in accounting, finance, economics, and other fields essential to management. The combination of the two degrees ensures that students are truly prepared for a long and successful career in health management. The program is unique in that the integration between the two degrees is real and not just on paper. The Graduate Program in Health Management (GPHM) works closely with students and faculty from both schools to assure a relatively seamless, integrated program of study.


Students come to the program with an average of five years of health-related work experience, and have made a substantial commitment to the industry by entering the 2 1/2-year program. Leveraging the specialized curriculum and the opportunity to do two summer internships, graduates of the dual degree program are prepared for leadership roles. During the dual degree program's 27-year history, graduates have gone on to hold senior management positions in biotechnology, health technology and medical device firms, pharmaceuticals, managed care and insurance companies, consulting firms, healthcare delivery systems, and international development agencies. Some have gone on to start their own firms. The breadth of the program enables students to pursue a myriad of career opportunities across the healthcare spectrum.


Program tenet


GPHM believes that a well-rounded, holistic education in management and policy issues in the health industry is the best training for tomorrow's leaders. Consequently, the MBA/MPH dual degree is designed to provide students with a holistic view of health and healthcare. The program's curriculum is in sync with the broader global debate on how national and private health systems should be designed, paid for, and delivered. Health management classes encourage discussion by comparing diverse and often contradictory perspectives across the health industry.


Students pursue their specific interests within the broader health industry by taking targeted classes and participating in extracurricular activities, for example:



This is just two of the many classroom and extracurricular activities offered to MBA/MPH students towards enriching their time at Berkeley.


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For more information

 

Listen to a webinar about the MBA/MPH program

 

 

Graduate Program in Health Management brochure (.pdf)


UC Berkeley School of Public Health


Inquiries:

Kim MacPherson
Associate Director, Graduate Program in Health Management
Haas School of Business
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
kmacpherson@berkeley.edu

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