Dual Degree: Business Administration/Health Administration

Can't decide whether to pursue your MBA or MHA? Why choose?! This dual degree program integrates the AACSB-accredited MBA curriculum with the CAHME-accredited MHA curriculum, giving you the opportunity to earn both degrees in less time than it would to pursue them separately. Competencies have been mapped to assure compliance with both accreditation bodies.

Program Specific Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admissions requirements of both MHA and MBA programs to be admitted into the dual degree program.

The following is required to apply for admission:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an American college or university which is accredited, or equivalent from an international college or university;
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a grading scale of 4.00
  • Completed Graduate School Application
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of reference from people capable of evaluating an applicant’s ability to succeed in this program
  • Resume and career statement with career goals
  • Score of 550 (paper) or 213 (computer) or 80 (internet) on the TOEFL exam for international students; Step Test-Pre-1st; IELTS-Band 6
  • Personal interview with the MHA Program Director and others
  • Official GMA score report (Students with three or more years of professional, full-time work experience may be eligible to submit a solution to a case study in lieu of the GMAT)

Curriculum

Depending on the student’s undergraduate education, MBA Foundation Modules may be required and completed within the first year of the program. In addition to the MBA Foundational Modules, the dual degree program requires 62 credits of coursework plus 3-8 credits of fieldwork. 

For additional information on the curriculum, visit the Loading... Catalog.

    Key Messages

    Nationally Ranked

    U.S. News & World Report rated The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North in its "America's Best Colleges" ranking

    A Reputation of Excellence

    Our MBA program was ranked among the top 15 in the nation for general management by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.

    Professional Opportunities

    The MHA program provides practical scholarship, including publications and presentations, to disciplines related to health administration.

    Key Messages

    Nationally Ranked

    U.S. News & World Report rated The University of Scranton among the 10 top master’s universities in the North in its "America's Best Colleges" ranking

    A Reputation of Excellence

    Our MBA program was ranked among the top 15 in the nation for general management by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.

    Professional Opportunities

    The MHA program provides practical scholarship, including publications and presentations, to disciplines related to health administration.

    Real World Resources

    Located in the Kania School of Management, the Alperin Financial Center, a financial markets laboratory, simulates a real-world trading environment.
    Eight Bloomberg terminals give students and faculty access to data and analytics used by professionals, allowing them to engage in sophisticated analysis and the virtual trading of equities and foreign currencies.
    The University of Scranton is part of the SAP Alliance program with members in more than 106 countries that offer training in the world’s best-known Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

    Real World Resources

    Located in the Kania School of Management, the Alperin Financial Center, a financial markets laboratory, simulates a real-world trading environment.
    Eight Bloomberg terminals give students and faculty access to data and analytics used by professionals, allowing them to engage in sophisticated analysis and the virtual trading of equities and foreign currencies.
    The University of Scranton is part of the SAP Alliance program with members in more than 106 countries that offer training in the world’s best-known Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

    Beyond the Classroom

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    Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate assistants work with faculty in their research and academic duties, and receive a stipend and tuition scholarship.

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    Internships

    The KSOM Internship Office partners with the Center for Career Development to help you find and succeed in internships.

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    Administrative Residency

    Through field training during an administrative residency, students prepare for leadership positions in the health care industry.

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    MHA Alumni

    Alumni serve as mentors, providing information, advice and support to students, as well as a valuable professional network.

    Beyond the Classroom

    Graduate Assistantships photo

    Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate assistants work with faculty in their research and academic duties, and receive a stipend and tuition scholarship.

    Internships photo

    Internships

    The KSOM Internship Office partners with the Center for Career Development to help you find and succeed in internships.

    Administrative Residency photo

    Administrative Residency

    Through field training during an administrative residency, students prepare for leadership positions in the health care industry.

    MHA Alumni photo

    MHA Alumni

    Alumni serve as mentors, providing information, advice and support to students, as well as a valuable professional network.

    Accreditations

    The MBA program, housed in the Kania School of Management, is one of only 419 across the globe with AACSB accreditation, and one of only 19 graduate programs in Pennsylvania, and the only program in the Wyoming Valley.   AACSB accreditation  is a seal of approval that reflects the quality of a business school. It ensures that the students are learning relevant material; evaluation is done every five years including self-evaluations, peer reviews, committee reviews, faculty qualifications, and curricula. We are the only university in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive this accreditation.
    The Graduate Health Administration program is accredited by the  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education  (CAHME, formerly ACEHSA). This accreditation reflects the commitment to and achievement of national standards for graduate level health care administration education. 
    Additionally, the MHA program maintains full graduate membership status with the  AUPHA. The Program uses the  Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Model.

    Accreditations

    The MBA program, housed in the Kania School of Management, is one of only 419 across the globe with AACSB accreditation, and one of only 19 graduate programs in Pennsylvania, and the only program in the Wyoming Valley.   AACSB accreditation  is a seal of approval that reflects the quality of a business school. It ensures that the students are learning relevant material; evaluation is done every five years including self-evaluations, peer reviews, committee reviews, faculty qualifications, and curricula. We are the only university in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive this accreditation.
    The Graduate Health Administration program is accredited by the  Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education  (CAHME, formerly ACEHSA). This accreditation reflects the commitment to and achievement of national standards for graduate level health care administration education. 
    Additionally, the MHA program maintains full graduate membership status with the  AUPHA. The Program uses the  Healthcare Leadership Alliance Competency Model.

    Program Directors

    Dr. Robyn Lawrence, Ph.D., C.M.A photo

    Dr. Robyn Lawrence, Ph.D., C.M.A

    Program Director, On-Campus MBA Program Associate Professor, Accounting

    Education

    Ph.D., University of Houston M.S., California State University, Sacramento B.S., University of California, Davis

    Contact

    570-941-4387

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    Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA

    Graduate Health Administration Program Director Professor

    Education

    Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina M.H.A., The University of Scranton M.B.A., The University of Scranton

    Contact

    (570) 941-4367

    Program Directors

    Dr. Robyn Lawrence, Ph.D., C.M.A photo

    Dr. Robyn Lawrence, Ph.D., C.M.A

    Program Director, On-Campus MBA Program Associate Professor, Accounting

    Education

    Ph.D., University of Houston M.S., California State University, Sacramento B.S., University of California, Davis

    Contact

    570-941-4387

    Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA photo

    Steven J. Szydlowski, DHA

    Graduate Health Administration Program Director Professor

    Education

    Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina M.H.A., The University of Scranton M.B.A., The University of Scranton

    Contact

    (570) 941-4367

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