Public Health Major, Health Systems Administration and Policy Concentration (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.B.A. Business Administration)

When people think about careers in health, many think about medical careers (such as doctor or nurse) that involve treating individuals who have illnesses or injuries. Public health practitioners address the health of whole populations and focus on injury and disease prevention, as well as the promotion of optimal health, rather than on treatment.  The B.S. in Public Health with concentration in Health Systems Administration and Policy prepares public health professionals with strategic skills for the management and administration of hospitals and healthcare systems with a focus on prevention and in service of social justice and health equity.  Specifically, it will include core content on finance, management, and ethics that will enable students to understand how to work within the healthcare delivery system to create programs and promote policies that eliminate disparities in health outcomes among different populations so that everyone has an equal access to quality care and an equal opportunity to be healthy.  Graduates of the program will work in a variety of settings including private and public hospitals, community clinics, and nonprofit organizations. 

Program Requirements

Students in this combined degree program must complete the requirements for:

Public Health Major, Health Systems Administration and Policy Concentration (B.S.)

Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Graduate Swing Courses

A combined degree program allows students to complete 6-12 credits ("graduate swing courses") while enrolled as an undergraduate.  These courses count for both the Bachelors and Masters degrees.  Graduate Swing Courses count as free electives in the undergraduate program and as required or elective courses in the graduate program.

Upon admission to the dual degree program, students will be provided with a cohort sequence and a student code, which will allow them to enrill in a specific list of 6 credits (3 or 4 courses) from the list beliow. These courses will also count toward the M.B.A. program requirements.
ACCT 560Accounting for Business Managers3
ECON 562Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy1.5
ECON 563Managerial Economics1.5
INBS 561Emerging Trends in Global Markets1.5
INFO 561Foundations of Data Analytics1.5
INFO 562Operations Analytics1.5
INFO 563Information Systems Strategy and Innovation3
INFO 564Operations and Supply Chain Management1.5
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MGMT 567Business Growth Strategy1.5
MKTG 561Applied Marketing Management1.5
MKTG 562Market Analysis and Customer Insight1.5
MKTG 563Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility1.5
This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.
Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this dual degree program.
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication 3
HLTH 102 Introduction to Public Health 3
STAT 109 Statistics 3
 Credits13
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
HLTH 202 Public Health Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency 3
HLTH 204 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory 4
World Language 1 3
HLTH 208 Study of Human Diseases 3
HLTH 365 Science of Public Health: Epidemiology 3
 Credits16
Spring
World Language 2 3
World Cultures 3
Free Elective 3
HLTH 240 Foundations of Environmental Health 3
HLTH 360 Health Policy and Administration 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives 3
HLTH 290 Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 355 Addressing Health Disparities Through Social Justice 3
HLTH 361 Health Systems Administration and Leadership 3
 Credits15
Spring
HLTH 370 Health Economics and Finance 3
HLTH 425 Applied Statistics for Public Health 3
HLTH 492 Health Systems Research and Evaluation 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education 1
HLTH 490 Ethical Issues in Public Health 3
HLTH 497 Introduction to Internship and Professionalism 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
HLTH 498 Internship and Culminating Seminar 6
Free Elective 3
Graduate Swing Courses 6
 Credits15
 Total Credits120
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SummerCredits
First Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half  
MBA Core course 3
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
 Credits10.5
Fifth Year
Fall
First Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Flexible Core course 1.5
MBA Flexible Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Elective course 1.5
 Credits10.5
Spring
First Half  
MBA Core course 3
MBA Elective course 1.5
Second Half  
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
MBA Core course 1.5
 Credits9
 Total Credits30