M.B.A./M.P.H.

Department of Business Administration, College of Business Administration; UNMC College of Public Health

Vision Statement

The MBA/MPH dual degree program is designed for students who desire specialized expertise and training in public health management and administration.  Graduates will be equipped to work in a variety of public interest arenas, commercial or industrial employment, hospitals or insurance settings, or in universities.

Program Contact Information

(Business Administration):

Ms. Lex Kaczmarek, Director

Mammel Hall (MH) 300

6708 Pine Street

402-554-2303

lkaczmarek@unomaha.edu

(Public Health):

College of Public Health
984355 Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4355
402-559-4960 (phone)
402-559-4961 (fax)
Email us: coph@unmc.edu

 

Program Website:

http://cba.unomaha.edu/ACC_PROGRAMS/academicprog_G.cfm

 

Application Deadlines:

Domestic Students:                    International Students:

Fall: July 1 MBA                              Fall: July 1 MBA

       June 1 MPH                                    April 1 MPH

Spring: November 1 MBA                Spring: November 1 MBA

           October 1 MPH                               September 1 MPH

 

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
  • Application Fee
  • If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
    • 500 on the written TOEFL
    • 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
    • 61 on the internet-based TOEFL
    • 5.5 on the IELTS
    • 44 on the PTE
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.0 in undergraduate courses related to proposed major

Program-Specific Requirements:

Apply Now! for the MBA program using the UNO Graduate Studies link:

http://www.unomaha.edu/graduate/prospective/applyforadmission.php

Apply Now! for the MPH program using the UNMC College of Public Health link:

http://www.unmc.edu/publichealth/MPH_admit.htm

Official GRE scores must be received prior to the student’s admission to the MBA and MPH programs. To register for the GRE test, please access the Official ETS website link:

http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register

    ADMISSION CRITERIA:

  • Students who have already graduated with the MBA or MPH degree are not eligible for the MBA/MPH dual degree program
  • The admission requirements for the MBA program can be found on the UNO MBA website link: http://cba.unomaha.edu/mba/MBA_Requirement_Sheet.cfm
  • Students qualifying for admission based on the standards outlined above but lacking MBA foundation courses will be granted provisional status until all foundation courses are completed with grades of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above.
  • Students who are already enrolled in the MBA program at the College of Business Administration may apply for admission to the MBA/MPH dual degree program if they are in good academic standing and have not complete more than 12 semester hours within the MBA program
  • The admission requirements for the MPH program can be found on the UNMC College of Public Health – Master of Public Health website link: http://unmc.edu/publichealth/adm-MPHDualDegreePrograms.htm
  • Students who are already enrolled in the MPH program at the College of Public Health may apply for admission to the MBA/MPH dual degree program if their GPA is at least 3.0 and have not complete more than 18 semester hours toward the MPH program.

DUAL ADMISSION

Applicants MUST complete the application process for each of the programs, MBA and MPH, separately, and MUST meet the requirements for each program. The student must indicate that he or she is applying for admission to the MBA/MPH dual degree program on the application.

Applications are evaluated by each degree program in separate admissions processes. It is possible that an applicant will be admitted to one program and not the other. In this case the applicant can matriculate into the accepted program, but not participate in the dual degree option.

 

 

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

Foundation courses cannot be used to meet the 66 semester-hour requirement for the MBA/MPH joint degree.

         

MBA PROGRAM TWO STRIKES RULE

A UNO MBA student may enroll only twice in each MBA course. If the class is not successfully completed on the second attempt then the student will be dismissed from the MBA program. An enrollment is defined as being enrolled in the course after the last day to withdraw via Mavlink and receive a 100% refund. The last day for withdrawal will be as stated in the current academic calendar: http://registrar.unomaha.edu/calendar/

 

MBA PROGRAM ACADEMIC PERFOMANCE

Students earning a third grade of "C+ "or lower (or any single grade below "C" (1.67 on a 4.0 scale)) will be automatically dismissed from the MBA program. Dismissed students will be immediately administratively withdrawn from all courses in which they are enrolled for MBA credit. Students who have been dismissed may not enroll in any courses for MBA credit in any subsequent semester or summer session until reinstatement has been granted by the College of Business Administration's Graduate Program Council (CBA GPC) and Graduate Dean.

Students who have been dismissed from the MBA program may submit a written petition for reinstatement to the CBA GPC. Students who have petitioned the CBA GPC for reinstatement may not enroll in any courses for MBA credit. Upon receiving a petition for reinstatement, the CBA GPC will evaluate the student's written petition for reinstatement. As part of the reinstatement petitioning process, the CBA GPC reserves the right to examine the student's academic record and reserves the right to speak to any previous instructor who has taught the student and this information may be used by the CBA GPC in the reinstatement decision. Information provided by previous instructors will not be shared with the student. Reinstatement is a privilege and not all students who are dismissed will be reinstated. Students who have been reinstated will serve a probationary period of the CBA GPC's discretion and must satisfy the probationary conditions specified by the CBA GPC. In addition to probationary conditions, reinstated students will be subject to additional reinstatement conditions as specified by the CBA GPC. These reinstatement conditions will include retaking one or more courses in which the student must earn a grade of "B” (3.0) or higher (the exact grade requirements for retaken courses may in fact be higher than "B" (3.0). Students not achieving the probationary or reinstatement conditions will be automatically dismissed.

GPC WILL CONSIDER GRADES EARNED IN REPEATED COURSES

When making decisions based on Quality of Work Standards issues, the Graduate Program Committee will consider the initial grade(s) received in a course as well as the most recent grade received for the course. This approach differs from the method used to calculate GPA in a student's E-BRUNO file, where the most recent grade replaces the grade received in the previous attempt.

 

 

    STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Each student admitted to graduate studies is responsible for knowing the procedures and regulations of the Graduate College.
  • Each student admitted to the dual degree option will, within the first semester of their enrollment, file a plan of study in close consultation with a graduate advisor.
  • Once admitted to the MBA/MPH dual degree program, the MBA director in the College of Business Administration will oversee the student’s progress in the MBA curriculum, and faculty in the College of Public Health will oversee the student’s progress in the MPH curriculum.
  • Each student has to complete both the MBA and MPH orientations.
  • Students must maintain academic eligibility as defined by each degree program.

 

Degree Requirements

FOUNDATION COURSES

A student must complete the foundation courses listed below prior to, or concurrent with enrollment in the first MBA course. Courses successfully completed (A, B, or C grades) in the student’s undergraduate program are considered as sufficient preparation. Otherwise, the student must complete the foundation requirements with a grade of “B” or above.

MBA Foundation Courses

  • Accounting: BSAD 8110 or one year of Principles of Accounting at the undergraduate level (ACCT 2010 and ACCT 2020 or their equivalents)
  • Economics: BSAD 8180 or Micro-economics and Macro-economics at the undergraduate level (ECON 2200 and ECON 2220 or their equivalents)
  • College Algebra: MATH 1320 (or its equivalent)
  • English Composition: ENGL 1150 is a required course for all international students who are required to take the TOEFL
  • Statistics: BSAD 3160 or CPH 506 or BIOS 806 or one semester of undergraduate statistics

The degree requirements for the dual MBA and MPH program include the completion of 66 semester hours of graduate credit beyond MBA foundation courses identified at the time of admission. These hours will be completed as follows.  Each student admitted to the dual degree option will, within the first semester of their enrollment, file a plan of study in close consultation with a graduate advisor.

Core Courses: 45 credit hours

  • MBA: 24 hours required[1]
  • MPH: 21 hours required

            MBA Core Courses (24 hours):

    • BSAD 8060 - Essential Leadership Skills 3 hours
    • BSAD 8010 - Legal, Ethical, and Social Environment 3 hours
    • BSAD 8030 - Information Technology in Business 3 hours
    • BSAD 8100 - Managerial Economics 3 hours
    • BSAD 8200 - Managerial Accounting 3 hours
    • BSAD 8310 - Managing Performance in Organizations 3 hours
    • BSAD 8400 - Marketing Policies 3 hours
    • BSAD 8500 - Financial Management 3 hours

 

            MPH Core Courses (21 hours):

    • CPH 500 or HPRO 830 Foundations of Public Health 3 hours
    • CPH 501 or HPRO 860 Health Behavior 3 hours
    • CPH 502 or HSRA 873 Health Services Administration 3 hours
    • CPH 503 or ENV 892 Public Health, Environment & Society 3 hours
    • CPH 504 or EPI 820 Epidemiology in Public Health 3 hours
    • CPH 505 or HPRO 805 Applied Research in Public Health 3 hours
    • CPH 506 or BIOS 806 Biostatistics I 3 hour

Elective Concentration Courses: 12 credit hours

MBA/MPH students are not eligible to choose a concentration area for the MBA program. Instead, they will select one of the three MBA/MPH concentrations listed below, and complete the four elective courses required to earn the chosen designation.

 

    Public Health Administration Concentration

  • CPH 562 Human Resources Management in Health Organizations 3 hours
  • CPH 563 Strategic Planning and Management in Public Health Administration 3 hours
  • CPH 565 Health Care Finance 3 hours
  • CPH 580 Health Care Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 hours

 

    Health Policy Concentration

  • CPH 566 Health Policy 3 hours
  • CPH 564 Health Economics 3 hours
  • CPH 555 Public Health Law 3 hours
  • CPH 567 Health Policy Analysis & Evaluation 3 hours

 

    Social Marketing and Health Communication Concentration

  • CPH 540 Community Based Participatory Research 3 hours
  • CPH 541 Introduction to Social Marketing and Health Communication 3 hours
  • CPH 542 Applied Social Marketing 3 hours
  • CPH 543 Advanced Health Communication 3 hours

Other MBA Requirements:

Attendance at a minimum of three MBA leadership seminars and completion of the integrative business case requirement.

Capstone Courses & Service Learning: 9 credit hours

  • Students will complete the MBA program capstone course (BSAD 8800 – Policy, Planning and Strategy: 3 credit hours) with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
  • Students will complete the MPH program capstone course (CPH 529 – MPH Capstone Experience: 3 credit hours) with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
  • Students will complete the MPH program service learning course (CPH 528 – Service Learning: 3 credit hours).

Capstone Courses and Service Learning (9 credit hours):

  • BSAD 8800 Policy Planning and Strategy (3 hours)

Prerequisites:

All other core MBA courses must be completed prior to enrollment in this course. A requirement of this course is authoring a business case, analysis of this business case, and preparation of teaching materials for this business case. This course may not be taken concurrently with any core courses and must be completed with a grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

  • CPH 529 MPH Capstone Experience (3 hours)

  • CPH 528 Service Learning (3 hours).

Prerequisite:

CPH 505 or HPRO 805 Applied Research in Public Health

Students must complete all core and concentration area courses, be within 12 hours of graduation (including 6 hours of service learning/capstone experience), and be in good academic standing to start the Service Learning/ MPH Capstone Experience.

  

[1] Please note that if a core course is waived due to the student’s undergraduate major, the student will be required to take an additional elective course to replace the waived core course.

 

PROGRAM OF STUDY

MBA/MPH Concentration in Public Health Administration

Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

MBA Core

BSAD 8060

Essential Leadership Skills

3

BSAD 8010

Legal, Ethical, and Social Environment

3

BSAD 8030

Information Technology in Business

3

BSAD 8100

Managerial Economics

3

BSAD 8200

Managerial Accounting

3

BSAD 8310

Managing Performance in Organizations

3

BSAD 8400

Marketing Policies

3

BSAD 8500

Financial Management

3

MPH Core

CPH 500 or HPRO 830

Foundations of Public Health

3

CPH 501 or HPRO 860

Health Behavior

3

CPH 502 or HSRA 873

Health Services Administration

3

CPH 503 or ENV 892

Public Health, Environment, & Society

3

CPH 504 or EPI 820

Epidemiology in Public Health

3

CPH 505 or HPRO 805

Applied Research in Public Health

3

CPH 506 or BIOS 806

Biostatistics I

3

MPH Concentration

CPH 562

Human Resources Management in Health Organizations

3

CPH 563

Strategic Planning and Management in Public Health Administration

3

CPH 565

Health Care Finance

3

CPH 580

Health Care Organizational Theory and Behavior

3

Culminating

CPH 528

Service Learning

3

CPH 529

Capstone

3

BSAD 8800

CAPSTONE: Policy, Planning and Strategy

3

TOTAL

66

MBA/MPH Concentration in Health Policy

Course #

Course Name

Credit Hours

MBA Core

BSAD 8060

Essential Leadership Skills

3

BSAD 8010

Legal, Ethical, and Social Environment

3

BSAD 8030

Information Technology in Business

3

BSAD 8100

Managerial Economics

3

BSAD 8200

Managerial Accounting

3

BSAD 8310

Managing Performance in Organizations

3

BSAD 8400

Marketing Policies

3

BSAD 8500

Financial Management

3

MPH Core

CPH 500 or HPRO 830

Foundations of Public Health

3

CPH 501 or HPRO 860

Health Behavior

3

CPH 502 or HSRA 873

Health Services Administration

3

CPH 503 or ENV 892

Public Health, Environment, & Society

3

CPH 504 or EPI 820

Epidemiology in Public Health

3

CPH 505 or HPRO 805

Applied Research in Public Health

3

CPH 506 or BIOS 806

Biostatistics I

3

MPH Concentration

CPH 566

Health Policy

3

CPH 564

Health Economics

3

CPH 555

Public Health Law

3

CPH 567

Health Policy Analysis & Evaluation

3

Culminating

CPH 528

Service Learning

3

CPH 529

Capstone

3

BSAD 8800

CAPSTONE: Policy, Planning and Strategy

3

TOTAL

66