MBA/Master of Health Services Administration

The College of Business and the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offer a dual degree program leading to the Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

This program takes advantage of many areas of overlap between the two curricula, and allows students to receive both degrees upon completion of 82 graduate credits.

The MHSA focuses on the organization, financing, marketing, and management of health care institutions and the delivery of personal health services in the United States.  The program prepares students for management careers in the unique environment of health care, including careers in health systems, hospital, clinic, and emergency services management. The MHSA degree is also appropriate for those seeking positions as planners, policy analysts, or consultants focusing on the financing, organization, quality and delivery of personal health services in either the public or the private sector. 

The MBA offers a number of skills beyond the MHSA, including expanded coverage of finance, marketing, and strategy as practiced in industries other than health care. It is valuable to understand the management of for-profit corporations in health care, and it provides a broader foundation for senior management positions in all sectors.

You may complete the MBA portion of the program on the Dearborn campus, on-line, or any combination of the two. You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters. Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MBA program may take up to 6 graduate business credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.

Students must apply to the MHSA separately. The MHSA requires full-time enrollment on the Ann Arbor campus. Students already enrolled in either degree may apply for the second degree before completing one-half of their degree requirements.


The MBA/Master of Health Services Administration requires 27 courses or 82 credit hours.

Program Details

College of Business Graduate Office

166 - Fairlane Center South
19000 Hubbard Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
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