The Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics and the Professional MBA in Healthcare Management program offer a joint degree pathway culminating in both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management and a Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics degree (MSHIA). Under the joint degree pathway, a student can obtain both degrees in significantly less time (and with less coursework) than it would take to obtain both degrees if pursued consecutively. This pathway is particularly suited to students targeting a career path toward senior executive roles in health industry organizations.
Joint degree pathway candidates will not receive either degree until all requirements for both programs have been satisfied. Students deciding against completing a second degree must satisfy all first degree program requirements as if the student had never been a joint degree pathway candidate. MBA in Healthcare Management students who have taken twelve credits of MSHIA common courses may obtain an MSHIA degree with an additional 24 credits (66 total credit hours). MSHIA students who have taken twelve credits of a MBA in Healthcare Management common courses may obtain an MBA in Healthcare Management degree with only 24 credits (60 total credit hours). Without the joint degree program, students would need to take 78 credit hours to get both degrees.
For additional information, contact the MBA office at (305) 779-9229 or the MSHIA office at (305) 348-5210.