Dual Health Care Management/Business Administration (M.S./M.B.A.)

Many students interested in graduate study in health care management know that broader business issues – economics, finance, and marketing – are driving many business decisions. In addition, many M.B.A. students recognize the advantages of an industry-specific degree. In response, Marymount offers a dual degree: the Master of Science in Health Care Management and Master of Business Administration.

This dual degree program will prepare students for middle- or senior-level management positions in hospitals or other health care organizations. Graduates will be able to:

  • identify and solve complex and integrative health care management problems
  • resolve health care issues using ethically sound decision making
  • effectively communicate and work with others

This dual degree can be completed in 60 credit hours through a highly structured program of study at MU’s Ballston Center.

Admission Requirements

In making decisions for admission, Marymount University takes a holistic approach to application review.

Application Deadlines:
Fall Enrollment: July 16th
Spring Enrollment: November 16th
Summer Enrollment: April 16th

Application Requirements:
Individuals interested in this dual degree program are encouraged to enroll in it when first applying to the University. The requirements for both programs must be met in order to be admitted into the dual degree program. However, students can apply to enroll in the dual program after they have already begun their studies in either the M.S. in Health Care Management or M.B.A. The Office of Graduate Enrollment Services will assist students with application procedures.

Additional Requirements for International Students:
For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of your transcript is required from an evaluation agency with NACES membership such as World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credentials Evaluators.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score from the TOEFL of 96, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE Academic exam of 58, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners (ESL, IELTS, LADO, or Mentora College).

For more information about International Admissions Guidelines, please click here.

For additional information about the application process, please visit Graduate Enrollment Services.

Minimum Grade Requirements

For students in dual degree programs, the minimum grade requirement for each degree remains in effect. A minimum grade of C is required in order to receive credit for a course in this dual degree program. All graduate SBA students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Dual Degree Requirements

63 credits

Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.

  • HCM 500 Accounting Basics for Healthcare Managers
  • HCM 510 Health Care Management
  • MBA 511 Management Foundations
  • MBA 514 Business Analytics
  • IT 545 Health Care Informatics
  • MBA 515 Management in Organizations
  • ECO 590 Health Care Economics
  • HCM 535 Health Care Policy and Ethics
  • LA 540 Health Care Law
  • HCM 530 Human and Organizational Development in Health Care
  • HCM 590 Population Health and Epidemiology
  • MBA 585 Global Business Experience or HCM 585 Global Health Care
  • HCM 560 Health Care Operations Management
  • HCM 520 Health Care Reimbursement Systems
  • HCM 550 Health Care Finance
  • MBA 522 Corporate Finance
  • MBA 521 Marketing Concepts and Practice
  • HCM 555 Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • MBA 626 Strategic Management Seminar
  • Two (2) graduate-level electives from the College