Marymount Ranked In Top 50 Best Value Dual MBA/Health Care Management Degree

Marymount University has been ranked in the Top 50 Best Value Dual MBA and Health Management Degrees of 2016 by Value Colleges (, an online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education.

For the ranking, Value Colleges considered all accredited U.S. universities and colleges that offer a dual degree program that match an MBA to a health management degree. The top 50 were ranked based on a combination of affordability, educational quality and job market success. Metrics included average graduate student tuition and fees (according to the National Center for Education Statistics, or NCES); reputability (according to U.S. News & World Report rankings, where appropriate); and average master’s salaries (based on data provided by PayScale).

“There is no hotter topic today than health care, and the industry is booming with opportunities for those who are prepared to lead,” said Dr. Alyson Eisenhardt, director of Marymount’s M.S. in Health Care Management program. Prior to coming to Marymount, Eisenhardt served as a U.S. Navy health care administrator during eight years of active duty in the Medical Service Corps. 

“Our program gives students a solid grounding in the analytical, business and leadership skills applicable to the health care field. And our faculty have the real-world experience and connections to provide the core competencies and current best practices that give our students a competitive edge,” Eisenhardt added. 

Marymount’s 60-credit-hour dual degree program combines the power of an industry-specific degree with broader business acumen in economics, finance and marketing. Graduates are prepared for middle- or senior-level management positions in hospitals or other health care organizations.

Citing that today’s health care makes up one-sixth of the U.S. economy, and all health care professional careers are expected to rise in the next decade, Value Colleges reports that “as long as these degrees are still competitive and hard to come by, they have a special value in the job market, setting dual degree holders obviously apart from their competition.”