Coordinated Master of Business Administration / Master of Public Health Program

Coordinated Master of Public Health and Master of Business Administration (MPH/MBA) Program

This coordinated Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Health degree program is offered through the UAB Collat School of Business and the UAB School of Public Health. Students may focus their MPH in any one of four areas: (1) Environmental Health Science, (2) Epidemiology, (3) Health Behavior, (4) Health Care Organization and Policy or a combination (general MPH). MPH focus courses may be customized to the experience and needs of the student.

The coordinated MBA/MPH program results in two advanced degrees providing students with skills necessary for a broad range of positions in health care management, entrepreneurship, and leadership. MPH coursework typically includes courses in the core public health disciplines as well as health economics, finance, accounting, management, strategic planning, health insurance, and health policy.


A total of 60 credit hours of coursework are required for the coordinated MBA/MPH. Courses include the Public Health Core plus 7 hours of Public Health focus courses as well 10 MBA courses. Normally, 42 credit hours are required for the MPH and 36 credit hours for the MBA; however, because of the coordinated nature of the degree 12 credit hours from the MBA curriculum are credited to the MPH and six hours from the MPH are credited to the MBA. Students may complete either degree programs totally online, in class, or through a mix of online and in class experiences. Out-of state online students pay the same tuition rate as Alabama residents.

MPH Core Requirements (20 hours):
BST 601Biostatistics4
ENH 600Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science3
EPI 600Introduction to Epidemiology3
HB 600Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health3
HCO 600Management and Policy in Public Health Systems and Services4
PUH 695The Public Health Integrative Experience3
PUH 697Practice Placement / Internship3
MPH Focus Electives (7 hours):
Minimum 7 credit hours of Public Health (BST, ENH, EPI, GHS, HB, HCO) 600-699 level7
SOPH Coursework Total (30 hours):
Shared Hours from MBA Program Curriculum (12 hrs):
MBA 619Information Technology and Business Strategy3
MBA 631Management and Organizations3
MBA 642Economics for Managers3
MBA 651Marketing Strategy3
Remaining MBA Program Requirements (18 hours):
MBA 601Accounting and Finance for Managers3
MBA 608Strategic Cost Analysis and Decision Making3
MBA 621Topics in Corporate Finance3
MBA 634Strategic Management3
MBA 637Operations and Supply Chain Management3
MBA 662Quantitative Analysis for Business Managers3
Total Hours for both MPH/MBA Degrees:60