The MBA/MPH Program

The health care industry now represents one-sixth of the U.S. economy. As the U.S. healthcare system continues to evolve, it is becoming increasingly valuable for individuals interested in healthcare to pursue a business education as well. Goizueta Business School students pursuing career interests in health care receive a world-class business education in an intimate learning environment and can pursue a Master Degree in Public Health in the unique setting of Atlanta’s Clifton Corridor. The Clifton Corridor is home to the Emory University’s medical facilities, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I complete my MBA?
The MBA/MPH Program is associated with the Departments of Health Policy Management, Global Health, or Epidemiology departments in the Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta’s Two Year MBA Program.  It is important that you start the MBA/MPH program at Goizueta Business School. If you do not, it will take you an extra semester to graduate. These programs are typically five semesters in length, but it may take longer to complete if you choose to write a master's thesis at for the School of Public Health departments that require a thesis.

What will my course schedule look like?

  • Academic Pre-Sessions Begin:  July, 2012
  • Mandatory Orientation Program begins July 2012

What is the course workload like at Goizueta? 
The course workload is comparable to the two-year MBA programs. The first semester may be more intense due to taking the required core business courses; however, students have found the workload to be manageable overall.

What courses in health care do you offer?

  • An Introduction to the Business of Healthcare (BUS 504)
  • Advanced Topics in Strategy in the Healthcare Sector (BUS 506)
  • Innovation in the Healthcare Industry (BUS 642)
  • Healthcare Operations, and Technology Management (BUS 652)

Approved Rollins School of Public Health Courses:

  • Economic Evaluation (HPM 522)
  • Health Insurance Concepts (HPM 562)
  • Health Care Administrative Law (HPM 557)
  • Fundamentals of Public Health Law (HPM 561)
  • Physician Performance (HPM 556)
  • Health Outcomes (HPM 564)
  • Public Finance & Health Care Systems (HPM 521)
  • Contemporary Health Policy Issues (HPM 572)

Are there opportunities to participate in healthcare business-oriented activities?

  • The Goizueta Healthcare Association enables students enrich their MBA experience with healthcare-related coursework, directed studies, internships and extracurricular activities.
  • Students also host the Goizueta Healthcare Forum which brings together key alumni and top executives in the industry – from marketing, to finance, to consulting, to entrepreneurship – for discussion on emerging topics and critical issues.
  • The annual Healthcare Case Competitions allow students to integrate healthcare experiences and business skills to address real world decisions. 
  • Students network with individuals working in areas ranging from finance to strategy in the healthcare field. 

When do I apply?

Applicants should apply to the Business School during one of Goizueta Business School's Application Rounds

How do I apply?
Goizueta requires that all applicants complete our online application.  It is not necessary to complete your application in one sitting. Until you submit your application, you may access it from any computer using the username and password that you created. Specific directions can be found here.

I have already started at the School of Public Health but now want to consider the joint MBA/MPH degree.  Is it still possible to do the joint MBA/MPH?  
Students who have already started with the Rollins School of Public Health cannot apply as a dual degree student.  The program structure is such that students will apply to both schools at the same time of application.  If you decide to purse a MBA after you have already started in the School of Public Health, you can do so but you will not be a part of the official joint degree program.  Depending on your MPH program and the MBA program the student decides to pursue, the academic requirements will be evaluated at that time.

Do I need a business background?

No.  Goizueta students come from diverse professional, academic and personal backgrounds.   

How can I complete the pre-program course work requirements?
Pre-enrollment courses are completed through MBA Math

Do I need work experience?
In order to be a competitive applicant, we suggest that you have full-time post undergraduate work experience.  The Admissions Committee is most interested in hearing how your life and work experiences will add to MBA class discussions and an eventual business-related career. MBA classes are highly participatory and lively class discussions are a key part of the learning process. Our recommendation is that you package your application in a way that highlights the skills you have gained from your work and organizational experiences.

When should I take the GMAT or GRE? 
Applicants to Goizueta Business School are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Candidates should prepare vigorously for the quantitative portion of the GMAT as candidates are expected to exceed the 50th percentile on the quantitative section of the exam. Most of our students score at the 75-80th percentile on the GMAT. Beginning in the 2011-12 admissions cycle, we will accept the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

How much is tuition?
Tuition is set by the Emory University Board of Trustees each January. We can provide you with an estimate based on the cost to attend Goizueta’s Two-Year MBA Program. 

Does Goizueta offer scholarships? 
All applicants are considered for merit-based scholarships if you apply by Round 3, Jan. 27. Decisions are based on the overall strength of the application file. Undergraduate grades, rigor of academic program and field of study, quality of work experience, leadership experiences, test scores, interview evaluation and recommendations are all considered in making scholarship decisions. Awards are made at the time of admission.

What are some career opportunities with this degree?
Our MBA/MPH graduates join a wide variety of fields post-graduation. Our alumni have pursued careers in Pharmaceutical Marketing, Healthcare Marketing, Healthcare Consulting, Hospital Administration, Managed Care, Biotechnology, Federal Government Agencies, and healthcare related non-profit work.