2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration, B.S./MBA in Health Care Management (Professional Studies)

Lauren G. Pete, J.D., Ph.D., Chairperson
John Sardelis, Dr.P.H., Associate Chairperson

Dual-degree candidates must meet the general undergraduate and graduate admissions requirements of Professional Studies. Most candidates typically have post-secondary education and training and will have acquired, through experience, the skills and knowledge appropriate to the degree.

In order to be accepted in the dual degree program, applicants must currently work in the health care field. The dual program is an excellent option, as it allows students to advance professionally in the health care field without breaks in education. 

Undergraduates are eligible for admission to the M.B.A. in Health Care Management program after completing 90 credits. 21 of which must be completed at St. Joseph’s College. Applicants are required to complete (as part of the 90 credits) the following courses with a grade of C or better:

Equivalent courses from other accredited institutions will be considered. These courses include all prerequisite courses required for the graduate degree, as well as other courses deemed necessary by the department to provide students with a diversified foundation in health care management.

Applicants are required to have a 3.0 overall GPA and submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in his/her major, attesting to the student’s readiness for graduate study. This recommendation must contain the approval of the department or associate chair.

M.B.A. applicants typically are required to have work experience involving supervision, program development, specialized training, considerable responsibility and/or independent judgment. Applicants for the B.S./M.B.A. in Health Care Management can satisfy this requirement by completing a 3-credit internship during their junior or senior year. If an applicant’s experiential qualifications fall short of the aforementioned criteria, the GMAT will be required.

B.S. in Health Administration Curriculum

Major Requirements: 33 Credits

Social Sciences: 3 Credits

Liberal Arts Requirements: 35 Credits

Other electives: 30 Credits

Undergraduate Total: 120 Credits (Effective students entering Fall 2015)

Remaining M.B.A. in Health Care Management Graduate Courses: 24 Credits

  • HCM 511 - Health Care Law and Medical Ethics 3 credits. #
  • HCM 641 - Health Care Finance and Reimbursement 3 credits. #
  • HCM 660 - Health Care Operations Management 3 credits. #
  • HCM 680 - Health Care Strategic Planning 3 credits. #
  • MGT 520 - Organizational Theory and Design 3 credits. #  or
  • MGT 525 - Marketing Concepts and Strategies 3 credits. #
  • MGT 610 - Statistical Applications in Research and Management 3 credits. #
  • MGT 655 - Operations and Quality Management 3 credits. #
  • MGT 690 - Integrative Analysis in Management 3 credits. #

Dual-degree Total: 144 Credits (Effective students entering Fall 2015)

# denotes a graduate course.  See graduate catalog for course descriptions.