Health Care Management/Business Administration Dual Degree (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 healthcare organizations. Graduates will be able to

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

This dual degree can be completed in 57 credit hours through a highly structured program of study at MU’s Ballston Center.

Admission Requirements: Individuals interested in this dual degree program are encouraged to enroll in it when first applying to the University. However, students can elect 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 Admissions will assist students with application procedures.

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.


Marymount’s program will prepare students to enter a growing job market. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations.”

Marymount’s Health Care Management program prepares students for careers as:

  • Hospital administrators
  • Managed care coordinators
  • Financial/operational managers in HMOs

Dual Degree Requirements

57 credits

Courses are listed in recommended sequence of enrollment.

  • HCM 510 Health Care Management
  • ECO 590 Health Care Economics
  • NU 590 Health Care Data Analysis
  • NU 591 Health Care Research or MSC 515 Research Methods
  • IT 503 Managing Information Technology or IT 545 Health Care Informatics
  • HCM 520 Health Care Reimbursement Systems
  • HCM 535 Health Care Policy and Ethics
  • HCM 550 Health Care Finance
  • LA 540 Health Care Law
  • 1 course from the following: HCM 525 Health Care Management — Long-Term Care, HCM 585 Global Health Care, HCM 596 Special Topics in Health Care
  • MBA 513 Business Communication
  • MBA 515 Organizational Behavior
  • HCM 555 Health Care Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • MBA 522 Corporate Finance
  • MBA 521 Marketing Concepts and Practice
  • One (1) International Business course
  • HCM 560 Health Care Operations Management
  • HCM 565 Health Care Cases and Project
  • MBA 526 Strategic Management Seminar
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