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Am J Public Health. 2015 Mar;105 Suppl 1:S68-72. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302252.

Innovating in health care management education: development of an accelerated MBA and MPH degree program at Yale.

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All of the authors are with the Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT. Howard P. Forman and Ingrid M. Nembhard are also with the Yale School of Management, New Haven, CT.


Increasingly, there is recognition of the need for individuals with expertise in both management and public health to help health care organizations deliver high-quality and cost-effective care. The Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Management began offering an accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Health (MPH) joint degree program in the summer of 2014. This new program enables students to earn MBA and MPH degrees simultaneously from 2 fully accredited schools in 22 months. Students will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to become innovative leaders of health care organizations. We discuss the rationale for the program, the developmental process, the curriculum, benefits of the program, and potential challenges.

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