Accelerated MBA/MPH in Health Care Management
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This innovative program, the first of its kind in the United States, enables students to earn an MBA and an MPH in just 22 months through intensive study at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and the Yale School of Management (SOM). Qualified students will complete core coursework in management and public health, providing them with knowledge and skills to become leaders in health care organizations across the globe.
Coursework begins in the summer at YSPH. Students will complete degree requirements through a combination of required and elective courses at SOM and YSPH. Elective coursework may be taken at SOM, YSPH or another Yale school. Additionally, students will participate in SOM’s International Experience, and will complete an internship in the health care industry in the summer between their first and second year.
This joint degree program requires that applicants apply and gain admission to both schools.
Upon completing the core curriculum of the MPH program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge base in the disciplines of biostatistics, chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, health systems, public policy, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health.
- Apply basic research skills to specific public health problems in both group and individual settings, including the ability to define problems; construct, articulate and test hypotheses; draw conclusions; and communicate findings to a variety of audiences.
- Explain the interrelationships between a multitude of factors that can impact on a public health problem, including scientific, medical, environmental, cultural, social, behavioral, economic, political, and ethical factors.
- Review, critique, and evaluate public health reports and research articles.
- Apply public health concepts, principles, and methodologies obtained through formal course work to actual problems experienced in the community or work environment.
- Critically evaluate programs, interventions, and outcomes that relate to public health practice.
- Apply ethical standards and professional values as they relate to the practice of public health.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to the social context within which public health professionals practice.
Competencies - Health Care Management
- Conduct financial analyses, including reading and analyzing financial statements.
- Conduct economic analyses, including cost-effectiveness analysis, to inform public health management decision-making.
- Apply operations management concepts to address organizational performance issues in health service organizations.
- Apply the principles of marketing analysis and planning to public health programs and health service organizations.
- Utilize statistical analysis skills to conduct health systems and policy research.
- Utilize research design and data management skills to conduct health policy and management research.
- Evaluate health care financing, regulatory and delivery systems.
- Demonstrate written communication skills to effectively communicate in professional health policy and community settings.
- Demonstrate oral communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate in professional health policy and community settings.
- Utilize advocacy, persuasion, and negotiation skills to influence health policy and management decision making.
- Perform strategic analysis and planning for public health care organizations.
- Describe legal perspectives on health policy and management issues, including assessment of legal and regulatory environments in the context of public health.
- Apply ethical decision making in a health care context.
- Apply management problem-solving skills to improve functioning of organizations and agencies in health systems.
- Demonstrate leadership, team-based collaboration, and conflict management skills.
- Coach and provide constructive feedback to colleagues.
- Work with and incorporate perspectives of culturally diverse groups.
In this program, students complete a total of 14 course units at YSPH. All “a” courses are offered in the fall term, “b” courses are in the spring term, and “c” courses in the summer term.
CORE MPH REQUIREMENTS
BIS 515c, Accelerated Biostatistics
CDE 515c, Accelerated Epidemiology
CDE 505c, Accelerated Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health
EHS 510a, Contemporary Issues in Environmental Health
HPM 698b Health Care Finance, Policy, and Economics
EPH 100a, Professional Skills Seminar
EPH 515b, Introduction to Research and Professional Ethics Seminar
EPH 520c, Summer Internship (required whether or not used to fulfill the Public Health Practice Requirement)
HCM DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
HPM 561b, Managing Health Care Organizations (Capstone)
HPM 570a, Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making
HPM 583b, Methods in Health Services Research
HPM 699, Health Care Leadership Seminar (taken in year 1 and 2)
Three electives at YSPH
One of the following two:
HPM 566b, Critical Issues in Global Health
HPM 592b, Strategic Thinking in Global Health
Public Health Practice requirement, choose one of the following four:
EPH 520c, Summer Internship (Approval Required)
CDE 542b, Community Health Program Planning
EPH 500b, Public Health Practicum
HPM 555a or b, Health Management Practicum
Required MBA courses - the first-year, core MBA curriculum at SOM (all half-term courses)
Basics of Accounting
Probability Modeling and Statistics
Basics of Economics
Introduction to Negotiation
State and Society
Sourcing and Managing Funds
Managing Groups and Teams
Integrated Leadership Perspective
International Experience (during spring break)