Crosby MBA Program - University of Missouri
Published on November 7, 2014
A joint degree program administered through the Trulaske College of Business and the Health Management and Informatics Department of the School of Medicine is available for those students who wish to earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree simultaneously. Individuals interested in pursuing a managerial career in the medical services area will find that this program provides them with a valuable set of skills to excel in this rapidly growing field. If earned separately, each degree would take two years. The dual program allows students to graduate with both degrees in a total of three years. During one summer students complete a 12-week internship in an approved health organization under the guidance of a qualified and motivated preceptor. Internships allow students to apply knowledge and develop skills as they increase their understanding of the complex relationships within health-care organizations. Internship sites are located throughout the United States. Student interns usually are paid a monthly stipend by the host organization. MBA/MHA graduates are sought after by integrated health systems, physician group practices, corporate health systems, home health agencies, hospices, public health agencies, and many others. After requisite experience, administrators assume leadership positions as hospital CEOs, managed care executives, partners in consulting firms, and officers in major healthcare companies.