Dual MBA MHA students

Dual MBA and Healthcare Administration (MHA)



3 to 3.5 years (full time)

Required Credits



UNLV campus

Five Reasons to Get a Dual MBA/MHA Degree at UNLV:

  • Top-ranked MBA and MHA programs at UNLV. U.S. News and World Report ranks the part-time LEE MBA #75, and the School of Public Health’s healthcare management program #65.
  • Develop general business skills and an understanding of healthcare regulations and industry-specific administration.
  • Engage with research experts in business and healthcare.
  • Double your networking opportunities by working with faculty, professionals, and fellow students in two separate fields.
  • Dual specialty gives you an edge over the competition in the job market.

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A Dual Degree to Fast-track Your Healthcare Career

The healthcare industry is one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy and has become more complex medically and administratively. The dual MBA/Master of Healthcare Administration (MBA/MHA) degree allows students to combine functional business skills with healthcare administration to excel and stand out in this competitive field.

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“Healthcare is a huge market that accounts for a fifth of the U.S. GDP. The dual MBA/MHA program has equipped me to take on leadership roles and empower others within this growing industry.”
Ismail Hader, MD, FACP
MBA Candidate - Healthcare concentration

Admission Process

The dual master's degree in MBA/MHA program is open to graduates from all undergraduate disciplines. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at an international college or university. Applicants would submit one application and pay one application fee. Your application will be reviewed by both the Healthcare Administration and MBA Programs departments for admission consideration.

Program Structure

The dual MBA/MHA degree is a 66-credit hour program in which students take 36 credits in Healthcare Administration courses and 30 credits in Business Administration courses. Students receive two degrees: a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration. Full-time students typically receive their degree within three to three and a half years, while part-time students average between four and five and a half years.

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Application Deadlines

Fall Term:
May 1 – International applicants
July 15 – Domestic or permanent residence applicants

Spring Term:
October 1 – International applicants
November 15 – Domestic or permanent resident applicants

Summer Term:
March 1 – International applicants
April 1 – Domestic or permanent resident applicants


The dual MBA/MHA degree program consists of faculty from both the Lee Business School and the School of Public Health. These faculty are world-recognized experts in numerous business and healthcare sectors, publish in top-tier internationally recognized academic journals, and are engaged in their respective communities.

More Skills Means More Career Opportunities

Expand your career options and enhance your leadership skills with a dual MBA and Healthcare Management degree. This degree provides students with the relevant business skills for effective decision making in the healthcare industry. Graduates are able to apply these skills in hospitals, insurance and managed care companies, pharmaceuticals, public health organizations, biotech firms, and a variety of healthcare settings.

Career Options

This joint degree program is a strategic option if you want to enter into business leadership roles in the healthcare industry. With your dual MBA/MHA degree, you'll have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of roles, including:

  • CEO
  • Medical Consulting Analyst
  • Hospital Administrator 
  • Performance Improvement Leader
  • Healthcare Lobbyist
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Analyst

Program Advisors Contact

School of Public Health
Healthcare Administration Program
Lung-Wen Antony Chen
Associate Professor; Director, Urban Air Quality Laboratory

Lee Business School
MBA Program
John Baur
Associate Professor, Faculty Director, MBA and EMBA programs

Prospective Student Contact

Lee Business School
Graduate Student Services