Accelerated MBA/MPH in Health Care Management

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Evans Hall at the School of Organization and Management

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.

MPH Competencies

Core Competencies

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

Upon receiving an M.P.H. degree with a concentration in Health Care Management, the student will be able to: 
  • 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. 


Course Units

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)



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)

MGT 402

Basics of Accounting

MGT 403

Probability Modeling and Statistics

MGT 404

Basics of Economics

MGT 406

Individual Problem-Framing

MGT 407


MGT 408

Introduction to Negotiation

MGT 410


MGT 411


MGT 412


MGT 413

State and Society

MGT 420


MGT 421


MGT 422

Operations Engine

MGT 423

Sourcing and Managing Funds

MGT 425

Global Macroeconomics

MGT 414

Leadership Fundamentals

MGT 415

Advanced Leadership

000MGT 401

Managing Groups and Teams

MGT 430

Integrated Leadership Perspective


International Experience (during spring break)