Dual M.S. in Healthcare Systems Engineering/Master of Business Administration
The mission of the Dual Degree MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering/MBA program is to educate professionals in the healthcare systems engineering and business disciplines that will make them leaders of highly complex healthcare endeavors within their sponsoring organizations.
The dual degree MS/MBA program will confer two degrees upon its graduates: an MBA and an MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering. Students may obtain either an MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering or an MBA degree as a stand-alone by fulfilling the individual degree requirements. Taking the dual degree program saves the student several courses compared to the two programs taken separately.
The dual degree MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering/MBA program is designed to be completed in approximately three years. Typically, the Healthcare Systems Engineering classes are completed first, followed by taking the required classes in the MBA program.
- Apply the fundamental principles of Healthcare Systems Engineering to complex healthcare problems
- Become leaders of innovative healthcare projects and businesses
- Develop multidisciplinary skills to architect, design & manage complex healthcare systems throughout their life cycle
- Apply principles of systems engineering, systems thinking, project management and lean engineering to improve operational efficiency, reduce fragmentation, improve patient safety and reduce provider burnout, and apply state of the art knowledge to healthcare.
- Develop technical skills to analyze, and design integrated healthcare systems
- Students will be able to apply key concepts in the business-related areas of accounting, finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management, information technology, and economics.
- Students will be able to evaluate how economic and trade issues, different cultures, and the political environment impact business situations.
- Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in analyzing business situations.
- Students will be able to integrate concepts and skills from multiple business areas when analyzing business situations.
- Students will be able to effectively express knowledge and ideas through written communication and oral communication.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles within themselves and in organizations.
- Students will understand and be able to evaluate formal and informal organizational structure and processes.
- Students will be able to analyze teamwork and interpersonal relations in an organizational setting.
- Students will be able to apply appropriate data analysis techniques in the analysis of business situations and in decision making.
- Students will be able to identify an ethical dilemma in a business situation and apply an ethics model or framework to propose and defend a resolution.
- Students will be able to identify social responsibility issues and incorporate responsibility to stakeholders in their analysis of business situations.
- Students will be able to identify sustainability issues and incorporate environmental responsibilities in their analysis of business situations.
Students enrolled in the Dual Degree MS/MBA Program are jointly advised by the Graduate Program Director for Healthcare Systems Engineering in the Seaver College and the MBA Program Director in the College of Business Administration. Students can begin the dual degree program in any semester. It is recommended that incoming students take a full course load of Healthcare Systems Engineering courses and complete the MS the first year of the dual-degree program, then begin the MBA curriculum in year two.
In addition to the MBA Curriculum, dual degree students will take a total of eight (8) Healthcare Systems Engineering courses, of which five will be used to satisfy the emphasis/concentration requirement for the MBA degree. Two of the MBA courses of the are taken as part of the MBA coursework and apply to the M.S. in Healthcare Systems Engineering.
MBA curriculum (no emphasis)
Note: 5 Healthcare Systems Engineering Courses count towards the electives in the MBA program
|36 semester hours
MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering
Eight Courses in Healthcare Systems Engineering
Note: 2 MBA courses count towards electives for the MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering
|24 semester hours
|Dual Degree Total
|60 semester hours
- The Graduate Program Director for the MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering has the discretion to substitute other Healthcare Systems Engineering coursework based on availability and Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Dean’s office approval.
- When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA and the MS in Healthcare Systems Engineering.