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The Master of Science in Health Administration & Master of Business Administration Program (MSHA/MBA) is offered cooperatively by the UAB School of Health Profession's Department of Health Services Administration opens a new website and Collat's Graduate School of Management. The coordinated MSHA/MBA program is a 30-month program, including 21 months of courses on campus plus a 9-month administrative residency.

The program blends academic coursework and directed experience in institutional operations and policy. Students acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills that empower them to successfully lead and manage as top-level executives in health service organizations. The administrative residency is conducted under the preceptorship of a high-level administrator in the host institution and provides the student with a top-notch applied learning experience along with a stipend.

The program has a diverse faculty with expertise in health services applications such as accounting, economics, finance, human resource management, law, management information systems, marketing, organizational behavior and theory, and quantitative methods.

Why an MBA

If your career aspirations include leadership or executive positions in healthcare organizations including startups or launching your healthcare-related business, an MBA can provide a broader set of business skills that can be valuable. Combing business skills in financial management, strategic planning and decision-making and entrepreneurship with your healthcare administration knowledge makes you a well-rounded candidate for a variety of leadership roles in the healthcare sector. 

Program Specifics

View the curriculum opens a new website for the MSHA/MBA dual degree program. 


Limited scholarship and traineeship funds are available. These funds are awarded based on need and scholastic record. The number of awards varies from year to year.

How to Apply

Students who wish to pursue coordinated MSHA/MBA degrees must apply and be admitted to the MSHA program and the MBA program independently.

Admissions Information

Program Contact

For specific questions concerning the MSHA program, please reach out to Heather Lee, MPH opens a new website with UAB School of Health Professions.

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