Health Administration M.H.A./M.B.A. (dual degree) (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Policy Analysis and Management

Program Description

The Master in Health Administration/Master in Business Administration program is offered in conjunction with the Sloan Program in Health Administration and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. This dual degree provides students interested in health management and desiring in-depth training in the general field of business administration an opportunity to pursue both an M.H.A. and an M.B.A. simultaneously.

For further information, check the Department Web site

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-7049

2301 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • health administration


2020-2021: $38,354

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

April 15; dual program begins early May each year (requires separate application to Johnson for the MBA)

Requirements Summary:

Applicants for the M.H.A. program may submit scores for either the GRE general test or the GMAT.

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • two recommendations
  • Ph.D.--GRE general test
  • M.H.A.--GRE general test or GMAT

Learning Outcomes

The Sloan Program is designed to develop student competency in five areas:

  • Communication consists of business writing and presentation skills.
  • Leadership skills and relationship management consists of leading, communicating with, and managing others; change management; ability for honest self-assessment; problem-solving and decision making; working in teams.
  • Professionalism includes personal and professional ethics; emotional intelligence and critical thinking.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare environment includes health care issues and trends; health care legal principles; health policy; population health and the social determinants of health.
  • Business and analytical skills consist of financial management and accounting; organizational behavior and managing human resources; strategic planning and analysis; marketing; information management; operations management and quality and performance improvement; quantitative skills; planning and managing projects; economic analysis and application.