Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 

Dual Degree: Master of Business Administration & Master of Healthcare Administration

Plan Description

This is a dual degree offered by the Lee Business School in conjunction with the School of Public Health.

The Lee Business School MBA Programs at UNLV are designed for those who seek global career and leadership opportunities.

The world is changing quickly and today’s business leaders are faced with new challenges in a complex business environment supported by new communication technologies and organizational structures. Success in the new global marketplace requires teams of executives working across functions and across borders.

The MBA programs at UNLV prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment by providing them with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative leaders.

The program focuses on ethics and critical thinking, business communications, the role of the firm and its goals and markets, firms’ strategic planning and positioning, supply chain management, international business culture, information technology, leadership, and teamwork.

Our faculty and administration are committed to fulfilling the recently revised college mission: to advance the knowledge and practice of the disciplines that constitute business and administration and to foster the intellectual and economic vitality of Nevada and the Intermountain Region through teaching, research, and outreach.

Our faculty are committed to continuous quality improvement of the curriculum.

To achieve the best outcome, the faculty embrace no single teaching method, but rather employ a combination of methods best suited to the particular objectives of the course. Lectures, group discussions, seminars, case studies, computer simulations, and individual and group research projects are frequently used within courses and across the curriculum.

UNLV’s School of Public Health offers the only two Masters of Healthcare Administration programs within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), the residential MHA as well as the Executive Master of Healthcare Administration. The MHA will prepare students to assume leadership roles in healthcare organizations in both clinical and administrative functions. The MHA degree is recognized in the healthcare field as an important credential that allows graduates to assume healthcare management level positions. The curriculum has been developed to include critical competencies for healthcare leadership, including issues of healthcare delivery, healthcare finance, ethical and legal issues in healthcare administration and management topics. Students will use their education and expertise to help meet the healthcare management needs of the State of Nevada and beyond.

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Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

The admission requirements for the dual degree are the same as those stated under the original programs linked below:

Master of Business Administration  

Master of Healthcare Administration  

See the Application Process section under the MBA and MHA programs linked above.

Applications will be reviewed by representatives of both Schools, in an independent process within each college.

Applicants must be admitted to both schools to qualify for the dual degree program for that term. If denied by one program, the applicant will have the option of proceeding with a single degree program with departmental approval.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 75

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for the Business Administration M.B.A.: 30

Electives – Credits: 9

Complete 9 credits of electives from any 700-level course offered by the Lee Business School.

Capstone Course – Credits: 3

Total Credits Required for the Master of Healthcare Administration: 45

Total Credits Required: 45

Plan Degree Requirements

MBA Degree Requirements:

  1. The MBA degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of approved course work.
  2. All requirements listed above must be completed successfully as defined by the Lee Business School and the Graduate College.
  3. All required courses are sequenced so students may acquire the tools and skill they need for success in the program.
  4. Courses in which the student earns a grade lower than C cannot be included in their program, and the student’s total grade point average (GPA) must be 3.00 or higher while in the program.

MHA Degree Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 45 credits.
  2. Courses in which the student earns a grade lower than B cannot be included in their program, and the student’s total grade point average (GPA) must be 3.00 or higher while in the program.

Plan Graduation Requirements

Students cannot graduate from one portion of the dual degree until the requirements for both are met. Students must apply to graduate from both programs for the same semester.

Successful completion of the capstone courses.

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.