2020 Graduate Outcomes
  • 100% employed within 3 months
What does it cost?

Average Yearly Cost
Georgia residents: $15,519
Non-Georgia residents: $35,858
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Out-of-state applicants may be eligible for in-state tuition through the Academic Common Market. Please see the Southern Regional Education Board for more information.

How long will it take?
  • Full-time Format: 30 months (8 semesters)
  • Part-time Format: 36+ months. Up to 5 years permitted to complete.

Evening courses allow working professionals to advance their current careers.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Buckhead Center (200 Tower Place)

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

The Robinson College of Business reviews applications on a rolling basis. The deadlines below are intended to serve as benchmarks. Due to our rolling admissions process, we encourage you to apply as early as possible.

Applicants can expect to receive a decision within six weeks of the Office of Graduate Admissions receiving all required materials.

Students can begin coursework in the fall, spring, or summer.

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MBA/Master of Health Administration

Richard James, graduate recruitment coordinator
rjames11@gsu.edu
404-413-7139

Your recruiter is here to answer your questions and help you prepare a strong application.
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Robinson’s MBA/Master of Health Administration dual degree will prepare you for a managerial position in a healthcare or business organization.

Build Relevant Skills
In addition to exploring case studies, you will apply your knowledge through collaborative projects with actual healthcare facilities. You will develop an understanding of market forces, policy formulation, strategic management, and health IT trends. Plus, you will emerge with the values and attitudes needed to make strategic, ethical decisions as a healthcare leader.

Examples of past immersive projects

  • On behalf of Georgia State’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, developed a plan to provide healthcare services to the uninsured and homeless in Atlanta
  • Developed a community program to establish primary care services for the uninsured in Paulding County
  • Collaborated with faculty to evaluate Federally Qualified Health Centers in north Georgia to determine patient access and improve customer satisfaction
  • In conjunction with health administration and international business faculty, evaluated the feasibility of a Colombia-based healthcare services company to enter the U.S. market

Interact with Industry Executives
Industry executives regularly deliver guest lectures in class. Examples include:

  • Steven Blubaugh, healthcare strategy manager, Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Charisse Braxton, health service administrator, Kaiser Permanente
  • Louise Bryde, principal, and Lan Nguyen, associate, Stroudwater and Company, a national healthcare consulting firm
  • Waldon Garriss, physician, WellStar Health System
  • J. Larry Tyler, chairman and CEO, Practical Governance Group, a team of healthcare consultants and academicians passionate about governance and the education of healthcare boards
  • Brian Unell, healthcare consultant and former VP of revenue cycle transformation and integration, Piedmont Healthcare

Study in the Health IT Capital of the United States
Georgia, specifically Atlanta, is widely regarded as the health IT capital of the United States. The state is home to more than 200 health IT companies that employ approximately 30,000 professionals. According to Healthcare Informatics Magazine, seven of the 100 top healthcare organizations in the country are located in metro Atlanta, and generate revenues exceeding $4.5 billion.

Join Future Healthcare Executives
Through the Future Healthcare Executives (FHE) student organization, you will attend networking events and engage in experiential learning opportunities. As part of the FHE guest speaker series, you will interact with healthcare professionals and executives. During industry site visits, you will witness how organizations impact the healthcare field. You also will be privy to job openings as well as professional development and mentoring opportunities.

 

Program Highlights

In compliance with our accrediting body (Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education, CAHME), the Institute of Health Administration has developed a set of competencies that define the set of knowledge, skills, and abilities students should possess upon completion of Robinson's MBA/MHA program. These 15 competencies fall into three domains. Each competency has a number of dimensions that can be measured or assessed to determine whether it has been attained. Most of the dimensions are measured at the course level, but some are measured at the program level.

IHA Competency Model

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Business Knowledge and Skills

Financial Management

The application of basic and complex financial analysis tools to the healthcare sector

Operations Management

The application of operations management concepts to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the healthcare sector

Strategic Management

The ability to assess the internal and external environment and develop strategies that improve organizational performance consistent with the mission

Human Resource Management

The ability to interact with, recruit, manage, and motivate a diverse workforce in accordance with legal requirements and optimize performance to meet the strategic goals of the organization

Analytics

The ability to consolidate data from multiple sources and use analytical techniques to make executive, tactical, and operational decisions in the healthcare industry

Leadership and Professionalism

Strategic Communications

Skilled in the arrangement and communication of effective messages in written and oral form, adjustment to media and setting, and adaptation to reader and audience feedback

Emotional Intelligence

The ability to recognize one’s own emotions (self-awareness), use that awareness to guide one’s thinking and behavior (self-management), accurately recognize the emotions of others, use emotional information to manage interactions and relationships, and demonstrate a personal commitment to others

Team Leadership and Participation

The ability to lead and participate in a team, manage meetings, promote team effectiveness, and evaluate team performance

Innovation and Change Management

The ability to lead through dynamic processes or projects and obtain concurrence among people for change within the governance structures of various healthcare organizations

Ethics, Honesty, and Integrity

Knowledge of and commitment to values, standards, and duties that are consistent with the ACHE code of ethics and merits trust from all stakeholders

Healthcare Environment Knowledge

Clinical Professions and Continuum of Care

The ability to use knowledge of the clinical and organizational participants in the delivery of healthcare and their relationships for leadership and management

Legal and Regulatory Environment

The ability to describe the legal and regulatory environment in which healthcare organizations and managers operate, recognize the implications of that environment for leadership and management, and influence the policy environment

Healthcare Economics and Financing

The ability to explain concepts, issues, and practices related to the economics of healthcare financing in the United States and how those concepts affect organizational and political decision making

Organizational Performance and Quality

The ability to understand and use quantitative and qualitative methods to measure and improve organizational performance, especially as it relates to healthcare quality

Health Information Systems and Technology

The ability to understand and effectively use health IT and health informatics to enable and support healthcare operations and transformation

Program Details

Application Requirements

  • Online application and $50 application fee
  • Video interview
  • Test scores – GMAT or GRE GRE (optional for fall 2021)
  • College transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume – work experience preferred but not required
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Additional requirements apply for international applicants

Learn more about the application process and what you will need to apply.

Cornerstone Core

5 courses | 13.5 hours

  • MBA 8000 – Managing in the Global Economy (3 hours)
  • MBA 8015 – Strategic Business Communication (3 hours)
  • MBA 8025 – Financial Statement Analysis (3 hours)
  • MBA 8040 – Data Driven Decision Making (3 hours)
  • MBA 8045 – Analytics Experience (1.5 hours)

 Functional Core

5 courses | 13.5 hours

  • Choose one of the following:
    • MBA 8125 – Digital Innovation (3 hours)
    • MGS 8730 – Project Management (3 hours)
    • CIS 8000 – Information Technology Project Management (3 hours)
  • MBA 8115 – Managerial Control and Costing Systems (1.5 hours)
  • MBA 8135 – Corporate Finance (3 hours)
  • MBA 8145 – Strategic Marketing Management (3 hours)
  • MBA 8165 – Leadership and Organizational Behavior (3 hours)

Health Administration Coursework

12 courses | 36 hours

  • HA 8160 – Introduction to the Health Care System (3 hours)
  • HA 8450 – Legal Environment of Health Care (3 hours)
  • HA 8190 – Health Policy and Ethics (3 hours)
  • HA 8250 – Health Economics and Financing (3 hours)
  • HA 8440 – Executive Leadership in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HA 8550 – Healthcare Planning and Financial Management (3 hours)
  • HA 8620 – Operations Management and Quality in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HA 8670 – Health Information Systems (3 hours)
  • HA 8700 – Health Services Research and Evaluation Methods
  • HA 8750 – Predictive Analytics in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HA 8990 – Strategic Management in Health Care (3 hours)
  • HA 8680 – Care Management and Delivery Systems (3 hours)

Residency/Experiential Learning

1 course | 3 hours

Students develop and refine their managerial capabilities during HA 8810 – Administrative Residency.

Past administrative residency placements include:

  • Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Piedmont Health System
  • Washington University Medical Center
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • The Emory Clinic
  • Grady Health System
  • Wellstar Health System
  • Northwestern Medicine

Average Yearly Cost
Georgia residents: $15,519
Non-Georgia residents: $35,858
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250

Tuition is subject to change.

Out-of-state applicants may be eligible for in-state tuition through the Academic Common Market. Please see the Southern Regional Education Board for more information.

Financial Aid

Contact Graduate Student Financial Services
We are here to help you understand the cost of your program, the payment schedule and financing opportunities.
rcbfinancialaid@gsu.edu
404-413-7086

Scholarships

Robinson Scholarships

Robinson offers several scholarships through the Office of the Dean as well as the individual academic departments.

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Georgia State offers a robust searchable database containing scholarships offered through the university as well as external websites.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate research assistantships are available to offset program costs.

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Loans

You will be paired with a Graduate Student Experience professional who stays on top of the extracurricular programming that will enhance your academic journey and propel your career. Activities include boot camps on topics that are relevant to your field, professional workshops, networking events, recruiting fairs, and meet-and-greets intended to create camaraderie with your peers.

View a Sample Extracurricular Schedule

Learn More about the Graduate Student Experience Team

The purpose of the MBA/Master of Health Administration dual degree program is to prepare future executives to assume responsible managerial positions in health care and business organizations.

Careers

Program graduates work for a variety of well-respected companies including Brightpoint Health, Decatur Pediatric Group, Grady Health System, Houston Healthcare, Northside Hospital, PruittHealth, UPMC, and Wellstar Douglas Hospital.

Our 2020 graduates reported a 33.3% average salary increase; 100% of them secured employment within 3 months.

Steven Blubaugh headshot

 

“Robinson’s MBA/MHA graduates typically fill consultant or senior consultant roles at our firm. They come in with a broad skill set to tackle the intense, ever-changing challenges they will face.”

-Steven Blubaugh, healthcare strategy manager, Dixon Hughes Goodman

VIEW SAMPLE JOB TITLES
administrative fellow
administrative resident
chief clinical officer
chief development officer
community care services program coordinator
community relations representative
home health administrator
hospice administrator
IT senior project coordinator
managed care contracting specialist
project manager
risk analytics manager
senior vice president of transformation

Meet Your Faculty

aaron baird

Associate Professor; 2017 Early Career Award, Association for Information Systems

marie cameron

Senior Lecturer; Board Certified Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Bill Custer

Director, Center for Health Services Research

Robert Eaton

Clinical Assistant Professor; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Daniel Montenera

Associate Professor

Andy Sumner

Joe Taylor Chair in Health Administration; Former Chair, Administration Advisory Committee, Medicaid, State of Georgia

Read Our Stories

What difference does Road to Robinson make?
For many graduate students at the Robinson College of Business, a critical step in their decision process was attending a Road to Robinson event. Check out what four students have to say about their experience.
Eduniversal Ranks Three Robinson College Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best
Robinson’s MBA/Master of Health Administration is No. 15 in the U.S. and No. 50 worldwide. The program helps students develop an understanding of market forces, policy formulation and strategic management, and gain the necessary technical and managerial skills for executive positions.
Sarah Jones, M.S. in Health Administration - Promoted Within Three Months
Sarah Jones earned a promotion at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta three months after finishing her master's.

Contacts

Your recruiter is here to answer your questions and help you prepare a strong application.
Set up an appointment with your recruiter

Richard James, graduate recruitment coordinator
rjames11@gsu.edu
404-413-7139

Camerin White, program recruiter
404-413-7271
cwhite141@gsu.edu

35 Broad St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303