2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Health Administration/Health Care Management, B.S./M.B.A. (Professional Studies)
Lauren G. Pete, J.D., Ph.D., Chairperson
John Sardelis, Dr.P.H., Associate Chairperson
Sharon Didier, Ph.D., Chairperson for Organizational Management, Co-Director of Graduate Management Studies
Mary Chance, M.S.T., C.P.A, Interim Director of Graduate Management Studies
Dual-degree candidates must meet the general undergraduate and graduate admissions requirements of Professional Studies. Most candidates typically have post-secondary education and training and will have acquired, through experience, the skills and knowledge appropriate to the degree.
Undergraduates are eligible for admission to the M.B.A. in Health Care Management program after completing 90 credits. 21 of which must be completed at St. Joseph’s College. Applicants are required to complete (as part of the 90 credits) the following courses with a grade of C or better:
Equivalent courses from other accredited institutions will be considered. These courses include all prerequisite courses required for the graduate degree, as well as other courses deemed necessary by the department to provide students with a diversified foundation in health care management.
Applicants are required to have a 3.3 overall GPA and submit at least one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in his/her major, attesting to the student’s readiness for graduate study. This recommendation must contain the approval of the department or associate chair.
M.B.A. applicants typically are required to have work experience involving supervision, program development, specialized training, considerable responsibility and/or independent judgment. Applicants for the B.S./M.B.A. in Health Care Management can satisfy this requirement by completing a 3-credit internship during their junior or senior year. If an applicant’s experiential qualifications fall short of the aforementioned criteria, the GMAT will be required.