With a dual degree in in business administration and public health (MBA/MPH), you’ll be prepared for leadership in the health services industry at the local, national, and international levels.

This unique degree integrates dynamic education from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and CGU’s School of Community and Global Health. It combines comprehensive knowledge and competencies in public health sciences and state-of-the-art business practices. You’ll draw on the collective expertise of world-class faculty at both institutions, and you will find among them academic and career mentors. You will study specialized courses to intersect scientific advancement and private enterprise; be prepared to improve public health and the profit margin of organizations devoted to serving the needs of local, regional and global communities. As a graduate, you’ll transfer strategic thinking, scientific know-how, and leadership and managerial skills to rapidly changing environments and global health challenges in the 21st century.

Program Highlights
  • MPH/MBA alumni succeed in a wide range of professional fields, including pharmaceutical marketing, health care marketing, health care consulting, hospital administration, managed care, biotechnology, and health care-related nonprofit work.
  • The proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties provides many employment and educational opportunities for students.
  • Your MBA degree is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the highest standard for business education.

Program at a Glance

UNITS
76 units

COMPLETION TIME
3 years

TUITION
Cost Per Unit 2017–2018: $1,902

COURSES BEGIN
Fall | Spring | Summer

DEGREE(S) AWARDED
Master of Public Health, MBA

Featured Courses

CGH 309
Monitoring & Evaluation of Global Health Programs

Introduces the language and theory of program evaluation to undertake your own evaluation, including evaluation research questions, data collection methodologies, and more.

CGH 310
Foundations of Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding key public health challenges that transcend local and national boundaries and require collaborative solutions.

CGH 312
Data Analysis (SAS)

Introduces students to managing and analyzing data using the SAS system by inputting data into SAS, preparing data from analysis and data screening to understanding distributions, and more.

MGT 325
The Drucker Difference

Focuses on individual, organizational, and societal issues raised by Peter Drucker and explores their implications in different functional areas of management.

MGT 360
Applied Operational Methods

Develops a general managerial perspective on the role of operations management in the function of a firm, at both the tactical and strategic levels.

Areas of Concentration

 

Faculty & Research

  • Stewart I. Donaldson profile image

    Stewart I. Donaldson

    Director, Claremont Evaluation Center
    Dean, School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation
    Dean, School of Community & Global Health

    Research Interests

    Positive organizational psychology, Theory-driven evaluation, Organizational and career development, Health and well-being

  • Susan L. Ames profile image

    Susan L. Ames

    Associate Professor of Community & Global Health & Psychology
    Director, PhD Program

    Research Interests

    Dual process models of addictive behaviors; Neurobiological systems and brain structures associated with appetitive behaviors; Mediation in neurocognitive processes in addictive behaviors; Etiology of habits among at-risk populations; New prevention and risk reduction strategies for addictive behaviors

  • C. Anderson Johnson profile image

    C. Anderson Johnson

    Professor
    Founding Dean, School of Community & Global Health

    Research Interests

    Transnational prevention of tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse, HIV-AIDS, and obesity; Community-based substance abuse prevention; Social and environmental influences on health; Community and mass media approaches to health

  • Paula Palmer profile image

    Paula Palmer

    Associate Professor of Global Health
    Director, Global Health Programs

    Research Interests

    Determinants of health among ethnically diverse populations; Community-based participatory research among under-served, underrepresented populations; Health of Pacific Islanders and South Asians; Technology applications for health behavior interventions; Tobacco control, mental health, disaster management, health of migrants and indigenous peoples; Maternal and child health

  • Darleen V. Peterson profile image

    Darleen V. Peterson

    Associate Professor of Practice, Community and Global Health
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    Director of the Certificate and MPH Programs

    Research Interests

    Evaluation of health communication campaigns; Effects of pro- and anti-tobacco and alcohol marketing; Public health education

  • Kim D. Reynolds profile image

    Kim D. Reynolds

    Professor

    Research Interests

    Nutrition and physical activity, Health promotion and disease prevention, Diabetes and obesity

  • Alan Stacy profile image

    Alan Stacy

    Professor
    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

    Research Interests

    Application of theories and methods of human memory; Cognitive neuroscience and social cognition to health behavior: etiology, prevention, and media effects; Translation of basic research to field research, high-risk populations, and prevention; Validation issues in assessment

  • Paul Torrens profile image

    Paul Torrens

    Clinical Full Professor

    Research Interests

    Health care management, Health care policy, Health care organization and finances

  • Bin Xie profile image

    Bin Xie

    Associate Professor of Community and Global Health

    Research Interests

    Obesity prevention; Tobacco control; Diet, physical activity, body image in adolescents; Psychological adjustment to obesity; Diabetes and cancer; Application of statistical analysis in prevention research

  • Michelle Bligh profile image

    Michelle Bligh

    Professor of Organizational Behavior
    Director, Human Resource Management

    Research Interests

    Organizational culture, Leadership in corporate cultures, Charismatic leadership, Interpersonal trust, Political and executive leadership

  • Jean Lipman-Blumen profile image

    Jean Lipman-Blumen

    Thornton F. Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Research Interests

    Achieving styles, Crisis management, Gender roles, Leadership, Organizational behavior

  • Jeremy Hunter profile image

    Jeremy Hunter

    Associate Professor of Practice
    Founding Director, Executive Mind Leadership Institute

    Research Interests

    Mindfulness, Self-management, Executive mind

  • Jonathan Jaffee profile image

    Jonathan Jaffee

    Assistant Professor

    Research Interests

    Client management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategy, Business law

  • Katharina Pick profile image

    Katharina Pick

    Clinical Assistant Professor

    Research Interests

    Organizational behavior, Teams, Organizational theory, Leadership, Corporate governance, Power and influence

  • Jay Prag profile image

    Jay Prag

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research Interests

    Corporate finance, Investments, Economics of strategy, Macroeconomics, Nonprofits, Corporate culture

  • Vijay Sathe profile image

    Vijay Sathe

    C.S. & D.J. Davidson Chair and Professor of Management

    Research Interests

    Business and global strategy, Revitalization of self, Organizations, Entrepreneurship, Venture capital

  • Hideki Yamawaki profile image

    Hideki Yamawaki

    Ito Chair of International Business and Professor of Management

    Research Interests

    Strategic management, Design and competitive strategy, International business

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