MBA vs MPH for health care execs
Health care administration is a rapidly growing industry with strong employment opportunities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected 17 percent growth in positions for medical and health services managers from 2014 to 2024. But what degree do you need to stand out from the crowd?
There are several choices here, including the Master in Business Administration and the Master in Public Health. With an MBA, you get a broad background in management along with the option for a health care administration specialization. In contrast, the MPH is more narrowly focused on topics like epidemiology and biostatistics.
MBAs are in tremendous demand, with 78 percent of respondents to the 2017 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey saying they planned to hire them. Learn more about your options for an MBA in health care administration on the GMercyU program page.