Earn Dual Degrees
Being able to earn two degrees at once is another way to reframe your future and nurture your intellectual curiosity. There are few better places to do that than University of California, Berkeley, where Haas students can take advantage of other top-ranked degree programs to combine an MBA with law, public health, or international area studies.
Recognizing that health care is an inherently interdisciplinary field, the Haas School of Business and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health partner to offer a concurrent degree program leading to an MBA in Health Management and Innovation and an MPH in Health Policy and Management.
The 30-month MBA/MPH program is highly selective, accepting approximately 20 students per year. The five-semester curriculum is fully integrated, such that students take both MBA and MPH classes simultaneously and have the opportunity to complete two summer internships.
This innovative program prepares students for senior positions in a variety of health-related industries, including care delivery, insurance, biotech, consulting, pharmaceuticals, and social impact.
During the first semester, students begin the MBA core and take Healthcare in the 21st Century, the dual-degree foundation course. Following the first semester, students are free to choose how they wish to complete their remaining academic requirements.
MBA Requirements (45 Units)
- 12-course MBA core
- Healthcare in the 21st Century
- Electives, including an Applied Innovation course and at least 2 units in health management
MPH Requirements (32 Units)
- 3 MPH core courses (additional core courses waived due to overlap with MBA core)
- 1 course each in applied public health policy, management, and economics
- Internship and Master’s Capstone
Sample MBA Electives
- Big Data-Big Experiments
- Digital Health Innovation
- Advanced Healthcare Finance
- Innovations in Healthcare
- Life Sciences Marketing
- Commercializing Pharma and Biotech
Sample MPH Electives
- Health Care Organization Management
- Population Health Economics
- Designing Innovative Public Health Solutions
- Health Care Technology Policy
- Healthy Cities
- Mass Communications in Public Health
For more information about the MBA/MPH Program, contact Executive Director Kim MacPherson.
UC Berkeley’s new MBA/MEng Program will prepare students to become leaders in technological innovation in any industry. Students earn two master's degrees in the time it takes to complete just one.
Applicants who have a technical undergraduate education can earn in four semesters a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in one of seven departments in the College of Engineering, each with a Master of Engineering program, and an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business, programs that are ranked among the highest in the world.
The academic excellence of UC Berkeley and innovation culture of the San Francisco Bay Area make this concurrent degree program unique. Students will take both business and engineering courses, and they will participate in courses and interdisciplinary projects designed especially for the concurrent program.
Graduates of this four-year program gain a solid foundation in both law and management. Your first two years are spent in either Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco or Berkeley Law on the Berkeley campus. The third year you take classes at Haas, followed by a mix of electives in business and law in your final year.
As a student in this program, you also have access to the many resources of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, a hub for research, education, and programming at the intersection of law, business, and the economy. A number of Haas professors are on the core faculty for the center or teach cross-listed courses between Berkeley Haas and Berkeley Law, as the center's areas of focus include venture capital and entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.
For more information about the JD/MBA Program, contact Executive Director Adam Sterling
MA in Global Studies
Typically taken after completing your MBA, this interdisciplinary degree program leverages the expertise of various UC Berkeley departments to broaden your knowledge of different regions and countries.
Learn more about the MA in Global Studies →
Haas and Columbia Exchange Program
The Haas School and Columbia Business School offer an exchange program for MBA students in the fall of their second year. Haas exchange students have the opportunity to take advantage of Columbia's proximity to Wall Street and the media and entertainment industries in New York, while Columbia students who come to Haas gain exposure to Silicon Valley's technology industry, as well as west coast finance firms and other industries such as biotech. Up to three students from each school may participate each year.