Business Administration & Public Health (MBA/MPH) Concurrent Degrees

The first of its kind in Canada, this hybrid (face-to-face and online) graduate program is a true interdisciplinary initiative between the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Goodman School of Business. Its structure allows full-time students to achieve two degrees in two years. Part-time studies allow up to six years to complete both degrees. With a focus on public health management, graduates are exposed to relevant and complementary health and business concepts. The program also includes a mandatory 32-week internship in the second year of study providing experiential learning in the health sector.

Entry Point:

  • September


  • Full-time Course Based – 6 terms (1 year in-class/1 year online)
  • Part-time Course Based – up to 6 years

This is not a funded program.

Application deadline:

  • This program is not accepting any applications for the upcoming cycle.

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must meet admission requirements for both the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Public Health. Please review the individual program pages for specific admission requirements.
    • Four-year bachelor’s degree in any field, must be considered equivalent to a Canadian 4 year bachelor’s degree and must be from an accredited institution.
      • A/80 per cent academic average in last two years of study (Canadian equivalent)
      • Strongly recommended that applicants have undergraduate preparation and/or a knowledge-based proficiency in epidemiology and biostatistics
      • Although not mandatory, professional work and/or volunteer experience in a public health organization is an asset
    • Minimum GMAT score of at least 550 or GRE score in the 60th percentile
      • GMAT/GRE waivers are available for students who have completed their bachelor’s degree in Canada or the U.S. in the last seven years with an overall average of at least 80 per cent.
    • Minimum English Language Proficiency score (if applicable)
      • TOEFL IBT: 105
      • Academic IELTS: 7.5
      • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 72
    • APPLICATION DOCUMENTS (all documents must be submitted electronically)
      • Online OUAC application
      • Application fee ($140 CAD)
      • Scanned original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
      • Three electronic reference reports (academic and/or professional)
      • Statement of interest, no more than 750 words in length, in which applicants indicate:
        • Why they are applying to the MBA & MPH Concurrent Degrees Program specifically
        • Relevant background experience in Business and/or Public Health
        • Future career goals and how the concurrent degrees program will facilitate career aspirations
        • What organizations they have access to where they envision completing their practicum/internship
    • Resumé/CV
    • Scan of official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score (if applicable)

Career outcomes

  • Public health finance and administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Clinical Administrator
  • Human Services Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Innovator
  • Public Health and Healthcare Consultant
  • Hospital CEO or CFO
  • Hospice Administrator
  • Home Healthcare Administrator
  • Social Welfare Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Project Manager
  • Health Insurance Underwriter