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Deciding between three business of health programs

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Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is known for our master’s degrees focused on the business of health.

Carey graduates go on to work in many health-related fields such as health-care management, hospital management, health-focused app development, public health, and consulting.

Which of our degrees is best for your career aspirations?

Full-time MBA with the Health Technology and Innovation pathway

This program is ideal for those who want an MBA with a focus on technology and innovation to drive human-centric solutions for complex health problems.  

Take a look at what Elizabeth Cherot did with her Johns Hopkins MBA: She designed an app to reduce opioid use in post-partum surgery recovery.

This program takes 2 years to complete and is ideal for those who already have three to five years of work experience.  

With a focus on experiential learning and collaboration across the Johns Hopkins health network, students in the HTI pathway learn through hands-on, data-driven experiences. 

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Full-time MS in Health Care Management

The MS in health Care Management program is ideal for recent undergraduates, as well as medical students on their gap-year, due to the short duration (11 months). No previous work experience is required.

The program prepares students to lead within a health-system, working day-to-day with providers, payers, and institutions. 

Students study how the business of health care responds to the latest discoveries through first-hand exposure to current research and industry trends in practice. 

Take a look at how Olu Akinrimisi used his MS in Health Care Management to boost his medical degree and bridge the gap between business and medicine. 


The MPH/MBA program is best suited for those interested in a public health career and want the business-perspective of an MBA. Earn these two degrees in two years from two Johns Hopkins schools simultaneously to save time and credits.

The curriculum prepares students to assess the public health needs of a defined population; analyze, develop, and implement targeted health policies and programs; serve as a change agent within the industry; and take a leadership role in your organization and community.

Participate in co-curricular activities like case competitions, in which two Hopkins MPH/MBA students contributed to the winning team.

During the summer between your first and second year, you will complete an internship at an organization and apply your business and public health education in a real-world setting. 

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