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"To be an effective public health professional, one needs to recognize the connection between economics and health"
EWING, NJ, June 10, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The graduate programs of the public health department and business school at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) are partnering to launch a fast-track dual Master in Business Administration (MBA) and Master in Public Health (MPH) degree in fall 2021. This affordable joint program will be taught with a combination of online and in-person instruction. Applicants can enroll immediately until August 6th.
The combined degree was developed partially in response to enrolled TCNJ student and alumni demand. The public health department in TCNJ's School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science ranks 33rd in the nation. The college's School of Business undergraduate program ranked number one in New Jersey in 2016.
"To be an effective public health professional, one needs to recognize the connection between economics and health," says Public Health Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director Dr. Sylvia Twersky. "Health organizations like hospitals leverage data to assess patient needs and inform budgetary allocations. The new dual MBA-MPH degree will prepare students for increasingly interdisciplinary demands of public health and administration positions."
TCNJ's School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science Dean Carole Kenner remarks, "At a societal level, embracing the interdisciplinary aspects of public health and business administration has been especially vital during the pandemic. We are thrilled to partner with the college's School of Business to offer applicants a cost-effective, expedient and comprehensive learning program that readies them for expanding health and business fields."
The dual MBA-MPH degree is a two-year program available for full-time graduate students. The education track will feature courses in business and health analytics, health communication, epidemiology and core MBA classes.
TCNJ's School of Business MBA Director Chanelle Lester, JD, says, "There's often this misconception that in the business world, everything is about making money. In reality, company leaders can learn a lot about administration and assessing populations from the public health field."
Dean of TCNJ's School of Business Kathryn Jervis explains, "We are delighted to partner with the public health program since good business practices assist in the efficient management of public health resources whereby agencies can run more successfully and productively with sound business knowledge."
The School of Business at TCNJ is a leader in undergraduate business education. Offering intellectually challenging growth experiences, accomplished faculty empower students with knowledge and skills to thrive in the modern business world. Alumni occupy some of the most reputable positions in local, regional and international enterprises.
TCNJ's School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science educates aspiring health professionals to become future leaders across the healthcare industry. Faculty work closely with local healthcare partners to provide students with applicative skills and foundational knowledge. The nationally acclaimed school is dedicated to preparing individuals—through programs in nursing, public health, exercise science, and physical education teaching—for the many rewards of guiding people, communities, and populations toward improved health outcomes.
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