Business in Health Administration Certificate

Department of Business Administration, College of Business Administration; College of Public Health, UNMC 

Vision Statement

The Business in Health Administration (BIHA) certificate program was developed in collaboration with the UNMC College of Public Health to provide students pursuing the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program with the opportunity for additional training in economics, finance, and other topics relevant to health care management.

Program Contact Information

Kristi Lynch, MBA Director
312 Mammel Hall (MH)
6708 Pine Street
402.554.4836
mba@unomaha.edu

Ms. Jessica Kampfe, MBA Advisor
311 Mammel Hall (MH) 
6708 Pine Street
402.554.3010
mba@unomaha.edu

College of Public Health
984355 Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4359
402.559.4960
coph@unmc.edu

Program Website

Admissions

Application Deadlines (Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020)

  • Fall: July 1 (June 1 for international students)
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • All applicants must have earned a minimum junior/senior GPA of 2.85.
  • Entrance Exam
    • Official GMAT score: minimum GMAT score of 500 with a minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions, or 299 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum 20th percentile for both verbal and quantitative sections for GRE test dates after July 1, 2015.
  • Applicants qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they meet one of the following requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree from AACSB accredited college or university, with a 3.33 cumulative GPA
    • Bachelor’s degree from non-AACSB accredited colleges or universities, with a 3.33 cumulative GPA, will be evaluated individually for a GMAT/GRE waiver
    • Graduate degree possession from any AACSB accredited college or university
    • Selected Professional Certification from the list on Certopedia or equivalent certification lists that include a qualifying exam and Continuing Education requirements
    • Confirmed Professional Engineer license
    • Admission to any domestic or international dual-degree program approved by UNO College of Business Administration, including a 3.33 cumulative GPA
  • Resume
    • Include employment and educational history
  • Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English.  Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the United States, OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a predetermined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.

    • The minimum TOEFL score required for this certificate program is 80 or 6.5 on the IELTS.
  • Enrollment in the UNMC MHA program will also be a requirement for admission.

Degree Requirements (12 hours)

The 12 credit hours needed to fulfill certificate requirements does not include the foundation courses listed below.

Foundation Courses

These courses are not applicable to the completion of the certificate requirements.
BSAD 8110ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS3
ECON 1200AN INTRODUCTION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY3
Total Credits6

Requirements 

Required Courses5
BSAD 8060PEOPLE: CULTIVATING SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP2
BSAD 8096PRINCIPLES OF COLLABORATION3
Electives - select a minimum of 4 hours from the following:4
BSAD 8150ECONOMICS: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR MANAGERS2
BSAD 8210ACCOUNTING: DECISIONS & CONSEQUENCES2
BSAD 8420MARKETING: UNDERSTANDING CONSUMERS AND MARKETS2
CPH 580Health Care Organization Theory (UNMC)3
Exit Requirements3
BSAD 8910SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS (Health Administration) 13
Total Credits12