Students have the opportunity to obtain a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) through a coordinated dual degree program offered by the School of Medicine and the Heider College of Business. This dual degree program pairs the traditional medical curriculum with a M.B.A. degree. The M.B.A. degree is largely completed during a sabbatical year from medical school. Students in the program complete the M.B.A. curriculum as full-time students between the M2 and M3 years of medical school. This degree program provides students with additional career opportunities as administrators and executives in health-care related fields. It will also help M.D.s in large and small practices perform business-related functions more effectively and with a deeper level of understanding.
Eligibility for Admission
Students entering the M.B.A. curriculum must provide evidence that they have completed IDC 135 Ethical and Legal Topics in Clinical Medicine; 3 credit hours and IDC 138 Evidence Based Medicine; 1 credit hour. The traditional M.B.A. application must be completed, including an application form, brief essay, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts (copies from School of Medicine files are adequate). Prior admission to medical school and the MCAT score implied by that admission is accepted in lieu of a GMAT score submission for this program.
All M.D./M.B.A. students will complete two core courses (6 credit hours) that address business processes and skills. MBA 771 Leadership and Organizational Behavior should be taken early in the student’s program of study; MBA 775 Business Policy And Managerial Action is a capstone business course and thus should be taken near the end.