Why an MD-MBA?
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industry sectors in the world. More and more, doctors are called upon to create efficient, effective workplaces in which healthcare is delivered through top quality care and the best practices of business. MD-MBA graduates go on to working in healthcare entrepreneurship and new device development, pharmaceuticals, and direct care in professional settings. They also become key advisors in policy and government, able to balance the concerns of individual health needs and organizational and institutional constraints.
The MD-MBA Dual Degree program was developed for students who have already been enrolled in the University of Minnesota MD Program. This program serves students who wish to earn an MBA degree as well as their MD. Students apply to the Full-Time MBA Program during their second or third years of medical school, but do not begin the MBA program until the fourth year of this five-year dual degree program.
Both degrees are completed in five years. To complete in this time frame students will carry a very demanding course load. After acceptance into the dual degree program, students meet with both their MD and MBA advisors to be sure that their study plan satisfies both degree requirements. While the dual degree MD-MBA enables students to complete the two degrees in a shorter time frame than they would if the degrees were pursued separately, it does not diminish the cost or number of credits required for each program.