Educated and trained physicians diagnose and treat human disease, but many times they also run the business of hospitals, medical units or practices, or other health-related businesses.
To ensure they have the education and skills to not only treat people, but also to ensure the operations are healthy, an integrated education through a combined medical degree (MD) and masters in business administration (MBA) can provide health care professionals a greater understanding of the business of health care.
Graduates will position themselves as leaders in how to best deliver health care in our ever-changing economic stratosphere with the medical background to also address the human condition. Seeing health care from both a medical and business background will allow for integrated decisions that benefit patients and health care operations.
The Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University are proud to partner in a dual MD/MBA degree. The MBA is a combined classroom and online program consisting of 60 credits: 33 credits of core MBA courses, 15 credits of concentration coursework in management, strategy, and leadership, and 12 credits of medical school transfers credits.
Interested students must apply to both the College of Human Medicine and Broad College of Business during the same application cycle. Information regarding the MBA application process can be found on the Eli Broad College of Business website. The applicant will be evaluated independently by both colleges’ admissions committees. If accepted into both programs, the student’s curriculum will be set up as follows:
|MD/MBA Curricular Outline|
|Year 1||MBA Classroom Coursework|
|Year 2||MD Coursework|
|Year 3||MD Coursework|
|Year 4||MD and MBA Online Concentration Coursework|
|Year 5||MD and MBA Online Concentration Coursework|