The M.D./MBA program requires five or six years for completion. It is aimed at individuals who are exceptional in ability and motivation and who seek a career as physicians with major responsibility for administration and management in health care organizations and institutions. Students in this program pursue a combined curriculum for an M.D. degree from the School of Medicine and an MBA from The Paul Merage School of Business.
Students must be currently enrolled in the M.D. program and in good academic standing in order to apply to the combined M.D./MBA program. During their second or third year of medical school, interested students submit an application to The Paul Merage School of Business Admissions Committee, after review by the School of Medicine. Final acceptance to the program is granted by The Paul Merage School of Business, and MBA course work begins following completion of the student’s third year of medical school. Students should be aware that enrollment in the M.D. program does not guarantee acceptance into the MBA program.
The total number of units required to graduate for each program separately are satisfied in the M.D./MBA program. The Full-Time MBA program operates on a quarter system and M.D./MBA students are required to complete a minimum of 76 MBA units.
For more information about the M.D./MBA program, contact the School of Medicine's admissions office by phone at 949-824-5388 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.