MD/Master’s of Business Administration
UNSOM students interested in administration and policy making in health care may choose to complete a Master’s of Business Administration while in medical school. The School of Medicine offers this program in partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business. UNR’s MBA is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest accreditation available for MBA programs. UNR’s MBA program is placed at #17 nationally in BusinessWeek’s annual issue ranking MBA programs across the US. This combined degree is personalized for each student, working with MBA and MD faculty and is tailored to meet the career goals of each participating MD student. Students complete Years I and II of medical school, then begin the intensive MBA program, most students can complete this portion in one year. Students then return to Years III and IV of medical school. Most MBA programs take two years. This customized program for MD students is structured for one year, at much less cost and time to students. Selected elective credits in the medical student’s fourth year will count jointly towards the two degrees.
This combined degree is ideal for student considering advancement in medical leadership, either with in group medical practices; government agencies; healthcare companies and research and pharmaceutical firms.
Medical students are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) to fulfill entrance requirements for this combined degree.
Contact Robbyn Tolles, Office of Medical Education, for more information.