The MD/MBA program meets a growing demand of physicians seeking business skills for managing corporate medical practices, hospitals and related organizations, and health policy development.
Upon completion of the dual degree program, physicians can apply learned management principles to individual or group practices or may work in management positions at many types of organizations.
Students receive training at both the College of Medicine and at Drexel's LeBow College of Business, earning both degrees in five years.
The MD/MBA program was highlighted in the Summer/Fall 2014 issue of the College of Medicine's Alumni Magazine: "Learning the Business of Medicine." [PDF]
The MBA degree will be completed during the third or fourth year, depending on residency scheduling. Students receive instruction at both Drexel's College of Medicine and the LeBow College of Business comparable to students enrolled in only a single degree program in either school.
In addition to their medical courses, all MD/MBA students must complete 45 credits in the full-time Drexel LeBow MBA program.
Foundation Courses (10 weeks each)
- Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance
- Essentials of Economics
Required Core Courses (10 weeks each)
- Managing the Total Enterprise
- Marketing Strategy and Planning
- Business Statistics
- Managerial Economics
- Managing Technological Innovation
- Operations Management
- Corporate Financial Management
- Managerial Accounting
- Leadership and Professional Development
Capstone (10 weeks)
In addition, students must complete
- One flexible core elective (10 weeks)
- Two open electives (10 weeks)
The goal of the MD/MBA program is to fast track our graduates into physician leadership positions. Some potential career paths are:
- Hospital administration
- Health care consulting
- Managing private practices
- Academic medicine
- Health care organization leader
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