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Dual Degree Program MD/MBA

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]


Students admitted to the MD/MBA dual degree program will complete their MBA requirements between their third and fourth year of their medical program. The MBA program follows Drexel’s quarter system. MD/MBA students will complete a total of 41 MBA credits, rather than the traditional 49. The 41 MBA credits are completed over three academic quarters: fall, winter and spring.

Required Core Courses (10 weeks each)

  • Essentials of Financial Reporting
  • Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise
  • Leading in Dynamic Environments
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Business Analytics for Managers
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Managerial Economics

Capstone (10 weeks)

  • Strategic Management

In addition, students must complete

  • Three concentration electives (10 weeks)
  • Three open electives (10 weeks)

Career Opportunities

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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Managing private practices
  • Academic medicine
  • Health care organization leader

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