Dual Degree Opportunities : Medicine

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the Medical School offer a dual degree program that enables qualified students to pursue concurrent work in medicine and business, leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees.

Students admitted to this dual degree program must satisfy the following requirements:

1) MBA 57 credit hour degree program including:

  • 45 Business Administration Credits, made up of:

    • Roughly 30 credit hour MBA core (no credit is awarded for Business Administration courses successfully waived; credit must be earned with Business electives);

    • Roughly 15 elective hours in Business Administration;

    • MBA Communication Requirement.

2) MD program comprising approximately 167 credit hours:

  • Approximately 46 credit hour M1 coursework; CONTACT HOURS

  • Approximately 49 credit hour M2 coursework; NOT YET KNOWN

  • Approximately 48 credit hour M3 coursework;

  • Approximately 24 credit hour M4 coursework.

  • The MD/MBA Program is a five-year integrated program. Students accepted into the Program will spend their first three years in Medical School, completing the M1, M2, and M3 coursework. These students will then matriculate in Michigan’s Ross School of Business, complete the full first year MBA course load as their fourth program year, and complete an MBA summer business experience between the fourth and fifth program years. In the fifth year, students will spend one semester completing the MD requirements, and the other semester dually-enrolled and completing the final requirements for both MD and MBA programs.

Applicants interested in the dual degree program must gain independent admission to both the Medical School and the Ross Business School. Applicants must inform both schools that they are applying for the dual degree program. Please make sure the correct box is checked on the MBA application.

Applicants should indicate on the Medical School’s Supplemental Admissions Form the intent to seek an additional degree. Applicants who indicate this will be asked to submit a written personal statement outlining their goals and reasons for pursuing the MD/MBA degree.

Students who are accepted into Medical School and at the same time are deemed admissible by Michigan’s Ross School of Business do not need to reapply to the Business School in their M3 year. Applicants must submit test scores or a Statement of Academic Readiness for admission to Michigan’s Ross School of Business.  More information can be found here.   The MCAT is required for admission to the Medical School. Application to the dual degree program generally takes place shortly after the start of third year of Medical School.

For basic information on the MD/MBA program, please visit the UM Medical School web site at: http://www.med.umich.edu/medstudents/curRes/dualDegree/#mba.