Accelerated MBA for GME Residents/Fellows

The School of Management and the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences offer an MBA collaborative program for residents and fellows who are in UB Graduate Medical Education-sponsored or affiliated programs.

Participants can complete the program in approximately three semesters and will receive an MBA degree at the end of their residency/fellowship training. As the economics of medicine evolve with health care reform, physicians with MBA degrees will be ahead of the curve. The MBA makes sense for newly trained physicians planning to manage small or large groups, for those who have aspirations to be physician executives or leaders, and for anyone who wants to be armed with a tool kit to better understand the increasingly complex dynamics of the business of medicine. 

Students must currently be in a residency program within the UB Office of Graduate Medical Education AND separately apply to the School of Management.

If completed as a combined program:

  • 27 hours - MBA core courses
  • 18 hours - MBA electives**
  • Residency - dependent on specific residency

** In the stand-alone MBA program 33 credits of MBA electives are required for a total of 60 credits. However, students in this accelerated program are allowed a five-course reduction in light of simultaneously working on the residency.

Students in this Residency/MBA program will participate in a cohort or learning community with a group of full-time MBA students. Therefore, core courses will not be waived. It is strongly recommended that prospective students consult with the School of Management's Graduate Programs Office for specific program timeline and curriculum prior to application. Applicants to the Resident/MBA program are not required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE, provided that they have previously taken the MCAT.

Residents will participate in the MBA program after the first year of residency, but must be able to complete the MBA coursework before completion of the last year of residency.

  • In a three-year resident program, enter the MBA program in fall of the second year of residency, completing the MBA coursework by the end of year three
  • In a four-year resident program, enter the MBA program in fall of the second or third year of residency, completing the MBA coursework by the end of year four
  • In a five-year resident program, enter the MBA program in fall of the second, third or fourth year of residency, completing the MBA coursework by the year five

MBA Year One - Fall

  • MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers (2 credits - first 7 weeks) 
  • MGB 610 Organizational Behavior (2 credits - 14 weeks)
  • MGB 611 Team Skills (1 credit - 14 weeks)
  • MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
  • MGO 695 Foundations of Entrepreneurship (1.5 credits - second 7 weeks)
  • MGG 635 Management Communications (1.5 credits - first 7 weeks)
  • MGM 615  Marketing for Managers (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
  • MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers (2 credits - 14 weeks)
  • MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers (1 credit - 14 weeks)

MBA Year One - Spring

  • MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
  • MGE 604 Business Economics (2 credits - first 7 weeks)
  • MGO 620 Operations Management (2 credits - first 7 weeks)
  • MGO 640 Business Strategy (2 credits - 14 weeks)
  • MGS 605 IT Management (2 credits - second 7 weeks)
  • MGT electives (6 credits)

Any Fall/Spring Semester After MBA Year One

  • MGX 648 MBA Internship
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective
  • MBA Elective

Final Spring Semester MBA

  • MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions (1 credit - 14 weeks)
  • MGO 644 Business Practice (1 credit - 14 weeks)

Philip L. Glick MD, MBA

MBA Liaison to UB Health Science Schools and UB School of Management Collaborative Programs