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 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGF 611LEC Fin Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGO 658LEC Entrepreneurship Foundations

This course will expose students to entrepreneurship in the context of the individual entrepreneur as well as taking the idea of entrepreneurial thinking into the environment of larger corporations. We will first experience what it takes to create a start-up; briefly examining the process of real-life entrepreneurs have used to move from having the "big idea" to the eventual company launch. During this time, we will explore the importance of teams, the process of risk mitigation, the concept of "fail-fast," the need for a relentless focus on customer buy-in and the important process of spiraling iteration. Next, we will move our focus to applying entrepreneurial thinking within the large corporate environment; considering the importance of entrepreneurial development within a company as a sustainable competitive advantage. And finally, we will look at individuals and companies that use their business skills to create innovative solutions to specific societal problems (social entrepreneurship). Together, we will discover the mindset that many entrepreneurs share.

Credits: 1
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGG 635LEC Management Communications

The purpose of this course is to emphasize the importance of effective communication techniques in an organizational setting and to provide grounding in communication skills. Team communication skills are also emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to understand leadership and communication strategies, and develop their writing skills through several assignments and class activities. Focus will be placed on improving students¿ ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively. Students will have the opportunity to develop oral skills primarily through active learning.

Credits: 1
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGQ 609LEC Analytics for Managers

This course serves as a companion course for (and is taken in conjunction with) Statistical Analysis for Managers.

Credits: 1
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MBA Year One - Spring

MGA 605LEC Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Spring 2017
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603


MGE 604LEC Business Economics

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Spring 2017


MGO 620LEC Operations Management

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Spring 2017
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611


MGO 640LEC Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Spring 2017
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611 And MGM 615


MGS 605LEC Information Technology for Managers

Credits: 2
Semesters offered: Spring 2017
Co-Requisite: MGO 630 Or Pre-Requisite: MGO 630


 • 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 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1
Semesters offered: Spring 2017
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1
Semesters offered: Spring 2017
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


Philip L. Glick MD, MBA

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