Reaching Others University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content

DDS/MBA

The School of Management and the School of Dental Medicine collaboratively offer a five-year program leading to both a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Click to play video

These two leading programs combine to give future dentists the best in dental and business education. Graduates will be prepared for clinical dentistry as well as the business challenges of clinical practice.

The collaborative program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a four-year dental surgery program and a two-year MBA program. Each candidate must meet the degree requirements of each program, except for a reduction in total credit hours required. Students will complete a total of 227.5 credit hours, which will consist of 182.5 in dentistry and 45 in management.

Students wishing to pursue the dual program should apply to the MBA program prior to their first year of DDS study. If admitted to both degree programs, students will take MBA core courses prior to enrolling in DDS courses. Applicants should review admissions requirements.

Applicants must be considered for and accepted to each degree program independently. Therefore, they should be in process with the School of Dental Medicine and School of Management simultaneously and must meet the individual admissions criteria of each school. The School of Management will accept the DAT (Dental Admission Test) in place of the GMAT/GRE. The deadline for receipt of the MBA degree application and all supporting materials is February 1, 2015. Incomplete files will not be reviewed. It is expected that early applications will be complete within 30 days of original online submission.

For detailed information on the DDS program, visit the School of Dental Medicine's website.

Curriculum

Fall Year 1 (15 credits MBA)

  • MGQ 608: Statistical Analysis for Managers (2)
  • MGQ 609: Analytics for Managers (1)
  • MGB 610: Organizational Behavior (2)
  • MGB 611: Team Skills (1)
  • MGA 603: Financial Acct for Managers (2)
  • MGF 611: Financial Analysis for Managers (2)
  • MGG 635: Management Communication (1.5)
  • MGG 601: Corp Soc Resp/Sustainability (1.5)
  • MGM 615: Marketing for Managers (2)

Spring Year 1 (19 credits MBA)

  • MGA 605: Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making (2)
  • MGE 604: Business Economics (2)
  • MGO 620: Operations Management (2)
  • MGO 640: Business Strategy (2)
  • MGS 605: IT Management (2)
  • MGT electives (9)

Summer Year 1 (3 credits MBA)

  • Management Internship (3)

Fall Year 2 (22 units DDS)

  • ANA 500: Gross Human Anatomy (6)
  • ANA 504: Histology (4)
  • BCH 500: Dental Biochemistry (4)
  • CLD 800: Intro. to the Profession (2)
  • CLD 811: Case Studies 1 (2)
  • RDN 800: Biomaterials (0.5)
  • RDN 802: Dental Anatomy (1.5)
  • RDN 804: Dental Anatomy Lab (2)

Spring Year 2 (20.5 units DDS)

  • ANA 811: Neuroanatomy (2)
  • CLD 813: Integrated Dental Practice (0.5)
  • CLD 814: Case Studies II (2)
  • MIC 502: Medical Microbiology (4)
  • ODS 811: Oral Radiology (1)
  • ODS 812: Orafacial Neurobiology (1)
  • PDQ 801: Prof. Practice & Community Dentistry (3)
  • PGY 502: Physiology (6)
  • RDN 803: Principles of Occlusion (1)

Fall Year 3 (27.5 units DDS)

  • CLD 821: Clinical Dentistry II (1)
  • CLD 827: Integrated Dental Practice II (0.5)
  • ODS 821: Oral Radiology Technique (0.5)
  • ODS 823: Physical Assess. Of Head & Neck (1)
  • ORB 820: Nutrition in the Practice (1.5)
  • ORB 825: Oral Sciences & Preventative Dentistry I (3)
  • OSU 822: Regional Anesthesia (1)
  • PER 803: Clinical Dentistry I (2)
  • PER 820: Diag. & Prev. of Perio Disease (1)
  • PTH 600: Pathology (4)
  • RDN 810: Direct Restorations (4.5)
  • RDN 813: Indirect Restorations (1)
  • RDN 815: Indirect Restorations Lab (2.5)
  • RDN 823: Removable Prosthodontics I (2)
  • RDN 824: Removable Prosthodontics Preclinical Lab II (2)

Spring Year 3 (26 units DDS)

  • CLD 822: Clinical Dentistry II (3)
  • CLD 828: Integrated Dental Practice III (0.5)
  • ODS 822: Oral Radiology Clinic I (0.5)
  • ODS 824: Eval. Of Medically Complex Ptnt (3)
  • ODS 825: Oral Pathology I (2)
  • ORB 826: Oral Sciences & Preventative Dentistry II (3)
  • PER 811: Endodontics (1)
  • PER 812: Preclinical Lab I – Endo. (1.5)
  • RDN 814: Fixed Prosthodontics I (1)
  • RDN 816: Preclinical Lab – Fixed Prosth. (2.5)
  • RDN 821: Ethics & Law in Practice Management (2)
  • RDN 822: DAU Seminar and Clinic (0.5)
  • RDN 825: Removable Prosthodontics II (1)
  • RDN 826: Preclinical Lab II – Removable Prosth. (2.5)
  • RDN 827: Implant Dentistry I (2)

Fall Year 4 (31.5 units DDS)

  • CLD 831: Comprehensive Care Clinic I (4.5)
  • CLD 835: Treatment Planning & Cases I (1)
  • ODS 832: Oral Radiology Clinic (0.5)
  • ODS 836: Oral Pathology II (2)
  • ODS 837: Clinic Diagnosis I (0.5)
  • ODS 839: TMD Rotation (0.5)
  • OSU 831: Oral Surgery I (1)
  • OSU 833: Oral Surgery Clinic I (1)
  • OSU 835: Medical Emergencies (0.5)
  • PDQ 824: Psychosocial Issues in Dentistry (1)
  • PDQ 831: Pediatric Dentistry I (1)
  • PDO 833: Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I (1)
  • PDO 836: Public Health Principles (1)
  • PER 831: Periodontology II (1)
  • PER 833: Periodontology Clinic I (0.5)
  • PER 835: Endodontics II (1.5)
  • PER 836: Endodontics Clinic I (0.5)
  • PMY 831: Principles of Pharmacology (5)
  • RDN 828: Implant Dentistry Lab (1)
  • RDN 831: Implant Dentistry II (1)
  • RDN 833: Fixed Prosthodontics I (1)
  • RDN 834: Indirect Restorations Clinic I (0.5)
  • RDN 835: Cariology & Direct Restorations I (1)
  • RDN 836: Direct Restorations Clinic I (0.5)
  • RDN 837: Removable Prosth. III (1)
  • RDN 839: Removable Prosth. Clinic I (0.5)

Spring Year 4 (25 units DDS)

  • CLD 832: Comprehensive Care Clinic II (2)
  • CLD 838: Treatment Planning & Cases II (2)
  • CLD 847: Professionalism in Practice (1)
  • ODS 830: Principles of Diff. Diagnosis (0.5)
  • ODS 831: Mgt. of the Medically Complex Pt. (1)
  • ODS 832: Oral Radiology Clinic III (0.5)
  • ODS 834: TMD and Orofacial Pain (1.5)
  • ODS 871: TMD Rotation (0.5)
  • ODS 838: Clinical Diagnosis (0.5)
  • OSU 832: Oral Surgery II (1)
  • OSU 834: Oral Surgery Clinic II (1)
  • OSU 836: Anesth/Pain Control (1)
  • ORT 832: Orthodontics (1)
  • ORT 834: Orthodontic Technique (1.5)
  • PDO 832: Pediatric Dentistry II (1)
  • PDO 834: Ped. Dent. Clinic II (1)
  • PER 832: Surgical Perio Therapy (1)
  • PER 834: Periodontics Clinic II (1)
  • PER 837: Endodontics Clinic II (1)
  • RDN 833: Fixed Prosthodontics III (1)
  • RDN 834: Fixed Prosthodontics Clinic II (0.5)
  • RDN 835: Cariology and Direct Restorations II (1)
  • RDN 836: Operative Clinic II (0.5)
  • RDN 838: Removable Prosth. IV (1)
  • RDN 839: Removable Prosth. Clinic II (0.5)
  • ODS 842: Dental Mgt. of Special Needs Patients (0.5)

Fall Year 5 (16 units DDS)

  • CLD 841: Comprehensive Care Clinic III (7.5)
  • CLD 845: Treatment Planning & Cases III (2)
  • ODS 840: Develop. Pt. Assess/Mgt. (1)
  • OSU 840: Nitrous Oxide Sedation Oral (1)
  • OSU 843: Surgery Clinic III (1)
  • ORT 843: Orthodontics Seminar/Clinic I (1)
  • PDQ 843: Pediatric Dentistry Clinic III (1.5)
  • PER 846: Dental Therapeutics (1)

Spring Year 5 (14 units DDS) (8 credits MBA)

  • CLD 842: Comprehensive Care Clinic IV (8)
  • CLD 853: Treatment Planning & Cases IV (2)
  • ORT 844: Orthodontics Seminar/Clinic II (1)
  • OSU 844: Oral Surgery Clinic IV (1)
  • PDQ 844: Pediatric Dentistry Clinic (2)
  • MGO 642: Integration of Business Functions (1)
  • MGO 644: Business Practice (1)
  • MGX XXX: Electives (6)