MD/MBA

The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Management offer a five-year (10 semesters) program leading to both an MD and an MBA degree.

Students apply separately to both Schools. Applications do not have to be submitted concurrently. Applicants should review admissions requirements. Applicants to the MD/MBA program are not required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE provided that they have previously taken the MCAT. If you are an early assurance medical student, you will be required to take the GMAT or GRE. Personal advisement is available at the Graduate Programs Office in 203 Alfiero Center, North Campus.

If completed as a combined program:

  • 27 hours— MBA core courses
  • 18 hours— MBA electives**
  • xx hours— Total Medicine – dependent on specific curriculum

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

Students in this MD/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.

Suggested Curriculum

Search School of Management courses and descriptions.

First Year

Fall and Spring Semester

 • All Medicine - Basic Science

Second Year

Fall and Spring Semester

 • All Medicine - Basic Science

Third Year

Fall and Spring Semester

 • All Medicine - Clinical

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

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


Spring Semester

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)

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

 • Clinical Medicine (4 4-week blocks)

Spring Semester

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


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

An application for the School of Medicine may be obtained from:

School of Medicine
Admissions Office
35 Biomedical Education Building
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214 
Tel: 716-829-3465