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The School of Management and the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences collaboratively offer a five-year program leading to both a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. These two leading programs combine to give future audiologists the best in audiology and business education. Graduates will be prepared for careers in private practice as well as combined clinical and administrative positions. 

The collaborative program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a four-year audiology program and a two-year MBA program. Each candidate must meet the degree requirements of each program, except for the reduction in total credit hours as described in this document. Students will complete a total of 113 credit hours, which will consist of 65 in audiology and 48 in management, of which 21 of the MBA credit hours will be applied to the AuD degree as transfer credit. 

Students wishing to pursue the dual program should apply to the MBA program prior to or during their first year of AuD study. Students are required to complete their first year of AuD study prior to enrolling in the MBA program. Applicants to the AuD/MBA program should review admissions requirements. Personal advisement is available at the Graduate Programs Office in 203 Alfiero Center, North Campus. 

Students must have an undergraduate degree in communicative disorders and sciences and must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for admission. In audiology, students have fairly rigorous clinical requirements during four years, must pass a clinical gateway exam, preliminary examination, the ASHA exam and complete their research project. 

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE may be submitted for admission to the MBA program. The final domestic deadline is in May, prior to the fall semester in which the applicant intends to begin the MBA portion of the program.


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All applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the GRE. To receive information on
the GMAT, visit the MBA website, for the GRE visit ETS.

Application and detailed AuD program information are available on AuD website.
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Joan Sussman
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
122 Cary Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214 
Tel:  716-829-2797, ext. 631
Fax: 716-829-3979

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