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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. 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.

The five-year curriculum is structured as follows:

Fall Year 1 (15 credits MBA)

Spring Year 1 (19 credits MBA)

Summer Year 1 (3 credits MBA)

Fall Year 2 (22 units DDS)

Spring Year 2 (20.5 units DDS)

Fall Year 3 (27.5 units DDS)

Spring Year 3 (26 units DDS)

Fall Year 4 (31.5 units DDS)

Spring Year 4 (25 units DDS)

Fall Year 5 (16 units DDS)

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

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