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.

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

Search School of Management courses and descriptions.

Fall Year 1

MGQ 608LEC Statistical Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
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: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGB 610LEC Organizational Behavior

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGB 611LEC Team Skills

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGA 603LEC Financial Acctg for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGF 611LEC Fin Analysis for Managers

Credits: 2.00
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: 1.50
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: 1.50
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


MGM 615LEC Marketing for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Spring Year 1

MGA 605LEC Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603


MGE 604LEC Business Economics

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018


MGO 620LEC Operations Management

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611


MGO 640LEC Business Strategy

Business Strategy

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGA 603 And MGF 611 And MGM 615


MGS 605LEC Information Technology for Managers

Credits: 2.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Co-Requisite: MGO 630 Or Pre-Requisite: MGO 630


MGT electives (9 credits)

Summer Year 1

 • Management Internship (3 credits)

Fall Year 2 (22 units DDS)

Courses

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

Spring Year 2

Courses

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

Fall Year 3

Courses

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

Spring Year 3

Courses

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

Fall Year 4

Courses

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

Spring Year 4

Courses

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

Fall Year 5

Courses

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

Spring Year 5

MGO 642LEC Capstone: Integration of Business Functions

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640


MGO 644LEC Business Practice

Credits: 1.00
Semesters offered: Spring 2018
Pre-Requisite: MGO 640 And MGO 642


 • CLD 842: Comprehensive Care Clinic IV (8 credits)
 • CLD 853: Treatment Planning & Cases IV (2 credits)
 • ORT 844: Orthodontics Seminar/Clinic II (1 credit)
 • OSU 844: Oral Surgery Clinic IV (1 credit)
 • PDQ 844: Pediatric Dentistry Clinic (2 credits)
 • MGX XXX: Electives (6 credits)