AuD/MBA

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AuD/MBA students tackle societal health care challenges using applied foundational management skills.

Enhance your audiology skills with a solid foundation of business acumen to prepare for a strategic leadership role.

The School of Management and the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences offer a collaborative five-year program leading to both the Doctor of Audiology and MBA degrees. 

Be Career Ready

  • Apply analytical skills to understand the delicate balance between patient outcomes and efficiency
  • Develop effective leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills
  • Develop practical financial management skills
  • Understand the inter-related role of health care policy development, facility management and strategic planning
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse community of full-time MBAs
  • Network with alumni and leaders from the top health care organizations around the country through the school’s active Health Care Advisory Panel

Timeline

Apply to the MBA program before or during your first year of AuD study and complete your first year of AuD study before enrolling in the MBA program.

Admissions

Apply to Both Schools

Apply to the MBA program before or during your first year of AuD study. For MBA admissions, you may submit your GMAT or GRE. For specific program timeline and curriculum, consult with our Graduate Programs Office before applying.


Total Hour Requirement

Communicative Disorders  Credits School of Management Credits
Audiology


Total
65


65
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48
Communicative Disorders  Credits
Audiology
Total
65
65
School of Management Credits
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48

Curriculum

Search School of Management courses and descriptions.

Fall Semester

 • CDS 528 Neural Bases of Communication
 • CDS 529 Aural Rehabilitation
 • CDS 532 Acoustics and Instrumentation
 • CDS 551 Diagnostic Audiology I
 • CDS 591 Clinical Practicum – Audiology I

Spring Semester

 • CDS 502 Research Methods
 • CDS 530 Grand Rounds
 • CDS 542 Advanced Hearing Science
 • CDS 552 Diagnostic Audiology II
 • CDS 556 Hearing Aids I
 • CDS 591 Clinical Practicum – Audiology I

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Fall Semester

 • CDS 610 Vestibular Testing
 • CDS 611 Medical Audiology
 • CDS 600 Independent Study
 • MGX XXX MBA Electives (6 credits)
 • CDS 592 Clinical Practicum – Audiology II

Spring Semester

 • CDS XXX Electives (2)
 • CDS 613 Auditory Development and Pediatric Audiology
 • MGX XXX MBA Electives (6 credits)
 • CDS 592 Clinical Practicum – Audiology II

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Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

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