Two outstanding schools leading to two important degrees — M.D., M.B.A
The M.D./M.B.A. Program is a program of promise. We have targeted it toward individuals, like you, who wish to develop management skills in addition to becoming a physician. Right from the start, you will recognize the uniqueness of this program and sense the excitement that increases with each class meeting. This is a program that looks to the future. Its objective is to provide a high quality medical and management education to you and others who will be this country's medical and health-care leaders in the 21st century.
Messages from the deans:
- a managerial approach to basic business disciplines
- involving students in team projects to promote learning
- a curriculum that integrates the social, political, economic and ethical aspects of the business of health care into each functional area of management
- a variety of teaching methodologies including case studies, lectures, class discussions, computer simulations and group projects
- an emphasis on real-world application of management principles through the use of guest speakers and actual health-care businesses for student projects
Seven required courses
- Financial accounting
- The individual and group dynamics
- Markets and the firm
- Data analysis for managers
- Marketing management
- Financial theory and policy
- Management policy and strategy
Four breadth courses
Organizational structure and strategy
Business, government and the international economy
Forecasting and managerial research methods
Management and innovation
Accounting and budgeting for management control
Public policy and the health-care industry
Legal issues in health care
Medical economics and financial management of health care
Additional selected courses may be substituted for the above listed electives.
How to apply
We hope that you will choose to apply and that you will become part of the M.D./M.B.A. Program. All newly accepted medical students and currently enrolled medical students in their first or second year are eligible to apply. The deadline for all applications is June 15. For medical students who apply after this date and who are interested in the program, special arrangements may be made.
Applications are reviewed and evaluated on a continuing basis. Admission is based on a combination of factors, including work experience, demonstrated academic achievement in an undergraduate program, performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), interest and motivation, and the personal interview.
- Accounting — An introductory course in financial accounting.
- Economics — Introductory courses in micro- and macro-economics
- English — A business communications course.
All students must complete the Application for Admission which requires the following information:
- Work history (including a description of your current position and job responsibilities).
- Academic history listing all colleges or universities you have attended.
- A writing sample.
- Three letters of recommendation describing your accomplishments, personal attributes and assessing your promise in the program.
- Official transcripts to verify your achievement of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent or a graduate degree.
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores taken within five years of the application date. In special cases, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores may be considered in lieu of the GMAT.
- A personal interview with a member of the admissions committee.
The M.D./M.B.A. selection committee will meet with you as part of the application process. In that meeting, you will have an opportunity to discuss topics such as your personal and professional goals, your strengths and graduate education expectations. At the time of your interview, you may wish to make arrangements to visit M.B.A. classes and to meet with faculty members or current students. The Student Services Office will be pleased to arrange your interview and visit to the campus.
The application fee is $40 and is non-refundable. You may obtain an application by calling (530) 752-7399 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may take the GMAT in January, March, June or October. To obtain GMAT information contact GMAT on the Web or at:
Graduate Management Admissions Test
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6103
Princeton, NJ 08541-6103
(800) GMAT-NOW or
Transfer credit policy
- Each course must have been at a comparable level to a second year UC Davis M.B.A. course.
- Each course must be relevant to the student's program.
- A course may not have been taken longer than four years before the student enrolled in the UC Davis M.B.A. program.
- A course cannot have been used to obtain another degree.