MD/MBA

A Dual Degree of the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine and Gatton College of Business and Economics

Healthcare and business are increasingly interconnected. While hospital administrators need a solid medical and business background, it is the physicians who are increasingly confronted with complex business decisions. In response to this need, the University of Kentucky's Gatton College of Business and Economics and the College of Medicine offers the MD/MBA dual degree program awarding both a Medical Doctorate (MD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees.


Admissions & Preparatory Courses

Students interested in the MD/MBA program must apply formally and independently to both colleges and meet the admission requirements of each. Current medical students are eligible only if no more than one full-time semester has been completed. Please review the College of Medicine website for any new updates or information. Before applying into the MBA program, please review the Admissions Requirements, MBA Preparatory Courses and updated GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy.

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Program Description & Curriculum

Giving physicians the skills to successfully integrate medicine and business

Business decisions have a broad impact on the delivery of healthcare and physicians equipped with the proper management and financial skills will be in a better position to effectively function in this environment. Whether managing an individual or group practice, leading a corporate or non-profit hospital department, or contributing to the development of healthcare policy, the understanding of fundamental financial, management, and organizational practices are essential. The MD/MBA dual degree program is offered through the One Year MBA program, and at a reduced tuition.

Program Overview

Dual Degree Program with One Year MBA

Year 1: Medical school courses as scheduled.
Year 2: Medical school courses as scheduled.
Year 3: Medical school courses as scheduled.
Year 4: One Year MBA (recommended).
Year 5: Medical school courses as scheduled.

Tuition for One Year MBA: $12,750 ($250 per credit hour)

Please note: There are several options of completing the One Year MBA program in the MD/MBA dual degree program, however the College of Medicine strongly recommends pursuing the MBA program after the third year of medical school. 


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Contact Us

College of Medicine

Renee Seidel
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.323.4261 (office) | rlseid2@uky.edu

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Christopher Carney
Director of MBA Recruitment
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.7645 (office) | christopher.carney@uky.edu

Harvie Wilkinson
Director, MBA Programs
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.1924 (office) | harviewilkinson@uky.edu