Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree / Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree with Baylor College of Medicine

Program Learning Outcomes for the MBA/MD Dual Degree Program

Upon completing the MBA/MD dual degree program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the foundational frameworks and tools of all business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and strategic management. 
  2. Develop, evaluate, and implement complex business strategies and operational solutions holistically, integrating management principles across the functional areas. 
  3. Function effectively in a team setting both as a leader and contributor. 

Requirements for the MBA/MD Dual Degree Program

As part of the coordinated dual degree program, students have the opportunity to earn both the (Rice) MBA degree and the (Baylor College of Medicine) MD degree in 5 years. The program is structured as follows:

  • Years 1, 2, and 3—Medical training at Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Year 4—First-year MBA core courses at Rice including 2 custom core courses and 2 electives. 
  • Summer—Students are encouraged to do an internship. To ensure that the internship is a combination of business/management and health care, approval is required from both schools. The internship does not count toward credit for either degree. 
  • Year 5—Second-year MBA elective courses in fall including US Health Care Management, MGMT 678 and medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in the spring semester. 

Students are expected to follow the requirements for the health care concentration as the blueprint for their MBA studies, to the extent possible and in consultation with the Program Director of the Health Care Initiative at Jones Graduate School of Business. To obtain the concentration, students take US Health Care Management in fall of their second year and complete 12 credits from a suite of health care courses offered throughout the year.

Students are eligible to receive their MBA degree from Rice i.) after they have completed 45 credit hour of approved business coursework, and ii.) after they have completed the MD degree requirements specified by the Baylor College of Medicine. 

Policies for the MBA/MD Dual Degree Program

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