Generally speaking, business school admission requires some sort of background in business, economics, etc. Some schools with well-developed MD/MBA programs, however, actually save spots in the medical school for students doing the joint degree, and it is therefore much easier to get accepted, even if you don't have the business background.Originally posted by cache20033
i have a question regarding these programs....do they necessarily require students to have some background in business classes in order to be enrolled in them......or can they allow students in who have no experience at all in the field......might be a stupid question so correct me please if i'm wrong...
The most well-respected and well-received reason for pursuing both degrees is:Originally posted by periodic
If you don't have the background (and to a lesser extent, even if you do), you do need to have well-articulated reasons for wanting to pursue a joint-degree.
Im with snapdad, I got my MBA first (graduated in August) and will be pursuing an MD.Originally posted by snapdad
I'm doing it, although via the bass-ackwards route of getting the MBA first (graduated last May), and then the MD (starting this fall).
What kind of doctor/job position do you hope to have? I've been seriously considering pursuing a joint degree, but I'm not sure if I really need an MBA, or if I should just take a few business classes instead. How much more money would you make with both degrees?Originally posted by Cooper_Wriston
The most well-respected and well-received reason for pursuing both degrees is:
"Cash, flow, money, HOs"
The way I see it, many people have an MPH and much fewer have an MBA. That's why a lot of academic administrators have one...along with a lot of other people with MDs. Having an MBA would make you stand out more. I don't know the numbers, but I'm sure that the number of people enrolled in an MD/MPH program greatly outnumbers the number of MD/MBA candidates.Originally posted by Bad Mojo
Note: this is a question, not an opinion
Why would somebody choose an MD/MBA degree plan over an MD/MPH? I know that an MPH is pretty broad, but it seems alot of academic aministrators have one. Would an MBA be more suited for jobs with private health providers?