Medicine/Business Administration

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Doctor of Medicine/Master of Business Administration

About the Program

If you aspire to become a licensed physician with the business skills to manage organizations, corporate practices, hospitals and more, a dual Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Case Western Reserve University is the ideal fit.

Offered jointly between our School of Medicine and Weatherhead School of Management, this five-year dual-degree program is designed to teach you management principles and prepare you for leadership roles that translate between varying and increasingly complex healthcare environments.

What to Expect

In the MD/MBA program, we curate leaders who excel at critical, creative communications across business and healthcare settings. Our curriculum will encourage you to reach beyond simple problem solving and create innovative solutions to revitalize issues facing our healthcare system. You will leave Case Western Reserve University a competent analyst who can develop strategies to secure sustainable business practices in the healthcare industry.

Combining your MD degree with an MBA unlocks more career opportunities, allowing you to secure roles in:

  • Healthcare consultation
  • Hospital administration
  • Hospital operations
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device management
  • Family practice management

Plus, you’ll save time (and money) as an MD/MBA student, with an opportunity to complete your graduate-level coursework in just five years rather than earning each degree independently.

I love the intimacy of Weatherhead. The faculty and staff are so engaged and willing to know the students regardless of where they are in their life path. They're here to help and I recognized that very early on.”

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Beyond the Classroom

Looking to get involved beyond your academic requirements? The Weatherhead Healthcare Club (WHC) provides a professional network and extracurricular education for students interested in the business of healthcare delivery. Whether you are interested in the fields of hospital administration, payment reform, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consulting, or continuing education in the field of medicine, WHC can help you prepare for successful recruiting in healthcare-related firms.

Explore the Weatherhead Health Club webpage for more information.

By the Numbers


university in the country, U.S. News & World Report (2023)


medical school for research, U.S. News & World Report (2023)


top MBA programs, Forbes (2019)


years to earn both degrees

Admission Requirements

To apply for the MD/MBA dual degree program, you must complete separate applications, participate in the required admission tests and be admitted separately to each program. Moving forward, you will continue to register throughout the program in the school with which you first registered.

We encourage you to apply to both programs early to ensure a smooth enrollment process.

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