MBAMBA/Doctor of Medicine

Study to become a licensed and board-certified physician while learning the tenets of effective leadership and tools to navigate the healthcare industry with our joint Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration degrees.

Through our program—administered through Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and School of Medicine—you'll learn management principles that will prepare you for diverse leadership roles within increasingly complex healthcare environments. 

Why Pair Your MD with an MBA? 

Combining your Doctor of Medicine 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.

MBA/Doctor of Medicine at a Glance

Top 15
Most Innovative MBA Programs (Inc, 2015)
medical school for research (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
institution in history to earn the best review possible by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education
university in Ohio (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
years to earn both degrees
Top U.S. MBA programs (Forbes, 2019)

The Weatherhead Way

The Weatherhead culture is all about collaboration—80% or more of assignments and tasks are completed in groups to simulate business in the “real world.” And, classes are strongly conversation-driven with lots of encouragement to participate and voice opinions. This significant difference between Weatherhead and the School of Medicine, where most of the coursework is completed independently, is a key advantage for those in the MD program who will inevitably need to work in teams in future career settings.

Your Classes

While becoming a physician is the most-likely career path for medical students, this "MBA for doctors" gives graduates an understanding of business roles in healthcare, entrepreneurship and the need for innovation (and new business models) as the healthcare sector changes. 

Looking for specific information about coursework? See the General Bulletin.

Transitioning Schools

Business students at the Weatherhead School of Management are just like you—ambitious and dedicated students who also like to have fun. Students who join the program from the School of Medicine do not feel like outsiders but find themselves among peers.

Discover the Weatherhead Student Experience

Your Next Step Starts Now

Ready to design a better world through smart, sustainable business solutions? That’s the Weatherhead way. Get started today.