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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2014-15 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Partnership Program: Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration (Healthcare concentration)


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Western Michigan University School of Medicine and Haworth College of Business.

Western Michigan University School of Medicine (WMed) and the Haworth College of Business of Western Michigan University (HCoB) cooperate in the delivery of a Doctor of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration (Healthcare concentration) degree in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Both WMed and HCoB offer their existing MD and MBA degrees independently and cooperate in a manner that will permit eligible students in HCoB’s MBA program to incorporate coursework from WMed’s MD program.

General Provisions

All degree requirements of WMed and HCoB are unaffected by the degree partnership program. Each program admits students, conducts graduation audits, and exercises control over its respective academic programs independently. Admission to either the MBA degree or the MD degree does not guarantee admission to the other program.

Academic Credit

Applicants for the dual-degree program must meet all admission requirements and standards of WMed for the MD degree, and all admission requirements and standards of the Haworth College of Business for the MBA degree. Applicants for the dual-degree program may apply at the time of their initial application to WMed, or may apply after acceptance to the School of Medicine by the end of year 2 of the MD program. Applicants may apply to the dual-degree program through the Early Decision Program of the School of Medicine, and will be notified of the school’s admission decision by October 1.

 

HCoB will accept


Up to six semester hours of Credit earned by a student in good standing at WMed from the following courses:

  • MEDU 5422 Profession of Medicine 4  Credits: 2 hours
  • MEDU 5440 Profession of Medicine 6  Credits: 1 hour
  • MEDU 7850 Medical Research  Credits: 3 hours

Students need a minimum of nine credits of healthcare related graduate courses approved by the MBA office to get a concentration in healthcare. The foundation of medicine (year one and two) and research project (year five) component of the MD program will enable Medical School students to meet partial (6 of 9 credits) requirements for a concentration in healthcare. Students in the dual program may choose to take additional healthcare related courses or courses from the HCoB departments of Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Students may also take approved healthcare courses from other departments.

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