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Dual Degree Programs and Certifications

Broad prepares students to be leaders in the changing global marketplace. As part of that commitment, we provide MBA students with multidisciplinary opportunities.

Dual Degree: DO-MBA

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Eli Broad College of Business offers a dual-degree program for highly motivated students who are interested in developing business competency in medical practice and to prepare physicians for careers in healthcare leadership.

Graduates of the dual degree will gain expanded career opportunities and reinforce their clinical education in the marketplace. The program is designed to be completed in five years. The MBA portion of the joint degree specializes in Management, Strategy and Leadership.

Students who go through the dual degree will complete their first two years in the DO program at the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The third year is used taking MBA classes and then during the fourth and fifth year the student fulfills all the requirements of the DO program (while completing the rest of their MBA credits online). Applicants must fulfill (both) the DO and MBA application requirements to be considered for the dual degree.

DO-MBA Curricular Outline
Year 1 DO Coursework
Year 2 DO Coursework
Year 3 MBA Classroom Coursework
Year 4 DO and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 5 DO and MBA Online Concentration Coursework

Dual Degree: JD-MBA

Students may pursue a dual degree in law and business through our joint program with Michigan State University’s College of Law. Twelve credits from the Law program count toward required MBA electives, shortening the timeframe required to complete both degrees.

JD-MBA Curricular Outline (option a)
Year 1 (1L)
Law Classroom Coursework
Year 2 MBA Coursework
Year 3 (2L)
JD and MBA Concentration Coursework
Year 4 (3L)
JD and MBA Concentration Coursework
JD-MBA Curricular Outline (option b)
Year 1 (1L)
Law Classroom Coursework
Year 2 (2L)
Law Classroom Coursework
Year 3 MBA Coursework
Year 4 (3L)
JD and MBA Concentration Coursework

Dual Degree: MD-MBA

Educated and trained physicians diagnose and treat human disease, but many times they also run the business of hospitals, medical units or practices, or other health-related businesses.

To ensure they have the education and skills to not only treat people, but also to ensure the operations are healthy, an integrated education through a combined medical degree (MD) and masters in business administration (MBA) can provide health care professionals a greater understanding of the business of health care.

The Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University are proud to partner in a dual MD/MBA degree. The MBA is a combined classroom and online program consisting of 60 credits: 33 credits of core MBA courses, 15 credits of concentration coursework in management, strategy, and leadership, and 12 credits of medical school transfers credits.

Interested students must apply to both the College of Human Medicine and Broad College of Business during the same application cycle. Information regarding the MBA application process can be found on the Eli Broad College of Business website. The applicant will be evaluated independently by both colleges’ admissions committees. If accepted into both programs, the student’s curriculum will be set up as follows:

MD-MBA Curricular Outline
Year 1
MD Coursework
Year 2
MD Coursework
Year 3 MBA Classroom Coursework
Year 4 MD and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 5 MD and MBA Online Concentration Coursework

CFA Certification Support

Broad is one of 36 MBA programs nationwide designated as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program Partner of the CFA Institute.

The CFA Institute is a global nonprofit association of investment professionals that awards a number of designations, including the CFA designation. The CFA is considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.

The CFA Institute partners with globally diverse, high-profile institutions who cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and who embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programs.

Broad’s participation as a CFA Program Partner ensures interested students are well prepared to sit for the CFA exams. Students who wish to earn the CFA designation have access to academic support for all three levels of the CFA examination. Scholarships are available through the institute for qualified students.


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