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Broad prepares students to be leaders in the changing global marketplace.

As part of that commitment, we provide MBA students with multidisciplinary opportunities. The Broad College partners with other colleges at Michigan State University to support students who are interested in earning dual degrees and industry certifications.

*Dual degree students are not eligible to take the STEM MBA curriculum.

Dual Degree: J.D.-MBA

Students may pursue a dual degree in business and law through our joint program with the Michigan State University College of Law. Getting a joint JD/MBA degree prepares you for unique challenges – and opportunities. Our grads are working all over the country. Some of them spend their days in the courtroom; others spend their careers in the boardroom. Their expertise is valued in a wide range of roles:

  • Operations
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • Financial Advisor
  • Law Associate
  • Global Contracting
  • Sales Manager
  • Investment Analysts
  • Consultant
The JD/MBA helped me prepare for my career by strengthening my presentation skills and provided me with the ability to prepare decks that tell an impactful story through words. In addition, the dual program has taught me how to handle ambiguity and analyze outcomes from varying perspectives to assure we are making the best decisions that solve problems and address customer needs. This has given me a competitive edge and the opportunity to present high impact initiatives in front of my executives.
Clayton Gelfand (JD/MBA ’20)
Sales Lead – Digital Emerging Products, General Motors

Build two skill sets in four years

MSU Law dual degrees allow 12 credits from each program to count toward elective requirements, shortening the timeframe needed to finish both programs. It’s an efficient way to prepare to take on leadership roles in business and in law.

All JD/MBA students should contact Tonya Jamison at the MSU College of Law regarding their financial aid.

J.D.-MBA by Year (Option A)

Year 1 (1L)Law Classroom Coursework
Year 2MBA Coursework
Year 3 (2L)J.D. and MBA Concentration Coursework
Year 4 (3L)J.D. and MBA Concentration Coursework

J.D.-MBA by Year (Option B)

Year 1 (1L)Law Classroom Coursework
Year 2 (2L)Law Classroom Coursework
Year 3MBA Coursework
Year 4 (3L)J.D. and MBA Concentration Coursework

Dual Degree: M.D.–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 (M.D.) and master’s 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 M.D./MBA degree. The MBA is a combined classroom and online program consisting of 61 credits: 31 credits of core MBA courses; 18 credits of concentration coursework in management, strategy and leadership; and 12 credits of medical school transfer credits.

Interested students must apply to both the College of Human Medicine and Broad College of Business. 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 seen below.

M.D.-MBA by Year (Option A)

Year 1MBA Classroom Coursework
Year 2M.D. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 3M.D. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 4M.D. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 5M.D. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework

M.D.-MBA by Year (Option B)

Year 1M.D. Coursework
Year 2M.D. Coursework
Year 3MBA Classroom Coursework
Year 4M.D. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 5M.D. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework

Dual Degree: D.O.-MBA

The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Eli Broad College of Business offer 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 D.O. 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 D.O. program (while completing the rest of their MBA credits online). Alternately, students can complete their in-residence MBA year before starting medical school and complete the rest of their online MBA courses while doing their College of Osteopathic Medicine coursework. Applicants must fulfill (both) the D.O. and MBA application requirements to be considered for the dual degree.

D.O.-MBA Program by Year (Option A)

Year 1MBA Classroom Coursework
Year 2D.O. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 3D.O. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 4D.O. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 5D.O. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework

D.O.-MBA Program by Year (Option B)

Year 1D.O. Coursework
Year 2D.O. Coursework
Year 3MBA Classroom Coursework
Year 4D.O. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework
Year 5D.O. and MBA Online Concentration Coursework

Healthcare Management Concentration

The MBA Healthcare Management concentration offers our students the opportunity to develop their understanding of medical administration, human resources, and healthcare leadership in business-driven courses developed for medical professionals.  Students will partner with classmates from across the medical field in team-based learning courses intended to provide insight into the day-to-day practices of medical offices, hospitals, or any healthcare organization. All DO and MD dual degree MBA students must fulfill the Healthcare Management concentration as part of their curriculum.

Healthcare Management MBA Concentration Courses

12 credit concentration (MD/DO-MBA only)

MGT 810 (3 credits) is required for all, then select 9 credits of HCM classes. Additional credits beyond the 9 may be required based on agreements between colleges.

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.