Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Broad College of Business will begin a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)/Master of Business Administration (MBA) joint degree fall semester 2015.

Students pursuing the DO/MBA joint degree can complete the program in five years.

The DO/MBA degree is an innovative response to the increasing need for business competency in medical practice and to prepare the physicians for careers in healthcare leadership. The joint degree is expected to offer graduates expanded career opportunities and reinforce their clinical education in the marketplace, as well as add diversity and new perspectives to the MBA classroom.