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Joint Program in Medicine & Management (MD/MBA)

Description:

The MD/MBA program recognizes that there is an increasing demand in the healthcare sector for physicians with management skills and expertise. This is a five-year program in which the first year is spent in the Desautels Faculty of Management completing the MBA core as well as building a solid background in healthcare management. Then, the students will begin their medical studies, which will be integrated with additional elective courses in management. This will provide the opportunity to train well-rounded physician-managers who can eventually pursue careers in a wide range of healthcare areas, from the smallest clinic to the largest tertiary health care facility; from research laboratory to university or hospital medical departments, as well as the private sector within pharma/biotechnology firms and the health insurance sector, among others.

Structure:

The MBA portion of the program is 51 credits. There are no concentrations required, however the option exists for a student to take all 5 elective courses in a concentration (either Finance, Marketing, Global Leadership or Innovation and Technology Management).

Required courses (36 credits)

MGCR 629 Global Leadership 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MGCR 650 Business Tools 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MGCR 651 Managing Resources 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MGCR 652 Value Creation 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MGCR 653 Markets and Globalization 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BUSA 650 Internship 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BUSA 698 Health Care Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BUSA 699 Health Care Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BUSA 646 Health Management Capstone 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MGCR 660 International Study Trip 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Elective courses (15 credits)

Remaining courses are chosen from 500 and 600 level courses offered by the Desautels Faculty of Management, and approved by the MD/MBA program director.

Additional Requirements

Note: All students will take Base Camp (Statistics, Math for Finance or Financial Accounting) in August, prior to the commencement of the MBA program.


Admission requirements

Applicants must have received or be within one year of receiving an undergraduate degree at a recognized college or university. An undergraduate degree consists of a three-year program leading to a bachelor's degree following a diploma of collegial studies in Québec (or equivalent), or a four-year degree leading to a bachelor's degree following the completion of high school. Successful candidates must hold this bachelor's degree when they register. Students must also submit supporting documentation including a combined Curriculum Vitae and Personal Experiences Narrative (CVPN). Details can be found at http://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/

Additional course requirements

Additional specific course requirements can be found at http://www.mcgill.ca/medadmissions/

A Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is required for international applicants or those who have obtained their undergraduate degree from an international institution. The GMAT is not required, but is recommended.

Application deadline

Applications for the MD-MBA program must be submitted no later than November 1st.

Following the evaluation of the complete application package, selected candidates are invited to interviews, after which final admissions decisions are made.

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