Physicians work within a complex business environment that must balance human needs with financial resources and operational efficiency. Those who pursue advanced training through an MBA degree are able to confidently understand the administrative affairs of large health organizations, effectively manage budgets and personnel, and are well-equipped to start and run an individual practice.
Is an MBA right for you?
You should consider combining a graduate business degree with an MD if:
You want to gain a comprehensive understanding of business management principles.
You hope to manage a department or group of professionals during your career.
You wish to establish your own practice or health care facility.
When and how can I get an MBA?
The MD-MBA option for Augusta University medical students is a five-year program.
Students pursue the MBA program during a one-year break from the usual medical school curriculum. This can occur at any time, but engaging in these studies after the third year clinical clerkships would give students greater perspective on how an MBA might apply to their clinical careers.
View the MBA curriculum for MD students here.
How do I apply?
After matriculating as MD students in the AU/UGA Medical Partnership at the University of Georgia's Health Sciences Campus location in Athens, applicants will then submit an application directly to the MBA Program at the Terry College of Business during the fall term in the year before they plan to begin their MBA coursework. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will be accepted in place of the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). Application deadlines are published on the MBA website. We recommend that interested students speak with their AU advisor prior to applying to ensure that their expectations and goals are compatible with the MD-MBA option.
More about us:
The Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership welcomed its first class of 40 students in 2010. Located on the UGA Health Sciences Campus, the Medical Partnership emphasizes small group learning, supplemented by large group interactive sessions. The small class size allows students to work with faculty and physicians in groups of four to eight daily during the first and second years. During the third and fourth years, required and elective clerkships are available in the Athens area and around Northeast Georgia.
Founded in 1912, the Terry College of Business is the flagship business school in the state and consistently ranks among the nation's best. Terry’s MBA students benefit from small classes taught by top faculty in a market-driven curriculum designed to transform careers. Students gain a competitive edge by connecting with an active and growing network of more than 60,000 Terry alumni.