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NYU School of Medicine and NYU Stern School of Business Jointly Offer MD/MBA Dual Degree Option

With an increasing demand on physicians to manage both patient care and the business of medicine, NYU School of Medicine and NYU Stern School of Business now offer an MD/Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program in which students can complete both degrees within five years to pursue a combination of interests during their medical education.

“We are thrilled to introduce our new MD/MBA dual degree program and offer our students yet another individualized learning pathway,” said Steven Abramson, MD, senior vice president and vice dean for education, faculty and academic affairs, NYU School of Medicine. “Our growing dual degree program provides our students with a variety of options to tailor their degree to suit their educational needs and to help prepare them to succeed as future physician leaders in many different settings.”

Students enrolled in the immersive MD/MBA program begin at NYU School of Medicine on a full-time basis for the first three years. They spend the summer of the third year through the spring semester of the fourth year at NYU Stern to pursue MBA coursework. Students return to the medical school for the summer and fall of the fifth year, followed by a final semester at NYU Stern in the spring of the fifth year.

“A changing healthcare environment increasingly requires physician leaders to manage the business of medicine as part of patient care,” said Peter Henry, dean, NYU Stern School of Business. “Our new dual degree program will provide aspiring physicians with the interdisciplinary perspective, business skills and medical expertise to shape the future of healthcare.”

The program is open to prospective students, who may apply concurrently to medical school and business school, and to currently matriculated students in the NYU School of Medicine’s C21 curriculum. Each NYU school manages its own admissions process, and interested candidates must complete separate applications for the MD and MBA programs.

This new dual degree program is part of NYU School of Medicine’s Curriculum for the 21st Century (C21), which is designed to seamlessly integrate the basic and clinical science to bedside application throughout medical school. C21’s spiraling curriculum, earlier direct patient contact, and innovative use of technology create new pathways to teach health sciences. This new program is one of several steps NYU School of Medicine has taken to be at the forefront of transforming medical education in order to best meet the needs of tomorrow's physicians.

Please visit NYU School of Medicine’s website and NYU Stern’s website for more information.

About NYU School of Medicine

NYU School of Medicine is one of the nation’s preeminent academic institutions dedicated to achieving world-class medical educational excellence. For 170 years, NYU School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Medical Center, the School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research and direct patient care. The School also maintains academic affiliations with area hospitals, including Bellevue Hospital, one of the nation’s finest municipal hospitals where its students, residents and faculty provide the clinical and emergency care to New York City’s diverse population, which enhances the scope and quality of their medical education and training. Additional information about the NYU School of Medicine is available at

About NYU Stern School of Business

New York University Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers. NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels, all of them informed and enriched by the dynamism, energy and deep resources of the world’s business capital. Additional information about NYU Stern School of Business is available at

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Deborah (DJ) Sabalusky
NYU School of Medicine

Jessica Neville
NYU Stern School of Business