Graduate Catalog

DPM/MBA Dual Degree

Academically qualified students entering the School of Podiatric Medicine may have the option of obtaining a dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Barry University’s D. Inez Andreas School of Business.

If accepted into the dual degree program, in addition to the podiatric medical curriculum, eligible students must complete 27 credits of required graduate business core courses and 9 credits of graduate business elective courses (6 semester credit hours in the podiatric medicine curriculum will serve as additional electives to complete the general MBA program requirements). 

Students can begin MBA coursework the fall semester of the second year.

Immediately upon acceptance to the School of Podiatric Medicine, students must indicate their interest in obtaining the dual degree to the Associate Academic Dean. However, students may not take any MBA courses until the completion of their first year.

Before beginning MBA coursework, interested students must: (i) contact their Academic Advisor, (ii) contact the Basic Medical Sciences Chair, (iii) obtain signed approval from Associate Academic Dean of BUSPM, and (iv) complete the addition of the Business School coursework to their curriculum.

Applicants to the dual DPM/MBA program:

  • must have completed their baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution. (An unofficial transcript will be accepted for interview purposes, but applicants must present an official transcript indicating awarding of the undergraduate degree prior to the end of the initial semester.)
  • must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. (If a student has attended multiple undergraduate institutions, the minimum 3.25 GPA applies to the last 30 credits or credits completed by the student.)

The Associate Academic Deans of the Schools of Business and Podiatric Medicine will determine student eligibility to enroll for the additional degree. Podiatric medical students who fail to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA in either podiatric medicine or business courses and students who earn an F grade in any course will be withdrawn from the dual degree program.

Under no circumstances will students on probation or in programs in excess of four years be allowed to participate in the dual degree program. The Associate Academic Deans’ decision to remove a student from the dual degree program for academic deficiencies may not be contested by the student.

The MBA component of the dual degree is not a cohort program and considerable flexibility exists in the scheduling of business courses to fit into the cohort DPM degree program.

 

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine/Master of Business Administration (minimum 211 credits)

Business Core Requirements (27 credits)

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-683LEAD & ADV MGMT CONCEPTS

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

Business Elective Requirements (9 Credits)

Choose a 3 elective credit business course in the School of Business, for which prerequisites have been met.  6 elective credits may be satisfied by the following courses in the podiatric medicine curriculum: SPM-536 Research Methodology, Epidemiology, & Statistics and SPM-825 Practice Management.