DDS/MBA Dual Degree Program

The School of Dental Medicine and the School of Management collaboratively offer a five year program leading to both the DDS (Doctor Dental Surgery) and MBA (Master of Business Administration) degrees. These two leading programs combine to give future dentists the best in dental and business education. Students who pursue this dual degree will ideally be prepared for clinical dentistry as well as the business challenges of clinical practice.

The collaborative program reduces by one year the usual pattern of a four-year dental surgery program and a two-year MBA program. Each candidate must meet the degree requirements of each program, except for a reduction in total credit hours required. Students will complete a total of 227.5 credit hours, which will consist of 182.5 in Dentistry and 45 in Management.

Applicants must be considered for and accepted to each degree program independently. Therefore, they should be in process with the School of Dental Medicine and School of Management simultaneously and must meet the individual admissions criteria of each school. 

DDS Application:

Students wishing to pursue the dual program should apply to the DDS program prior to their first year of MBA study. Application to the School of Dental Medicine is made through the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS).  Complete information regarding the DDS program Admission Requirements may be found on the School of Dental Medicine's website

DDS Application Deadline:  The deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials is December 1.  Late applications will not be considered.  Early application is strongly encouraged as acceptances are offered as early as December 1. Waiting until the December 1 deadline is a poor strategy that results in an applicant competing for far fewer positions in the entering class. Keep in mind that it takes 6 to 8 weeks on average for AADSAS to forward your application to us. If at all possible, apply early in the cycle!

To request more information regarding the DDS program, please send an email to ub-sdm-admissions@buffalo.edu.

MBA Application:

Students wishing to pursue the dual program should apply to the MBA program prior to their first year of DDS study. Applications for the MBA program must be submitted online beginning at the School of Management's website. Information and personal advisement are available at 203 Alfiero Center, North Campus.  The School of Management will accept the DAT (Dental Admission Test) in place of the GMAT. 

MBA Application Deadline:  The deadline for receipt of DDS/MBA Dual Degree applications and all supporting materials is January 15.  Incomplete files will not be reviewed. It is expected that early applications will be complete within 30 days of original online submission.

For detailed information on the MBA program, visit the School of Management's website.  To request an informational interview with School of Management recruiting staff, please send an email to som-apps@buffalo.edu.

DDS/MBA Dual Degree Curriculum

The five-year curriculum is structured as follows:

First Year

Fall (15 credits MBA)
MGQ 608     Statistical Analysis for Managers (2)
MGQ 609     Analytics for Managers (1)
MGB 610      Organizational Behavior (2)

MGB 611      Team Skills (1)
MGA 603      Financial Acct. for Managers (2)

MGF 611      Financial Analysis for Managers (2)
MGG 635     Management Communication (1.5)

MGG 601     Corp Soc. Resp./Sustainability (1.5)
MGM 615    Marketing for Managers (2)

Spring (19 credits MBA)
MGA 605      Accounting for Mgt. Decision Making (2)
MGE 604      Business Economics (2)

MGO 620     Operations Management (2)
MGO 640     Business Strategy (2)

MGS 605      IT Management (2)
MBA Electives (9)

Summer First Year (3 credits MBA)
Management Internship (3)

Second Year

Fall (22 units DDS)
ANA 500       Gross Human Anatomy (6)
ANA 504       Histology (4)

BCH 500       Dental Biochemistry (4)
CLD 800        Intro. To the Profession (2)

CLD 811        Case Studies I (2)
RDN 800       Dental Biomaterials (0.5)

RDN 802       Dental Anatomy (1.5)
RDN 804       Dental Anatomy Lab (2)

Spring (22 units DDS)
ANA 811       Neuroanatomy (2)
CLD 813        Integrated Dental Practice (0.5)

CLD 814        Case Studies II (2)
MIC 502        Medical Microbiology (4)

ODS 811       Oral Radiology (1)
ODS 812       Orafacial Neurobiology (1)

OSU 801       Medical Emergencies (0.5)
PDO 801       Prof. Practice & Community Dentistry (3)

PDO 803       Psychosocial Issues in Dentistry (1)
PGY 502        Physiology (6)

RDN 803       Principles of Occlusion (1)

Third Year

Fall (29  units DDS)
CLD 821        Clinical Dentistry II (1)
CLD 827        Integrated Dental Practice II (0.5)

ODS 821       Oral Radiology Technique (0.5)
ODS 823       Physical Assess. of Head & Neck (1)

ORB 820       Nutrition in the Practice (1.5)
ORB 825       Oral Sciences & Preventative Dentistry I (3)

OSU 822       Regional Anesthesia (1)
PER 821        Intro. to Perio and Prevention (2.5)

PER 822        Intro. to Clinical Periodontics (0.5)
PTH 600        Pathology (4)

RDN 809       Direct Restorations I (1)
RDN 810       Direct Restorations (4.5)

RDN 813       Indirect Restorations (1)
RDN 815       Indirect Restorations Lab (2.5)

RDN 823       Removable Prosthodontics I (2)
RDN 824       Removable Prosthodontics
Preclinical Lab II (2.5)

Spring (26 units DDS)
CLD 822        Clinical Dentistry II (3)
CLD 828        Integrated Dental Practice III (0.5)

ODS 822       Oral Radiology Clinic I (0.5)
ODS 824       Eval. of Medically Complex Ptnt (3)

ODS 825       Oral Pathology I (2)
ORB 826       Oral Sciences & Preventative Dentistry II (3)

PER 811        Endodontics (1)
PER 812        Preclinical Lab I – Endo. (1.5)

RDN 814       Fixed Prosthodontics I (1)
RDN 816       Preclinical Lab – Fixed Prosth. (2.5)

RDN 821       Ethics & Law in Practice Management (2)
RDN 822       DAU Seminar and Clinic (0.5)

RDN 825       Removable Prosthodontics II (1)
RDN 826       Preclinical Lab II – Removable Prosth. (2.5)

RDN 827       Implant Dentistry I (2)

Fourth Year

Fall (32 units DDS)
CLD 831       Comprehensive Care Clinic I (4.5)
CLD 835       Treatment Planning & Cases I (2)

ODS 832      Oral Radiology Clinic (0.5)
ODS 836      Oral Pathology II (2)

ODS 837      Clinic Diagnosis I (0.5)
ODS 839      TMD Rotation (0.5)

OSU 831      Oral Surgery I (1)
OSU 833      Oral Surgery Clinic I (1)

OSU 835      Medical Emergencies (0.5)
PDO 824      Psychosocial Issues in Dentistry (1)

PDO 831      Pediatric Dentistry I (1)
PDO 833      Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I (1)

PDO 836      Public Health Principles (1)
PER 831       Periodontology II (1)

PER 833       Periodontology Clinic I (0.5)
PER 835       Endodontics II (1.5)

PER 836       Endodontics Clinic I (0.5)
PMY 831      Principles of Pharmacology (5)

RDN 828      Implant Dentistry Lab (1)
RDN 831      Implant Dentistry II (1)

RDN 833      Fixed Prosthodontics I (1)
RDN 834      Indirect Restorations Clinic I (.5)

RDN 835      Cariology & Direct Restorations I (1)
RDN 836      Direct Restorations Clinic I (0.5)

RDN 837      Removable Prosth. III (1)
RDN 839      Removable Prosth. Clinic I (0.5)

RDN 844      Clinical Dental Laboratory (0.5)

Spring (25 units DDS)
CLD 832      Comprehensive Care Clinic II (2)
CLD 838      Treatment Planning & Cases II (2)

CLD 847      Professionalism in Practice (1)
ODS 830     Principles of Diff. Diagnosis (0.5)

ODS 831     Mgt. of the Medically Complex Pt. (1)
ODS 832     Oral Radiology Clinic III (0.5)

ODS 834     TMD and Orofacial Pain (1.5)
ODS 871     TMD Rotation (0.5)

ODS 838     Clinical Diagnosis (0.5)
OSU 832     Oral Surgery II (1)

OSU 834     Oral Surgery Clinic II (1)
OSU 836     Anesth/Pain Control (1)

ORT 832     Orthodontics (1)

ORT 834        Orthodontic Technique (1.5)
PDO 832       Pediatric Dentistry II (1)

PDO 834       Ped. Dental Clinic II (1)
PER 832        Surgical Perio Therapy (1)

PER 834        Periodontics Clinic II (1)
PER 837        Endodontics Clinic II (1)

RDN 833       Fixed Prosthodontics III (1)
RDN 834       Fixed Prosthodontics Clinic II (0.5)

RDN 835       Cariology and Direct Resto. II (1)
RDN 836       Operative Clinic II (0.5)

RDN 838       Removable Prosth. IV (1)
RDN 839       Removable Proth. Clinic II (0.5)

ODS 842       Dental Mgt. of Special Needs Pat. (0.5)
RDN 844       Clinical Dental Laboratory (0.5)

Fifth Year

Fall (19 units DDS)
CLD 841        Comprehensive Care Clinic III (7.5)
CLD 845        Treatment Planning & Cases III (2)

ODS 840       Develop. Pt. Assess/Mgt. (1)
OSU 840       Nitrous Oxide Sedation Oral (1)

OSU 843       Surgery Clinic III (1)
ORT 843        Orthodontics Seminar/Clinic I (1)

PDO 843       Pediatric Dentistry Clinic III (1.5)
PER 846        Dental Therapeutics (1)

RDN 841       Practice and Risk Management (2)
RDN 843       Case-Based Dental Materials (0.5)

RDN 844       Clinical Dental Laboratory (0.5)

Spring (14.5 units DDS) (8 credits MBA)
CLD 842         Comprehensive Care Clinic IV (8)
CLD 853        Treatment Planning & Cases IV (2)

ORT 844        Orthodontics Sem./Clinic II (1)
OSU 844       Oral Surgery Clinic IV (1)

PDO 844       Pediatric Dentistry Clinic (2)
RDN 844       Clinical Dental Laboratory (0.5)

MGO 642     Integration of Bus. Functions (1)
MGO 644      Business Practice (1)

MGT Electives (6)