Dual Degree Program (DDS/MBA)

video about the 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 of 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.

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Get Both Degrees in Five Years

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.

Accreditation

The predoctoral dental education program (DDS) is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited without reporting requirements. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.

How to Apply

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 February 1.  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 5-Year Curriculum

Year 1

Fall (15 Credits MBA)

MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers (2)  
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers  
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)  
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers (2)  
MGG 600 MBA Advantage Discussion Group  

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)    

Year 2

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 Dentstry (1)  
PGY 502 Physiology (6)  
RDN 803 Principles of Occlusion (1)  

Year 3

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)  

Year 4

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 Dentsitry (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 (0.5)  
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 Labratory (0.5)  

Spring (25 Units DDS)

CLD 832
Comprehensive Care Clinic II (2)  
CLD 838 Treatman 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 TMS and Orofacial Pain (1.5)  
ODS 871 TMD Rotations (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 Orthodontics Technique (1.5)  
PDO 832 Pediatric Dentistry II (1)  
PDO 834 Orthodontics Technique (1.5)  
PER 832 Pediatric Dentistry II (1)  
PER 834 Ped. Dental 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 Reso. II (1)  
RDN 836 Operatice Clinic II (0.5)  
RDN 838 Removable Prosht. 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)  

Year 5

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 Denistry Clinic III (1.5)  
PER 846 Dental Theraputics (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 Pediatrics Denistry Clinic (2)  
RDN 844 Clinical Dental Laboratory (0.5)  
MGO 642 Integration of Bus. Functions (1)  
MGO 644 Business Practice (1)  
MGT Electives (6)