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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) / Master of Business Administration (MBA)

If you have been accepted to the Podiatric Medicine Program and you are academically qualified, you have the option of obtaining a dual Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Barry University's D. Inez Andreas School of Business.

Curriculum Outline. In this dual degree program, you would complete the podiatric medical curriculum and 24 semester hours of required graduate business concentration courses. Six hours of pertinent graduate medical science course work serve as business electives. You must declare your intent to obtain the dual degree immediately upon acceptance to the Podiatric Medicine Program.

Admission Qualifications. To be admitted to this program, you must have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. If you have attended multiple undergraduate institutions, this minimum 3.25 GPA will apply to the last 30 semester hours of credits you completed.

In addition, you must score 400 or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or receive a comparable score on the MCAT or GRE, as evaluated by the Director of Graduate Business Programs.

You may have to take up to 18 hours of business prerequisites, depending on your undergraduate education. Your transcripts will be evaluated for applicable business prerequisites. Prerequisites are offered at Barry University in classroom and online formats.

The Deans of the Schools of Business and School of Podiatric Medicine will determine your acceptance to the dual degree.

Standards of Academic Progress. Podiatric medical students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in podiatric medicine and business courses. Podiatric medical students who earn a "D" or "F" grade in any course will be dropped from the program. Students on probation and those who cannot complete the podiatry curriculum in four years will not be allowed to continue with the MBA degree option. The deans' decision to remove a student from the dual-degree program is final and may not be contested by the student.

Outline of Business Curriculum. The M.B.A. program is not a cohort program and considerable flexibility exists in the scheduling of business courses to fit into the cohort D.P.M. degree program. The following is a representative example of how the business prerequisites and the required MBA courses may fit with the podiatric medical curriculum to complete the dual degree option:

August Summer Session

Business Prerequisites, if required (up to 9 semester hours)

First Year
Fall: MBA 682 - Competitive Environment & Strategy Formulation (3)
Spring: MBA 617 - Technology & Information Systems (3)

Second Year
Summer: MBA 660 - Managerial Accounting (3)
August Summer Session: Business Prerequisites, if required (up to 9 semester hours)
Fall: MBA 681 - Economics for Strategic Decisions (3)
Spring: MBA 621 - Managerial Finance (3)

Third Year
Summer: No MBA Course
Fall: MBA 646 - Marketing in a Dynamic Environment (3)
Spring: MBA 603 - International Business (3)

Fourth Year
Summer: No MBA Course
Fall: No MBA Course
Spring: MBA 683 - Leadership & Implementation (3)

Electives
completing the business program requirements are drawn from the podiatric medical curriculum:
GMS 536 - Research Methodology, Epidemiology & Statistics (3)
GMS 825 - Practice Management (3)

If you have any questions, you can request more information online, schedule a visit, or reserve a seat at an information session. If you are ready to apply, you can complete our convenient online application.

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