May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Dual Degree: Master of Business Administration & Doctor of Medicine

Plan Description

This is a dual degree offered by the Lee Business School in conjunction with the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV.

The Lee Business School MBA Programs at UNLV is designed for those who seek global career and leadership opportunities.

The world is changing quickly and today’s business leaders are faced with new challenges in a complex business environment supported by new communication technologies and organizational structures.

Success in the new global marketplace requires teams of executives working across functions and across borders.

The MBA programs at UNLV prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment by providing them with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative leaders.

The program focuses on ethics and critical thinking, business communications, the role of the firm and its goals and markets, firms’ strategic planning and positioning, supply chain management, international business culture, information technology, leadership, and teamwork.

Our faculty and administration are committed to fulfilling the recently revised college mission: to advance the knowledge and practice of the disciplines that constitute business and administration and to foster the intellectual and economic vitality of Nevada and the Intermountain Region through teaching, research, and outreach.

Our faculty are committed to continuous quality improvement of the curriculum. To achieve the best outcome, the faculty embrace no single teaching method, but rather employ a combination of methods best suited to the particular objectives of the course.

Lectures, group discussions, seminars, case studies, computer simulations, and individual and group research projects are frequently used within courses and across the curriculum.

The mission of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV is to prepare a diverse student body for the delivery of patient-centered care and meaningful careers in clinical practice, research, and community service.

The program integrates foundational science and primary care clinical experiences with community-based service learning that addresses population health and social disparities, incorporates independent research projects that contribute to the growth of scientific knowledge and community health resources, and develops strong commitments to public service and lifelong learning.

The curriculum is community-based, and includes instruction in biomedical ethics, ethical decision-making, patient safety, population health, as well as training in professionalism, cultural competence, bias recognition and reduction, interprofessional collaborative skills, and non-traditional medical topics, such as hospitality and the legal and business facets of medicine.

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program emphasizes the core competencies of medical practice: knowledge, patient care, communication, reflection and self-improvement, professionalism, and understanding of broader healthcare system.

The curriculum is organized around the relationships between students, faculty, and the community, and provides the cognitive and technical skills necessary to succeed in any clinical environment.

Students will directly apply their learning in the service of others, and provide compassionate, high quality care in collaboration with many other health professionals.

For more information about your program, including your graduate program handbook and learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Directory.

Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

The admission requirements for the dual degree are the same as those stated under the original programs linked below:

Master of Business Administration  

Doctor of Medicine  

See the Application Process section under the MBA and MD programs linked above.

Applications will be reviewed by representatives of both Schools, in an independent process within each college. Applicants must be admitted to both schools to qualify for the dual degree program for that term.

If denied by one program, the applicant will have the option of proceeding with a single degree program with departmental approval.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements.

Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 208

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for the Business Administration M.B.A.: 30

Electives – Credits: 9

Complete 9 credits of electives from any 700-level course offered by the Lee Business School.

Capstone Course – Credits: 3

Total Credits Required for the Doctor of Medicine: 178

Please refer to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV for more information about the requirements for the MD.

Degree Requirements

The MBA degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of approved course work. All requirements listed above must be completed successfully as defined by the Lee Business School, Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, and the Graduate College. All required courses are sequenced so students may acquire the tools and skill they need for success in the program.

Graduation Requirements

The student must successfully complete the MBA capstone course.

Students cannot graduate from one portion of the dual degree until the requirements for both are met.

Students must apply to graduate from both programs for the same semester.

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV’s Student Progress Committee is responsible for making final decisions regarding the progress, promotion, and qualification for graduation of medical students.

Students will receive a copy of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Student Handbook during orientation, which outlines policies and procedures pertaining to academic progress. 

For more information about the Doctor of Medicine program please visit the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV website.

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.