Participants in the MD/MBA program are expected to comply with the general academic policies of both the MD and Full-time MBA Programs except as those policies are specifically altered to accommodate the MD/MBA joint program. Curriculum and other academic matters affecting only the medicine or only the management portion of the joint program are managed by the respective schools. Matters that affect the program in total are determined mutually by the two schools. The provisions of the Wake Forest Full-time MBA Program Certification Document apply to the management portion of the MD/MBA program except that Section III.c dealing with the second year is interpreted to mean the balance of the management portion beyond the first year of the management study. The program is designed to be completed in five years.
The particulars of the program are as follows.
- Admission.Applicants for the MD/MBA program must be accepted by each school individually in accordance with the procedures and standards used by the separate schools. Neither school with have any control over the other school’s admission determination. Students must indicate their intention to pursue the joint degree program either their first or third year of the five year program.
- Tuition. The tuition for each of the five years of study will be that of the school charging the higher tuition. The tuition will go to the MBA School when the student is completely at the Schools of Business which can be year 1 or year 3. Tuition for each year they are at the Medical School completely, full tuition will go to the School of Medicine. In the fifth year the Schools of Business and the School of Medicine will receive 50% each. The Schools of Business will bill and receive the Fall Semester tuition and the School of Medicine will bill and receive the Spring Semester tuition for year 5.
- Course of Study. A student in the joint degree program will take the first year full-time curriculum in the full-time MBA Program in year 1 or year 3. In the remaining years, the student will take courses in both schools. Students in the joint degree program are responsible for the Wake Forest Business Solutions course, arranged through the School of Medicine.
Joint degree students may take elective courses offered in the summer in any of the MBA working professional programs to fulfill some of their requirements on a space available basis.
- Academic Standing and Retention. The courses accepted by one school from the other, for credit towards its degree, shall be accepted as "pass" credits and are not used to determine grade point average or class rank. Each school shall be free to include or exclude the joint degree students with reference to class rank or awards.
Each student must maintain the academic standing and other requirements of each school. Any student dropped, suspended or expelled from one school is dropped from the joint program and may or may not be allowed to pursue the separate degree of the other school at the discretion of that school.
MD/MBA candidates will receive their degrees simultaneously and must complete all MD/MBA program requirements in order to receive both degrees.
If a student ceases to be a joint degree candidate, for any reason, and is allowed to remain enrolled at only one school, that school will determine what credit will be allowed, if any, for courses taken in the other school.
Registrars in both the Schools of Business and the School of Medicine will coordinate to enforce each school's maximum limit on semester credit hours. Students with overloads must seek approval from the proper authorizing source in both schools.
|Accounting (MGT 1301)||3|| |
|Financial Management (FIN 1101)||3|| |
|Internat'l Business Mgmt (MGT 1701)||2|| |
|Internat'l Competitive Policy I (MGT 1105)||2|| |
|Macroeconomics (MGT 1151)||2|| |
|Management Communication (MGT 1250)||2|| |
|Managerial Economics (MGT 1401)||2|| |
|Information Technology Mgmt (ITM 1651)||2|| |
|Marketing Management (MKT 1351)||3|| |
|Operations Management (OPS 1451)||3|| |
|Organizational Behavior (MGT 1501)||3|| |
|Quantitative Methods (MGT 1551)||4|| |
|Career Management (MGT 1700)||1.5|| |
|First-Year Mini Electives (2 courses)||3|| |
|Year 1 Summer|
|Medical Wake Forest Business Solutions||3|| |
|Management Elective||3|| |
|First Year of Medical School|| ||42|
|Second Year of Medical School || ||48|
|Third Year of Medical School || ||48|
|Internat'l Competitive Policy II (MGT 2105)||1.5|| |
|Law & Ethics (MGT 2106)||1.5|| |
|Management Electives ||9|| |
|Fourth Year of Medical School ||40|