In recognition of the critical need for leaders who are educated in the intellectual disciplines and practices of dentistry and management, Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Harvard Business School (HBS) established an MBA/DMD program in 2009.

The program's mission is to develop outstanding dentist leaders, skilled in both dentistry and management, to take positions of influence through which they will contribute substantially to the health and well-being of individuals and society.

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum of the MBA/DMD program is rigorously grounded in fundamental management concepts—including strategy, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and more—and the core science disciplines of dentistry, such as oral medicine, pathophysiology, and related studies. The opportunity to combine these disciplines drives the enthusiasm of faculty and the ambitions of degree candidates.

Admission

Applicants interested in the DMD/MBA Program apply to HBS and apply to HSDM separately and are selected independently.

Students currently enrolled in the first or second year of the HSDM DMD Program, who are interested in the DMD/MBA program, should apply to HBS in the first two of three application rounds. 

FAQ

What is the mission of the program?

The program's mission is to develop outstanding dentist leaders, skilled in both dentistry and management, to take positions of influence through which they will contribute substantially to the health and well-being of individuals and society.

Why should I consider this program?

The DMD/MBA program is for individuals whose ambitions will be fulfilled at the intersection of dental medicine and business: for example, in practice administration, medical device entrepreneurship, health and public policy, and more.

What are the typical career objectives of students?

Students in the DMD/MBA program combine a passion for practicing dentistry with a growing desire to expand their interests into new ventures—to conduct research, manage practice groups, shape public policy, launch dental health care-related entrepreneurial ventures, balance medical needs with economic realities, reduce costs to patients while increasing quality, and apply engineering to dentistry to produce the very best medical devices.

With whom can I speak to get more information?

Information about admission and curriculum requirements can be obtained by contacting both the HBS and HSDM admissions offices.