Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine/
Master of Business Administration (D.O./M.B.A.)

The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences offers a joint Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master's of Business Administration degree with Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business. Classes are held at the OSU-Tulsa campus, with an occasional course at the OSU main campus in Stillwater, Okla.

The OSU Spears School of Business is composed of seven academic departments with a student body of more than 3,900 undergraduate students pursuing 15 degrees and approximately 800 graduate students pursuing six master's degrees. The school also offers doctoral degrees in business administration and in economics.

The school is home to more than 100 tenure-track educational professionals, many of whom have received outstanding teaching awards and have been recognized for innovative instruction. The Spears faculty is nationally and internationally recognized for its publications and leadership positions in professional academic associations, as sought-after consultants, practitioners, and caring teachers.

The D.O./M.B.A. Experience

Today's successful physicians must be able to excel on multiple levels. At Oklahoma State University, the M.B.A. program is designed to integrate the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to help you achieve your career goals. The D.O./M.B.A. is an accelerated program that allows D.O. students to gain their M.B.A. through the College of Business Administration in a single year. This 36-hour program captures 30 hours of the M.B.A.'s core coursework in the fall and spring semesters. Six hours of elective credit can be shared from the D.O. coursework or business electives of the students' choice.

Quantitative and Behavioral Curriculum

The M.B.A. curriculum is a blend of quantitative and behavioral classes, often with real-world applications, designed to reflect today's integrated and global marketplace. While basic tools, theories, and concepts are a constant, modifications as a result of feedback from the M.B.A. advisory committee, industry, and alumni help keep the curriculum fresh, current, and timely.

Real-World Applications

The faculty, with varied academic, governmental, corporate, and consulting backgrounds, bring real-world experience to the classroom. As a student, you will receive the necessary theoretical background but you will also learn about the latest trends and developments from faculty attuned to what is going on in the real world. Real-world applications may be in the form of a lecture, company-based consulting project, a practicum, or other means.

Entrance Requirements

The D.O./M.B.A. program is open to current and selected new students of the College of Osteopathic Medicine with the approval of both the College and the M.B.A. Program. The Graduate Medical Aptitude Test (GMAT) and business prerequisites are not required.

Students may pursue the D.O./M.B.A. on one of two tracks: 2-1-2 or 1-4. Current students may apply for the dual degree on the 2-1-2 track at any time during their first or second year of medical school. New students admitted into the 1-4 track of the program must complete one full year of M.B.A. degree requirements and remain in good academic standing with the graduate college in order to retain deferred admission into the D.O. program.

Application Process for D.O./M.B.A.

Current MSI and MSII students applying to the 2-1-2 track must make direct inquiry to the Office of Admissions before beginning the M.B.A. application process.

Prospective students who wish to pursue application to the D.O./M.B.A. program on the 1-4 track must indicate their interest on the supplemental application. Prior to beginning the M.B.A. application process, dual degree candidates for the 1-4 track must have a successful interview with an offer of deferred admission to the D.O. program.

Upon the request of admissions, applicants must submit the following:

  • Official MCAT score
  • D.O./M.B.A. application
  • Statement of objectives
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate College application - $40 application fee
  • Resume


First Semester Fall
Prefix Number Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
ACCT 5183 Financial Accounting 3
FIN 5013 Business Finance 3
MKTG 5133 Marketing Management 3
MGMT 5113 Management and Organizational Theory 3
MSIS 5623 Information and Network Technology Management 3
Second Semester Spring
Prefix Number Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
ACCT 5283 Managerial Accounting 3
FIN 5053 Financial Management 3
MGMT 5303 Corporate Strategy 3
LSB 5163 Legal Issues 3
MSIS 5303 Quantitative Methods 3

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