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D.O. M.B.A. Program

Practice of medicine and management

In recognition of the critical need for leaders educated in the intellectual disciplines and practices of medicine and management, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Business at Ohio University have established the D.O./M.B.A. program, which enrolled its first students in the summer of 2015. The program's mission is to develop outstanding physician leaders, skilled in both medicine and management, to take positions of influence through which they will contribute substantially to the health and well-being of individuals and society.

The D.O./M.B.A. program is designed for medical students interested in integrating the study of medicine with training in managerial, financial, and technical expertise, that they can then apply to the health care field. Students in the D.O./M.B.A. have full access to the resources of both programs, which uniquely prepares them as experienced leaders in the modern marketplace.

D.O./M.B.A. s can take a broad range of career paths, including as academic physicians, owners of a clinical practice, hospital administrators, consultants in the business world, and health care policy researchers, as well as work in related fields such as the biotechnology industry.

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, through its $105 million transformational gift, provides financial support in the development of this program as well as financial assistance to D.O./M.B.A. participants.

D.O./M.B.A. Students

MBA students in Italy
The first class of DO/MBA students' coursework culminated in summer 2016 with an international consulting trip to Ancona, Italy, and they traveled throughout the country after giving presentations to Italian companies. From left, enjoying a moment at Florence's Ponte Vecchio Bridge, are Dan Krajcik, Ashleigh Slemmer, Elizabeth Rosenfeld and Andy Leubitz.


Dual degree MBA students in Italy
Charles Ebersbacher, DO, MBA and Jennifer Silk, DO, MBA pose for a photo at Leica Microsystems in Italy. They presented to this company during the culmination of their studies during the summer of 2017.
2020 DO/MBA student graduates
Vikrant Bhatnagar, DO, MBA, Michaella Thomas, DO, MBA, and Phillip Bucur, DO, MBA at their MBA graduation ceremony in 2018