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The health care system is changing rapidly. Managed care and other reforms have created a need for physicians with a greater knowledge of business. To address this need, Texas Tech has initiated a unique program which offers a joint MD/MBA (HOM) degree.

In this joint degree program, the student will receive both MD and MBA degrees within the four years of medical school. Superior academic training and challenging real world experience have placed Texas Tech University's HOM Program among the nation's premier health care management programs. As one of the few MBA programs aligned with a School of Medicine, the HOM Program draws upon the resources and expertise of both the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration and School of Medicine. The MBA (HOM) course of study prepares students for managerial positions in the health care industry, with special emphasis on medical groups and ambulatory care settings. Texas Tech's HOM Program offers a unique view of physicians and administrators working together, which is not seen at other programs.

MBA (HOM) Course Description

Students will complete the 48 hour MBA (HOM) program in two years. Students attend classes in the HOM program throughout the first two years of medical school, including during the summers before and after the first year of the medical school curriculum. Areas of study include accounting, management strategy, business decision-making skills and methods, business information systems, as well as other core skills in the business curriculum. For a broader knowledge of the organizational context in which health care is provided, students will complete a seven-course concentration in Health Organization Management as part of the program.

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Health Organization Management Concentration

The HOM concentration is a lock-step program which requires some of the HOM core courses to be taken in sequence. There are five HOM-specific courses including:

The field experience is an opportunity for students to acquire experience with local health care executives. HOM internships are offered in the the summer and fall semesters. In addition to health care courses, courses in accounting, finance, organizational behavior, marketing and statistics are also required to complete an MBA (HOM) degree. Applicants with no prior business education will be required to take tool courses. Local and national postgraduate fellowships are available for HOM graduates. An accelerated masters program is also available.

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Accreditation

The MBA (HOM) program is accredited by both AACSB - International Association for Management Education and CAHME (Commission for Accreditation on Healthcare Management Education). This dual accreditation assures the prestige and enhances the value of the MD/MBA (HOM).

The MD program is admitted by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which represents the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Requirements for Entrance

Applicant must first be admitted to the School of Medicine. Upon acceptance to the School of Medicine, application will be reviewed by the College of Business Administration committee for MBA acceptance.

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To Apply

Enrollment for the MD/MBA program is limited to 10 students per year. Each applicant will be asked to complete and return:

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Contact Information

Coordinator, MBA Programs in Health Organization Management
Box 42101
Lubbock, TX 79409-2101
(806) 742-1236
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School of Medicine - Office of Admissions
Lubbock, TX 79430
(806) 743-2297
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