MD/MBA (Health Organization Management)
The Health Organization Management (HOM) joint degree program allows students to earn both MD and MBA degrees within the four years of medical school. Enrolled students complete 42 hours of coursework at Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business. 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.
MBA (HOM) Course Description
Students will complete the 42 hour MBA (HOM) program in 18 months. Students attend classes in the HOM program during the summers before and after the first year of the medical curriculum, plus two online courses by December of the second year of medical school. For a broader knowledge of the organizational context in which health care is provided, students will complete a four-course concentration in Health Organization Management as part of the program.
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:
- HOM 5307: HOM II: Managed Care Organizations
- HOM 5308: HOM III: Consumer-Driven Healthcare Design
- HOM 5309: HOM IV: Integrated Healthcare Operations
- HOM 5382: Field Experience in HOM
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.
Interested applicants must indicate their interest on their TMDSAS application. Applicants who are invited to interview with the School of Medicine will have their contact information sent to Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business HOM program. Applicants must first be admitted to the School of Medicine.
The MBA (HOM) program is accredited by the AACSB - International Association for Management Education. This 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).