MBA DMD students

Dual MBA and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM)



4 years (full time)

Required Credits



UNLV campus

Five Reasons to Get a Dual MBA/DDM Degree at UNLV:

  • Top-ranked MBA program. U.S. News and World Report ranks the part-time LEE MBA #75.
  • Develop practical business knowledge and hone your clinical skills to manage your own practice.
  • Meet, connect, and engage with research experts in business and dentistry.
  • Double your networking opportunities by working with faculty, professionals, and fellow students in two separate fields.
  • Dual specialty gives you an edge over the competition in the job market.

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Dental Medicine

Lee Business School

A Dual Degree To Expand Your Opportunities in the Dental Medicine Field

The delivery of dental care services has become increasingly complex and is best suited to professionally trained managers who comprehend ethical and responsible dental health care practices. The program prepares students to assume leadership positions in the dental care field with their interdisciplinary foundation in business skills and clinical expertise. Students in the MBA program come from a variety of business backgrounds, giving you the opportunity to forge friendships beyond the dental school and to build a wide professional network.

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“The MBA program was the highlight of my graduate career. I am highly impressed with how the department treats their students and the opportunities they provide, as well as the decisions they support you with to allow you to develop. The program allowed me to develop relationships with my local and state dental societies, which, in turn, allowed me to create the highest level of dentistry-specific business education for myself.”
Deaudre LeCato, DMD, MBA
DMD/MBA Alumni, Spring ‘21

Admission Process

The MBA/DMD program is open to graduates from all undergraduate disciplines. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or proof of equivalent training at an international college or university. Prospective students would complete an application for the Dental School and for the MBA program separately. Applicants to the MBA/DMD program must apply for, and gain admission to, both the School of Dental Medicine DMD program and to the Lee Business School MBA program, respectively. The Dental School admits students in the fall only. Students admitted to the Dental School can add the MBA in the spring or summer of their first year, or fall of their second year.

Program Structure

The dual MBA/DMD degree is a 216-credit hour program in which students take 186 credits in Dental Medicine and 30 credits in Business Administration. Upon graduation, students receive two degrees: a Master of Business Administration and a Doctorate of Dental Medicine. Full-time students typically receive their degree within four years.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term:
May 1 – International applicants
July 15 – Domestic or permanent residence applicants

Spring Term:
October 1 – International applicants
November 15 – Domestic or permanent resident applicants

Summer Term:
April 1 – Domestic or permanent residence applicants
Note: The Dental School does not accept applications from international students for the Summer Term.


The dual MBA/DMD degree program consists of faculty from both the Lee Business School and the School of Dental Medicine. These faculty are world-recognized experts in numerous business and dental care sectors, publish in top-tier internationally recognized academic journals, and are engaged in their respective communities.

More Skills Means More Career Opportunities

Whether your goal is to run your own practice or assume a leadership role in a healthcare-related field, this jointly offered degree program will give you the business and management skills you'll need. Graduates go on to leadership positions in a variety of organizations and fields, such as research; academia; consulting; dentistry; medicine; pharmaceutical, product and device manufacturing; biotechnology; insurance; and health care administration.

Career Options

These two leading programs combine to give future dentists the best in dental and business education. Students will be prepared for clinical dentistry as well as the business challenges of clinical practice. Graduates have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of roles, including:

  • CEO
  • Chief Clinical Officer
  • Medical Director
  • Dental Device Manufacturer
  • Clinical Consultant
  • Oral Surgeon
  • Dentist

Program Advisors Contact

School of Dental Medicine
Dental Medicine Program
Christine Ancajas
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Lee Business School
MBA Program
John Baur
Associate Professor, Faculty Director, MBA and EMBA programs

Prospective Student Contact

Lee Business School
Graduate Student Services

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