Dual Degree Offerings
Union College students considering entrance into the accelerated Bachelor’s/Healthcare Management MBA program should consult with an MBA program advisor and apply for admission during the sophomore, junior, or first term of the senior year. Joint degree students must complete sixteen graduate courses. Graduate courses may not be taken until the junior year and are typically completed during the senior and fifth years. There is a limit of five undergrads in each graduate level course.
This program is designed to meet the management development goals of students enrolled at Albany Law School. Students spend their first year in law studies, their second year in management studies, and their third and fourth years in law and management studies. Three designated law courses transfer into the MBA degree. Students are required to complete their MBA the winter term of the year they petition to graduate at ALS. Students may choose either the MBA or the MBA in Healthcare Management degree.
The MBA in Healthcare Management degree is a 16 course program. Three designated Pharmacy courses transfer into the MBA degree, reducing the number of MBA courses in the PharmD/MBA joint program to 13. In addition, PharmD students meet the MBA Internship Requirement with the selected practicum experiences which are part of the PharmD program 6th year curriculum at ACPHS. Most joint program students complete the MBA course requirements on a part-time basis over a three year period (years 4-6 at ACPHS).
The MBA in Healthcare Management degree is a 16 course program. The BS/MBA in Healthcare Management joint program reduces the number of MBA courses needed from 16 to 13. Up to three required courses from the MBA curriculum are waived based on courses taken in the BS program at ACPHS. The remaining courses are usually completed on a full-time basis the year following graduation from ACPHS. In addition to coursework, all BS/MBA students are required to complete an administrative internship.
The MS in Clinical Leadership is a 12 course program. The PharmD/MS joint program reduces the number of required MS courses to 9. Up to three required courses from the MBA curriculum are waived based on courses taken in the PharmD program at ACPHS.
The MS in Clinical Leadership is a 12 course program. The PharmD/MS joint program reduces the number of required MS courses to 9. Up to three required courses from the MBA curriculum are waived based on courses taken in the BS program at ACPHS.
The Clarkson Healthcare MBA program gives graduates of Siena College several options to complete this degree with complete flexibility. The Healthcare MBA allows students to complete courses on campus in Schenectady, NY or online (or mix the two). Classes are offered on a quarter basis and the degree can be completed in about two years. Students have the ability to reduce their program with course waivers that can be achieved through Siena College coursework. The Clarkson Healthcare MBA articulation agreement with Siena College also provides students an accelerated admissions process as well as exclusive scholarship opportunities. The program’s structure and admission guidelines are described below:
Students in the eight-year LIM program jointly offered by Union College, Albany Medical College and Clarkson University earn a BS from Union College, an MBA in Healthcare Management from Clarkson University, and an MD from Albany Medical College. The MBA in Healthcare Management degree is a 16 course program. Students choosing this option take graduate MBA courses while fulfilling all other requirements of the program at Union College and Albany Medical College throughout the eight years of the program. During the four years in residence at Union College, students pay tuition based on degree requirements for a BS degree from Union College and an MS degree in Clinical Leadership from Clarkson. There is an additional charge for the LIM MBA degree. Students choosing the BS/MBA/MD option pay for four additional MBA courses they take at Clarkson University at the graduate tuition rate in effect in the student’s spring term of senior year of undergraduate study. Students in this program must meet admission requirements of Union College, Clarkson University, and Albany Medical College.
The LIM MBA in Healthcare Management requires 16 courses plus an internship.
Students who elect to take the additional courses to achieve an MBA will be charged additional tuition by Clarkson University:
3 course tuitions- Spring of Senior Year
1 course tuition- Summer following Senior year
Students in the eight-year LIM program jointly offered by Union College, Albany Medical College and Clarkson University may earn an MS in Clinical Leadership from Clarkson University. The MS in Clinical Leadership degree is a 12 course program. Students choosing this option take graduate Healthcare Management courses while fulfilling all other requirements of the program at Union College and Albany Medical College throughout the eight years of the program. Students choosing this option take additional courses while fulfilling all other requirements of the program. Students in this program must meet admission requirements of Union College, Clarkson University, and Albany Medical College.
The LIM MS in Clinical Leadership requires 12 courses.
The Clarkson University MBA in Healthcare Management/Albany Medical College MD is designed to provide students with a business understanding specific to healthcare and move them on to their medical education quickly. While many other medical schools offer a generic MBA, the Clarkson University MBA in Healthcare Management is focused on the healthcare environment. Students study alongside others with a passion for healthcare, and learn how to manage a medical practice, deliver quality care in a cost-containment environment, market a practice, and lead other healthcare professionals.
Dual degree students are first admitted to Albany Medical College and then apply separately to Clarkson University. Once admitted to both institutions, they defer the start of medical school by one year and spend one year at Clarkson University working on MBA courses. The second through fifth years are spent completing the MD degree requirements at Albany Medical College.
The combined programs allow students to “double count” courses which reduces the total time and cost associated with completing the two degrees separately. Four courses taken at Albany Medical College are transferred back to Clarkson University to meet MBA requirements. The combined degree is typically completed in five years.
It is possible to join the Dual degree program after the start of medical school. Students would leave medical school at the end of their third year and spend 13 months at Clarkson University completing MBA course requirements. They return to medical school for their final year.