Program Detail

DVM/MBA Combined Degree Program
Earn your Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Business Administration in 4 Years

DVM/MBA Program Details

The DVM/MBA program prepares you to quickly assume management and leadership roles in a range of veterinary fields.

UC Davis DVM students can earn both degrees with one additional year of study during the DVM program.  Typically students would need two additional years to complete the MBA.

The field of veterinary medicine is changing and the solo practitioner model is giving way to more and larger group practices as well as corporate ownership of veterinary practices. 

At the same time, the business of animal healthcare and nutrition has become a multi-billion dollar industry that would benefit from the combined skills and knowledge of DVM and MBA graduates.

The UC Davis MBA program is ranked in the top 10% of programs in the United States.  In the classroom, you will have an opportunity to work with professionals from diverse backgrounds who value the perspective that you can bring.  Combining deep knowledge with opportunities to apply and integrate that learning in real-world settings,

DVM/MBA Program

  • Years 1 & 2 – First 2 Years of DVM Coursework
  • Year 3 – 1 Year of MBA coursework over 12 months (fall, winter, spring, summer quarters)
  • Years 4 & 5 – Final 2 years of DVM coursework

12-month MBA Curriculum

60 quarter units of instruction, 15 each quarter

MBA Core Courses (30 units)

MBA Elective Courses – 30 Total Units

Quarter Elective Units
Fall 3
Winter 6
Spring 6
Summer 15
  30 Total



Scholarship Available

Funding is available to cover the cost of the MBA program tuition and fees.

Deadlines and Information

Application deadlines and in-depth admissions information can be found here.