MD/MBA Programs in California

The following are the top ranked universities in California that offer joint MD/MBA programs:

University of California Davis - UC Davis School of Medicine offers several programs that let students earn dual degrees, including the M.D./M.B.A. Program which is designed for those who wish to develop management skills in addition to becoming a physician. This is a top rated program. According to the QS World University Rankings 2012, UC Davis is ranked 47th in the world for Life Sciences & Medicine. Furthermore, The Economist's 2012 full-time MBA ranking places the UC Davis MBA program No. 1 in the world for the diversity of corporate recruiters.

University of California, Irvine - The UC Irvine MD/MBA program is one of the oldest dual-degree programs in the United States. Students in this program pursue a combined curriculum for an MD degree from the UC Irvine School of Medicine (ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report) and an MBA degree from the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business (ranked 43rd in the U.S. and 19th among U.S. public universities for its Full-time MBA Program by the Financial Times in 2012).

Stanford University - The MD/MBA Dual Degree Program at Stanford allows students to pursue an MBA at the Graduate School of Business and an MD from the Stanford School of Medicine in 5 academic years of residence. This is a top ranked degree program in the US. In the 2013 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Stanford University School of Medicine was ranked 4th in the nation for research and 63rd for primary care. In addition, Stanford's MBA program has been ranked 1st in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

University of Southern California - The USC MD/MBA program spans five years, and is designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership in the design and management of health care systems.

Top Universities in Montana

Montana State University is rated as the No. 1 college in the nation for undergrads angling for an education near trout streams, according to Fly Rod & Reel magazine. It is ranked 95th in the list of US Best Graduate Nursing Programs in 2007 US News & World Report.

Montana State University in Bozeman is placed in the top tier of US research institutions by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is one of 96 research universities with "very high research activity".

The University of Montana, Missoula (UM) is listed in Princeton Review's 2009 edition of "The Best 368 Colleges". It was named to Princeton Review's "Colleges with a Conscience".

Carroll College is one of the top nationally ranked private catholic liberal arts colleges, offering outstanding and affordable education that positions students aggressively for successful job placement and admission to graduate, law and medical schools.

Rocky Mountain College has earned a top 10 ranking among Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the West.

List of colleges and universities in Montana:
Carroll College
Rocky Mountain College
Salish Kootenai College
Little Big Horn College
University of Great Falls
Montana State University System
  - Billings
  - Bozeman
  - Northern
  - Dawson Community College
University of Montana System
  - Montana Tech
  - University of Montana-Missoula
  - University of Montana-Western
  - University of Montana Helena College of Technology

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