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June 23, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

Creating Solutions: UT Tyler Collaborates with UT Health Science Center for Joint MD MBA Program

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Business Administration is collaborating with the UT Health Science Center at Tyler for a joint degree program that will be offered to medical residents, Dr. D. Harold Doty, College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

Beginning fall 2009, UT Health Center Science at Tyler residents during their three-year residency also may earn a master of business administration from UT Tyler.

“We are excited to be working with the UT Health Science Center at Tyler. It’s a win-win situation for us, for the center and for the residents who will be a part of the program,said Dr. Mary Fischer, College of Business and Technology associate dean.

Students will take on-line courses in addition to the required on-campus courses. The program, which currently is limited to seven resident-students per academic year, also will be offered to physicians at the UT Health Science Center at Tyler.

“It’s very important not only for community relations, but also it provides future physicians the business skills that they will need as they enter their profession,” Fischer added. “Although this is not a new program, it is a new collaboration for us. We’re now able to provide a service to the health science center, and we’re very happy to do that.”

The bachelor and master’s business programs are fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the national accrediting organization for business and management programs.

Aside from offering the MBA, the college also offers a bachelor of business administration as well as degrees in human resource development and technology.

For more information, call 903.566.7360.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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