MBA with a Coordinated Program in Dietetics


The MBA with a coordinated program in dietetics (MBA/RD) is offered in conjunction with Dominican University’s Nutrition Sciences Department to prepare students to become Registered Dietitians and take on leadership roles in dietetics, food science, healthcare and other nutrition-related industries. The only program of its kind offered in the United States, we draw students from around the country who are interested in advancing their careers with a unique skill set.

The joint mission of our program is the development of dietetics professionals who are competent in all entry-level areas of practice while participating in a curriculum that prepares them for a leadership role in the nutrition, healthcare and business environment.

The program is designed for students who have completed undergraduate coursework in Nutrition, and who are interested in completing their internship while also earning an MBA.

Coordinated Program in Dietetics

The Brennan School of Business offers an MBA in Healthcare Administration or General Management combined with a coordinated program in dietetics from Dominican University that is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The dietetics program fulfills Supervised Practice requirements to sit for the Examination for Registered Dietitian administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. The Supervised Practice has a business emphasis, with 1,200 hours of experience divided between community, clinical and food management. Students are not required to have completed any business coursework in their undergraduate program to be admitted to the MBA-RD program. 

To learn more about nutrition sciences offerings at Dominican, contact Elisa Fischer at

Admission Requirements:

  • Application for Admission
  • Non-refundable application fee of $25
  • Personal statement explaining your personal and professional goals
  • Official GMAT or GRE score (Dominican University institution code for the GMAT and GRE is 6297)
  • Official transcripts from all universities. Upon completion of your bachelor's degree, the submission of your final transcript with the degree conferred is required.
  • Two references from the applicant's professors and/or supervisors
  • Current resume
  • All applicants must have ACEND-Accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPD) coursework completed, or have a maximum of three courses remaining, prior to matriculation in the fall semester. 

For additional information the MBA/RD program, students should contact Ann Hurley, Director of Graduate Recruitment, at (708) 524-6829 or


First Round Acceptance in April:

Students who are not selected for early acceptance, or those who missed the early acceptance deadline (Wednesday, January 18, 2017) may apply to the first round admission review. The deadline to be considered is Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Dependent upon the group of applicants, there may be successive review rounds in following months.

For more information about the MBA/RD program, please contact Ann Hurley at (708) 524-6829 or

Next MBA/RD Information Sessions

  • Friday, February 3, 2016 // 2-4 p.m. 

Please contact Ann Hurley at regarding information sessions.