A demand for health care providers including dentists who are also effective managers has been created by rapid changes in the society and the business world. Knowledge of strategic business planning, cost analysis and control, investment planning, efficient health systems and operations management, effective selection and marketing of products/services, and an understanding of industry and competitive analysis are all requirements of dentists who manage large and smaller group practices as well as those pursuing careers in industry, government and research. This dual degree addresses this need.