Prepare to take on leadership roles in nutrition-related industries. In less than two years, Dominican's MBA/RD doubles your earning potential and your career opportunities.

Dominican’s MBA/RD is the only program of its kind offered in the United States. We draw students from around the country who have completed their undergraduate coursework in nutrition and are interested in advancing their careers with a unique skill set. With this degree, you'll become a registered dietitian nutritionist with the added business perspective and skills to take on leadership roles in dietetics, food science, healthcare and other nutrition-related industries. Our close proximity to Chicago, home to many food/beverage and healthcare organizations large and small, provides nearly endless opportunities for learning and advancement . 

Expand your career options and your earning potential with MBA-RD

Double your leadership opportunities, double your impact in just 21 months.

  • Students will complete 40-46 credit hours of online and evening classes for the MBA degree and 23 credit hours for the RD degree.
  • Students must complete both degree requirements prior to receiving a RD verification statement.
  • The MBA is offered by the Brennan School of Business, a top-ranked program with AACSB accreditation earned by the top 5% of business schools worldwide.
The MBA Program

The Brennan School of Business provides a challenging values-based environment where you will engage with faculty to learn the business fundamentals and real-world skills that prepare you to thrive in a fulfilling career while making the world a better place. The business school is top-ranked with AACSB-accreditation achieved by only 5% of business schools worldwide. The MBA program is rigorous, providing relevant professional and personal skills in a supportive small classroom setting. To learn more about the MBA program at Brennan, please contact Beth Logan.

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics

The coordinated program in dietetics from Dominican University 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. To learn more about nutrition sciences offerings at Dominican, please contact Elisa Fischer.

Easy to Fit Into Your Busy Schedule

We know you have responsibilities along with your ambitious goals, so we designed our program for busy adults:

  • Part-time classes, to accommodate your dietitian internship
  • Weekday evening classes
  • On the convenient River Forest campus, located just 10 miles from downtown Chicago, online or in a hybrid format
  • Complete the condensed program in 21 months
Market Readiness

Our optimized curriculum is rooted in experiential learning to ensure your market readiness in today’s business world. Take a look at our program overview and attend an information session to learn more. 

  • Business foundations courses will ground you in basic principles and frameworks. All foundation courses are sequenced and compressed into one-credit courses so they can be completed in less time.
  • MBA Core courses are rooted in experiential learning including a one-credit Student Gateway Weekend Practicum that is centered on experiential problem solving with a business client or a philanthropic organization.
  • Capstone course centered on an applied strategic development project, utilizing skills learned in MBA courses and teamwork.
  • Expanded Elective Program allowing you to choose courses that deepen your skills in seven market-trending specialty areas: accounting, data analytics, finance, leadership, health care administration, international business administration and marketing. 
  • The dedicated Brennan Career Development Program includes networking and professional development events in addition to one-on-one career advising by five Executives in Residence. 
New Connections to a Successful Network

Your network of successful business leaders will grow exponentially—starting in Brennan’s classrooms—with our faculty and your fellow students. And you’ll become a member of our large community of alumni already working in top corporations, agencies and organizations in Chicago and beyond.

Ready to learn more? Request information on the MBA-RD program and we'll be in touch. 

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