Prepare to take on leadership roles in nutrition-related industries with Dominican’s MBA/RD program. 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.

Dominican’s MBA/RD is the only program of its kind offered in the United States, and we draw students from around the country who have completed their undergraduate coursework in nutrition and are interested in broadening their perspective and advancing their careers with a unique skill set. 

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, 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, contact Elisa Fischer.

Easy to Fit Into Your Busy Schedule

We know you have job and family 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, online or in a hybrid format
  • Complete the condensed program in 21 months
Market Readiness
  • Experiential learning enhancements to the optimized MBA/RD program will contribute to your market readiness in the today’s business world.
  • 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.
  • Redesigned MBA Core courses with updated content and delivery are rooted in experiential learning. Among them: a one-credit Student Gateway Weekend Practicum that is centered on experiential problem solving with a business client or a philanthropic organization.
  • Redesigned 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. Concentrations require 12 credit hours. A minimum of one internationally focused elective is required.
  • The dedicated Brennan Career Development Program includes networking and professional development events in addition to one-on-one career advising in order to help you in advancing your career.
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.


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