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A PhD-MBA or MBA-PhD is a dual degree program offered in some cases by schools of science, engineering or social science, jointly with business schools. The program generally lasts four to eight years and results in the candidate earning both a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Students may apply to the joint program before matriculating to either program, or after matriculating to the PhD programme. The programme often attracts entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
Some of the leading PhD-MBA programs are offered by universities like:
These programs are aimed at creating entrepreneurs and future technology leaders.
McCook, Alison (2004) "Science, with a side of business". The Scientist. 
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