The PharmD./M.B.A. program provides an opportunity to earn a dual degree through an integrated curriculum. Successful completion of the dual degree program leads to the awarding of two degrees. The PharmD. Degree is awarded by the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the M.B.A. degree is awarded by the College of Business and Innovation. Students enrolled in the dual degree program can receive the PharmD. or M.B.A. degree independently. The M.B.A. degree requires a minimum of 33 credit hours at the 6000-level. Up to an additional 18 credit hours may be required if a student does not have an academic background in business.
Students applying for the PharmD./M.B.A. program must have earned a bachelor's degree. A student must apply and be admitted to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the College of Business and Innovation separately to be admitted to the PharmD./M.B.A dual degree program. The PCAT will be accepted by the College of Business and Innovation in lieu of GMAT scores.
Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other program. Refer to the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science and M.B.A. sections of this catalog for specific admission standards for each program.
Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other program. There are separate applications and fees for each program. Students apply and are admitted to the PharmD program after two years of preparatory course work in chemistry, calculus, biology, organic chemistry, physics, and physiology. Students apply for entry into the 4-year professional PharmD program in their Sophomore year. In the first year in the PharmD program, the student’s junior year, they would begin their coursework towards the M.B.A. by completing the undergraduate level equivalent Common Body of Knowledge course requirements. Students interested in declaring a business minor would contact the COBI Undergraduate Advisors in the Undergraduate Student Services Center. Students in the PharmD program graduate after the first two professional years, four years of higher education, with a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
PharmD students complete their last two years of the PharmD program at the graduate level. Up to 18 additional credit hours may be required if a student does not have the Common Body of Knowledge courses completed with a grade of C or higher. Once a student is admitted and enrolls at the graduate level, the Common Body of Knowledge courses must be taken at the Graduate level. Students are not permitted to enroll in and apply undergraduate courses toward MBA degree requirements. Up to three College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science courses will serve as M.B.A. electives. The nine credit hours of elective curse work will be fulfilled by (3) AAPE rotations from the Management and Administration Track. Students in the dual degree program will earn their MBA in Administration. The following table identifies each M.B.A. course and describes how the student will complete the work.
|Common Body of Knowledge|
|Courses Take by Pharm D Students|
& BUAD 2050
|Financial Accounting Information|
and Accounting For Business Decision-Making
|BUAD 3040||Principles Of Financial Management||3|
& ECON 1200
|Principles Of Macroeconomics|
and Principles Of Microeconomics
|BUAD 3010||Principles Of Marketing||3|
|Select one of the following:|
|Evidence Based Medicine 1|
|Evidence Based Medicine 2|
|Any Statistics I equivalent course|
|BUAD 3020||Principles Of Manufacturing And Service Systems||3|
|MBA Core Courses|
|BUAD 6100||Accounting For Decision Making||3|
|BUAD 6200||Financial Systems||3|
|BUAD 6300||Strategic Marketing And Analysis||3|
|BUAD 6400||Results-Based Management||3|
|BUAD 6500||International Business||3|
|BUAD 6600||Supply Chain Management||3|
|BUAD 6800||Information Technology And E-Business||3|
|BUAD 6900||Strategic Management Capstone||3|
|PHPR 8940||Clinical Clerkship (( Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience))||4|
This plan of study would result in the student having a M.B.A. major in Administration. Students seeking a double major would be required to successfully meet the requirements set forth for each major.
The following table displays a potential matriculation pathway for this dual degree program.
Potential Matriculation Pathway
|Year||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Summer Semester|
|1||Pre-prof Pharmacy Courses||Pre-prof Pharmacy Courses|
|2||Pre-prof Pharmacy Courses||Pre-prof Pharmacy Courses|
|Application and admission into the PharmD degree|
|3||PharmD Coursework||PharmD Coursework||BBA Coursework|
|4||PharmD Coursework||PharmD Coursework1||4 M.B.A. courses|
|1 BBA course|
|5||PharmD Coursework||PharmD Coursework||M.B.A. Coursework|
|2 M.B.A. course||1 M.B.A. course|
|6||APPE Experiences||APPE Experiences|
Students graduate with BSPS degree after the Spring semester year 2 (Fourth Term).
BBA - Bachelors of Business Administration
M.B.A. - Masters of Business Administration