MS in Industrial Pharmacy Joint Degree


The Duquesne MBA/MS in Industrial Pharmacy joint degree is offered cooperatively by the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and the School of Pharmacy. 

A combined 72 credits for these two degrees, 30 credits for the MS in Industrial Pharmacy and 42 credits for the MBA, is reduced to 61.5 credits through credit-sharing.

How to Apply

Students may begin their study in either the School of Business or the School of Pharmacy. However, students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study.

→ Professional MBA Admissions

→ Industrial Pharmacy Admissions

Tuition Information

While the student is enrolled in both the MS in Industrial Pharmacy and the MBA programs, the MS in Industrial Pharmacy tuition rate will apply for all terms except any term during which a student is enrolled exclusively in MBA courses. During those terms, the MBA program will take priority and the graduate business tuition rate will apply.

Curricula Details

Benefit from a curriculum that integrates critical business and technical experiences to prepare graduates for management positions in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

MS in Industrial Pharmacy
Course Credits
Pharmaceutical Unit Oper. and Form. 3
Regulatory Aspects of Industrial Practice 2
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lab 3
Manufacturing Equipment 2
Graduate Seminar I 1
Graduate Seminar II 1
Analytical Requirement 3
Pharmacy Electives 6

MBA - Master of Business Administration
Course Credits
*Accounting Fundamentals 1.5
*Economics Fundamentals 1.5
*Finance Fundamentals 1.5
*Statistics Fundamentals 1.5
Applied Statistics 3
Managerial Decision Tools 1.5
Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage 1.5
Accounting for Decision Makers 3
Managerial Economics 3
Managing Information 1.5
Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5
Financial Management  3
Business Legal Environment 1.5
Applied Business Ethics 1.5
Marketing Management 3
Strategic Sustainability and Models 1.5
Global Business 1.5
Executive Insights 3
Strategy and Implementation 3
Capstone Project 3

*These courses may be waived based on previous coursework.