MBA/MS in Industrial Pharmacy Joint Degree

Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and School of Pharmacy

Develop the skills to lead teams and solve challenging pharmaceutical manufacturing problems.


The Duquesne MBA/MS in Industrial Pharmacy dual 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 minimum credits through credit-sharing.

How to Apply

  • Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study. The GMAT or GRE is required for application to the School of Business (unless waived).
  • Students may begin their study in either the School of Business or the School of Pharmacy.
  • All grades earned toward a degree-included courses that are taken from the other program-will be calculated into the cumulative grade point average for that degree.
  • Students who successfully complete all requirements will receive two degrees and two diplomas. The degrees must be conferred simultaneously.

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
Math Requirement 3
Pharmacy Electives 6

MBA - Master of Business Administration
Course Credits
*Accounting Fundamentals 1.5
*Economics Fundamentals 1.5
*Finance Fundamentals 1.5
Applied 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 Sustainable 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.