Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and the School of Pharmacy

Overview

A combined 256 credits for these two degrees, 214 credits for the PharmD and 42 credits for the MBA, is reduced to 245.5 minimum credits through credit-sharing. Total time to complete both degrees versus just the PharmD is extended by one semester.

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 the School of Pharmacy.
  • Students who successfully complete all requirements will receive two degrees and two diplomas. The PharmD degree must be conferred prior to or simultaneously with the MBA degree.
  • Courses from one program that are counted toward the other program will be applied to the student's transcript as advanced standing credits.
  • School of Pharmacy will ensure Pittsburgh-area Pharmacy rotations to enable students to take on-campus MBA courses. 

Curricula Details

Year One
Fall Credits
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 17
Spring
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses  16-18
Summer
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses If necessary

Year Two
Fall Credits
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 16
Spring
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 16
Summer
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses If necessary

Year Three
Fall Credits
PharmD Professional Courses 17.5
Spring
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 18.5
Summer
Accounting Fundamentals 1.5
Economics Fundamentals 1.5
Finance Fundamentals 1.5

Year Four
Fall Credits
PharmD Professional Courses 18.5
Spring
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 17.5
Summer
Applied Statistics 3
Mangerial Decision Tools 1.5
Managing People 1.5

Year Five
Fall Credits
PharmD Professional Courses 14.5 - 15.5
Accounting for Decision Makers 3
Spring
PharmD Professional Courses 12.5 - 13.5
Managerial Economics 3
Managing Information 1.5
Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5
Summer
PharmD Professional Courses  10
Financial Management 3
Business Legal Environment 1.5
Applied Business Ethics 1.5

Year Six
Fall Credits
PharmD Professional Courses 17
Marketing Management 3
Strategic Sustainability 1.5
Global Business 1.5
Spring
PharmD Professional Courses 13
Executive Insights 3
Summer
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 3
Capstone Project 3