Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and the School of Pharmacy

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business MBA/PharmD prepares you with the managerial expertise to lead in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry. Combined with your PharmD curriculum, you will gain the business acumen needed to succeed. By completing the programs together, you will save time and money, while gaining valuable credentials to set yourself up for success.

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. The MBA must be conferred concurrently or after the PharmD degree.

How to Apply

Students will begin their study in the School of Pharmacy. Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study. A competitive PCAT score (typically in the 50th percentile or better) can be used in lieu of the GMAT or GRE. Students may be required to take the GMAT or GRE if their PCAT score is not deemed competitive.

→ Professional MBA Admissions

→ School of Pharmacy Admissions

Tuition Information

While the student is enrolled in both the PharmD and MBA programs, the PharmD program will take priority and the Pharmacy tuition rate will apply for all terms except:

  • Any term during which a student is enrolled exclusively in MBA courses
  • The summer terms during which students take only 0.5 credits of Pharmacy courses, if the student is also enrolled in 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 18
Spring
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 18
Summer
Accounting Fundamentals 1.5
Economics Fundamentals 1.5
Finance Fundamentals 1.5

Year Four
Fall Credits
PharmD Professional Courses 18
Spring
PharmD Pre-Professional Courses 18
Summer
Summer Rotation - Pharmacy .5
Applied Statistics 3
Mangerial Decision Tools 1.5
Managing People 1.5

Year Five
Fall Credits
PharmD Professional Courses 15 - 16
Accounting for Decision Makers 3
Spring
PharmD Professional Courses 12 - 13
Managerial Economics 3
Managing Information 1.5
Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5
Summer
Summer Rotation - Pharmacy .5
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