Pharm.D./MBA Degree Program

Advance your Pharmacy career with a dual Pharm.D./MBA degree from Duquesne University.

The dual degree program provides additional skills that fulfill the expectations of leadership and health care management positions.

Students in the dual degree program develop a background in business, including operations management, accounting and finacne, and the skills necessary to enter leadership positions in a changing health care environment.

Students in the dual degree program take courses in the School of Pharmacy and School of Business concurrently and typically need to complete only one extra semester after completion of Pharm.D. degree.*

The MBA must be conferred concurrently or after the Pharm.D. degree.

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Students will begin their study in the School of Pharmacy. Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study.

Tuition

The Pharm.D. program takes priority and the School of Pharmacy tuition rate applies 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

Curriculum Overview

Full Pharm.D. Curriculum

Year 1

Course Title Credits
Fall
Pharm.D. Pre-Professional Courses 17
Spring
Pharm.D. Pre-Professional Courses 16-18
Summer
Pharm.D. Pre-Professional Courses If Necessary

Year 2

Course Title Credits
Fall
Pharm.D. Pre-Professional Courses 16
Spring
Pharm.D. Pre-Professional Courses 16
Summer
Pharm.D. Pre-Professional Courses If Necessary

Year 3

Course Title Credits
Fall
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 18
Spring
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 18
Summer
Accounting Fundamentals 1.5
Economics Fundamentals 1.5
Finance Fundamentals 1.5

Year 4

Course Title Credits
Fall
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 18
Spring
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 118
Summer
Pharmacy Summer Rotation 0.5
Applied Statistics 3
Managerial Decision Tools 1.5
Managing People 1.5

Year 5

Course Title Credits
Fall
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 15-16
Accounting For Decision Makers 3
Spring
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 12-13
Managerial Economics 3
Managing Information 1.5
Supply Chain/Operation Management 1.5
Summer
Pharmacy Summer Rotation 0.5
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 10
Financial Management 3
Business Legal Environment 1.5
Applied Business Ethics 1.5

Year 6

Course Title Credits
Fall
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 17
Marketing Management 3
Strategic Sustainability & Models 1.5
Global Business 1.5
Spring
Pharm.D. Professional Courses 13
Executive Insights 3
Summer
Strategy & Implementation 3
Capstone Project 3

*Enrolling in the dual degree program reduces the required 256 combined credits needed to earn Pharm.D. and MBA degrees separately to only 245.5 through credit sharing.