A combined 256 credits for these two degrees (214 credits for the PharmD and 42 credits* for the MBA) is reduced to 245.5 credits through credit-sharing.  

Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study. 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. A student who is dismissed from the PharmD program will be automatically dismissed from the MBA program, as well. Readmission to the MBA program may be considered after the conferral of a bachelor's degree.

* Up to 6 credits may be waived based on previous coursework in accounting, economics, finance and statistics. To be eligible for a course waiver, a grade of ‘B-‘ or better is required in an approved course taken within the past 5 years.

Learning Goals and Methods in the Professional MBA Program

(note: refer to the School of Pharmacy Graduate Catalog for specifics on the PharmD program)

Knowledge Area Related Learning Goal
Ethical Competency Students will be able to recognize ethical dilemmas in an organizational context and apply ethical decision-making frameworks to business decisions.
Sustainability Perspective  Students will recognize and apply sustainability principles to strategic decisions as a means for competitive differentiation.
Problem Solving Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze complex situations, analyze information and evaluate alternatives from different perspectives to develop solutions for business problems and to seize innovative opportunities.
Management and Leadership Skills Students will gain innovative managerial and leadership skills for motivating people and creating positive organizational change.
Cultural Intelligence Students will possess the skills to manage effectively in a global business environment.

Graduation Requirements for the MBA/PharmD

PharmD Coursework

Pre-Professional Phase Coursework:  65-67 credits

Professional Coursework

PHBA 310: The American Health Care System 2 credits
PHBA 340W: Pharmaceutical Law and Ethics 2 credits
PHBM 350: Biochemistry 3 credits
PHBM 355: Human Physiology & Pathology I 4 credits
PHCE 360: Pharmaceutical Principles & Drug Delivery Systems I 3 credits
PHCE 360R: Pharmaceutical Principles & Drug Delivery Systems I Recitation 0 credits
PHEX 301: Continuous Professional Development I 0.5 credits
PHIN 321: Ability Based Lab Experience  1 credit
PHIN 321R: Ability Based Lab Experience I Recitation 0 credits
PHPR 341W: Pharmacy Practice I: Patient Care Skills 2 credits
PHBA 311: Public Health & Epidemiology 2 credits
PHBM 351: Biochemistry II 3 credits
PHBM 352: Foundations in Pharmacology & Medicinal Chemistry 3 credits
PHBM 356: Human Physiology & Pathology II 4 credits
PHCE 361: Pharmaceutical Principles & Drug Delivery Systems II 3 credits
PHCE 361R: Pharmaceutical Principles & Drug Delivery Systems II Recitation 0 credits
PHEX 302: Continuous Professional Development II 0.5 credits
PHIN 322: Ability Based Lab Experience II 1 credit
PHIN 322R: Ability Based Lab Experience II Recitation 0 credits
PHPR 342W: Pharmacy Practice II: Patient Care Skills 2 credits
PHEX 372: Intro to Experiential Education I 0.5 credits
PHBM 401: Therapeutic Case Studies I: A Problem Based Learning Approach 0 credits
PHBM 431: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Psychiatry & Neurology 4 credits
PHBM 432: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Cardiology 5 credits
PHBM 433: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Infectious Disease I 2 credits
PHCE 430: Biopharmaceutics 3 credits
PHEX 403: Continuous Professional Development III 0.5 credits
PHIN 423: Ability Based Lab Experience III 1 credit
PHPR 443: Pharmacy Practice III: Clinical & Physical Assessment 3 credits
PHBM 402: Therapeutic Case Studies II: A Problem Based Learning Approach 0 credits
PHBM 434: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Infectious Disease II 4 credits
PHBM 435: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Pain, Musculoskeletal & Conn Tiss Disorders 2 credits
PHBM 436: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Respiratory Disorders 2 credits
PHBM 437: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Nutrition & Endocrine Disorders 3 credits
PHCE 431: Pharmacokinetics 3 credits
PHEX 404: Continuous Professional Development IV 0.5 credits
PHIN 424: Ability Based Lab Experience IV 1 credit
PHPR 448: Pharmacy Practice IV: Drug Literature Evaluations 2 credits
PHEX 468: Intro to Experiential Education II 0.5 credits
PHBA 411: Pharmacy Management Concepts 2 credits
PHBM 403: Therapeutic Case Studies III: A Problem Based Learning Approach 0 credits
PHBM 441: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Hematology Oncology & Transplantation 3 credits
PHBM 442: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Gastroenterology 3 credits
PHEX 405: Continuous Professional Development V 0.5 credits
PHEX 469: Introductory Experiential Education III: Health Promotion (Fall or Spring) 1 credit
PHIN 425: Ability Based Lab Experience V 1 credit
PHPR 444: Pharmacy Practice V: Self Care in Pharmacy Practice 3 credits
PHPR 449: Pharmacy Practice VI: Collaborative Practice: Dev / Implementation & Eval 2 credits
PHBA 412W: Advanced Law and Ethics Applications 2 credits
PHBA 413W: Managerial / Professional Behavior 2 credits
PHBM 404: Therapeutic Case Studies IV: A Problem Based Learning Approach 0 credits
PHBM 443: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Special Populations 4 credits
PHBM 444: Biomedical Sciences & Therapeutics: Critically Ill 3 credits
PHEX 406: Continuous Professional Development VI 0.5 credits
PHEX 469: Introductory Experiential Education III: Health Promotion 1 credit
PHIN 426: Ability Based Lab VI 1 credit
PHEX 490: Immunization – Mandatory 1 credit
Choose one of the courses listed:  
PHEX 491: Pharmacy Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management 1 credit
PHEX 492: The Pharmacist & Patient Centered Diabetes Care 1 credit
PHEX 493: Delivering Medication Therapy Management 1 credit
PHEX 494: Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training 1 credit
PHEX 495: Optimizing Pain Management Pharmacotherapy 1 credit
 PHEX 496: Advanced Anticoagulation Management 1 credit
 PHEX 497: Point of Care Testing 1 credit
PHEX 498: American Lung Association Asthma Educator Certificate 1 credit
PHEX 482W: Advanced Experiential Education I 4 credits
PHEX 483W: Advanced Experiential Education II 4 credits
PHEX 407: Continuous Professional Development VII 1 credit
PHEX 482W: Advanced Experiential Education I 4 credits
PHEX 483W: Advanced Experiential Education II 4 credits
PHEX 484W: Advanced Experiential Education III 4 credits
PHEX 485W: Advanced Experiential Education IV 4 credits
PHEX 408: Continuous Professional Development VIII 1 credit
PHEX 486W: Advanced Experiential Education V 4 credits
PHEX 487W: Advanced Experiential Education VI 4 credits
PHEX 488W: Advanced Experiential Education VII 4 credits
Total credits 214 credits

MBA Coursework 

ACCT 501: Accounting Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
ECON 501: Economics Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
FINC 501: Finance Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
GRBU 503: Managerial Decision Tools 1.5 credits
STAT 510: Applied Statistics 3 credits
MGMT 513: Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage 1.5 credits
ACCT 515: Accounting for Decision Makers 3 credits
ECON 520: Managerial Economics 3 credits
MGMT 523: Applied Business Ethics 1.5 credits
ISYS 525: Managing Information 1.5 credits
SCMG 527: Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5 credits
BLAW 529: Business Legal Environment 1.5 credits
FINC 530: Financial Management 3 credits
MGMT 531: Strategic Sustainability and Models 1.5 credits
MGMT 533: Global Business 1.5 credits
MKTG 535: Marketing Management 3 credits
MGMT 540: Strategy and Implementation 3 credits
MGMT 545: Executive Insights 3 credits
MGMT 548: Capstone Project 3 credits
Total credits 42 credits

*These courses may be waived based on previous coursework.