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List of Pharmacy Schools with Pharm.D./MBA Programs

The Pharm.D. / MBA joint dual degree programs are designed for students interested in running their own business or working for a pharmaceutical company. Although programs will vary from school to school, most of these dual degree programs cuts out an extra year when compared to getting the degrees separately. I have heard many pros and cons for the degree from those who have completed the program. The pros being that you will be set apart from the thousands of graduating Pharm.D.’s every year as well as opening doors later down the line (the benefits do not necessarily come immediately upon graduation). Some of the cons include more tuition being spent (when you could be working) and most students having little or no work experience to relate to the curriculum (most MBA students have years of experience, so they are better able to relate core concepts to their previous work experience). Also, remember that you will need to take your GMAT to be accepted to these programs. At USC, by partaking this Pharm.D./MBA program, you will have no summer break and will ‘fall behind’ during your entire second year to complete the MBA (you will rejoin the class below you to complete your second year).

To get more information on the programs, you should definitely get in contact with current students in the program as well as the degree coordinator at the pharmacy school. Other dual degree programs are available with the Pharm.D. which include Pharm.D./J.D., Pharm.D./MS Regulatory Science, Pharm.D./MPH, Pharm.D./MS Gerontology, and Pharm.D./PHD.

USC’s PharmD/MBA page lists potential careers as well as requirements to be admitted into their program. Research each school’s program page to get a better idea of how the dual degree works in that institution.

Here are the list of pharmacy schools that offer the PharmD and MBA joint program:

  • Arizona
  • Pacific
  • Southern California
  • Connecticut
  • Howard
  • Nova Southeastern
  • Palm Beach Atlantic
  • Florida
  • Mercer
  • Idaho State
  • Connecticut
  • Howard
  • Nova Southeastern
  • Palm Beach Atlantic
  • Florida
  • Mercer
  • Idaho State
  • Butler
  • Drake
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Sullivan
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Ferris State
  • Missouri–Kansas City
  • Montana
  • Creighton
  • Southern Nevada
  • Buffalo
  • Albany
  • Campbell
  • Wingate
  • North Dakota State
  • Ohio State
  • Duquesne
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Wilkes
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Shenandoah
  • Virginia Commonwealth

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3 Comments

  1. Shenandoah University has managed to allow students to graduate with a PharmD and MBA in the normal 4 years.

  2. If I already have an MBA what are my chances of getting into pharmacy school and how do I go around getting admitted as I have taken the PCAT three times now?
    Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks

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