Wilkes University

PharmD/MBA

PharmD/MBA

The MBA Program Requirements include Foundation, Core and Elective courses and must total 39 credits. For students enrolled in the PharmD/MBA joint program, the following outlines the program requirements:

Admissions Requirements. Students will apply using the normal application criteria and deadlines for the MBA program prior to the semester in which they intend to start taking MBA courses. Students intending to enroll in the PharmD/MBA joint program will need to document the completion of at least 108 credits prior to the start of MBA courses.

Foundation Courses. Students enrolled in the PharmD/MBA joint program will begin taking MBA foundation courses in the fall semester of their P2 year at the rate of one course per semester. If the student has completed a minor in Management (prior to the start of the MBA courses), the Foundation courses are waived.

Core Courses. Students enrolled in the PharmD/MBA joint program will begin taking MBA core courses in the summer of their P2 year at the rate of one or two courses per semester until the completion of the degree. If the student has completed a minor in Management (prior to the start of the MBA courses), they will begin with one core course in the spring semester of their P2 year and continue at the pace described above.

Elective Courses. Students enrolled in the PharmD/MBA joint program will enroll in Pharmacy Operations (PHA-412), Pharmacoeconomics (PHA-509) to fulfill the two of the three elective course requirements.

In summary, students will complete 30-33 additional credits to fulfill the requirements of the MBA Program. Students enrolled in the PharmD/MBA joint program will complete the dual degree program within the normal timeframe of completing the standalone PharmD degree (i.e. 6 years).


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