In conjunction with the University of Baltimore and Towson University, the dual PharmD/MBA program provides Doctor of Pharmacy students with management and entrepreneurial skills for a career in pharmacy or health care leadership.
The UB/Towson MBA program is fully accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The MBA program is 54 credits, but because several pharmacy courses contain significant management components, the dual degree student will benefit from a generous substitution policy that enables the student to complete both degrees in less time and for less money than if separately pursued. Applicants may substitute PCAT scores for the GMAT.
The MBA accepts up to nine credits of pharmacy coursework as substitutions for fundamental coursework, as well as nine transfer elective credits. The PharmD accepts 11 credits of MBA coursework as elective substitutions. PharmD students must have completed a bachelor's degree, or 120 credits, to be eligible for admission to the MBA program. Most courses in the UB/Towson MBA program are online or conveniently scheduled in the evening and weekends.
Please note that enrolling in a dual degree program will extend your matriculation by at least one year or more.
For More Information:
For more information about this program, please download this Plan of Study document or visit the program's website. For faculty advising about the MBA program, contact Fadia Shaya, PhD, MPH, professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) at the School of Pharmacy.