In conjunction with the University of Baltimore Merrick School of Business, the dual PharmD/MBA program provides Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students with management and entrepreneurial skills to stand out in a career in pharmacy or health care.

It's a competitive market, regardless of the industry you’re working in, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) adds value to your PharmD by demonstrating your exceptional work ethic and showcasing your unique approach to leadership.

About the PharmD/MBA Dual Degree:

The Merrick MBA program offers a great deal of flexibility, with most courses available online (including all required core courses) or conveniently scheduled in the evening in Baltimore. Courses are scheduled in six 7-week sessions and two 15-week sessions during the year. Learn more about the curriculum of the PharmD/Merrick MBA program.

About the Application Process:

PharmD/MBA (UB) Key Information
Format: Online or hybrid
Extra costs: MBA courses
Extra time: 1-3 years
Bachelor's required: Yes or 120 credits
Exam required: None
Application process: Apply first to PharmD program, then apply separately to MBA program, often in P2 year
Potential career pathways: Management, corporate, industry, entrepreneur

Students interested in the PharmD/MBA dual degree program must apply first to the PharmD program. Once accepted and matriculated, students will apply separately to the MBA program, often in their P2 year. 

The MBA program requires the completion of 36-48 credits, and 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.

For PharmD/MBA Registration Questions:

  • Kathea Smith
    Assistant Dean-Enrollment, Academic Affairs and Student Services
    Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore
    Phone: 410-837-5254
  • Zainab Ali
    Graduate Admissions Counselor
    Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore
  • Sandeep Devabhakthuni, PharmD, BCCP
    Associate Professor of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research
    Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    Phone: 410-706-5842

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