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 and on weekends in Baltimore. Courses are scheduled in six 7-week sessions and two 15-week sessions during the year. More information is available here.

About the Application Process:

Applicants to the Merrick MBA program may apply with 120 credits or a bachelor’s degree, and may substitute PCAT scores for the GMAT. The MBA program requires the completion of 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
    Email: ksmith@ubalt.edu 

  • Dr. Cherokee Layson-Wolf, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    Phone: (410) 706-1067
    Email: cwolf@rx.umaryland.edu

For PharmD/MBA Academic and Career Questions:

  • Dr. Joey Mattingly, Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research
    University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
    Phone: (410) 706-8068
    Email: jmattingly@rx.umaryland.edu