In addition to its collaboration with the University of Baltimore, the School of Pharmacy has partnered with the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business to provide students with another option to pursue a PharmD/MBA.

Pharmaceutical services are a vital part of health care, and a pharmacy practitioner who is doubly prepared with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) will offer a unique talent in addressing the management and administrative issues in the pharmacy and health care system environment in a skillful and progressive manner.

About the PharmD/MBA Dual Degree:

With the FlexMBA, students can take first-year core courses online, or in person at a home campus that's convenient: Baltimore, Rockville, or Washington, DC. In the second year, students take electives online or on-site at any campus location you choose.

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About the Application Process:

PharmD/MBA (UM) Key Information
Format: In person or online
Extra costs: MBA courses
Extra time: 1-2 years
Bachelor's required: Yes
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. 

Applicants to the Smith MBA program must possess a bachelor’s degree and have a minimum PharmD GPA of 3.0. The Smith MBA program requires the completion of 54 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:

  • Aida Kamizi
    Program Manager - Working Professional MBAs
    Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
    Phone: 240-507-7695

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