The dual Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at the College of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Ross Business School program allows qualified students enrolled in the PharmD program to pursue studies in both fields during a five-year enrollment period. Upon completion of the dual program, students will have earned the PharmD degree, making them eligible for state licensure as a pharmacist, and the MBA degree.

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy strives to prepare students to become leaders in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.  Graduates of the College of Pharmacy pursue not only traditional career paths in Pharmacy practice and residency, but also assume roles in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies, marketing and advertising, and entrepreneurial ventures.

The goal of the dual PharmD/MBA program is to allow qualified students interested in combining studies in Pharmacy (PharmD) and Business Administration (MBA) the opportunity to combine both programs and to gain knowledge and experience for effective leadership in any setting. 

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The proposed dual degree program would allow students to complete the PharmD and MBA degrees in five years, a total of 9 semesters of enrollment in the PharmD program and 3 semesters enrollment in the MBA program. For the PharmD degree, students will be required to complete all requirements as specified in the curriculum guide for their graduating class, and if admitted to the MBA program, must have successfully completed the first three years of the PharmD program. For the MBA degree, students must complete all curriculum requirements as specified for dual degree students.  The MBA degree would require students admitted to the dual PharmD/MBA program to complete all of the required core courses in the first year of the MBA program unless waivers are obtained as per the Ross School of Business guidelines. 

Upon completion of requirements for both programs (PharmD and MBA), each degree would be eligible for conferral. It is anticipated that both the PharmD and MBA degrees would be awarded together at the conclusion of the final term of enrollment in year five.  As this is a dependent degree program, the MBA degree cannot be awarded until all requirements for the PharmD degree are satisfied.      

Students are required to complete the degree requirements for both the PharmD and MBA degrees as outlined the curriculum guide for each program.

The PharmD degree requires 138 credit hours for degree completion (based on the Class of 2020 curriculum). This includes completion of required IPPE and APPE rotations which are included in the curriculum guide for all classes. The MBA degree requires a total of 57 credit hours. For the MBA degree, 45 credits are required to be taken at the Ross School of Business, with the remaining 12 credits being met through non-business coursework at the College of Pharmacy.  The MBA degree would require students admitted to the dual PharmD/MBA program to complete all of the required core courses in the first year of the MBA program unless waivers are obtained as per the Ross School of Business guidelines. 

PharmD students accepted into the dual program would begin enrollment in the Ross School of Business following successful completion of the first three years of the PharmD program. Outlined below is the proposed enrollment timeline for completion of dual degree program. Enrollment in the Spring/Summer semester of year five will be needed if degree requirements for either program are not fulfilled by the end of the winter term in year five. If an additional semester is needed in year five, degree conferral will be moved to August of that academic year:

 

Comprehensive 5-year PharmD/MBA dual degree enrollment timeline

Year in Program

Fall

 Winter

Spring/Summer

Year 1

COP

COP

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Year 2

COP

COP

---

Year 3

COP

COP

COP(spring)

Year 4

ROSS

ROSS

COP

Year 5

COP

ROSS

---

The PharmD curriculum can be found HERE

The MBA curriculum can be found HERE

 

 

 

 

Students interested in this program must be current students in the University of Michigan Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Qualified students will apply to the Ross School of Business during the third year of professional enrollment in the College of Pharmacy. Application and admission to the MBA program will be handled solely by the Ross School of Business and will be separate from the PharmD application and admission process.

Current PharmD Students who are interested in the dual degree PharmD/MBA program will be required to meet with the College of Pharmacy Manager of Academic Affairs and Student Records to discuss scheduling considerations and next steps.  A meeting to further discuss academic standing in the College of Pharmacy, career goals, and the competitive application and selection process for the MBA program will be held between the student and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Student Services before a recommendation for application to the Ross School of Business will be made. 

It is recommended that applications be submitted to the Ross School of Business no later than the Round 2 due date.  Questions from interested students regarding application deadlines and requirements will be referred to the Ross School of Business Admissions Office. Additional information regarding the Ross School of Business application process and deadlines can be found HERE.

College of Pharmacy                                                             Ross School of Business
Crystal Napier                                                                        Lizette Korn
Manager of Student Records                                                 Senior Associate Director, Graduate Student Advising
cdnapier@umich.edu                                                             lykorn@umich.edu

OVERVIEW

The proposed dual degree program would allow students to complete the PharmD and MBA degrees in five years, a total of 9 semesters of enrollment in the PharmD program and 3 semesters enrollment in the MBA program. For the PharmD degree, students will be required to complete all requirements as specified in the curriculum guide for their graduating class, and if admitted to the MBA program, must have successfully completed the first three years of the PharmD program. For the MBA degree, students must complete all curriculum requirements as specified for dual degree students.  The MBA degree would require students admitted to the dual PharmD/MBA program to complete all of the required core courses in the first year of the MBA program unless waivers are obtained as per the Ross School of Business guidelines. 

Upon completion of requirements for both programs (PharmD and MBA), each degree would be eligible for conferral. It is anticipated that both the PharmD and MBA degrees would be awarded together at the conclusion of the final term of enrollment in year five.  As this is a dependent degree program, the MBA degree cannot be awarded until all requirements for the PharmD degree are satisfied.      

CURRICULUM

Students are required to complete the degree requirements for both the PharmD and MBA degrees as outlined the curriculum guide for each program.

The PharmD degree requires 138 credit hours for degree completion (based on the Class of 2020 curriculum). This includes completion of required IPPE and APPE rotations which are included in the curriculum guide for all classes. The MBA degree requires a total of 57 credit hours. For the MBA degree, 45 credits are required to be taken at the Ross School of Business, with the remaining 12 credits being met through non-business coursework at the College of Pharmacy.  The MBA degree would require students admitted to the dual PharmD/MBA program to complete all of the required core courses in the first year of the MBA program unless waivers are obtained as per the Ross School of Business guidelines. 

PharmD students accepted into the dual program would begin enrollment in the Ross School of Business following successful completion of the first three years of the PharmD program. Outlined below is the proposed enrollment timeline for completion of dual degree program. Enrollment in the Spring/Summer semester of year five will be needed if degree requirements for either program are not fulfilled by the end of the winter term in year five. If an additional semester is needed in year five, degree conferral will be moved to August of that academic year:

 

Comprehensive 5-year PharmD/MBA dual degree enrollment timeline

Year in Program

Fall

 Winter

Spring/Summer

Year 1

COP

COP

---

Year 2

COP

COP

---

Year 3

COP

COP

COP(spring)

Year 4

ROSS

ROSS

COP

Year 5

COP

ROSS

---

The PharmD curriculum can be found HERE

The MBA curriculum can be found HERE

 

 

 

 

Admissions

Students interested in this program must be current students in the University of Michigan Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Qualified students will apply to the Ross School of Business during the third year of professional enrollment in the College of Pharmacy. Application and admission to the MBA program will be handled solely by the Ross School of Business and will be separate from the PharmD application and admission process.

Current PharmD Students who are interested in the dual degree PharmD/MBA program will be required to meet with the College of Pharmacy Manager of Academic Affairs and Student Records to discuss scheduling considerations and next steps.  A meeting to further discuss academic standing in the College of Pharmacy, career goals, and the competitive application and selection process for the MBA program will be held between the student and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or Student Services before a recommendation for application to the Ross School of Business will be made. 

It is recommended that applications be submitted to the Ross School of Business no later than the Round 2 due date.  Questions from interested students regarding application deadlines and requirements will be referred to the Ross School of Business Admissions Office. Additional information regarding the Ross School of Business application process and deadlines can be found HERE.

Contacts

College of Pharmacy                                                             Ross School of Business
Crystal Napier                                                                        Lizette Korn
Manager of Student Records                                                 Senior Associate Director, Graduate Student Advising
cdnapier@umich.edu                                                             lykorn@umich.edu