The Doctor of Pharmacy/MBA program offers a powerful combination of pharmacy and business for those interested in the practice of pharmacy in a business or managerial environment. The program is offered collaboratively between Western New England University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of Business. Graduates of the dual degree program will receive two separate degrees, one in business and one in pharmacy. Pursuing both degrees will allow students to take advantage of cross credits, where 6 credits of business coursework can be applied toward the PharmD degree, and 9 credits of pharmacy coursework can be applied toward the MBA degree. Pursuing both degrees together will save you time and more than $12,000 in tuition.
Current Western New England University PharmD candidates can apply for admission for the PharmD/MBA Dual Degree Program upon completing at least one semester in the PharmD program. Applicants will be evaluated based on their performance to date in the PharmD program, including their undergraduate academic record, and their exam results for the GMAT or GRE. The MBA has three prerequisites that are required for admission: accounting, finance, and statistics. Applicants who have not completed these courses previously may be able to begin the program on a provisional basis while fulfilling any prerequisite requirements.
Dual degree candidates will be billed in four installments once they register for their first graduate business course. A charge will be posted for a total of four semesters. The installments will be based on current graduate tuition rates and be adjusted annually. As a result of the cross-credits shared by both degree programs, dual degree candidates will save over $12,000 in tuition. Candidates completing graduate business courses after the four installments are paid will not be charged for any remaining graduate business courses.
The Pharmacy curriculum entails a competency-based framework, using integrated content and teaching, problem-based approaches when appropriate, integrated technology, and experiential exposure threaded throughout. The curriculum is designed to incrementally develop strong scientific foundations (in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, social and administrative, and clinical sciences) and professional skills. The MBA curriculum offers courses that develop skills in decision-making and problem solving, leadership and management, environmental analysis, ethics and social responsibility, quantitative analysis, and technology awareness.
Master's Courses Delivery Model
MBA courses are offered online with a fusion of regularly meeting live small-group class sessions via Web conferencing software, and ‘at-your-pace’ learning via Kodiak, Western New England University's online learning management system. In this rich online learning environment, you will be able to interact with faculty, students, guest professionals, alumni, and clients, as well as enjoy flexibility in absorbing course content both through attending live sessions from the comfort of your home and posted videos, discussions, and readings.
The best business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world to hold this accreditation.