PharmD/MBA Dual Degree

Two nationally recognized programs. One amazing career.

 

Group of students in white coats fill up a staircase for photo during hospital tour.The combination of the Doctor of Pharmacy from the School of Pharmacy and the university’s online Master of Business Administration program will give graduates a competitive edge in the job market.

The dual degree program provides an extensive knowledge in business and management that helps students gain the skills needed to lead community pharmacies, hospital pharmacy operations, state and federal health agencies, pharmaceutical manufacturing corporations, and other rewarding jobs.

Students will have the primary degree classification of PharmD and will apply for the MBA program between the first and second professional year. Students should be able to complete the PharmD and MBA coursework and graduate with both degrees at the same time. 

For more information, contact

Pharmacy: Kris Harrell, associate dean for academic affairs, kharrell@olemiss.edu

MBA: Ashley McGee, director of Ole Miss MBA program, amcgee@bus.olemiss.edu

 

PharmD/MBA Curriculum

All of the MBA courses will be online, as 27 MBA hours will be taken concurrently with PharmD courses during the P2-P4 years. Nine MBA hours will be taken during the summer between the P2 and P3 years. A total of eight hours will count towards both PharmD and MBA degrees.

 

Second Professional Year (P2)

First Semester

Hours

Infectious Disease Immersion (PHCY 501)
Integrated Systems-Cardiovascular (PHCY 502)
Integrated Systems-Respiratory (PHCY 503)
Integrated Systems-Renal (PHCY 504)
Integrated Systems-Musculoskeletal/Neuro (PHCY 505)
Elective MBA 611 Financial Analysis
TOTAL 
1
4
4
3
3
3
18

Second Semester

Hours

Integrated Systems-CNS/Psych (PHCY 506)
Integrated Systems-Endocrine (PHCY 507)
Integrated Systems-GI/Nutrition (PHCY 508)
Integrated Systems-Dermatology/MISC (PHCY 509)
Integrated Institutional IPPE I* (PHCY 550)
Personal and Professional Development II* (PHCY 560)
Interprofessional Collaboration II* (PHCY 561)
Elective MBA 613 Management of Technology and Innovation
TOTAL
3
3
3
3
1
1
1
3
18

May Intersession

Hours

Community Immersion IPPE II (PHCY 510)
TOTAL
2
2

First Summer

Hours

MBA 601 Leadership and Ethics
MBA 612 Supply Chain Management
TOTAL
3
3
6

Second Summer

Hours

MBA 614 Managerial Economics
TOTAL
3
3

Third Professional Year (P3)

The third year of coursework is held at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

First Semester

Hours

Multisystem Complex Patient Care I (PHCY 601)
Integrated Systems-Hematology/Oncology/Immunology (PHCY 602)
Integrated Systems- GU/Reproductive (PHCY 603)
Integrated Systems- Pediatrics/Geriatrics (PHCY 604)
Community & Am Care IPPE or Institutional & Speciality IPPE (PHCY 650)
IPPE Selective (PHCY 605)
Elective MBA 617 Managerial Accounting
TOTAL
4
3
3
3
1
1
3
18

Second Semester

Hours

Multisystem Complex Patient Care II (PHCY 608)
Population and Rural Health (PHCY 606) 
Practice Law Application (PHCY 606)
Personal and Professional Development III* (PHCY 660)
Community & Am Care IPPE or Institutional & Speciality IPPE (PHCY 651)
Interprofessional Collaboration III* (PHCY 661)
Elective MBA 606 Organizational Behavior
Elective MBA 622 Business Planning and Entrepreneurship 
TOTAL
4
3
3
1
1
1
3
3
19

Fourth Professional Year (P4)

May/Summer*

Hours

Rotations 1, 2 and 3
MBA 623 Strategic Marketing Management 
TOTAL
8 or 12
3
15

Fall*

Hours

Rotations 4, 5, 6 and 7
PPD 5
FLEX MONTH
MBA 624 Project Analysis
MBA 631 Strategic Management/Capstone Course 
TOTAL
13 or 17
1

3
3
19

Spring*

Hours

Rotations 8, 9, 10 and 11
PPD 6
MBA 621 Statistics
TOTAL
13 or 17
1
3
20

*Students will participate in 10 of the 11 APPE calendar month rotations for 40 credit hours total that includes one “flex month” and off in December.