PharmD/MBA

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Ishita Mehta, PharmD/MBA ’17

Drive the business of the pharmaceutical industry forward with the analytical tools and managerial skills necessary to become a leader.

Prepare for a career in retail pharmacy, hospital and health care systems, or pharmaceutical manufacturing. The School of Management and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences offer a collaborative program leading to both the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and the MBA degrees.

Be Career Ready

  • Apply analytical skills to understand the delicate balance between patient outcomes and efficiency
  • Develop effective leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills
  • Develop practical financial management skills
  • Understand the inter-related role of health care policy development, facility management and strategic planning
  • Immerse yourself in the diverse community of full-time MBAs
  • Network with alumni and leaders from the top health care organizations around the country through the school’s active Health Care Advisory Panel

Total Hour Requirement

School of Pharmacy Credits School of Management Credits
Pharmacy courses


Total
146


146
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48
School of Pharmacy Credits
Pharmacy courses
Total
146
146
School of Management Credits
MBA core courses
MBA electives
MBA internship
Total
27
18
3
48

Graduate Programs Office
School of Management
University at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

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Sequencing of Courses for Dual PharmD/MBA Students

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year Fifth Year

Fourth Professional Year

Fall Semester

 • Follow School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences curriculum (14 credits)
 • MGX XXX MBA Elective (6 credits)

Spring Semester

 • Follow School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences curriculum (13 credits)
 • MGX XXX MBA Elective (6 credits)

Rotation/Internship Requirement

A PharmD/MBA student must fulfill six APPE rotations for the PharmD program and 48 credits in the MBA program, including a 3-credit MBA internship. To fulfill the curricular requirements of both schools, you must complete one of the following:

  1. Take one of the PharmD APPE electives (6 hours) to fulfill the MBA internship requirement (3 hours). To fulfill both requirements, choose a rotation that serves both purposes (e.g., HMO, hospital administration, etc.). You must inform the appropriate staff in the Pharmacy Department and your MBA advisor. You must complete a 3-credit MBA elective to fulfill the 48-credit-hour requirement under this option.

  2. Take a 3-credit MBA internship. (Summer internships will require additional MBA tuition and fees per credit hour.) You still must fulfill six APPE rotations for PharmD completion.

To learn more about the Doctor in Pharmacy program, visit the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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