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Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Concurrent Degree Program

The SIUE School of Pharmacy and the AACSB accredited SIUE School of Business offer the opportunity to earn the Pharm.D. and the MBA concurrently.  The purpose of this concurrent degree program is to combine business knowledge and skills with pharmacy practice. Earning these two degrees simultaneously can broaden a pharmacist’s skill set and viewpoint as they navigate the contemporary health care environment. 

Benefits for students who earn the Pharm.D. and the MBA include:

  • Increased business and entrepreneurial awareness
  • Practical development of managerial and human resource skills
  • Opportunities for employment and advancement in diverse pharmacy settings
  • Provide future employers with evidence of ability to work across disciplines

Admission to the concurrent degree program is limited and competitive. Students who choose to pursue this option will begin to take MBA courses only after they have completed the first year of the professional pharmacy program and must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 during the P1 year.  Additionally, students must meet all admission requirements for the Graduate School and all admission requirements for the MBA program. 

Concurrently enrolled Pharm.D. MBA students will be allowed to use some pharmacy courses toward completion of MBA electives and some MBA courses toward completion of Pharm.D. electives. Only those pharmacy students who are admitted to the MBA will be allowed to use MBA courses to meet Pharm. D. elective requirements.  You can view the complete Pharm.D./MBA curriculum here.

In order to meet the scheduling needs of busy students, business courses are offered in eight-week flexible formats that include:

  • Evening/hybrid: Classes meet one evening per week. This format combines traditional classroom instruction with online assignments.
  • Online: The majority of coursework is delivered online with occasional face-to-face meetings that generally occur on the weekend.

Pharm.D./MBA Application Procedures

No later than March 15th of the P1 year pharmacy students must submit a Classified Graduate Admission Application to the School of Pharmacy Director of Student Services.

In addition to submitting the application, all applicants to the Pharm.D./MBA program must request that official transcripts be forwarded to Graduates Admissions from all post-secondary institutions that the applicant has attended. 

Students who took pre-pharmacy courses at SIUE and have a complete set of transcripts on file with the University need not submit transcripts.

Applicants will be notified of their admission status no later than April of the P1 year.

For more information on the Pharm.D./MBA, contact Connie Stamper Carr or Monica Kempland at or 618-650-5150.

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