MBA and PharmD Joint Degree Program
Department website: https://www.isu.edu/pharmacy/current-students/pharmd-students/mbapharmd-program/
Admission to the MBA program will normally take place at the end of the second professional year. PharmD students must meet the regular admission requirements of the MBA program except they are required to have completed only the equivalent of an undergraduate degree at the time of admission. Applicants must request the College of Pharmacy to certify to the Graduate School that the student has completed 120 hours and that those 120 hours are equivalent to an undergraduate degree.
Waiver of Requirements
Course requirements will be waived for students who can demonstrate that they have taken equivalent courses within the last 5 years. If a course is waived, the student is required to substitute an alternative course in the field of study that was waived. Waiver of courses and substitutions must be approved by the MBA Director.
Any student who, after admission to the College of Business certificate program, falls below a 3.0 GPA or receives two C+ grades or a grade of D or F in any course is deemed to be doing unsatisfactory work and is subject to dismissal from the program. A student dismissed for academic reasons may apply for readmission to the certificate program no earlier than four months following his/her dismissal. Requests for readmission will be denied unless the student can demonstrate that the reasons for the previous unsatisfactory work have been rectified and he/she shows evidence of ability to perform satisfactorily in the certificate program. Courses in which a grade of D or F has been earned will not be counted toward fulfillment of program requirements. Students may not use more than two courses with a grade of C+ to satisfy certificate completion requirements.
Students enrolled in the PharmD Program at Idaho State University may combine that degree program with an MBA degree with approximately one year of additional effort. The program is essentially the traditional MBA degree program with the use of some PharmD courses to meet MBA requirements.
|During the two years of prepharmacy course work, the student should take:|
|ACCT 2201||Principles of Accounting I||3|
|ACCT 2202||Principles of Accounting II||3|
|ECON 2201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|During the third year profession year in the Pharm.D. program and the summer preceding that year, the student should take: 1|
|MBA 6612||Human Behavior in Organizations||3|
|MBA 6614||Operations Management||3|
|During the fourth professional year in the Pharm.D. program, students should take: 2|
|PHAR 9981||Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience||7|
These courses will satisfy four hours of electives required in the spring semester of the third professional year of the Pharm.D, curriculum. In addition, the completion of MBA 6612 Human Behavior in Organizations will substitute for PPRA 9945 required in the third professional year of Pharm.D. curriculum.
Six hours of specified experiential courses will satisfy the six elective hours required in the MBA curriculum.
Throughout and following the professional Pharm.D. program, the student must complete the second year of MBA curriculum, which includes:
Students must take the following 6 courses:
|MBA 6620||Quantitative Information for Business Decisions||3|
|MBA 6621||Managerial Decision Making and Negotiation||3|
|MBA 6622||Financial Management||3|
|MBA 6623||Marketing in a Consumer Culture||3|
|MBA 6626||Business Policy and Strategy||3|
|MBA 6628||Applied Business Solutions||3|
In addition, students must take 2 courses from the following list:
|MBA 6624||Information Systems for Business||3|
|MBA 6625||Managerial Control Systems||3|
|MBA 6629||Productivity Management||3|
|MBA 6637||Introduction to Business Analytics||3|
|MBA 6641||Relational Leadership||3|
|INFO 6670||Management of Informatics Projects||3|
Award of the MBA degree requires successful completion of the Pharm.D. degree or a bachelor’s degree at Idaho State University.