Pharm.D. / M.B.A.

Program Description
For qualified Pharmacy students Mercer University provides an opportunity to pursue the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree concurrently with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The MBA is earned through Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.

The MBA degree is a professional degree for qualified students interested in the management of human, material and/or financial resources in business, government and non-profit institutions. The degree is designed to complement the PharmD degree in a manner that will broaden the occupational and professional opportunities of the prospective graduate in community, industry or institutional practice. The program has been carefully designed to permit concurrent pursuit of both the PharmD and MBA curriculum. 

Program Outcomes/Objectives
The outcomes of the PharmD degree program also apply to the PharmD/MBA program. The objectives of the MBA program are published in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business section of the Cecil B. Day (Atlanta) Campus Catalog. 

Admission Requirements
To apply for admission to the MBA program, PharmD students must have received a bachelor's degree or successfully completed 120 hours of college credit. With 120 hours of college credit, the student is considered to have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in terms of a focused record of study. Admissions requirement for the MBA program are outlined on the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business evening MBA admissions webpage. At the time of application a GMAT/GRE waiver may be available. 

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average in the Doctor of Pharmacy program of 2.75 in order to apply for and remain in the MBA Program.
  • Applicants must take the GMAT or GRE. At the time of application, a GMAT/GRE waiver may be available. 
  • Admissions requirements for the MBA Program follow those outlined for the graduate programs of the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business as delineated in the Cecil B. Day (Atlanta) Campus Catalog.

Application Procedure
At the time of application students submit GMAT or GRE scores, a completed application form, and a resume.

Program Requirements
While completing the requirements of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, students may take classes in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business toward the MBA degree provided they maintain a 2.75 minimum pharmacy school grade point average. Please refer to the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business graduate program section of the Cecil B. Day (Atlanta) Campus Catalog for program details. 

MBA core courses offered at the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business can be used to satisfy professional-level elective hours required for the PharmD program. This does not preclude students taking professional-level electives in the PharmD program, and students are encouraged to take advantage of elective courses offered by the College of Pharmacy that will further develop their knowledge and skills in specific areas within the field of pharmacy. 

Tuition Waiver
Tuition waiver is available to PharmD/MBA students for the first three (3) MBA courses including Foundation courses.

Academic Advisement
Academic advisement for students pursuing the combined PharmD/MBA program is provided by PharmD/MBA program director in the College of Pharmacy and the Office of Academic Affairs in the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.