Pharm.D. / M.B.A.

Program Description
For qualified Pharmacy students Mercer University provides an opportunity to pursue the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree concurrently with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The M.B.A. is earned through Stetson School of Business and Economics (SSBE).

The M.B.A. 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 Pharm.D. 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 Pharm.D. and M.B.A. curriculum. 


Program Outcomes/Objectives
The outcomes of the Pharm.D. degree program also apply to the Pharm.D./M.B.A. program. The objectives of the M.B.A. program are published in the Stetson School of Business and Economics section of the Cecil B. Day (Atlanta) Campus Catalog. 


Admission Requirements
In order to apply for admission to the M.B.A. Program, Pharm.D. students must have received a bachelor's degree or successfully completed 120 hours of college credit. At 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 requiremetn for the MBA Program are outlined on the Stetson School of Business and Economics MBA admissions website. At the time of application a GMAT/GRE waiver may be available. 

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy student must have achieved and 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 Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics 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, studetns may take classes in the Stetson School of Business and Economics toward the M.B.A. degree provided they maintain a 2.75 minimum pharmacy school grade point average. Please refer to the Stetson School of Business and Economics graduate program section of the Cecil B. Day (Atlanta) Campus Catalog for program details. 

M.B.A. core courses offered at the Stetson School of Business and Economics can be used to satisfy professional-level elective hours required for the Pharm.D. Program. This does not preclude students taking professional-level electives in the Pharm.D. Pogram and student 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 Pharm.D./M.B.A. Program students for the first three (3) M.B.A. courses including Foundation courses.


Academic Advisement
Academic advisement for students pursuing the joint Pharm.D./M.B.A. program is provided by Pharm.D./M.B.A. Program Director in the College of Pharmacy and the Office of Academic Affairs in the Stetson School of Business and Economics.