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 the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business.

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 nonprofit institutions. The degree is designed to complement the Pharm.D. degree to broaden the occupational and professional opportunities of the prospective graduate in community, industry or institutional practice.

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-Hatcher School of Business 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 requirement for the M.B.A. program are outlined on the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business M.B.A. website. At the time of application, a GMAT/GRE waiver may be available.

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 M.B.A. 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.

M.B.A. core courses offered at the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business 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. 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 Pharm.D./M.B.A. program students for the first three 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-Hatcher School of Business.