Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharm.D./MBA Dual Degree

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Prepare yourself for the business of pharmacy.

Indiana Tech and Manchester University have partnered to create a dual degree that pairs a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Professional Studies. A Pharm.D./MBA dual degree will distinguish you in an increasingly competitive job market and equip you with knowledge, skills and credentials that will give you flexibility throughout your career. You'll be well-prepared for leadership positions in managed care, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and independent pharmacies.

Why a dual degree?

  • Complete your dual degree in the same four years it takes to earn the Pharm.D., reducing the time and cost of pursuing them separately and putting you into the job market as soon as possible.  
  • Business-related credits earned in Manchester's Pharm.D. Program transfer toward the 30 credits needed for Indiana Tech's MBA Program in Professional Studies, and other Pharm.D. credits can be applied toward MBA elective requirements.
  • Indiana Tech is well known for offering quality MBA coursework in a seamless format that is convenient, flexible and delivered fully online.
  • Manchester University delivers outstanding education in pharmacy, while Indiana Tech’s MBA in Professional Studies gives students a chance to create a customized MBA experience that best fits their personal and professional goals.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of a dual degree?
Combining the Pharm.D. and an MBA through Indiana Tech has the purpose of creating a unique and specially trained set of practitioners. This will be the second dual-degree opportunity for MU Pharm.D. students (MS in PGx), but the first offered in partnership with another institution. 

What is the timeline for the dual degree?
This program will allow students to complete the Pharm.D. degree as well as their MBA degree within the same four-year timeframe as traditional Pharm.D. students. 
    

How will students be able to complete both degrees within four years?
Ideally, dual-degree students will take online MBA courses through Indiana Tech in the summers between their P1 and P2 years and between their P2 and P3 years.  In their P2 spring, P3 fall and spring, and P4 year, dual-degree students will take one MBA course per semester.  A preferred plan of study is outlined below:

Session 8: Early June through mid July annually
Session 1: Late July through early September annually


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Session

Course /Credit Hours

1

8

MBA 5050 Executive Leadership (3 credit hours)

1

1

MBA 5125 Economic Decision Making for Managers (3 credit hours)

2

8

MBA 5140 Accounting and Finance Decision Making for Managers (3 credit hours)

2

1

MBA 5225 Marketing and Innovation (3 credit hours)

3

8

MBA 5400 Statistical Learning and Analytics (3 credit hours)

3

1

MBA 5410 Operations and Technology Management (3 credit hours)

4

8

MBA 7000 Business Policy and Strategy (3 credit hours)

4

1

21 credit hours from core

Any courses from the list below can be transferred in as the M.B.A concentration of Professional Studies.  These concentration courses must meet a minimum of 9 credit hours.  A letter grade of C or higher is required for transfer into the Indiana Tech MBA program.


Credit Hours

Course
2PHRM 440 Patient Safety and Informatics
3PHRM 540 Practice and Personnel Management
2PHRM 541 Pharmacy Law
4APPE
2PHRM 596 Leadership for Pharmacists
2PHRM 597 Leadership: People and Change

How much will the dual degree cost?
The dual-degree cost will equate to the total of the Pharm.D. and MBA degree program costs combined.  However, nine of the 30 required credit hours can be transferred from the Pharm.D. program into the MBA, providing a cost savings to students completing both degrees concurrently. 

It is possible for a student who is concurrently enrolled and eligible at more than one school to receive Federal Direct Loans at each school. In addition to Federal Direct Loans, students may borrow loans through other federal programs (i.e. GradPLUS or private loans) up to the cost of attendance for a single academic program.  Manchester University and Indiana Tech have determined a cost of attendance that includes tuition and fees for both programs, plus living and personal expenses.  This cost of attendance is calculated as the maximum amount of loan eligibility a student has while dually enrolled at both institutions.

What will the application process look like?
First-year pharmacy students in the spring semester who are in good academic standing and have not remediated a course will be encouraged to apply. The application process is outlined here. There is no limit to the number of students that may be accepted into the dual-degree program. Part of the application process will be a review of applicants’ undergraduate and pharmacy GPA. The minimum cumulative GPA for consideration in the MBA program is 2.5.  Applicants below this GPA can apply but must gain approval by the  dean of pharmacy and graduate life sciences to be considered.

Learn more about Indiana Tech's MBA in Professional Studies here.

September 14, 2018:  ITS Newsletter

Sep 14, 2018, 10:24 AM by Michael Case

Release:  September 14, 2018

Blazing hot one week.  Unseasonably cool and wet the next.  Isn’t Indiana weather wonderful?

Need Help?  Contact Help Desk

Email:  helpdesk@manchester.edu
Phone:  260-470-2727 (Fort Wayne), 260-982-5454 (North Manchester)
Web:  https://service.manchester.edu
Location:  Fort Wayne 121 & North Manchester Clark 109

Don’t Share Your Passwords with Anyone, Even ITS

While it may be tempting to expedite support, please don’t share your password with anyone.  That includes the ITS team.  There is no task that we should do on your behalf using your password.  If you need to log into a service, we’d ask that you do so at one of our ITS Help Desks or we can remote into your computer (with your permission) to watch you log in without ever knowing your password.

Did we mention that you should NEVER share your MU password with anyone?

Fact:  No one on the ITS team can see your password.  We like it that way.  So, please, don’t share your passwords with us or anyone else. 

Are You Searching for Solutions to Common ITS Problems?

What you think is common might be different from what we see, but we have posted some solutions at https://service.manchester.edu/solutions.

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We value your input on this new system.  Please submit your thoughts, good or bad, to Help Desk.

Register Game Consoles

While we suspect that some faculty and staff have game consoles secretly deployed in their offices, this article is targeted at our students.  If you have a game console (PS4, Xbox, Wii, etc.) in your room, please be sure to read about game console registration at https://manchesteruniversity.samanage.com/solutions/662783-register-a-game-console and register them at https://nmise03.manchester.edu:8443/portal/PortalSetup.action?portal=ae9a1cb1-a2c5-11e4-97ba-0050569e0f70.

Windows 10

Microsoft support for Windows 7 ends soon.  We want to transition all MU-owned desktops and laptops to Windows 10 at your convenience.  If you have Windows 7 (or something older), please contact the Help Desk team to request an upgrade.  If Windows is running sluggish, you might consider asking us to rebuild it for you.

There’s no need to panic, but you will need to act.  Microsoft ends Windows 7 support in 16 months.

Residence Halls and Home Routers/Wireless Printers

MU invested heavily in the residence hall wireless improvements this summer.  To ensure the system's efficacy, we ask that you do not deploy systems that interfere with our wireless system.  Please refrain from installing a home wireless router or configuring your wireless printer as a host.  Both cause signal interference that degrades the system for everyone.  We reserve the right to deactivate systems that interfere with or interrupt our wireless network signal.

On the Hub

Most software vendors provide academic pricing for its software.  They use that to entice you to be a life-long customer (when you’re paying full price).  If you want to access academic pricing for some of the software packages we use at MU (think software like SPSS), you can by logging into On the Hub (https://manchester.onthehub.com/) using your MU network credentials.

New Outlook Feature:  FindTime

Many are aware that Outlook makes available one’s calendar so that others may schedule meetings.  We installed a new Outlook add-in that allows you to send meeting recipients a poll to help identify available meeting times.  Based on a Microsoft feature called FindTime, you can more easily schedule meetings with small or large groups of people while preserving the recipients’ right to choose a time convenient for them even if there are early calendar openings available. 

In the Outlook Ribbon, on the Home tab, you’ll see the new FindTime meeting poll button.  If you reply to an email, the email recipients are polled.  You can also create a new email and poll those whom you include on the email.

Learn more about FindTime at https://findtime.microsoft.com/.

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