Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharm.D./MBA Dual Degree


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



Course /Credit Hours



MBA 5050 Executive Leadership (3 credit hours)



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



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



MBA 5225 Marketing and Innovation (3 credit hours)



MBA 5400 Statistical Learning and Analytics (3 credit hours)



MBA 5410 Operations and Technology Management (3 credit hours)



MBA 7000 Business Policy and Strategy (3 credit hours)



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

2PHRM 440 Patient Safety and Informatics
3PHRM 540 Practice and Personnel Management
2PHRM 541 Pharmacy Law
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.

July 2018 ITS Newsletter

Jul 31, 2018, 16:40 PM by Michael Case
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Release:  July 31, 2018

Classes start soon on both campuses.  We’re excited about your return!!!

Potential Internet Outage on Friday, August 3rd

Our service provider, I-Light, alerted us to some required maintenance during the wee hours of that morning.  The vendor blocked off midnight to 6 a.m. to complete the work, although it’s possible we won’t lose Internet connectivity or, if we do, it won’t be for that long.

Need Help?  Contact Help Desk

Phone:  260-470-2727 (Fort Wayne), 260-982-5454 (North Manchester)
Location:  Fort Wayne 121 & North Manchester Clark 109

Residence Hall Wireless

We’ve worked hard in the East, Garver, and Schwalm halls, and we hope that you like the results of our efforts.  We have installed almost 300 new wireless radios, moving them from low on the walls to closer to the ceiling to improve the wireless signal and to protect the equipment from damage.  Please let our Help Desk know if you have issues when you return to your room in August.

In addition to the wireless improvements, we installed cable TV, wired and wireless network in the East Street Apartment bedrooms.

SpartanPrint No More

We’ve changed the name of our printing system from SpartanPrint to Printing@MU.  In addition to the name change, we’ll roll out the new equipment (55 printers in all) over the next two weeks.  The great news:  all but five printers are color!!!  We’ll have much more information in the next few days.


We offer all employees and students free access to LastPass, a password management system.  LastPass allows you to store your login credentials securely.  All you must do is remember one password (we recommend a high-quality password, though) to unlock your password vault.  LastPass can even fill in those pesky username and password combinations for you!!!

To learn more about LastPass, please contact our Help Desk.


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Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

If you use an MU-owned computer or see an MU-owned computer running Windows 7, please let us know, and we’ll upgrade it to Windows 10.  We’ll also ensure that the computer has Office 2016 installed.

Microsoft will soon end Windows 7 support, and we want to get ahead of this eventuality.

The virtual desktops like those in Wilbur’s or the residence hall labs must run Windows 7 for the time being for technical reasons.

Contributions Always Welcome

Do you want to know more about a topic or know a helpful IT tip?  Please send them to Help Desk.