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.

November 20, 2018: ITS Newsletter

Nov 20, 2018, 21:59 PM by Michael Case

Release:  November 20, 2018

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

Scheduled Internet Outages

Our Internet Service Provider, I-Light, informed us that they need to repair damaged fiber on December 4th, 5th, and 6th, from 1 to 6 a.m.  This effects both campuses.


We continue to monitor the local channel outage.  The broadcaster temporarily lowered their antenna 200 feet per an FCC directive.  They’re waiting for parts to raise the antenna yet remain in compliance with FCC regulations.  We’ve asked our provider if we can obtain an alternative means to receive these channels.  We have not received a viable solution to date.  We continue to apologize for this inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience.

We also want to thank those of you who completed the cable TV survey.

Microsoft Store Discount

You can obtain education discounts on Microsoft hardware at any Microsoft Store.  In fact, you’ll get a better deal at the store (show your MU ID) if you visit the store.  There’s one at the Fashion Mall at Keystone.  We’re working with Microsoft to set up a special online Manchester University Microsoft Store.  Look for details regarding this new store in future newsletters.

Email Scams

There is too much information about email scams than we could write in one newsletter.  The problem is pervasive, and it’s easy to fall victim.  However, you can work to protect yourself if you consider the following advice:

  • Don’t absentmindedly reply to an email seeking personal information.  Be sure you know who’s asking and why.  For example, we will never ask you for your password.
  • If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is.
  • You probably don’t have relatives anywhere in the world who are prepared to transfer large sums of money into your account if you provide your account information.
  • Criminals can easily spoof email addresses.  Sometimes the name you see doesn’t match the email address.
  • If you have questions about the veracity of any email, please contact Help Desk.

More Scams

  • Beware phone calls that inform you that your copy of Windows 10 has expired.  Microsoft doesn’t place these calls.
  • To minimize spam calls, register your phone on the National Do Not Call Registry (  While not a panacea—some scam artists still call in defiance of the law—most report a reduction in calls when someone registers a phone number.  You can also report unwanted calls at this site.
  • Robocalls, marketing or scam phone calls made by computers, are under increased scrutiny because marketers often “spoof” the phone number to make it appear as a local phone call.  Consumer Reports explains how this will be more difficult in the article available at this link.

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