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.

December 7, 2018: ITS Newsletter

Dec 7, 2018, 14:22 PM by Michael Case

Release:  December 7, 2018

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Scheduled Internet Outages

Our Internet Service Provider, I-Light, informed us that they need to repair damaged fiber on December 11th, 12th, and 13th, from 1 to 6 a.m.  This effects both campuses.  These dates replace those initially announced (12/4 - 6).

Password Reminder

As many of you depart campus for an extended period, we want to remind you that you should consider what happens if your password expires while you’re away.  In most cases, when your password expires, you’ll be locked out of your MU online services, like Canvas, ChetNet, and email.  To avoid this, please consider the following:

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We told you last month that the Fort Wayne broadcaster lowered their antenna 200 feet to comply with an FCC mandate.  The work to install new network equipment at the original height continues.  However, working with our satellite provider, we transitioned from receiving these broadcasts from an antenna to a satellite dish.  When the Fort Wayne broadcaster completes their antenna work, we’ll restore the original cable TV channels and resume use of off-the-air local channels.

Our satellite provider completed its work.  To view these channels again, you may have to retrain your TV to learn the SpartanCable channels.

Another Fort Wayne local broadcaster will need to perform the same work within the next year.  We’ll try to anticipate that work when it begins.

We also want to thank those of you who completed the cable TV survey.  The IVSI team has the survey results for their consideration.

OneDrive for Business Tip

If you use OneDrive for Business to store your documents, we should make you aware that, if you open a document to create a new version of the document, ensure that you perform a Save As when you open the “template” so that you don’t lose any of the template’s information.  If you don’t, when you make changes, the Microsoft Office product will use its Auto Save feature to overwrite the original content with your new content.  You may struggle to restore the original content.

For example, if I open a document titled Newsletter 2018-11-20 with the intention of using it to create a new newsletter, I need to first save the opened document to its new name, like Newsletter 2018-12-07.  At that point, the original document’s content is secure, and I can make changes for the new newsletter.

Printing@MU Update

You may notice, from time to time, that a printer loses its login capabilities.  This authentication issue is a known bug.  Papercut, the software that manages the printing system, and Konica-Minolta, the printers’ manufacturer, are working on a fix.  There is no ETA for the patch to correct the issue, but PaperCut will notify us when it becomes available. If you find a printer into which you cannot authenticate, please let Help Desk know immediately.

TIP:  If you want to copy or scan a document, log into the printer, choose the printer function (copy or scan) before adding your document to the document feeder or glass.

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