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.

January 10, 2019: ITS Newsletter

Jan 10, 2019, 11:37 AM by Michael Case


Release:  January 10, 2019

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 January 11th from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m.  This effects both campuses. 

Beware Phishing Attempts

One of the darker threats on the Internet, a criminal enterprise sends you an email that asks something of you that benefits the criminals.  These are known as phishing attempts.  A common one of late, especially for employees, is to ask you to perform a task on behalf of a supervisor.  The most frequents requests include:

  • Employee W2s
  • Wire transfers from our account to the criminals
  • Gift card purchases that the criminals convert to cash
  • A return phone call where the criminal will request over the phone


If you receive an email from a Nigerian prince hoping to transfer $10M into your bank account for a fee is a more famous phishing attempt.

To be clear, you should be wary of almost every email you receive.  The criminals are improving their methods to use social engineering to convince you to act.  We regret that we live in such a world, but it is our reality.

While you should NEVER respond to a phishing email, if you receive a phishing attack, there are some things you can do.

  • If you use Outlook for OS X (on a Mac) or Windows, there’s a button in the application’s ribbon that allows you to report questionable email to Microsoft for their investigation.  Select the email message and click the Report Message button.
  • File a complaint with the government at or  The Federal government shutdown has impacted these sites but should be available when the shutdown ends.
  • If the phishing attempt comes from a popular email service such as Gmail, report the email to the vendor.  For example, you can report a phishing attempt from a Gmail account at


One final note:  we are investigating how to add text to an email from an external source to allow you to more easily identify email that purports to be from an MU source but isn’t.

Password Reminder

The Help Desk receives many password reset requests.  Did you know that you can reset your password if you take the steps necessary to use the service?  To avoid the need to use Help Desk to reset your password, please consider the following:

  • First, create or review your self-service password reset settings.  You can do that if you click here.
  • Next, reset your password yourself anytime, before you leave or while on break.  You can that by clicking here.



Any time you discover an issue with the cable TV system, please report the issue to Help Desk.  We occasionally scan the channels proactively, but that isn’t always timely and what we see may differ from what you experience.

At some point in the coming weeks, the Fort Wayne broadcasters will need to work on their antenna again for different channels.  When that happens, we’ll try to react more quickly and move from the off-air antenna to the satellite dish to minimize signal loss.


We have found many projectors left on with no one in a room.  Please be sure to log out of the room’s PC (if applicable) and turn off the projectors BEFORE you leave.  Projector bulbs are very, very expensive with a limited life, so please do your part to make them last as long as possible.

Calvin Ulrey Collaboration Room

Did you know that there’s a technology meeting room on the 3rd-floor of Calvin Ulrey called the ITS Collaboration Room?  Up to five people have computer access with the ability to share one’s screen with the others on the projector screen.

To reserve the room, include CU BAS Collaboration Room as a participant of an Outlook meeting invitation.  The Help Desk team will confirm the room’s availability.

Faculty Tip

When you modify a quiz in Canvas, be sure to save the changes completely.  You must save the question(s) and then save the quiz for Canvas to grade the quiz properly.

Contributions Always Welcome

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