Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Pharm.D./MBA Dual Degree

PharmD-and-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


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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.

March 5, 2019: ITS Newsletter

Mar 5, 2019, 17:16 PM by Michael Case

 

Release:  March 5, 2019

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
Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

Changes to Printing@MU

We’re making changes to Printing@MU.  To complete the changes, we’ll take Printing@MU offline from 10 p.m. Thursday (3/7) through 2 a.m. Friday (3/8).  When we’re done, we’ll be using more robust drivers that should eliminate some of the problems experienced.  More importantly, though, we’ll be combining the Fort Wayne and North Manchester printers into One MU printers.  You can release print jobs to either of the new printers, MU-Black&White and MU-Color, regardless of where you are.  For example, if you submit a print job while in North Manchester, you can release it when you arrive in Fort Wayne.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING MU-OWNED MACS:  We need to enable this new functionality manually on Friday morning or at your earliest convenience after the work is done.

ITS Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey.  No team operates well in a vacuum, and your feedback allows us to review our strengths and weaknesses.  The survey results are available by clicking on the links below.

Comprehensive
Fort Wayne Faculty
Fort Wayne Staff
Fort Wayne Students
North Manchester Faculty
North Manchester Staff
North Manchester Students

Overall, the narrative from the 486 responses appears positive, but there are areas where ITS must improve.  The percentages listed below show that respondents either strongly or somewhat agreed with the question.  A higher percentage indicates a more positive general response.  Highlighted in bold red are those questions whose feedback was less than favorable (less than or equal to 50%).  We feel the identified areas require immediate attention.  We signify in non-bolded red those areas where we feel the percentages justify attention.  We will review all feedback to identify ways to improve the services we provide.

 Fort WayneNorth Manchester
?sFaculty Staff Students Faculty Staff Students
Q1100.0%100.0%93.8%94.3%90.4%81.8%
Q294.1%100.0%93.7%94.4%86.3%64.6%
Q394.1%100.0%93.6%92.6%89.2%69.1%
Q488.2%100.0%91.6%94.4%94.1%68.7%
Q576.4%85.7%78.9%83.3%80.2%81.7%
Q694.1%100.0%94.7%92.6%86.1%80.5%
Q7100.0%78.6%93.7%75.9%67.5%41.9%
Q847.1% 78.6%66.3%79.6%63.3%87.9%
Q947.1% 50.0% 68.1%77.8%57.8%87.3%
Q1088.2%85.7%84.0%53.7%80.8%84.4%
Q11     32.6%
Q1276.4%42.8% 46.8% 50.0% 44.4% 37.1%

‡ Questions

Q1 - The team adequately provides for my information technology needs such as Internet, printing, etc.
Q2 - When a problem arises, I know whom to contact.
Q3 - The ITS team addresses problems promptly.
Q4 - When I deal with the ITS team, I am treated in a professional and courteous manner.
Q5 - The classroom, lab, or office equipment (computers, A/V, etc.) work well.
Q6 - The hardware or software I need is available to use.
Q7 - The wireless network, such as MUWiFi and MUWiFi-Public, works well.
Q8 - ChetNet is easy to use.
Q9 - Spartan Self-service is easy to use.
Q10 - Printing@MU works well for me.
Q11 - I like the quality of the cable TV service (applies to North Manchester students only).
Q12 - I appreciate the IT training opportunities available to me.

Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey.   Although we’ll work at long-term changes based on the results, we have the following thoughts to share that can be helpful right now:

  • Always contact Help Desk (we list contact information at the top of each newsletter) when you encounter a problem or issue.  We are here to help.
  • Don’t assume that someone else has contacted Help Desk or that Help Desk is already aware of an issue.  We cannot fix problems about which we don’t know.
  • We will redouble our effort for each ITS team member to provide you the customer service you deserve.
  • If you don’t receive the response you hoped, contact Travis Steele or Michael Case to pursue additional assistance.
  • We need to provide more precise and accessible information to you.
  • We’ll develop and publicize an extensive Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) page to provide a single location where you can obtain answers to a high percentage of questions we receive.
  • In addition to the FAQs, we’ll promptly produce primers to provide more in-depth information about printing and wireless.
  • We’ll conduct a site survey of wireless signal strength starting with the residential areas.  We’ll publicize what we find.  Additionally, some wireless devices use wireless technologies that impede the network for most users.  This summer, we will turn off support for legacy, older devices and those that don’t support newer wireless technologies.  While this move inconveniences some, it will result in a stronger network experience for most.
  • We welcome ideas and suggestions to improve the functionality of ChetNet and Spartan Self-service.
  • We are working to improve training opportunities for all constituents.

 

Next ITS Newsletter Issue

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Spam on the Rise?

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Voicemail Full?

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