The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the PharmD/MBA program is a specialized dual degree designed to prepare Doctor of Pharmacy practitioners to meet the complex challenges in a highly regulated industry. The curriculum offers managerial knowledge essential management levels within independent, retail and hospital pharmacy settings as well as product development organizations.

Program Structure 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree requires thirty (30) semester hours of credit comprising of ten (10) courses. A thesis is not required for this degree. Students must be enrolled in Pharmacy School and complete all requirements for the MBA degree prior to or within one year of Pharmacy graduation. The capstone course, MBA 590 Strategic Management, must be taken as the final class in the program unless other arrangements are made with the MBA Program Director. Students will take an assessment before beginning the program and again during the capstone class. This assessment is not graded nor is it placed in student files. The assessment is used for the sole purpose of accreditation. 

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Students will…

  • Evaluate business decisions and ethical dilemmas from a Christian perspective;
  • Assess critical business issues using evidence from multiple sources and viewpoints, incorporating a global perspective;
  • Integrate knowledge from various business disciplines to make informed decisions;
  • Analyze complex questions within challenging business problems and compare and contrast multiple alternatives; 
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative data to drive the decision-making process and formulate innovative solutions;
  • Demonstrate professional oral and written communication of pertinent business information;
  • Interpret quantitative data to inform strategic decision making;
  • Demonstrate proficiency within their selected area of business expertise through the creation of professional business materials, relevant to their selected discipline.


Core Courses9
Concentration Courses12
Experiential Learning Courses6
Total Hours30
Core courses
Ethical Leadership for Dynamic Organizations (met with PHAR 544,549,474)
MBA 534Mastering Analytics and Decision Making3
MBA 544People-Focused Management3
MBA 562Financial Analyses to Drive Business Growth3
Managerial Economics & Econometrics (met with PHAR 540,548)
Concentration courses- (see MBA page for choices)12
Experiential Learning courses- choose two6
Project Management
Introduction to Six Sigma
MBA Internship / Intraship
Business Coaching
Study Abroad
Industry Leaders Seminar Series
Service Learning
Special Topics: Business & Industry
Environmental Stewardship Plan Development
Archival Research
Digital Humanities Practicum
MBA 590Strategic Management3
Total Hours30

Admission Requirements

  • Pharmacy student from an accredited university. 
  • Completion of standard MBA application.

Other than exceptions outlined in PharmD/MBA section of the Graduate Catalog, students that seek a MBA dual degree are held to same parameters as MBA students. See Graduate Catalog and MBA Handbook for further details.  

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an MBA degree, a student must complete all thirty (30) credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and at least a C- in all MBA courses. Students must fill out an online Request to Graduate form while in their final class. Once the final grade has been posted in a student’s final class, the student must notify the MBA Office to begin file processing for creating a diploma. Please refer to the Graduation Information page on the Concordia website for important graduation deadlines.