Master of Business Administration with Pharmacy Concentration
- Major Courses, Concentration Courses, and Elective Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose the Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA?
There has been and will continue to be a significant increase in the opportunity for pharmacists to move into new roles, including management and pharmacoeconomic positions, requiring a significant grounding in business methodology.
A dual Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degree is a logical combination of two Ferris State University degrees that can provide select Pharmacy students with the unique capability of meeting the clinical expectations of the medical community with greatly enhanced business acumen demanded in today's cost conscious health environment.
Who is Eligible for PharmD/MBA Dual Enrollment?
The Ferris PharmD/MBA is a program option available to PharmD students who have earned a minimum 3.0 Professional GPA their first semester of studies, or PharmD students who have earned a Bachelor degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Only students who have demonstrated the academic capability and motivation to succeed in this rigorous program option will be considered.
Students admitted to the PharmD/MBA will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all MBA and PharmD coursework.
PharmD/MBA students will be required to complete a specialized six (6) credit hour experiential concentration in one of the following options; Corporate Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry, and/or Health Systems Pharmacy.
Since its inception in 1893, the College of Pharmacy has adapted its programming to meet the challenges and complex demands of an ever-changing profession. Current emphasis is on clinical practice and the provision of medication therapy management to ensure that the patient's drug therapy is appropriate, safe, effective for the condition being treated and cost-effective. Graduates of the College will be prepared to deliver care to patients in a wide range of practice settings.
The Dual PharmD and MBA with Pharmacy Concentration, offered since 2005, is intended for Pharmacy students interested in corporate management positions within the pharmaceutical industry, health care industry, or corporate pharmacies (chains.)
College of Pharmacy
Ferris State University
220 Ferris Drive, PHR 105
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2740
Phone: (231) 591-2304
College of Business
119 South Street, BUS 212B
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2168
The College of Pharmacy is recognized by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy and is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education, the national accrediting agency for all colleges of pharmacy. Ferris is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.
Students must take an advanced English Composition class in their first year - ENGP 321 or ENGP 421. ENGP 421 must be taken if a student has acquired a Bachelor degree or has already taken ENGL 321 at Ferris State University.
Students must take two clerkship rotation electives in their fourth year.
View Clinical Clerkship Electives in Pharmacy Program Listing.
MMBA 796 - MBA Thesis is 3 Credits