Catalogue 2020 - 2021

Pharmacy Doctorate/Master of Business Administration

The College of Business and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Western New England University have collaborated to offer a program unique to western Massachusetts for those students interested in attaining their MBA while pursuing a career in pharmacy. This is a dual degree program, where students completing the requirements for each program will receive two separate degrees, one in business and one in pharmacy. Pursuing both degrees allows students to take advantage of cross credits, where 6 credits of business coursework can be applied toward the 148 credits required for the PharmD degree, and, nine credits of pharmacy coursework can be applied toward the 36 credits required for the MBA degree.

This is a structured program designed to meet the guidelines delineated by the American Council Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and AACSB International accreditation. Candidates for the MBA degree must have completed the PharmD degree or have a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university to be awarded the MBA. Those interested in this degree option should contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Admission Office and College of Business Associate Dean’s Office for specific information on application for admissions.