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Dual Degrees

Pharmacy students may pursue one of these two degrees concurrently with their Pharm.D. degree:

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Master of Science in Information Systems


Pharmacy students who desire to pursue a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Science in Information Systems degree through the Harding University College of Business Administration concurrently with their Pharm.D. degree may choose to take courses to fulfill the elective requirements in the Pharmacy program, provided the preceding criteria are met. While the MBA or MSIS may be completed at the same time as the Pharm.D., it may also be completed afterwards.

MBA Curriculum

Foundational Readiness Courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Understanding Corporate Finance
  • Business Math and Statistics

MBA Core:

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  • 3 elective courses


PharmD/MBA:

  • PHA 5030 covers BUS 6520 (MBA Elective)
  • PHA 5060 and PHA 7500 covers BUS 6010 (MBA Elective)
  • 4 Additional Pharm Electives to cover 4 MBA courses

MSIS Curriculum 

Foundational Readiness Courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Understanding Corporate Finance
  • Business Math and Statistics

MSIS Core:

  • BUS 6000 - Graduate School of Business Tutorial

  • IS 6050 - Business Process Integration

  • IS 6300 - Information Systems for Competitive Advantage

  • IS 6350 - Database Management Systems

  • IS 6400 - Systems Analysis and Design

  • IS 6450 - Data Ethics Privacy and Security

  • IS 6710 - Project Management

  • 4 concentration courses


PharmD/MBA:

  • PHA 5030 covers BUS 6510 Statistical Concepts for Data Analytics
  • PHA 5060 and PHA 7500 covers BUS 6450 
  • 4 Additional Pharm Electives to cover 4 MSIS courses

Pharmacy students will take the remainder of the MBA or MSIS courses outside of the doctor of pharmacy curriculum. Students may not take more than a total of 21 credit hours without prior approval in any given semester at Harding. A pharmacy student who chooses to pursue these options could concurrently earn up to 15 credit hours of the 30-hour MBA or MSIS requirement by the time he or she graduates with a Pharm.D. degree. The Pharm.D. degree is conferred by the College of Pharmacy and the MBA is conferred by the College of Business.

Applications for the MBA or MSIS are made through BusinessCAS. Learn more by visiting Harding Graduate School of Business at harding.edu/gsb.

Contact Us

exppharmacy@harding.edu

Location: Farrar Center for Health Sciences