College of Pharmacy

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 College of Business 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

MBA Core:

9 core courses plus 1 MBA elective option

  • ACCT 6550 - Accounting Theory and Practice
  • BUS 6400 - Ethics in the Legal Environment
  • FIN 6510 - Managerial Finance
  • IS 6300 - Information Systems for Competitive Advantage
  • IS 6710 Project Management
  • MGT 6500 - Managing People and Organizations
  • MGT 6680 - Corporate Strategy and Planning
  • MGT 6900 - Conflict Management in Business
  • MKTG 6540 - Marketing Management
  • MBA Elective Options: contact the MBA program


  • PHA 5060 and PHA 6070 covers BUS 6400 and PHA 6030 for a MBA elective
  • A maximum of 4 MBA courses be used for Pharm Elective credit

MSIS Curriculum 

MSIS Core:

6 core courses plus 4 courses in a concentration (contact MSIS program for information about courses in 1 of 3 concentrations: Data Analytics, Information Assurance and Security, and Project Management)

  • 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

Data Analytics Concentration

  • IS 6510 - Statistical Concepts for Data Analytics
  • IS 6520 - Data Visualization
  • IS 6530 - Data Quality Prep for Analytics
  • IS 6540 - Applied Data Analytics

Information Assurance and Security Concentration

  • IS 6610 - Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • IS 6620 - Information System Policy and Governance
  • IS 6630 - Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • IS 6640 - Computer Forensics

Project Management Concentration

  • IS 6XXX - Elective Option
  • IS 6720 - Global Project Management
  • IS 6730 - Agile Project Management
  • IS 6750 - CAPM/PMP Exam Preparation


  • PHA 5060 and PHA 6070 covers IS 6450 and PHA 6030 for IS 6510.
  • A maximum of 4 MSIS courses can be used for Pharm Elective credit

Pharmacy students will take the remainder of the MBA or MSIS courses outside of the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. 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. Students may not take more than a total of 21 credit hours without prior approval in any given semester at Harding and may not be enrolled in certain Harding Online courses without an appropriate degree if not concurrently enrolled in the pharmacy program. The Pharm.D. degree is conferred by the College of Pharmacy and the MBA/MSIS is conferred by the Graduate School of Business.

Learn more by contact the Graduate School of Business.

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