Why the Combined PharmD-MBA Program
Make a difference in healthcare and invest in yourself
To complete both a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and a Rotman MBA, you are signaling to the marketplace that you are intelligent, knowledgeable, and ambitious. Get the knowledge, skills, and experience to succeed as both a front line healthcare provider and a confident business leader.
While many pharmacists are able to practice effectively without additional degrees, those individuals who are involved in administration, management, business ownership, or other managerial activities, will likely find the additional training available through an MBA program can be a distinct asset. Pharmacists with MBAs are found in both the public and private sectors, working in government, academia, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, consulting companies, and their own private practices. The additional knowledge and skills acquired through an MBA program can provide pharmacists with unique advantages and opportunities across different sectors.
For most students, the greatest value in a combined degree program is the opportunity to complete two degrees together in less time than it would take to receive both degrees separately. In the case of the Combined PharmD-MBA degree, it would take a total of six (6) academic years to complete the two degrees separately. Under the combined degree model, it will only take five (5) academic years to complete (though the combined degree model requires two (2) additional summer terms of clinical rotations/work). Students with a strong and clear focus for their future academic and career plans will see the immediate benefit of saving time and consolidating their learning experience through the Combined PharmD-MBA program.