University of Nebraska Medical Center

PharmD / MBA Dual Degree

Play an important role in the health of your patients- and your practice.

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Why Study Pharmacy and Business Together?

The healthcare industry is big business.  As a pharmacist who possess both clinical skills and an understanding of business management, leadership, and strategic decision making, you will be prepared to anticipate change and to make decisions that balance patient outcomes and the overall cost of care.

Why Study Pharmacy and Business at UNMC?

UNMC has partnered with UNO to create a unique curriculum.  The PharmD/MBA program demonstrates integrity in meeting the educational standards of both accrediting bodies, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

Program Snapshot

Course Load
4 1/2 years
Omaha Campus or Hybrid
Start Date
Fall, Spring & Summer

Program Highlights

A Cost-Effective Way to Combine Two Degrees

You can transfer six to nine credit hours between programs, allowing you to obtain both degrees in less time than completing the two degrees separately.

Flexible Format

The MBA portion of the dual degree can be completed entirely online.

Preparation for the Pharmacist Licensure Exam

Completion of the dual degree allows you to sit for pharmacist licensure examinations (NAPLEX and MPJE). Licensure requirements may vary by state.

Comprehensive Curriculum

The dual program curriculum consists of MBA core courses, MBA concentration courses, PharmD courses and PharmD clinical education. You can integrate your pharmacy rotations with your MBA experiential learning.

Application Requirements

All applicants must apply and be accepted into each of the two programs. You will be evaluated by each degree program in separate admissions processes. Admission into either program does not guarantee admission into the other program.

PharmD students have two options: You may apply to the dual degree program prior to entrance into the PharmD program or, as a current PharmD student, you may apply to the dual degree program by June 1 of your second year, provided you are in good academic standing.

College of Pharmacy Admissions

UNO MBA Admissions

Careers and Outcomes

The combination of MBA and PharmD degrees differentiates you in a competitive marketplace and gives you additional skills and training to focus on management in health careers.

Job Opportunities

  • Hospital pharmacy operations
  • Local, county, state or federal government agencies
  • Community health
  • Insurance and managed care organizations
  • Faculty members for schools of health professions and pharmacy
  • The pharmaceutical industry
  • Pharmacy consulting and medication management

Student Spotlight

Insights from Darryl Sokpa, PharmD/MBA dual degree recipient, class of 2022.

Darryl Sokpa, PharmD, MBA, class of 2022

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