RECOMENDED SUMMER COURSE WORK: Students who wish to complete both degrees in the four professional years will need to plan to complete MBA courses during the summer sessions. This program requires a careful selection of courses for the MBA degree as electives in the pharmacy curriculum. Students may enroll in additional summer coursework or complete final MBA courses after PharmD completion. If the dual curriculum requires more than 18 credit hours in the fall or spring semesters, a credit fee waiver will be requested on the student’s behalf. If students wish to take beyond the required credit hours for the semester, they will need to submit a “Credit Overload Request Form," which can be found in the Forms Library, and the additional course work will not qualify for an overload fee waiver.
Pharmacy students in the PharmD/MBA dual degree program are expected to take all their MBA classes in the campus-based Hybrid MBA. Under certain circumstances, however, PharmD/MBA students may petition to take MBA courses via remote learning in the Online MBA program. Petitions are due by March 1.
A total of 211 credits are required to complete the pharmacy degree.
Students will be expected to complete the Drake Curriculum requirements if they do not meet the General Education Articulation Agreement. Drake Curriculum requirements not fulfilled through required course work: Artistic Literacy, Historical Foundations (2 courses), Global and Cultural Understanding, and Written Communication.
Professional electives (5 cr.) are satisfied by MBA course work (6 cr. for P1 students entering Fall 2019 and prior); MBA Area of Specialization is satisfied by pharmacy course work.
Professional Electives Policy: Core curricula of CPHS degree programs may require professional elective courses that permit exploration of and/or advanced study in areas of professional interest within the student’s primary degree. Professional electives provide the student with an opportunity to not only pursue areas of intellectual interest, but also to develop an individual “brand” that may benefit them in their professional or academic future. Students who desire to have a non-approved electives count toward professional elective credit should apply for an exception to program policy prior to taking the course whenever possible. Professional electives must be taken for a grade unless the course is designed as credit/no credit. Students should refer to their degree audit for determination of the total number of required professional electives. Students should review the student handbook for the complete professional elective policy and details specific to their degree program.
Following completion of 90 credit hours and admission into the MBA program, students may enroll in MBA course work. Additional information regarding the application process and MBA program may be found at drake.edu/mba/.