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 request an “Over 18 Hours Request Form," which can be found in the Forms Library, and the additional course work will not qualify for an overload fee waiver.
A total of 211 credits are required to complete the pharmacy degree.
will be expected to complete the Drake Curriculum requirements. Drake
Curriculum requirements not fulfilled through required course
work: Artistic Experience, Engaged Citizen, 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.
Must complete GMAT/GRE and be admitted to the MBA program prior to enrolling in MBA courses. Following completion of 90 credit hours and admission into the MBA program, students may enroll in MBA course work.
* MBA Course List
May be completed once admitted to the MBA program:
FOUNDATIONS 6 HOURS
All students are required to take these two classes first, to provide a framework for decision making designed to increase value through increasing the long-run sustainability of the organization.
Corporate Governance & Ethics - Revised (MBA 240) 3 hours
This course presents an in-depth examination of the issues related to corporate governance in an ethical society.
Leading with Data - new (MBA 245) 3 hours
This course will focus on the role of data in today's fast-paced, competitive, data-rich, global business environment.
CORE 21 HOURS
Required courses that provide students with knowledge that every manager needs to effectively lead an organization. Each class emphasizes ethical questions that arise in the area and their impact on the decision making process and long-run sustainability.
Evaluating Organizational Performance (MBA 242) 3 hours
This course provides students with a conceptual foundation that demonstrates how financial statements reflect the strategic decisions made across business disciplines.
Creating Customer Value (MBA 251) 3 hours
An examination of how managers may build competitive advantages by creating value for customers.
Enhancing Shareholder Value (MBA 253) 3 hours
Applied corporate finance which focuses on making strategic decisions that increase long-run sustainability and value.
Leadership and Human Capital Development (MBA 254) 3 hours
Applied human resources management designed to improve leadership skills.
Information Technology and Services Operations - revised (MBA 256) 3 hours
A survey of the unique characteristics and applications of information systems and technology and its impact on individuals, organizations, and society. Class discussion will focus on how information technologies function and how they may be successfully utilized by the business firms and other organizations. Particular attention is given to the impact of IT on organizational strategy.
Project Management - New (MBA 257) 3 hours
*Course description to come at a later date.
Strategic Business Policy (Capstone Course) (MBA 260) 3 hours
Linking the core and foundation courses together to form a comprehensive organizational strategy.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS 3 HOURS
Each student takes 3 hours of professional development seminars taught during four week sessions prior to each semester. The seminars are designed to provide students with increased exposure to current issues that are impacting their workplace.
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