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Pharm.D. + M.B.A.

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About the Pharm.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree

The Pharm.D./M.B.A. dual degree program was designed for current Pharm.D. students who are interested in pursuing an M.B.A. to acquire business and leadership skills. Today’s pharmacists are increasingly taking leadership roles within the healthcare system. Cedarville’s unique Pharm.D./M.B.A. dual degree will equip you as a pharmacist who leads well within various pharmaceutical settings.

Working collaboratively, Cedarville’s Schools of Pharmacy and Business Administration offer a distinctly Christian Pharm.D. and M.B.A. dual degree. This program allows you to add an online  Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) while you are completing your  Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) on campus.

You typically apply for the M.B.A. program during spring semester of your first professional year of the Pharm.D. program. After successful admission to the program, you will begin your online M.B.A. courses in the second professional year and complete final online M.B.A. coursework after completing your Pharm.D.

Adding an M.B.A. to Your Pharm.D.

Pharm.D./M.B.A. Highlights

Biblical. Cedarville’s commitment to the authority of the Bible is the basis for discussions on medical ethics, the sanctity of life, origins, and the balanced integration of faith and learning. As a result, you will be equipped to influence your profession and culture for Christ. You will also study business through a biblical lens that emphasizes excellence in personal standards, stewardship of God-given talents and resources, leadership with a servant’s heart, and kingdom influence through serving others.

Cost effective.

Your Pharm.D. courses will satisfy up to one-third of the M.B.A. coursework, reducing the time — and cost — it will take to complete the M.B.A. portion of your dual degree.


By adding an M.B.A. to your Pharm.D. degree, you will be equipped for management roles within various pharmacy settings.

Online, convenient M.B.A.

You can complete your M.B.A. completely online in convenient seven-week courses.

What Can I Do With a Pharm.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree?

With a Pharm.D./M.B.A. dual degree, you will be equipped with the business skills for management or entrepreneurial opportunities within the pharmaceutical field, including:

  • Chain Pharmacy Management
  • Community Pharmacy Ownership
  • Hospital Pharmacy Administration

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Experiential learning.

As a Pharm.D. student, you will become a licensed intern in the state of Ohio during your first year in the professional program (you may also choose to gain licensure in another state as well). This will allow you to work in various pharmacies and health-systems/hospitals during your Pharm.D. program. You will complete experiential training throughout the entire curriculum.

Professional organizations

You will be able to participate in professional organizations and in some cases take on leadership roles at the state or national level.


Working with a faculty adviser, you can choose to conduct cutting-edge research.


You can participate in a short-term medical missions trip or work in local pharmacies or clinics that care for underserved populations.

Hands-on M.B.A.

Courses are designed for the online environment but include hands-on case studies, projects chosen by the student, simulation games, and personal development.
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Business of Pharmacy

Cedarville University's Pharm.D./M.B.A. dual degree is preparing pharmacists who will lead with integrity and innovation within a changing healthcare industry.

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Cedarville's School of Pharmacy offers a unique opportunity for students who want to enroll in a Christian pharmacy program at a top-ranked university.

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Center for Pharmacy Innovation

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Master of Business Administration

Cedarville University's Christian M.B.A. online program is specifically designed for Christian professionals who view their work as a platform for ministry.

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M.B.A. Preparing Students Well

Read a feature in a recent Cedarville Magazine to discover how Cedarville’s Master of Business Administration prepares students for excellence in the marketplace by rooting their education in a clear understanding of how to think biblically about every aspect of doing business.

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Program Faculty

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John Delano, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of Business Administration - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management

  • Location MIL 180
  • Phone 937-766-7917
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Pharm.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree Program Curriculum

Your four-year Pharm.D.  professional curriculum was designed to meet the latest accreditation standards, including contemporary topics in pharmacy. It features a modular approach, allowing you to master course content progressively. Coupled with a class schedule that facilitates extensive practical experience and small-group learning with faculty mentors, this educational experience provides exceptional preparation for your career as a pharmacist. For your M.B.A., you will take nine core courses — three of which are part of the Pharm.D. curriculum — and three elective courses.

Sample courses:

  • Applied Leadership
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences 1–6


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