The School of Business and the Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher University have established a Pharm.D./MBA program. The goal of this cooperative program is to educate students to assume responsibilities with management, executive, and administrative positions within the healthcare pharmaceutical industry, as well as health care delivery systems that provide pharmaceutical information, services, and products to patients.
The Wegmans School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the School of Business MBA program is accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Both programs are individually and jointly registered with NYSED.
Candidates for this degree program must first meet the entrance and admissions requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Students may apply to the MBA program after successful completion of their first professional year in pharmacy by completing a Petition for Change of Program form available through the Office of the Registrar. Pharmacy students who have at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate coursework may take up to six (6) credits of the MBA Core Courses prior to applying to this program, consistent with current graduate school policy. It is highly recommended that pharmacy students take undergraduate business courses in economics, statistics, and finance or complete the Business Tool kits in these areas.
The Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration degrees will be granted individually as each degree program requirements are met.
At any point, should a student no longer wish to pursue the Pharm.D./MBA degree program, they will need to petition for a change of program and move to the standalone pharmacy degree program to complete the degree requirements. After a student completes the pharmacy degree, should they wish to re-enroll in the MBA program, an accelerated application will need to be completed and any new degree requirements met.