NDSU PharmD/MBA Option
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at North Dakota State University is non-thesis, concise, professional program for qualified students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in various fields. The program imparts an effective set of analytical skills in key areas of business - including management, marketing, accounting, finance, and information systems - designed to broaden career options and facilitate promotability. The NDSU MBA takes a generalist approach to business education while providing a wide variety of elective courses enabling students to pursue a particular area of interest. NDSU's MBA Program is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - the highest business program accreditation worldwide.
Additional foundation coursework is required. Because the MBA degree serves students from various disciplines, a set of foundation course requirements is needed to ensure adequate background preparation. Incoming students need approved undergraduate principles courses in each of the following areas: Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing, Statistics and Finance. Specifically these classes at NDSU are: ACCT 200 or 102, ECON 105,FIN 320, MGMT 320, MRKT 320, STAT 330. Based on previous coursework, some or all of these courses may be waived. Foundation requirements may also be met by completing self-paced course modules. If you are interested in pursuing this option, please contact Paul Brown at 701.231.7681 or Paul.Brown@ndsu.edu. Note: foundation course requirements do not have to be completed prior to MBA program admission.
Students admitted to, and in good standing with, the Pharm.D. program and admitted to the MBA program in order to pursue the MBA. MBA application requirements and other details can be viewed at www.ndsu.edu/business/graduate_programs/mba and discussed with MBA Co-Director Paul Brown at 701.231.7681 or Paul.Brown@ndsu.edu. Interested students may also see Dr. Naughton, Senior Associate Dean, College of Health Professions, for more information.
The MBA coursework can be completed in one calendar year following completion of the Pharm.D. degree. Alternatively, a student may take MBA courses may be taken anytime after gaining admission to the Graduate School and MBA program, with up to 7 years to complete the program. Over half of NDSU MBA students are part-time, taking 1-2 courses per semester while working full-time in their professions. Once enrolled in the MBA Program, students should expect to pay graduate course fees and graduate school tuition rates for each MBA course being taken. Graduate courses do not count towards the undergraduate tuition cap.
Additional information is available in the 2017-2018 Pharmacy Handbook.