PharmD/MBA joint degree , Palm Beach Atlantic University , Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy-USA

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Doctor of Pharmacy MBA Joint Degree Program

Program Goals & Objectives
The goal of the PharmD/MBA Joint Degree program is to educate students to assume responsibilities as executives and managers in the pharmaceutical industry and in health care delivery systems that provide pharmacy services to patients. The programs directed toward providing didactic and experiential education to students that will allow them to: (1) understand of the major functional areas in administering organizations and managing patient care systems; and, (2) design and implement strategies and policies that produce effective management practices within changing health care environments.

Program Description
This program leads to a single degree (PharmD/MBA) awarded jointly by the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy and the Rinker School of Business. No degree is awarded until the student completes the entire program and meets all requirements of the PharmD/ MBA joint degree. Candidates must first secure entrance into the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program in the School of Pharmacy. After successful completion of the first year of professional pharmacy coursework and the pre-requisite business courses required for prospective MBA students, pharmacy students may apply to the Rinker School of Business for admission to the PharmD/MBA joint degree program. Upon admission to the joint degree program, students continue in the PharmD curriculum while beginning to complete business course requirements as time and schedules permit.

PharmD/MBA Admission Requirements
Before applying to the Rinker School of Business for admission to the PharmD/MBA joint degree program, the candidate must secure a letter of recommendation from the Dean of the School of Pharmacy indicating that the student is in good academic standing and possesses academic ability and professional bearing sufficient to succeed in the program. Pharmacy students will not be permitted to enroll in the PharmD/MBA joint degree program without written authorization from the Dean.

Admission to PharmD/MBA joint degree program is very selective. Pharmacy students should express their interest in this program during the first professional year and seek the advice of their advisors, the Dean of the School of Pharmacy, and the Director of the MBA program in the Rinker School of Business. Applicants who have at least a 3.0 grade point average or higher and a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score greater than 500 are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants may take the GMAT at any time prior to applying for the program in the second professional year of the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Applicants for admission must submit satisfactory scores on the GMAT as well as transcripts for all previous academic work. Details regarding the GMAT can be obtained at www.gmac.com.

The following Step Are Required To Apply:
 
1. Check out Palm Beach Atlantic's Lloyd L. Gregory  School of Pharmacy website to ensure that you will  have meet all of the requirements to begin our  program at:  http://www.pba.edu/pharmacy-admissions (Any exceptions to explicit admissions criteria will be  made on a case by case basis. It will be up to an  admissions committee to make any such decisions.) 
 
2. Apply online using PharmCAS (Pharmacy College  Application Service) atwww.pharmcas.org. The  PharmCAS application deadline is February 1st
3. Send all of the necessary application documents  directly to PharmCAS for verification. This should include: transcripts, PCAT scores, and Letters of  Recommendation. (Note: You do not need all of these  documents prior to starting your application)
 
4. Complete the Palm Beach Atlantic University's  Supplemental Application online at: 
https://www.pba.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=apply.m ain Select the link in step 4 on our home page titled PBA  Supplemental Application to begin. (We will only  formally review applicants afterthey have  completed these firstfour steps.)
 
5. Once Steps 1 through 4 have been completed, and all  the documents have been received, the Admissions  Committee will review candidate files for campus  interviews. The Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm  Beach Atlantic University is a competitive program;  therefore we are not able to grant interviews to every  applicant. We limit enrollment to approximately 75  students each academic year.
 
6. After campus interviews have been conducted, the  Admissions Committee will again review the  applicants to make a decision on their candidacy.
 
7. After an offer of acceptance is received, the  candidate has two (2) weeks to formally accept this  offer by submitting a deposit of $750 to Pharmacy  Admissions, there is an additional Registration Fee of  $1,250 that is due by May 1st , and a final $250 deposit 
due by July 15th . Candidates who receive an offer of  acceptance after July 15th, a payment of $2,250 is  due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
 

 

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