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Dual Degree Business Programs 
PharmD MBA, Certificate and Business Acumen Series

For more than 25 years, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Saint Joseph’s University have partnered to offer dual degree opportunities to osteopathic medicine students. This partnership has been expanded to provide exciting options for PCOM School of Pharmacy students.


Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students now have the option to enhance their credentials with one of three graduate business programs from Saint Joseph's University. These programs are designed to teach students to think strategically as healthcare policies and regulations, patient expectations and compliance considerations continue to evolve.

Courses are offered completely online in order to allow students to earn their degree with minimal interruption to their personal and professional lives. Courses begin on the first day of each month and end on the last day unless notice is given otherwise. Each week of the course consists of required readings, a "live" virtual session and online discussions. Final assignments may be quantitative or written depending on the nature of the course.

PCOM School of Pharmacy students may choose from certificate options or pursue a PharmD MBA.

Business Acumen Series

Students complete six courses (12 credits) covering fundamental business areas including:

  • Leadership and development
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Data analytics

An emphasis on real-world application will equip students for success in a variety of career paths.

Advanced Certificate

The Advanced Certificate offers students the opportunity to customize their industry-focused education by selecting any six courses (12 credits) from the upper-level Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA curriculum. Specialty topics include:

  • Drug/device regulation
  • Supply chain management
  • Creating effective research and development (R&D)
  • Marketing research
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Competitive analysis
  • Sales Management
  • Pricing
  • Strategies for managed care
  • Product management
  • Global corporate strategy
  • Future issues
  • Health policy

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA (PharmD MBA)

Pharmacy students may earn their PharmD MBA (Master of Business Administration) by completing 20 accelerated, 2-credit courses (40 credits). All courses, except for the Capstone (which must be completed in person as a 2.5-day residency course), are delivered completely online. PCOM students and alumni will receive a waiver for two credits and three courses for transfer credit from PCOM.

Learn More

For more information about the PharmD MBA or certificate programs, please visit or contact:

Brent Rollins, PhD, RPh

PharmD MBA Program Administrator
PCOM School of Pharmacy
Phone: 678-407-7342

Jonathan Dart

Online Program Administrator
Saint Joseph's University
Phone: 610-660-3149

Terese Waldron

Director, Executive MBA Programs
Saint Joseph's University
Phone: 610-660-3150