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The joint Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration is a professional degree offered in conjunction with the nationally ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. This is a five-year program that prepares students to become leaders in management and administrative positions in the healthcare industry. Our graduates work in healthcare management, health care consulting and pharmacy enterprise management.

Students must first apply to and be accepted by the Pharm.D. program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. In the fall semester of the second year in the Pharm.D. program, students can apply to the MBA program at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Students must have a four-year degree to be eligible for the MBA program.

Interested students are encouraged to speak with the Pharm.D./MBA dual degree advisor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, before applying. This is an intensive commitment with students enrolled entirely in the MBA program in their third year, dually enrolled and completing programs from both programs in their fourth year and completing pharmacy Advanced Immersion Experiences in their fifth year. In addition, MBA students are expected to complete a summer internship experience through the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dual degree students may experience limitations in elective options and internship sites while they balance completion of both programs at the same time. The Pharm.D./MBA dual degree advisor can advise students in navigating the dual degree program, along with designated career coaches within the MBA program.

The Pharm.D./MBA program is offered on the Chapel Hill campus as MBA courses are taken in the third year at the highly ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on the Chapel Hill Campus. Students on the Asheville campus are required to move to Chapel Hill for their third-year enrollment. This is a highly competitive program and enrollment is limited to five students per cohort.