Program Requirements

While completing the requirements for the Pharm.D. degree, students may take courses in the School of Business toward the MBA degree, provided they maintain a 2.75 minimum pharmacy school grade point average.

MBA core courses offered at the School of Business can be used to satisfy professional-level elective hours required for the Pharm.D. program. This does not preclude students taking professional-level electives in the Pharm.D. program, and students are encouraged to take advantage of elective courses offered by the College of Pharmacy that will further develop their knowledge and skills in specific areas within the field of pharmacy.

MBA Program Requirements

Foundation Courses: 0-9 hours

BAA 505 Micro and Macro Economics
BAA 510 Accounting and Finance
BAM 530 Business Statistics

Students may waive this foundation work with the satisfactory completion of equivalent undergraduate courses as evidenced by their official transcripts.

Core Program: 24-27 hours

BUS 601 Global Managerial Economics
BUS 602 Managing Human Capital
BUS 603 Accounting for Managers
BUS 604 Legal Environment of Business
BUS 605 Marketing Decision Making
BUS 609 Financial Decision Making
BUS 606 Decision Making and Decision Analytics OR
BUS 611 Supply Chain and Logistics Management
BUS 613 Ethical Leadership
BUS 699 Strategy/Capstone

Students pursuing the 30-hour MBA will select one elective course at the 600-level or higher offered by the School of Business to fulfill an elective requirement.

Specialized Concentration of Study: 12 hours

Students pursuing the 36-hour MBA will select a graduate certificate or concentration, which requires 12 semester hours (four courses) beyond the MBA core. The concentration must include a law course.

Graduate Certificates

  • Business and Data Analytics
  • Compliance, Regulation, and Analytics in Fintech
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Healthcare Management and Analytics
  • Women in Leadership


  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Global Business
  • Health Care Management
  • Integrative Business
  • Managing People and Change
  • Marketing
Learn more about Mercer’s MBA concentrations and graduate certificates.


Total 30-36 hours

39-45 hours if the foundation courses are needed

View Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program requirements.