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Business Administration and Pharmacy (BPHR)   

Program Title and Classification

Business Administration and Pharmacy

Graduate Degree Program

College: Business

Abstract

The Robert H. Smith School of Business offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance, Master of Science in Accounting (MS), Master of Science in Information Systems (MS), Master of Science in Marketing Analytics (MS), Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS), Executive MBA (EMBA), Online MBA, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The school’s MBA program is accredited nationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Only about 607 programs in the world are accredited by the AACSB, a reflection of the quality of the faculty, students, curriculum, and career management.

The Smith School of Business faculty has been recruited from the graduate programs of leading universities nationwide. They are dedicated scholars, teachers, and researchers with a strong commitment to academic excellence and the education of the professional manager and researcher. The Smith School of Business is dedicated to preparing graduates to lead organizations in an economy driven by technology, globalization, and rapid change. The Smith School curriculum integrates an in-depth education in core business functions -- accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology, logistics, management, and marketing - with cross-functional e-business areas - electronic commerce, financial engineering, services marketing, and supply chain management.

Admissions Information

Students must apply to each institution for admission. The Smith School of Business and the School of Pharmacy will use separate application processes for admission purposes. Students must meet the entrance requirements of both institutions. Furthermore, once admitted into the program, students will be subject to the rules and conditions of both institutions about acceptable academic performance, reasonable progress toward completion of the degree, and standards of ethical conduct. 

We strongly encourage you to visit the Robert H. Smith School of Business website at www.rhsmith.umd.edu. The Smith School website contains a wealth of information regarding all graduate business programs and their admissions processes.

Admissions requirements can be found here: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions 

MBA and MS Admissions Office: 301-405-2559

Executive MBA Admissions Office: 301-405-2386

Online MBA Admissions Information: 877-807-8741

PhD Admissions Office: 301-405-2214

Apply here: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=rhsmith

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
Please visit the program website
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
Please visit the program webite


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://rhsmith.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy (dual degree) (M.B.A. and Pharm.D.)

Total Credits
The dual degree requires 42 credits of Business courses. The remaining coursework is completed at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Part-time MBA students complete the BUSI designated courses. Full-time MBA students complete the BUSM designated courses.

 

BUSI 610/BUSM 602: Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 611/BUSM 616: Managerial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 621/BUSM 621: Strategic and Transformational IT (2 credits)

BUSI 630/BUSM 606: Data Models and Decisions (2 credits)

BUSI 634/BUSM 624: Operations Management (2 credits)

BUSI 640/BUSM 610: Financial Management (2 credits)

BUSI 650/BUSM 612: Marketing Management (2 credits)

BUSI 662/BUSM 600: Leadership and Teamwork (2 credits)

BUSI 681/BUSM 604: Managerial Economics and Public Policy (2 credits)

BUSI 683/BUSM 626: The Global Economic Environment (2 credits)

BUSI 690/BUSM 614: Strategic Management (2 credits)

Electives approved by advisor (20 credits)

 

The combined program takes advantage of the Smith School of Business core courses while adding the School of Pharmacy PharmD degree requirements as an area of specialization. In this program the students would have the opportunity to take Smith School of Business or the School of Pharmacy electives at standard costs, specific to each college, to further establish an area of specialization and to satisfy the credit requirements for both the MBA and PharmD program degrees. The total combined credits will be 176 credits, 42 from the Smith School of Business and 134 from the School of Pharmacy.

 

Facilities and Special Resources

The Office of Career Services (OCS) provides dedicated, professional support to help students launch their careers. The center links students directly to recruiters through a variety of services, including on- and off-campus recruitment and the online resume database, which matches a Smith MBA to the right industry position. The OCS also participates in regional and national career forums and job fairs, such as the National MBA Consortium, the National Black MBA Conference, the National Hispanic MBA Conference, the National Association of Women MBA’s Conference, and the Career Services Council.

The Smith School is located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia corridor. This region offers one of the highest concentrations of culture, diversity, and career opportunities in the country.

Website

http://rhsmith.umd.edu

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