Pharmacy, Doctor of / Master of Business Administration

PharmD / MBA: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Overview

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (LDFP) and the Rotman School of Manag​ement offer the Combined Degree Program (CDP): Doctor of Pharmacy / Mas​ter ​of Bus​iness Administration. Unique in Canada, this CDP provides graduates with unparalleled opportunities for leadership within the health-care and pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors. The CDP permits completion of both the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Full-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs in less time than it would take to acquire them separately.

The CDP is only open to applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree (e.g., BA, BSc, BEng) prior to enrolling in the PharmD program and who have successfully completed admission requirements for entry to the Full-Time MBA program.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3​.

​Contact

​Doctor of Pharmacy / Management, Master of Business Administration
Web: www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Degrees/MastersPrograms/JointDegrees/PharmDMBA.aspx​

Doctor of Pharmacy Program
Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
Web: www.pharmacy.utoronto.ca/pharmd​
Email: pharm.sci@utoronto.ca

Master of Business Administration Program
Rotman School of Management
Web: www.rotman.utoronto.ca/Degrees/MastersPrograms/MBAPrograms.aspx
Email dimitra.tsalpouris@rot​​man.utoronto.ca​​

PharmD / MBA: Application Process

  • Applicants must apply to the PharmD program, the MBA program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the PharmD and MBA programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP.

  • Applicants are required to:

    • Be enrolled full-time in the PharmD program

    • Complete all Year 2 PharmD requirements successfully

    • Be in good academic standing

    • Meet the admission requirements of the two-year MBA program. There are five admission rounds, each with their own deadlines. Applicants to the CDP must apply in round 1 or 2 in order to be considered for admission.

PharmD / MBA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • ​Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the PharmD program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MBA program.

  • Please see the contact information ​to find details on each program’s admission requirements.

  • Complete all required PharmD coursework and clinical rotations successfully prior to starting the MBA program.

  • Apply the first session of coursework in the MBA program as fulfilling the elective requirement for the PharmD program.

Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.​

Year

​​Progression

​​Specific Requirements

​1 and 2
  • ​PharmD program requirements.
  • Apply to the MBA program in Year 2​.
  • Complete Year 1 and Year 2 PharmD courses and gain acceptance to the MBA program.
  • At the end of Year 2 in May, complete Early Practice Experience II (EPE II).
  • Complete clinical rotation requirements including the Transitional Pharmacy Practice Experience I (TPPE I), a five-week CDP experiential education rotation that will generally run from late July to late August. This TPPE rotation satisfies PharmD clinical rotation requirements for the PharmD degree.​
​3
  • ​PharmD program requirements.
  • Complete all required and elective PharmD courses for the Fall session. Students may choose to take PHM389 Research Project.
  • In early January, complete an Experiential APPE Transition course before starting Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations.
  • From January to August, complete six APPE rotations organized by the Office of Experiential Education.
4 and​ 5

  • ​Final PharmD program requirements.
  • MBA program requirements.
  • ​MBA courses taken in the Fall session of Year 4 will count as electives toward the PharmD program requirements.
  • Complete remaining MBA program requirements in the Winter session of Year 4 and Fall and Winter sessions of Year 5.

Program Length

​5 years

Time Limit

6 years​