The Citadel, MUSC offer dual degree program
MUSC's College of Pharmacy and The Citadel's School of Business Administration have teamed up to create a dual degree program.
The new program will give pharmacy students the opportunity to receive both a doctor of pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) from the Medical University and a master's of business administration (MBA) degree from The Citadel within the same four years it would normally take to complete the Pharm.D. degree alone. Graduates will be more marketable within practice settings and the pharmaceutical industry.
are very excited to be able to provide this educational
impetus for the program originated from student interest and an emerging
trend among pharmacy programs across the country to sponsor dual Pharm.D./MBA
programs for their students.
think we have really put together a terrific program for our students,"
said Elinor Chumney, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice,
who chaired the working group charged with putting the joint degree program
together. "We have been able to take advantage of unique attributes
of our respective institutions to respond to a real demand for in-depth
training in business practices. The COP and The Citadel's School of Business
Administration were able to work together to offer our first-year pharmacy
students tremendous economies of scale in terms of both credit hours and
Pharm.D. courses like pharmacy law and ethics, pharmacy practice management
will be accepted within the MBA curriculum. In turn, some three-hour business
courses like financial management, management information systems and
organizational behavior can be counted toward Pharm.D. elective credit
program allows qualified students to begin taking MBA courses beginning
the summer after their first year. Students may take one MBA course each
semester during their second and third years, and must maintain specific
grade requirements throughout the course of the program.
spring 2004, interested first-year COP students can apply to The Citadel's
MBA program. They must have taken the GMAT, provided letters of recommendation
and completed either their bachelor's degree or its equivalent of 124
credit hours. The Citadel's MBA program is accredited by the Association
to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an organization that sets one
of the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide.