Business Administration, MBA and UNMC PharmD (MBA/PharmD)

Department of Business Administration, College of Business Administration; UNMC College of Pharmacy

Vision Statement

The MBA/PharmD dual degree program is designed for pharmacy students who desire to possess both clinical skills and an understanding of business management, leadership and strategic decision making. Graduates will be prepared to anticipate change and to make decisions that balance patient outcomes and the overall cost of care.

Program Contact Information

(Business Administration):
Ms. Lex Kaczmarek, Director
Mammel Hall (MH) 312
6708 Pine Street
402-554-4836
mba@unomaha.edu

Ms. Jessica Kampfe, MBA Advisor
Mammel Hall (MH) 311
6708 Pine Street
402-554-3010
mba@unomaha.edu

(College of Pharmacy):
Christopher L. Shaffer, Associate Dean
UNMC College of Pharmacy
986000 Nebraska Medical Center
402-559-4333
cshaffer@unmc.edu

Lynnette Mullins, Student Services Associate
UNMC
986000 Nebraska Medical Center
402-559-4333
lmullins@unmc.edu

Admissions

MBA Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1
  • Summer: April 1

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Program Specific Requirements

College of Pharmacy Students

To be eligible for enrollment in the UNO MBA program, the UNMC student must:

  1. Be in the top 50% of his/her pharmacy school class;
  2. Secure approval from the UNMC COP Associate Dean of Student Affairs;
  3. Secure approval from the MBA Advisor;
  4. Meet UNO MBA admission requirements including the submission of required transcripts, test scores, and resume;
  5. Complete UNO's Application for Graduate Admission;
  6. Applicants that did not complete a baccalaureate degree prior to enrollment in the PharmD program must have completed a minimum of ninety (90) college level credits to qualify for admission;
  7. Jr./Sr. GPA calculation will be based on the most recent sixty (60) credits including PharmD credits; and
  8. PCAT will be accepted in lieu of GMAT/GRE requirement.

MBA Program Specific Requirements

Admission may be granted to an applicant whose record includes at least the following:

  1. 2.85 junior/senior grade point average;
  2. PCAT score in lieu of GMAT or GRE;
  3. Resume (employment and educational history)

Admission Criteria

  • Students who have already graduated with the MBA or PharmD degree are not eligible for the MBA/PharmD dual degree program.
  • Students qualifying for admission based on the standards outlined above but lacking MBA foundation courses will be granted provisional status until all foundation courses are completed with grades of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above.

Degree Requirements

MBA Foundation Courses

Accounting
BSAD 8110ACCT & FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS3
Or one year of Principles of Accounting at the undergraduate level:6
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
Economics
BSAD 8180ANALYTICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ECON3
Or Micro-economics and Macro-economics at the undergraduate level:
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MACRO)
English Composition
A required course for all international students entering the MBA program who are required to take the TOEFL:
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
Foundation Courses cannot be used to meet the degree requirements for the MBA program.

MBA Core Course Requirements (22 hours)

BSAD 8060PEOPLE: CULTIVATING SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP2
BSAD 8000BUSINESS ETHICS: ACHIEVING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY2
BSAD 8040BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: CONNECTING PEOPLE AND INFORMATION2
BSAD 8150ECONOMICS: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR MANAGERS2
BSAD 8210ACCOUNTING: DECISIONS & CONSEQUENCES2
BSAD 8250ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: ENHANCING HUMAN & ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES2
BSAD 8420MARKETING: UNDERSTANDING CONSUMERS AND MARKETS2
BSAD 8630FINANCE: UNDERSTANDING CAPITAL AND CASH2
BSAD 8700BUSINESS ANALYTICS: MAKING SENSE OF DATA2
BSAD 8720STRATEGIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT2
BSAD 8830STRATEGY: DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE2
Total Credits22

Elective Courses (9 hours)

Students completing the MBA/PharmD program will transfer a maximum of nine (9) hours of coursework from the pharmacy courses listed below to fulfill elective requirements for the MBA program. Minimum of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) grade required in each course to be transferred.

Transfer and application of the "professional" hours from UNMC to the UNO MBA program will take place upon completion of the PharmD degree. The courses are:

PHPR 550 Legal and Ethical Principles I2
PHPR 552 Pharmaceutical Care I2
PHPR 556 Pharmaceutical Care II2
PHPR 560 Pharmacy and Health Care3
PHPR 660 Legal and Ethical Principles II2
PHPR 662 Pharmacy Practice Management3
Total Credits9

MBA/PharmD students qualifying for an MBA core course waiver based on their undergraduate major(s) or previous degree(s) will be required to complete a Directed Elective in the waived field in addition to the hours transferred from UNMC. The waived core course will not satisfy degree requirements.  Please consult with your advisor for a complete list of approved directed electives. 

MBA/PharmD students are not eligible to choose a concentration are for the MBA program.

Exit Requirement

BSAD 8800-MBA Project-Focused Capstone (2-3 credits) (taken within the last nine (9) hours or the final semester of the program). The project-focused capstone course for the Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree will focus on the students completing a service-learning consulting project for a non-profit or other organization.  This consulting project will focus on the application of the knowledge and skills learned in the MBA program.  

BSAD 8800MBA PROJECT-FOCUSED CAPSTONE2-3

Other MBA Requirements

Attendance at a minimum of two (2) MBA Leadership Seminars.

Academic Performance

MBA Program Two Strikes Rule

A UNO MBA student may enroll only twice in each MBA course. If the class is not successfully completed on the second attempt then the student will be dismissed from the MBA program. An enrollment is defined as being enrolled in the course after the last day to withdraw via MavLINK and receive a 100% refund. The last day for withdrawal will be as stated in the current academic calendar for a full semester course (3 credits); for an 8-week course (2 credits) the last day for withdrawal will be the third day (including the start date) of the course as designated in MavLINK.

MBA Program Academic Performance

Students earning a third grade of "C+ "or lower (or any single grade below "C" 1.67 on a 4.0 scale) will be automatically dismissed from the MBA program. Dismissed students will be immediately administratively withdrawn from all courses in which they are enrolled for MBA credit. Students who have been dismissed may not enroll in any courses for MBA credit in any subsequent semester or summer session until reinstatement has been granted by the College of Business Administration's Graduate Program Council (CBA GPC) and Graduate Dean.

Students who have been dismissed from the MBA program may submit a written petition for reinstatement to the CBA GPC. Students who have petitioned the CBA GPC for reinstatement may not enroll in any courses for MBA credit. Upon receiving a petition for reinstatement, the CBA GPC will evaluate the student's written petition for reinstatement. As part of the reinstatement petitioning process, the CBA GPC reserves the right to examine the student's academic record and reserves the right to speak to any previous instructor who has taught the student and this information may be used by the CBA GPC in the reinstatement decision. Information provided by previous instructors will not be shared with the student. Reinstatement is a privilege and not all students who are dismissed will be reinstated. Students who have been reinstated will serve a probationary period of the CBA GPC's discretion and must satisfy the probationary conditions specified by the CBA GPC. In addition to probationary conditions, reinstated students will be subject to additional reinstatement conditions as specified by the CBA GPC. These reinstatement conditions will include retaking one or more courses in which the student must earn a grade of "B” (3.0) or higher (the exact grade requirements for retaken courses may in fact be higher than "B" (3.0). Students not achieving the probationary or reinstatement conditions will be automatically dismissed.

GPC Will Consider Grades Earned in Repeat Courses

When making decisions based on Quality of Work Standards issues, the Graduate Program Committee will consider the initial grade(s) received in a course as well as the most recent grade received for the course. This approach differs from the method used to calculate GPA in a student's MavLINK file, where the most recent grade replaces the grade received in the previous attempt.

Student Responsibilities

  • Each student admitted to graduate studies is responsible for knowing the procedures and regulations of the Graduate College.
  • Each student admitted to the MBA/Pharm Dwill, within the first semester of their enrollment in the MBA program, file a plan of study in close consultation with a graduate advisor.
  • Once admitted to the MBA/MPH dual degree program, the MBA director in the College of Business Administration will oversee the student’s progress in the MBA curriculum, and faculty in the College of Public Health will oversee the student’s progress in the MPH curriculum.
  • Each student has to complete both the MBA orientation.
  • Students must maintain academic eligibility as defined by each degree program.