About the PharmD-MBA Program 

Today’s competitive business environment demands integrative thinkers who are flexible and possess an acute business sense. The Combined PharmD-MBA program is a five-year combined degree offered by the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Rotman School of Management. Together, these two prestigious programs are redesigning business and pharmacy education to produce the leaders organizations need to succeed in healthcare today.

As the complexity of healthcare delivery increases, the need for pharmacists who also have management training and expertise will continue to grow. To complete both a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and a Rotman MBA, you are signaling to the marketplace that you are intelligent, knowledgeable, and ambitious. With this combined program, you will get the knowledge, skills, and experience to succeed as both a front line healthcare provider and a confident business leader.

Learn more about the PharmD-MBA program from student Peter Zhang, as he chats with Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy Professor Zubin Austin about why the program was right for him.

Why take the PharmD-MBA program?

  • The additional knowledge and skills acquired through an MBA program can provide pharmacists with unique advantages and opportunities across different sectors.
  • Pharmacists with MBAs are found in both the public and private sectors, working in government, academia, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, consulting companies, and their own private practices.
  • For most students, the greatest value in a combined degree program is the opportunity to complete two degrees together in less time than it would take to receive both degrees separately. In the case of the Combined PharmD-MBA program, it would take a total of six academic years to complete the two degrees separately. Under the combined degree model, it will only take five academic years to complete
  • Students with a strong and clear focus for their future academic and career plans will see the immediate benefit of saving time and consolidating their learning experience through the Combined PharmD-MBA program.

About the Rotman School of Management

The Rotman School is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence at the heart of Canada’s multicultural commercial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society.

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