FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana Tech is partnering with Manchester University for a new program that offers Manchester pharmacy doctoral program students the ability to concurrently earn a Master of Business Administration in professional studies at Indiana Tech. The partners say the agreement guarantees business-related elective credits earned by Manchester pharmacy graduates will transfer into the 30 credits required for Indiana Tech’s MBA.
“This means essentially that our students can complete their Pharm.D. and MBA in four years, getting them into the job market as soon as possible with knowledge, skills and credentials that give them flexibility throughout their careers,” said Thomas Smith, dean of pharmacy and graduate life sciences at Manchester.
Smith says the agreement also reduces the time needed to earn the dual degrees, rather than pursuing them separately.
“The dual Pharm.D.-MBA program will develop and distinguish students in an increasingly competitive job market.”
Smith says students enrolling in the dual-degree program likely will pursue careers in institutional settings, including hospitals, pharmacies and the pharmaceutical industry.