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Pharm D w/ MBA

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Saisri_PharmStdnt, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Saisri_PharmStdnt

    Saisri_PharmStdnt Class of 2023 Hopeful

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    I'm thinking I might do the dual track of Pharm D w/ the MBA to position myself better.

    I'm already working for a PBM, I'm staying employed through school, but with a lesser schedule. So, I'm thinking this will help me move up later.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. NextStepTutor_4

    NextStepTutor_4 Next Step PCAT Expert

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    Hi @Saisri_PharmStdnt! Good question! I remember on our very first day of pharmacy school, they asked us if anyone knew what we wanted to do once we graduate. Only one person raised his hand and they told us to be open to our choices. As you navigate through pharmacy school and through your required rotations, you will see many more aspects of pharmacy that you wouldn't have initially expected. The MBA could be a track you end up wishing to pursue though it may require a year or more of additional education. It is also a good idea to contact your school about PharmD/MBA dual degrees and what the most efficient path could be for you.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. Saisri_PharmStdnt

    Saisri_PharmStdnt Class of 2023 Hopeful

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    Thanks for the reply, @Next Step Tutor! Creighton does have the dual degree path available, and I've reached out to them for more information than what is available online. I've looked into stand-alone MBAs if I wish to pursue later and I'd be looking at a 50k degree + approx. 2 more years on top of my PharmD.

    As it stands, when I complete my PharmD I'll be hitting 20 years with the company. If I had planned this path years ago, I'd probably be much more open to some of the other pathways for pharmacists, which admittedly are quite interesting.
     
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    girl, you have to be one of the wisest i've seen on here, I did think of taking up a dual degree cause drake does offer a few, but lately, ( due to how good i am in mathematics) my calculus professors challenged me to either minor or major in mathematics. just wait, I know what's def running through your mind, how does math and pharmacy come together? this really got me thinking and sometimes gave me nightmares. but i concluded with math as a second major. In this process, I thought to myself again, would this really benefit me, the main question, WHAT WOULD I DO AFTER GRADUATION?.
    so i'm actually international, and my family runs a community pharmacy back home and i'm the only child currently studying pharmacy so i'm indirectly taking over the business. So i'm considering either dropping math and picking up MBA as a second major so if I plan on making my families business international in some sort, it could be possible.
    just felt like sharing my plans with you cause you've helped me a lot
     
  6. Saisri_PharmStdnt

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    I appreciate the compliment..

    I will say though, that if you're looking to run a pharmacy later, you should look up some of the comments on what is most helpful to have as a companion degree. Some said MBA was helpful, some said it was not the right preparation for actually running your own business. Make sure you research that decision well!
     

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