Business Administration/Pharmacy, M.B.A. / Pharm.D.

Degree Requirements

P.M.B.A. Program

The UofSC Professional M.B.A. program offers a flexible M.B.A. format designed for professionals from all industry backgrounds who are looking to gain the skills and connections needed to distinguish themselves in the marketplace and achieve greater levels of professional success and impact.

Core Courses (27 hours)

Course Title Credits
ACCT 728 Financial Accounting3
MGSC 711Quantitative Methods in Business3
MGMT 770Competing Through People3
ACCT 729Managerial Accounting3
FINA 760Financial Policies3
ECON 720Managerial Economics3
MKTG 701Marketing Management3
MGSC 791Operations Management3
MBAD 702Strategic Management3
Total Credit Hours27

Electives (21 hours)

Electives in the P.M.B.A. program are intended to complement the core curriculum. Students select electives based on areas of interest as they progress through the curriculum, or they may choose to specialize their electives in a functional area. Specializations are available in finance, international business, innovation/entrepreneurship and marketing. To complete a specialization, students must take a minimum of four of their electives in a single area.

Electives in the P.M.B.A. program are available in multiple, flexible formats: seven-week term courses that meet one night per week (some seven-week elective courses may utilize residency days on the UofSC Columbia campus) and immersion courses that may utilize three to four residency days over a seven- to 14-week time frame (Fridays or Saturdays) on the UofSC Columbia campus.  The P.M.B.A. program also offers two to three optional study abroad courses yearly. Students visit with business executives, tour manufacturing facilities and attend government briefings in seven to 10 days.

Pharm.D. Program 

The UofSC Pharm.D. program is a four‑year professional degree program which includes classroom instruction and hands-on learning through introductory and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Pharmacy school coursework, in combination with clinical training, will prepare students for the technical, scientific and patient-care requirements of pharmacy practice.


Course Title Credits
PHMY 602
PHMY 607
PHMY 615
PHMY 621
PHMY 650
PHMY 656
PHMY 671
PHMY 680
PHMY 603
PHMY 618
PHMY 624
PHMY 657
PHMY 661
PHMY 670
PHMY 690
PHMY 750
PHMY 699
PHMY 610
PHMY 710
PHMY 722
PHMY 760
PHMY 772
PHMY 790
PHMY 723
PHMY 761
PHMY 773
PHMY 780
PHMY 890
PHMY 791
PHMY 798
PHMY 771
PHMY 822
PHMY 850
PHMY 860
PHMY 873
PHMY 880
PHMY 823
PHMY 861
PHMY 874
PHMY 885
PHMY 9XX APPE x 1-44-16
PHMY 9XX APPE x 1-44-16
PHMY 9XX APPE x 1-44-16
PHMY 999

Courses in one program that count toward the other for Dual Degree students:

Pharm.D. students have to take 8 hours of electives.  The College of Pharmacy will count 8 hours from any combination of core or elective P.M.B.A. courses as Pharm.D. elective credit for students earning the dual degree.  All courses approved by the Moore School for the PMBA program may be applied towards Pharm.D. elective credit as approved by the Curriculum Committee in the College of Pharmacy and published on the program's website.

P.M.B.A. students have to take 21 hours of electives.  The Darla Moore School of Business will count 9 hours of Pharm.D. course work as electives for students earning the dual degree.  The precise pharmacy courses that will count toward the M.B.A. degree will come from a list of approved courses determined before the beginning of each academic year by the P.M.B.A. Program Committee in the DMSB and published on the program's website. The list of courses will be re-evaluated at the time of any substantive Pharm.D. course changes and in the event that a new Pharm.D. course is developed which may warrant consideration as a M.B.A. elective.