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2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Dec 08, 2022
2021-2022 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pharmacy Business Administration Graduate Certificate

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Certificate in Pharmacy Business Administration

A new and unique executive-style certificate education program designed for working professionals striving to obtain an in-depth understanding of the Business of Medicines. The Certificate program consists of 18 credits and is designed to be completed in one year.

  • Learn to Innovate and Solve Real World Healthcare Problems
  • Focus in Specialized Areas of Concentration
  • Increase your Pharmacy Business Acumen

Focused Tracks

  • Advanced Community Pharmacy Management
  • Specialty Pharmacy Management
  • Managed Care Pharmacy

Contact Information

Bridget T. Regan, MBA, RPh
Director of Pharmacy Business Programs and Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Amy Giles
Program Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh
School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

Application and Requirements

Criteria for qualified candidates for admission into the PBA certificate program include:

  • Candidates with a PharmD or BS in Pharmacy will receive preferential admission

Students enrolled in another graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh are able to apply for concurrent enrollment in the PBA Certificate program.  Tuition for the PBA Certificate program will be in addition and separate from the other graduate degree program.

To apply to the program, you must complete the following requirements:

  • Completed Application Form (Application PDF)
  • Résumé or CV
  • One self-nomination letter describing:
    • Current job responsibilities and assignments
    • Finest achievements and greatest disappointments
    • Challenges met within current organization
    • Civic and community activities and any offices held
    • Reasons and motivations for entering the MPBA program
    • Professional and personal goals and plans
  • Two letters of professional reference
  • College or university transcripts
  • Graduate school admission exam scores (recommended)
    • GMAT
  • TOEFL or the IELTS examination (for anyone who speaks English as a second language)
  • In-person interview with MPBA program representatives

Applicants will be contacted for scheduling of an on-site interview following receipt of complete packet of information.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Rates and Fees can be found on the school’s Web site at Tuition is charged at a per credit rate each term.

Students should investigate their eligibility for federal and state programs by calling the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 412-624-PITT or e-mail U.S. citizens who are funding the degree in full, in part, or whose employer reimburses only after the end of a term, may wish to consider financing. Students may also finance their costs through standard loans.

The University’s financial advisors are the best source of information about local grants or scholarships that extend beyond federal and state programs. Students are encouraged to look outside of the health professions for additional support. Students may be able to compete successfully for economically or academically awarded scholarships from private groups and associations.

All students, including students traveling from out of town, are responsible for all travel expenses.

The MPBA program will provide a list of hotels that offer University rates from which students can select and reserve rooms.

Tuition Includes
  • All books, cases, and simulations; meals during class sessions
  • Microsoft Windows and Program Bundle software packages
  • Access to all University of Pittsburgh student resources such as libraries, fitness facilities, and public transportation while on campus

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