The University of Memphis is pleased to collaborate with the University of Tennessee
College of Pharmacy in offering an Executive MBA program focused on health-system
pharmacy. The degree is awarded by the University of Memphis and is part of the Fogelman
College of Business & Economics Executive MBA Program, which has 30 years of experience
developing leaders. Faculty members from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
participate in the overall program design and in delivery of the curriculum. By sharing
their collective expertise, the two collaborating universities are able to deliver
a program that helps in meeting a documented national need.
This program is designed to prepare pharmacy leaders and managers capable of meeting
the contemporary challenges faced by pharmacy departments in hospitals, vertically-integrated
managed care organizations, and similar institutions. It is intended for pharmacists
who have completed a one-year (PGY1) pharmacy residency program or who have had at
least three years of health-system pharmacy experience. This 17-month program consists
of 41 semester hours of coursework, delivered on-campus at The University of Memphis,
with the exception of one on-line class each semester. Three one-week residential
components are also required; these are interspersed throughout the program.
In addition to a core curriculum that is common to all the MBA programs, the Health-System
Pharmacy Executive MBA includes coursework specific to health-system pharmacy management.
One unique feature of this program is that it requires completion of a special, job-related
project (on a topic that may be of current interest to the student’s employer). Each
student will have a project coach, selected from a roster of nationally-recognized
health-system pharmacy leaders.