FCBE Joins Forces With University of Tennessee to Offer New Pharmacy Management MBA
For release: March 8, 2011
The University of Memphis, in collaboration with the University of Tennessee College
of Pharmacy, is introducing an Executive MBA Program in Health-System Pharmacy.
The Executive MBA in Health-System Pharmacy is a 17-month program designed to prepare
existing pharmacy leaders and managers for executive-level positions in hospitals,
managed care organizations, and similar institutions. The program is intended for
pharmacists who have completed at least a one-year pharmacy residency program or who
have at least three years of health-system pharmacy experience.
The program consists of 41 semester hours of coursework, most of it offered online;
three one-week residential components are required. The online nature of the program
will make it possible for pharmacists nationwide to pursue the degree without interrupting
The degree is awarded by the University of Memphis and is part of the Fogelman College
of Business & Economics Executive MBA Program. Faculty members from the UT College
of Pharmacy participate in designing and teaching the curriculum.
"We are really pleased to partner with the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
on this innovative and exciting new Executive MBA program," said Dr. Rajiv Grover,
dean of the Fogelman College, at a lunch launching the new program attended by academic
and industry leaders. "Both parties bring complementary knowledge and skills to an
untapped market that will value this program significantly. Aspiring leaders in health-system pharmacies
nationally will benefit from this program because of the degree of online delivery.
With the Innovation Project course, pharmacies and health care facilities will see
an immediate return on investment." The program was warmly welcomed by several local
members of the industry who commented on the demand for the program and its potential
impact on the national health-system pharmacy industry.
Dr. Max Ray, a faculty member at the UT College of Pharmacy and a co-director of the
new EMBA program, notes that, "This program is unique - it is the only MBA program
in the country focused specifically on leadership and management skills for health-system
For more information, visit www.memphis.edu/executivembapharmacy or call 678-4866.
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