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Q: MBA and pharmacy ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: MBA and pharmacy
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: rxrxrx-ga
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Posted: 11 Sep 2006 15:46 PDT
Expires: 11 Oct 2006 15:46 PDT
Question ID: 764279
just what can an MBA do for someone with a degree in pharmacy?
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Subject: Re: MBA and pharmacy
From: nelson-ga on 11 Sep 2006 16:58 PDT
Pharmaceutical company  executive?
Subject: Re: MBA and pharmacy
From: markvmd-ga on 11 Sep 2006 20:00 PDT
CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, that other huge company, all probably have
openings for MBAs who know the details of pharmacy ops.
Subject: Re: MBA and pharmacy
From: parmenides-ga on 23 Sep 2006 16:24 PDT
In general, combined degrees allow you to get out of the starting
positions much sooner than without. Thus a Pharmacist would have to
have lots of work experience before they would be considered for a
management position in the parent organization. Of course, performance
has to match the degrees.

You could also start out with a short stint in an HMO as a Pharmacist,
and then work your way into a corporate position. It depends somewhat
on the pharmacy degree. If you have a Pharm.D coupled with an MBA you
have lots of options. e.g. After a short stint as a Pharmacy manager
at something like a Rite-Aid store you would be a strong candidate for
a Pharmacy management position at Rite-Aid or Wallgreens, and then
possibly into a director position at corporate (playing your cards
right, you are on the path to potential VP, CEO etc.--but by that time
your degrees will not really matter).

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