Graduate Certificate in Business Dual Title Program
The dual title program is designed to develop relevant business skills pertaining to operations of business in corporate, not-for-profit, and entrepreneurial settings. Courses taken in the dual title program are credited towards the M.B.A degree, and students are able to pursue remaining coursework for the M.B.A degree following completion of the Doctor of Pharmacy Program.
Doctor of Pharmacy students must meet the following requirements to apply for admission to the business certificate program:
- Second-year (P2) status
- Bachelor of health science or other undergraduate degree
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, including pharmacy and pre-pharmacy coursework.
Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Wayne State Graduate School. Admission information is available at https://ilitchbusiness.wayne.edu/management/certificate.php.
Applications must include:
- Graduate admission application: https://gradslate.wayne.edu/apply/
- If already admitted to the Wayne State University Graduate School, and have previously taken graduate course work at Wayne State University, then fill out the Graduate Change of Status form https://wayne.edu/admissions/pdf/changeofstatus.pdf
- Transcripts from other institutions (if applicable)
For purposes of curricular planning in the PharmD program, the application deadline is December 1 of the P2 year.
Students will take the Graduate Certificate in Business coursework concurrently with the Doctor of Pharmacy coursework. A total of 13 credits are required in this Graduate Certificate program, consisting of 8 required business course credits and 5 elective credits (all indicated by orange highlighting). The program is designed to grant dual credit such that the first 6 credits of required business course credits taken in the Graduate Certificate program will count towards the professional electives required in the PharmD program.
Graduate Certificate in Business: Course Summary (13 total credits)
Required Business Courses (8 credits)
- BA 6000 Financial Reporting: Accounting Module - 2 cr
- BA 6005 Basics of Corporate Finance (course waiver information) - 2 cr
- BA 6015 Marketing Foundations - 2 cr
- BA 6020 Contemporary Principles of Management - 2 cr
Foundation Business Electives (choose one 2-credit course)
- BA 6010 Basics of Business Economics - 2 cr
- BA 6025 Basics of Production/Operations Management - 2 cr
- BA 6090 Quantitative Analysis: Theory and Applications - 2 cr
Functional Business Electives (choose one 3-credit course)
- BA 7000 Managerial Accounting - 3 cr
- BA 7020 Corporate Financial Management - 3 cr
- BA 7040 Managing Organizational Behavior - 3 cr
- BA 7050 Marketing Strategy - 3 cr
- BA 7070 Social Perspectives on the Business Enterprise - 3 cr
- ISM 7505 Information Analytics: Inbound Information Technology - 3 cr
**7000 level courses expire after 6 years