The first programmatic partnership between the University of Arizona (UArizona) and the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) will launch between the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the UArizona R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at UAGC. This partnership represents an important milestone in the UAGC integration into UArizona, as it opens the door for more programmatic partnerships in the future.
The official launch took place during the Coit College of Pharmacy Homecoming celebration, which is part of the UArizona Homecoming festivities. Dr. Maja Zelihic, Dean of the Forbes School of Business and Technology® at UAGC and Department Chair Dr. Jorge Cardenas were present to provide more information to PharmD alumni and answer their questions.
"Senior Vice Provost Dr. Iris Lafferty, Dean Zelihic, and the UAGC team are wonderful partners, and I am so excited to bring this unique educational opportunity to our alumni at a reduced cost," said Dr. Rick Schnellmann, Dean of the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy. "This collaboration will help our graduates broaden their skillsets and set them on a path for greater career advancement."
"I applaud Dean Schnellmann's vision and commitment to his students. He is forward thinking in recognizing how a Forbes School of Business and Technology® MBA poises PharmD students for next generation leadership in the Pharmacology field," said UAGC Sr. Vice Provost Dr. Iris Lafferty. "I'm proud to support this endeavor, recognizing its promise for both UArizona and UAGC collaborations in the future."
This partnership provides an easier and more affordable path for UArizona Doctor of Pharmacy alumni to pursue their MBA. They can save time by applying completed PharmD credits and transferring them to the UAGC MBA to receive up to nine credits.* In addition, this MBA program will save them up to $7,560. Additional savings on tuition and fees may apply.
"With our shared commitment to the University of Arizona community, we are excited to offer Doctor of Pharmacy graduates a cost-efficient opportunity to earn their MBA," said Dean Zelihic. "The University of Arizona PharmD alumni can now discover a challenging, rich, and relevant Forbes School of Business and Technology® MBA program that aligns with the Forbes brand, one of the most respected names in the business world."
UAGC is proud to support MBA students with flexible, 100% online classes; accelerated six-week courses; 24/7 support, including free on-demand tutoring; $0 application fee and no standardized testing requirements. As the UArizona and UAGC family grows, additional collaborations are anticipated.
*The transferability of credits is subject to the University of Arizona Global Campus transfer credit policies and requires the submission of official transcripts. The official transcripts will be evaluated to determine the credits that will officially apply toward a UAGC degree program.