Pharmacy school pilots degree program with CVS employees

July 14, 2015

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy has created a program that will allow working pharmacy professionals to earn a master of science in pharmacy business administration.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy has created a program that will allow working pharmacy professionals to earn a master of science in pharmacy business administration.

The degree program is reportedly the first of its kind in the United States and is jointly operated with the university’s Joseph M. Katz School of Business. The 12-month program was piloted with CVS employees.

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“Many CVS Health pharmacy professionals want to transition into leadership roles and until now did not have a program that focused on the business of medicines,” Larry Merlo, president and CEO of CVS HealthCorp. said. "We have done a trial run of the program and are very satisfied with the new skill sets of our associates."

The degree program is designed to help working professionals improve their business knowledge and increase their marketability. Leaders in the pharmaceutical industry teach courses within the program.

Click here to learn more about the degree program.