The Evening MBA Program consists of 14 three-credit courses for a total of 42 credits. 

“The professors are really there to work with you and what you already bring to the table and make it doable.”
Krysia Lesniak, Pharm.D. / MBA Candidate, Class of 2022

Required Courses

ECN590: Principles of Economics

(3 crs.) Survey of micro- and macroeconomic theory. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing in accounting, labor and industrial relations, or M.B.A. program.

MBA500: Statistical Methods for Management

(3 crs.) Introductory statistical methods applied to business problems. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, distributions, inference, regression analysis, chi-square analysis, and introduction to time series. 

MBA502: Organizational Behavior

(3 crs,) Examination of the theory, research, and practice of organizational behavior in work settings, focusing on individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational factors influence work-relevant attitudes and behaviors.

MBA503: Financial Accounting

(3 crs.) Covers basic accounting principles, accounting systems design, and financial reporting issues. Focusing on financial statement analysis techniques necessary to accurately assess a company’s financial position and results of operations.

MBA504: Financial Management

(3 crs.) Functions and responsibilities of financial managers. Examination of: financial statement analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, valuation, markets, capital budgeting, working capital, mergers, bankruptcy, multinational finance.

MBA505: Managerial Marketing

(3 crs.) Analysis of marketing problems and determination of marketing policies in product development, promotion, pricing, channel selection; legal aspects.

MBA560: Operations and Supply Chain Management

(3 crs.) The management of manufacturing and service operations. Topics include flow processes, inventories, scheduling, capacity, and operations strategy. 

MBA565: Strategic Management

(3 crs.) Integration of functional areas of business through case studies and simulation-based explorations of management problems, and the evaluation of alternative solutions. Discussion of the competitive, social and environmental challenges of domestic and multinational firms.


Sample Schedules

Samples schedules are provides to show how completing the MBA can align with completing the Pharm.D.. The samples do not show the effect of waiving any courses.


 Sample Schedule
4 semesters
Sample Schedule
4 semesters
Sample Schedule
5 semesters
Sample Schedule
6 semesters
ECN590 Principles of Economics (possible waiver)
MBA500 Statistical Methods for Management (possible waiver)
MBA502 Organizational Behavior
MBA503 Financial Accounting
MBA504 Financial Management
MBA505 Marketing Management
MBA560 Operations & Supply Chain Management
MBA565 Strategic Management

6 Electives

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MBA Elective 1
MBA Elective 2


Pharm.D. classes can be used for the 4 of the 6 elective courses in the MBA program. The two additional electives are selected in consultation with the MBA Program Coordinator.

“You’ll learn as much from the people in the room that you will from whatever the finance equation is.”
Anthony Aiudi, Pharm.D. / MBA ’14

MBA Course Waivers

ECN 590 and MBA 500 may be waived for students with applicable coursework. You must have completed two approved undergraduate courses (minimum grade B in each class) for each course taken within five years of when you matriculate. Courses are approved by the College of Business. AP credits cannot count towards waivers.

Courses Applicable for Waivers


Two courses required from this list:

ECN 100Introduction to Economics
ECN 201Microeconomics
ECN 202Macroeconomics
ECN 305Competing Traditions in Economics
ECN 306Introduction to Empirical Economics Research
ECN 323Intermediate Microeconomics
ECN 324Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECN 327Intermediate Economic Theory:Income & Employment
ECN 328Intermediate Economic Theory: Pricing and Distribution
ECN/PSC 333Economics and the Law
ECN 334Money, Financial Marketing, and Monetary Policy
ECN 335Intermarket Economic Analysis
ECN 337Industriial Organization and Public Policy
ECN 338International Economics
ECN 358Globalization and National Economies
ECN 360Health Economics
ECN 363Economic Growth and Development
ECN 368Labor Economics
ECN 376Introduction to Econometrics
ECN 390Topics in Economics
EEC 105Introduction to Resource Economics
EEC 205Environmental Economics and Policy
EEC 310Economics of Natural Resource Management and Policy
PHP 580 *Pharmacoeconomic Analysis

* With PHP580 only need 1 graduate level course is needed to waive ECN590


Two courses required from this list:

BAI/BUS 210Managerial Statistics I
BAI/BUS 212Managerial Statistics II
BPS/STA/PHP 411Biostatistics II
MTH 451Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MTH 452Mathematical Statistics
STA 220Statistics in Modern Society
STA 305Introduction to Statistical Computing with R
STA 307Introduction to Biostatistics (not open to students with credits in 308 or 409)
STA 308Introduction to Statistics (not open to students with credits in 307 or 409)
STA 409Statiistical Mehods in Research I (not open to students with credit in 307 or 308)
STA 412Statistical Methods in Research II
STA 414Measurement of Health Outcomes
STA 441Introduction to Multivariate3 Statistical Learning

A waiver exam is available for MBA 500, click here for details

Complete a Pharm.D. and MBA in 6 years with as few as 8 additional courses

After Pharm.D. courses and electives are considered, and eligible waivers are applied, you may be able to graduate with a Pharm.D. and an MBA with as few as 8 additional courses.


The Evening MBA programs are held at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence. In the Evening MBA program, Fall and spring semester classes meet one night per week typically from 6-8:45pm. Summer courses meet at night– but there are two terms, with classes meeting twice a week for five weeks. 

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