What Is a Master’s in Pharmacy Leadership

The University of Cincinnati’s online Master of Science in Pharmacy Leadership is not only innovative and rare, but it is also among the first to make this valuable course of study available online.

What Is Pharmacy Leadership?

Just like any other field, the pharmacy world depends on educated and motivated leaders to help innovate, organize, manage, and improve the field of pharmacy.

UC’s online MS in Pharmacy Leadership is made for pharmacists or PharmD students who wish to become even stronger leaders by building new management skills and knowledge of today’s evolving health system.

Why Earn a Degree in Pharmacy Leadership?

A degree in Pharmacy Leadership is a pathway toward personal and professional advancement within pharmacy that prepares students to supervise teams, teach and mentor future students in a college of pharmacy, and much more.

Careers You Can Expect to Pursue

Working pharmacists or PharmD students may pursue a degree in Pharmacy Leadership to build leadership skills in preparation for higher-level roles such as Clinical Manager, Pharmacy Supervisor, or Pharmacy Director.

Skills You Can Gain

Professional development content includes material focusing on how to build a team and communicate as a leader, how to motivate others, how to manage conflict, how to define and measure success clearly, and how to be an effective mentor.

Can I Earn an MS in Pharmacy Leadership While Working as a Pharmacist?

Yes! UC’s online MS in Pharmacy Leadership is designed specifically with working pharmacists and PharmD students in mind. Our pharmacy leadership program is delivered 100% online, with no campus visits required, and with an asynchronous curriculum intended to flex around your work schedule and other commitments.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmacy Leadership

Why do pharmacists need leadership skills?

Pharmacists hoping to advance their careers will find leadership skills very helpful for supervising and directing a pharmacy team, optimizing pharmacy resources, facilitating patient care services, and many other important roles within healthcare business and management.

How do you become a pharmacy leader?

A pharmacy leadership program such as UC’s online Master of Science in Pharmacy Leadership is an ideal path forward for pharmacists who are ready to advance their careers. Students who complete a pharmacy leadership program are prepared to direct, manage, and organize the business side of pharmacy.

What are examples of pharmacy leadership careers?

Examples of leadership titles within a clinical setting include:

  • Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
  • Clinical Manager
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical Pharmacy Operations Manager
  • Pharmacy Supervisor
  • Pharmacy Assistant Director
  • Pharmacy Associate Director
  • Pharmacy Director

Learn More About Pharmacy Leadership with University of Cincinnati Online

UC’s online MS in Pharmacy Leadership creates a unique blend of leadership and professional development content in a series of courses focusing on the healthcare business and management. Students leave this unique learning experience with useful leadership skills including conflict management, mentorship, communication, strategic planning, and many more.

Our MS in Pharmacy Leadership is also included in highly sought-after postgraduate pharmacy residency program offerings, including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and Kroger Administration and Leadership.

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