The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Administration consists of the following teaching, research and service components.
At the undergraduate level to create an environment where students can learn and apply the principles of management, marketing, economics, law, the social sciences and the communicative process such that each can enter and succeed in a professional career in one of the pharmaceutical sciences.
To create a graduate education environment (offering both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees) that enables students to acquire the necessary abilities in the areas of management, marketing, and economics as they relate to pharmacy and health care; to enable them to function as independent researchers; and to sufficiently prepare them to successfully enter fields appropriate for such abilities.
To create new knowledge in the areas of management, marketing, and economics as they relate to pharmacy and health care. To maintain a research program for faculty and graduate students that is consistent with and supportive of the teaching program both in terms of content and supplemental funding. To initiate and to collaborate in research conducted in the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management and the National Center for Natural Products Research.
To provide leadership, assistance, information, and expertise to the school, the university, the academy, pharmacy and other health professions, and society.