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2011-2012 University Catalog 
    
2011-2012 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


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Overview

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

The MBA in pharmaceutical and healthcare business at University of the Sciences is intensive, demanding, and designed for those who aspire to the highest leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry.

Central to the MBA at University of the Sciences is the global market focus, creative use of cutting-edge learning technologies, close collaboration with students and faculty, and a singular emphasis on helping each student achieve his/her professional goals in the hyper-competitive pharmaceutical business environment.

University of the Sciences’ MBA is taught in the context of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Students build clear knowledge and skill sets for anticipating and addressing the emerging challenges of a global pharmaceutical marketplace by working closely with a mix of our full-time and adjunct faculty, all of whom have extensive senior-level experience working in industry and government. Over the course of the program, each student will be actively engaged in learning:

  • Real-world leadership and management strategies.
  • Emerging global healthcare-related business models and challenges.
  • Multinational and national healthcare systems and services.
  • How to lead change processes in complex organizational settings.
  • Financial, regulatory, and reimbursement issues.
  • Effective communication, problem solving, and the building of high-performance teams in a global, virtual environment.

Students may choose to pursue an MBA in one of two formats: (1) evening track or (2) online. To enter the MBA degree program students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. All students have the opportunity to interact with highly motivated students and to make connections and enlarge their network of contacts throughout the industry. Students may take from 24 months to 5 years to complete the 40-credit program.

The evening MBA program is designed for students who are new to the pharmaceutical or healthcare fields. Students attend classes in the evening on USciences’ West Philadelphia campus, online, or a combination of both; classes are generally from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.

The online format is designed for students who have some experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare field and want to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance their careers. The program offers a total of 21 courses—18 of which are delivered via the internet. The remaining three courses are conducted either on University of the Sciences’ campus or at a convenient executive conference center.

Footnotes:


  1. Currently PB 790, PB 791, PB 792 and PB 794 fulfill the multidiscipline strategic management course requirement.
  2. Currently PB 880 fulfills the global graduate course requirement. Other global graduate courses may be considered as elective options.

Sample Evening MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum Plan


First Year


Credits/Semester: 5


Second Year


Total Credits: 40


Sample Online MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum Plan


Credits/Semester: 6


Credits/Semester: 6


Credits/Semester: 9


Credits/Semester: 7


Credits/Semester: 7


Credits/Semester: 5


Total Credits: 40


Footnotes:


  1. PB 741 and PB 742 are one-week, classroom-based courses.
  2. PB 890 includes classroom-based final presentations.

Postgraduate Certificate Program


Meet specific business objectives by earning a certificate in as little as 12 months or as long as four years. Customize coursework to suit your needs. Classes are offered either on campus at USciences or online. Areas of concentration include pharmaceutical business, finance, or marketing.

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