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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Minor

The pharmaceutical and healthcare business (PHB) minor is designed to provide non-business majors with specific, in-depth industry knowledge and practical skill development related to the broad pharmaceutical and healthcare business industry (e.g., pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals/biotechs, device and diagnostics, patient advocacy groups, and supplier organizations). This minor is a pathway to develop an in-depth appreciation and understanding of how the industry, science, and business converge, as well as to provide core foundational business skills.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.

To satisfactorily complete a minor in pharmaceutical and healthcare business, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits including the prerequisite course (2 credits), required courses (8 credits), and elective courses (10 credits).

Prerequisite Courses

  • PB 120 - Introduction to Business Seminar (Credits: 2)

Required Courses

  • EC 101 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (Credits: 3)
  • PB 242 - Healthcare Systems (Credits: 2)
  • PB 316 - Accounting Theory (Credits: 3)

Suggested Elective Courses Include*

  • PB 243 - Advanced Healthcare Systems (Credits: 3)
  • PB 318 - Financial Management (Credits: 3)
  • PB 319 - Introduction to Marketing Management (Credits: 3)
  • PB 323 - Principles of Management (Credits: 3)
  • PB 383 - Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business II (Credits: 2)
  • PB 452 - Legal Aspects of Drug Development, Production, and Marketing (Credits: 2)
  • WR 303 - Professional Writing (Credits: 3)

*Note:
Elective courses should be made in consultation with the student’s assigned minor advisor. Other elective courses that have a common intellectual bond can be approved by the minor advisor, program director, or department chair.

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