MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business - Curriculum & Duration

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the curriculum, see the University Catalog.

MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum

Required Courses (11 courses, 22 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB711 Managerial & Financial Accounting 2 credits
PB721 Managerial Finance 2 credits
PB722 Corporate Finance 2 credits
PB731 Business Statistics 2 credits
PB741 Team Dynamics & HR Management 2 credits
PB742 Leadership and Development 2 credits
PB751 Introduction to Marketing  2 credits
PB752 Market Research  2 credits
PB761  Competitive Analysis & Strategic Planning 2 credits
PB774  Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business 2 credits
PB890 Capstone 2 credits

Multidiscipline strategic management (4 courses, 4 credits)1

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB790 Multidiscipline Strategic Management III 1 credit
PB791 Multidiscipline Strategic Management I 1 credit
PB792 Multidiscipline Strategic Management II 1 credit
PB794 Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV 1 credit

Suggested Elective Courses (6 courses, 14 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB707 or HP707 Issues & Trends in Health Policy 3 credits
PB753 Pharmaceutical Marketing & Sales Management 2 credits
PB762 Pharmaceutical Research & Development 2 credits
PB771 Regulation of Rx Drugs 2 credits
PB 840 or PA 840 Health Economics 3 credits
PB880 International Pharmaceutical Business2 2 credits

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

Sample Curriculums

Online MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Semester 1, Spring (6 Credits) 

  • PB711 – Managerial and Financial Accounting, Credits: 2
  • PB741 – Team Dynamics – Human Resources1, Credits: 2
  • PB751 – Introduction to Marketing, Credits: 2

Semester 2, Summer (7 Credits) 

  • PB731 – Business Statistics, Credits: 2
  • PB752 – Introduction to Market Research, Credits: 2
  • PB753 – Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales Management, Credits: 2
  • PB791 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management I, Credits: 1 

Semester 3, Fall (7 Credits)

  • PB742 – Leadership and Development1, Credits: 2
  • PB762 – Pharmaceutical Research and Development Management, Credits: 2
  • PB771 – Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Ethical Issues, Credit: 2
  • PB792 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management II, Credit: 1 

Semester 4, Spring (6 Credits)

  • HP707 – Issues and Trends in Health Policy (cross listed as PB707), Credits: 3
  • PB790 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management III, Credit: 1
  • PB880 – International Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2 

Semester 5, Summer (7 credits)

  • PB721 – Managerial Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB722 – Corporate Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB840 – Health Economics (cross listed as PA840), Credits: 3 

Semester 6, Fall (7 credits)

  • PB761 – Competitive Analysis and Strategic Business Planning, Credits: 2
  • PB774 – Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2
  • PB794 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV, Credit: 1
  • PB890 – Capstone: Global Business Strategies2, Credits: 2

1 PB741 and PB742 are one-week, classroom-based courses.
2 PB890 includes classroom-based final presentations.

Evening MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

 Semester 1, Fall (9 Credits)

  • PB711 – Managerial and Financial Accounting, Credits: 2
  • PB731 – Business Statistics, Credits: 2
  • PB741 – Team Dynamics – Human Resources, Credits: 2
  • PB751 – Introduction to Marketing, Credits: 2
  • PB791 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management I, Credit: 1

Semester 2, Spring (8 Credits)

  • PB721 – Managerial Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB752 – Introduction to Market Research, Credits: 2
  • PB753 – Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales Management, Credits: 2
  • PB771 – Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Ethical Issues, Credits: 2

Semester 3, Summer (5 Credits)

  • PB722 – Corporate Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB792 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management II, Credit: 1
  • PB880 – International Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2

Semester 4,  Fall (9 Credits)

  • PB707 or HP707 – Issues and Trends in Health Policy, Credits: 3
  • PB762 – Pharmaceutical Research and Development Management, Credits: 2
  • PB794 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV, Credit: 1
  • PB840 or PA840 – Health Economics, Credits: 3

Semester 5, Spring (9 Credits)

  • PB742 – Leadership and Development, Credits: 2
  • PB761 – Competitive Analysis and Strategic Business Planning, Credits: 2
  • PB774 – Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2
  • PB790 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management III, Credit: 1
  • PB890 – Capstone: Global Business Strategies, Credits: 2

Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

The options below are examples. Students wanting to pursue a certificate should speak with the program director to discuss goals and choose appropriate courses. The program requires a minimum of five courses that must be approved in advance by the program director.

Certificate in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business: 

  • PB707 – Issues & Trends in Health Policy, Credits: 3
  • PB762 – Pharmaceutical Research & Development, Credits: 2
  • PB771 – Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Ethical Issues, Credits: 2
  • PB774 – Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2
  • PB790 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management III, Credits: 1 

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Marketing: 

  • PB751 – Intro to Marketing, Credits: 2
  • PB753 – Pharmaceutical Marketing & Sales Management, Credits: 2
  • PB761 – Competitive Analysis & Strategic Business Planning, Credits: 2
  • PB752 – Market Research, Credits: 2
  • PB880 – International Pharmaceutical Business, Credits: 2

Certificate in Finance:

  • PB711 – Managerial & Financial Accounting, Credits: 2
  • PB721 – Managerial Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB722 – Corporate Finance, Credits: 2
  • PB794 – Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV, Credits: 1
  • PB840 – Health Economics, Credits: 3

*Sample schedules provide students with the appropriate course loads to complete the MBA in 2 years. Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

Contact:

Robert Mueller, EdD

Address:

Office Location: Mayes College, Room 147
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8879

Email:

r.mueller@usciences.edu