MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Your goals, your schedule, your future—in the Mayes specialized MBA program, the focus is always on all three.

We not only offer one of the few specialized MBA programs in the country—dedicated exclusively to pharmaceutical and healthcare business—we also cater to your busy lifestyle with flexible options:

  • On-campus evening courses—Our evening MBA classes meet once a week for 15 weeks, and students can finish in as few as 22 months. Seminar-style classes typically include 8 to 20 students participating in lively conversations, exchanging ideas with everyone involved.
  • Online study—Small, private online courses promote active engagement between faculty and students. The real-time webinar format closely replicates the classroom experience. Finish in 27 months following the recommended curriculum of fourteen classes delivered in 8 week modules, 4 semester long applied learning courses delivered over 15 weeks, two courses conducted as a five-day intensive learning experience and a one day on campus presentation of the Capstone project.

You’re free to take classes in either or both formats, and you can switch between them to fit your lifestyle. 

93% had a job within 6 months* Source: Spring 2014 survey of MBA alumni on behalf of USciences. More info.

Specialized Curriculum

Our curriculum covers the core business topics you would expect from a world-class MBA program—along with an added component specific to pharmaceutical and healthcare business.

Coursework includes:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Marketing and sales
  • Strategy and management
  • Research and development
  • Regulation of prescription drugs
  • Health economics
  • International pharmaceutical business 

You’ll also conduct original research and apply what you learn to solve functional problems.

A Specialized MBA Makes Sense

The benefits of a specialized MBA add up. According to a survey of our MBA graduates:

  • 93% had a job within 6 months
  • 89% make more than $50,000—and 25% make more than $125,000
  • 86% had received at least one promotion, or had changed jobs for a higher one, since graduation
  • 84% were in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries

91% of graduates were satisfied or very satisfied with the program* Source: Spring 2014 survey of MBA alumni on behalf of USciences. More info.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. This is a specialized MBA, one of only a few MBA programs in the country dedicated exclusively to the robust pharmaceutical and healthcare sector.
  2. We offer both evening and online courses—plus the opportunity to switch between formats.
  3. Our graduates find employment with pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, consulting firms, healthcare communities, medical device manufacturers, and diagnostic providers. They have advanced their careers with companies like Merck, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and IMS Health-SDI.
  4. Connect with faculty from pharmaceutical and healthcare careers, executives and academic leaders who bring real-world experience to the classroom.
  5. Our classes range from 8 to 20 students, and our preferred teaching style encourages the free exchange of ideas and questions among all members of the class.
  6. GMAT and GRE scores are not required to apply to the MBA or Certificate.
  7. Applied courses provide opportunities for you to establish connections with industry professionals while helping real businesses make key decisions.
  8. CEO Magazine Tier OneOur specialized MBA program carries prestige among scientific institutions and the international business community. CEO Magazine has profiled our program on numerous occasions.


ACBS Accreditation

Our BS and MBA programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting,celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.


Graduation and Retention

For our 2010-2011 entering students the graduation rate was 73% with a retention rate of 80%. Full-time MBA students can complete the degree within 22 months. MBA students, whether they are full- or part-time students, are required to complete their degrees within five years of enrolling in the program. The graduation rate data reflects percentage of 2010-2011 MBA students who graduated on or before 2016. Retention rate refers to the total of graduated students and active students.

Student Learning Outcomes

95.5% of our MBA students achieved good to excellent performance, as measured by the faculty using AACU VALUE rubrics for written and oral communication, and critical thinking, for academic years 2014–2015 and 2015–2016.

Post-Graduate Certificates

Designed for individuals with advanced degrees and professional experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, our certificate program prepares you with industry-specific knowledge and skills to advance your career. You can earn your certificate in as few as 12 months or as long as four years.

The certificate includes:

  • Pharmaceutical business
  • Pharmaceutical marketing
  • Finance

View the Gainful Employment Program Disclosure for this certificate.

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Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller, EdD
MBA Program Director
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Office Location: Mayes College, Room 147
University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495