Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Minor

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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. 

Coursework & Duration

Prerequisite Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB 120 Introduction to Business Seminar 2 credits

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
EC 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 credits
PB 242 Healthcare Systems 2 credits
PB 316 Accounting Theory 3 credits

Suggested Elective Courses Include*

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB 243 Advanced Healthcare Systems 3 credits
PB 318 Financial Management 3 credits
PB 319 Introduction to Marketing Management 3 credits
PB 323 Principles of Management 3 credits
PB 382 Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business I 2 credits
PB 383 Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business II 2 credits
PB 452 Legal Aspects of Drug Development, Production, and Marketing 2 credits
WR 303 Professional Writing 3 credits

*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.

Requirements & Expectations

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).

Contact:

Richard Minoff, MBA

Office Location:

4101 Woodland Avenue, Room 145

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-895-1182

Email:

r.minoff@usciences.edu