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Message from the Chair - Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Welcome to the Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business (PHB). Many students, both nationally and internationally, are interested in pursuing undergraduate and MBA business degrees. We offer programs that provide students the opportunity to focus on a specialized program. This boutique business school appeals to people wishing to work in the $3 trillion pharmaceutical and healthcare sector, who want to study with highly qualified and successful current and former executives in an interactive, small class intimate setting.

The focus of the department is to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and highly effective communication skills that transform our students into influential and persuasive leaders and contributors with an expertise in the pharmaceutical and healthcare business. In addition to the specialized industry knowledge and experiential education, students gain broad-based business foundations coupled with practical skill-development to ensure students are poised for immediate success upon graduation to apply this knowledge to the ever-changing nature of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Our graduates become confident with academic knowledge and practical skills to be successful leaders and employees in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Our PHB department emphasizes the importance of faculty, staff, student and alumni relationships. The faculty emphasis is on teaching excellence and providing a highly personalized approach to student skill and professional development. Our PHB students have a high degree of personal interaction with faculty who readily make themselves available, not just as instructors, but as committed advisors, mentors and networkers who are focused on ensuring a high degree of student satisfaction and internship/job placement compared with other schools.

USciences is an institution with a strong focus on science and healthcare.  The education is focused on developing future business professionals and leaders for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Our students and graduates appreciate the interrelationship among healthcare providers, suppliers, insurers, regulatory agencies and consumers.  With knowledge of these diverse groups and their differing perspectives, our alumni are able to envision and implement strategies that adapt and succeed in the twenty-first century healthcare business environment.

We hope that the information we provide you on this website will give you valuable insights into our specialized business programs and the successful outcomes of our graduates. We offer a BS and MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, as well as opportunities for minors, certificates and an MBA program that can be integrated with the University’s healthcare and science majors.


Edward F. Foote, BS 87’, PharmD 91’, FCCP
John Wyeth Dean and Professor
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy


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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495