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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Major - Curriculum & Duration

Our unique, practice-based business curriculum will equip you with the knowledge of all the key business fundamentals, as well as an in-depth understanding of the pharmaceutical and healthcare business industry. Combined with your business education, liberal arts fundamentals are integrated into the curriculum so that you will learn how to think critically and solve problems creatively, traits that employers value.

The following is a typical curriculum for pharmaceutical and healthcare business students entering the University of the Sciences in Fall 2018; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Business Orientation
Introduction to Business Seminar
Introduction to Communication
Introduction to Marketing Management
Introduction to Microeconomics
College Algebra
General Biology I, II
General Biology Lab I, II
Physical Education I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II

Second Year

Healthcare Systems
Advanced Healthcare Systems
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Principles of Management
Human Structure and Function I, II
Professional Writing
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements
General Education Humanities Elective
Unrestricted Elective

Third Year

Accounting Theory
Business Ethics
Managerial Accounting
Marketing Applications in the Clinical Use of Drugs I, II
Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business I, II
Pharmaceutical Marketing Research
Introduction to Biostatistics
Business Elective

Fourth Year

Advertising and Promotion
Business Law
Financial Management
International Marketing
Legal Aspects of Drug Development, Production, and Marketing
Pharmacoeconomics and Medication Selection or Clinical Pharmacoeconomics
Senior Thesis Methodology
Senior Thesis
Special Topics in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business III, IV
Business Electives  


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