MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Your goals, your schedule, your future—in our 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. Courses cost $1,000 per credit.

87% of graduate received at least one promotion or changed jobs for increased salary* Source: Fall 2016 survey of pharmaceutical and healthcare business alumni from 2010-2016. 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:

  • 84% had a job within 6 months
  • 93% make more than $50,000—and 39% make more than $125,000
  • 87% had received at least one promotion, or had changed jobs for a higher one, since graduation
  • 91% were in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries

90% would recommend the program to others* Source: Fall 2016 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 Quintiles IMS.
  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.


ACBSP Logo Our BS in pharmaceutical and healthcare business and MBA in pharmaceutical and healthcare business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. Delta Mu Delta Honor Society

Graduation and Retention

For our 2010-2011 entering students the graduation rate was 73%. Full time MBA students can complete the degree within 22 months. The graduation rate reflects percentage of 2010-2011 MBA students who graduated on or before May 2016.

The retention rate for AY 2015-2016 was 96%.  Retention rate refers to the total of graduates and active students retained from Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 to Fall 2016-Spring 2017. 

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.  For a complete listing of Student Learning Outcomes including rubrics, pre and post test results and external benchmarking, click here.

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:

View the Gainful Employment Program Disclosure for this certificate.

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Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller, EdD
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Robert Mueller, EdD


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