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MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business - Curriculum & Duration

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
  • Medical Cannabis finance and regulations
  • Health economics
  • International pharmaceutical business 

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

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the curriculum, see the University Catalog.

MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Curriculum

Required Courses (15 courses, 26 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB711 Managerial & Financial Accounting 2 credits
PB721 Managerial Finance 2 credits
PB722 Corporate Finance 2 credits
PB731 Business Statistics 2 credits
PB741 Team Dynamics - Human Resources Management 2 credits
PB742 Leadership and Development 2 credits
PB751 Introduction to Marketing  2 credits
PB752 Introduction to Market Research  2 credits
PB761  Competitive Analysis and Strategic Business Planning 2 credits
PB774  Ethical Issues in Pharmaceutical Business 2 credits
PB888 Methods of Inquiry and Analysis 1 credit
PB890 Capstone: Global Business Strategies 2 credits

Multidiscipline Strategic Management1

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB790 Multidiscipline Strategic Management III 1 credit
PB792 Multidiscipline Strategic Management II 1 credit
PB794 Multidiscipline Strategic Management IV 1 credit
PB798 Multidiscipline Strategic Management V 1 credit

Suggested Elective Courses (6 courses, 14 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credits
PB707 Issues and Trends in Health Policy (cross listed as HP707) 3 credits
PB753 Pharmaceutical Marketing and Sales Management 2 credits
PB759 Cannabis Marketing and Sales 2 credits
PB762 Pharmaceutical Research and Development Management 2 credits
PB767 Introduction to Medical Cannabis Industry 2 credits
PB768 Finance and Regulation of Cannabis Industry 2 credits
PB771 Regulation of Prescription Drugs and Ethical Issues 2 credits
PB840 Health Economics (cross listed as PA840) 3 credits
PB880 International Pharmaceutical Business2 2 credits

Currently PB 790, PB 791, PB 792 and PB 794 fulfill the multidiscipline strategic management course requirement.
Currently PB 880 fulfills the global graduate course requirement. Other global graduate courses may be considered as elective options.

Sample Curriculums

Online MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Evening MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
MBA Cannabis Industry Option
Post-Graduate Certificate Programs

*Sample schedules provide students with the appropriate course loads to complete the MBA in 2 years. Schedules are tentative and subject to change.


Adriane Medford, MBA


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