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Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives

Stephen Porth, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Executive Director Graduate Business Programs

George P. Sillup, Ph.D., Chair, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

Terese W. Waldron, Director

Kathleen Klarich, Market Development Manager/Program Administrator

Christine Anderson, Senior Manager, Executive Relations & Industry Outreach

Mission Statement

The mission of Saint Joseph’s Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives is to provide industry programs for all segments of the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, diagnostics, allied partners and healthcare industries, delivering these programs to the life-long student in a flexible and convenient format within state-of-the-art environments.

Objectives

The objectives of the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives are:

  • to provide managers and executives employed in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices, diagnostics, allied partners and healthcare industries with advanced education and developmental experiences.
  • to provide highly qualified faculty of Saint Joseph’s University, complemented by domestic and international business and marketing experts retained as executive lecturers
  • to provide modular format for the delivery of business concepts and skills specific to this industry

Admissions Requirements and Procedures

Students are admitted through a rolling admission process. Students applying for admission to the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives Program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Admissions criteria:

  • 4 (four) years of pharmaceutical industry experience
  • a completed application form
  • official transcripts of all course work from each undergraduate and graduate school attended, with minimum GPA 2.5. International students need an official course-by-course evaluation by World Education Services (WES) of undergraduate and/or graduate education;
  • a resumé
  • a letter of recommendation
  • either GMAT or GRE scores. In lieu of of GMAT or GRE, complete a structured personal interview

Foreign applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Arrangements should be made by writing directly to TOEFL, Box 6151, Princeton, NJ, U.S.A., 08541-6151. Students already in the Philadelphia area who do not have a TOEFL score may be admitted following satisfactory performance on the English test administered at the ELS Center on the Saint Joseph’s University campus. A minimum score of 550 or 213 on computerized test on the TOEFL is required to take any courses in this program. An IELTS score of 6.5 or an official PTE score of 60 is also acceptable. Qualified students who complete Level 112 at the ELS Language Center and receive a strong, positive letter of recommendation from the Center can begin their graduate studies without the official TOEFL score. Applicants are also required to register with the Word Education Services (WES) to have an official course-by-course evaluation of their undergraduate work. Additional information on WES transcript evaluation can be obtained by visiting them at www.wes.org.

Tuition and Fees: Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives

All students enrolled in the courses are charged on a per course basis. All charges are due and payable upon receipt of the invoice. Students can view their invoices through their student accounts in MySJU. It is the students’ responsibility to maintain their account in a current status. Corporations will be billed directly only when appropriate authorization has been made by the corporation. Please check with Hawk Central on procedures for corporate billing.

Students who are financially delinquent will forfeit the privilege of attending classes and the University has the right to withhold grades, transcripts, and diploma until such indebtedness is paid.

Fees are paid by check or money order, or they may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. For the current academic year the tuition per 2 credits is $2,684.

Matriculated Students

Students who have met all admission requirements are classified as matriculated students.

Academic Dismissal

Students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives who receive a grade of C or below for three (3) credit hours will receive a warning letter. Students who receive a grade of C or below for six (6) credit hours will be placed on academic probation and will be so advised by letter. Students who receive a grade of C or below for nine (9) credit hours will be dropped from the program. All students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the program to be eligible for graduation. The Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives Program Director monitors student progress throughout the course of the program. The university reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any student when, in its judgment, the general good of the university requires it.

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA for Executives

Admissions Committee

The recommendation for accepting applicants into the program will be made by the Admissions Committee and its members. Members of the Admissions Committee are:

Terese Waldron, M.S., Chair of the Admissions Committee

George P. Sillup, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

Thani Jambulingam, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

Joseph Larkin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting

John Yi, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Decision and Systems Science

Vipul K. Gupta, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Decision and System Sciences

Ginette McManus, Ph.D, Professor of Finance

Carolin Schellhorn, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Finance

Ronald K. Klimberg, Ph.D., Professor of Decision and System Sciences

Bill Trombetta, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

David Steingard, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Management

Anthony DeConte, M.D., Visiting Professor of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

Location and Time of Courses

The two-day course format accommodates the personal and professional demands of individual students. Courses are offered nearly every Friday/Saturday year round. Students may attend as often as their schedule permits, completing the degree requirements within six years.

Courses are offered at ACE Center, Lafayette Hill, PA (15 minutes from Main Campus). Each course is completed in a Friday/Saturday classroom session, along with a pre- and post-assignment. The capstone course, MPE 795 is a three-day course offered on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit the web site at www.aceconferencecenter.com for more information about the ACE Conference Center.