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Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's Certificate 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

Jonathan B. Dart, MBA, Program Administrator/Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications

Christine Anderson, Senior Manager, Executive Relations & Industry Outreach

Kathy Kennedy, Administrative Assistant

Mission Statement

The mission of Saint Joseph’s Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's Certificate Program 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 Post Master's Certificate Program 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 Post Master's Certificate Program for Executives must have a Master's degree from an accredited college or university. Admissions criteria:

  • a completed application form
  • official graduate transcripts. International students need an official course-by-course evaluation by World Education Services (WES) of graduate education
  • a resumé
  • 4 (four) years of pharmaceutical industry experience

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 graduate work. Additional information on WES transcript evaluation can be obtained by visiting them at www.wes.org.

Tuition and Fees:Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's Certificate for Executives

All students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's courses are charged according to the fees listed below. All charges are due and payable upon receipt of the invoice. 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.

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. Students who fall in arrears of two or more courses will be denied admission to future classes until settlement of accounts is completed.

Fees are paid by check or money order, or they may be charged to Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. The following fees are in effect for the for the Online Post Master's Certificate Program:

Tuition:

Total tuition fees for the Online Post Master's Certificate Program

$18,750.00

Monthly Online Post Master's certificate courses (2 credits each)

$3,125.00

* All Fees are Subject to change

Academic Dismissal

Students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post MBA/Masters Certificate Program 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 Executive Pharmaceutical Marketing MBA 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.

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

Ginette McManus Ph.D., Professor of Finance

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

John Yi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Decision and System Sciences

Anthony DelConte, M.D., Visiting Professor or Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing

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

Morris Danielson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance

Carolin Schellhorn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance

Curriculum

The Post Master's Certificate requires the completion of 6 courses from the following list. No prerequisites are required for Post Master's students.

Courses Offered

MPE 610

Drug/Device Regulations

MPE 660

Sales Management

DSS 593

Sales Forecasting

MPE 630

Marketing Research

MPE 650

Competitive Analysis

MPE 620

Supply Chain Management

MPE 700

Strategies for Managed Care

MPE 720

Global Corporate Strategy

MPE 670

Pricing

MGT 582

Business Ethics, in Residency

MPE 640

Pharmacoeconomics

MPE 711

Pharmaceutical Strategy

MPE 710

Product Management

MPE 625

Creating Effective R & D

MPE 781

Health Policy

MPE 780

Future Issues

MPE 777

Capstone, in Residency

MPE 795

Independent Study

*This list was accurate at time of publication. It is subject to change.

Once accepted into the program, a course calendar will be created depending on your schedule and when courses are offered. A technology orientation is required prior to participating in your first course.

Inquiries

Ms. Christine Anderson

Senior Manager, Executive Relations & Industry Outreach

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA Programs

392 Mandeville Hall

(610) 660-3157

(800) SJU-EMBA

Email: chris.anderson@sju.edu

www.sju.edu/epharma