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Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post MBA/Masters and Advanced Certificates 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 Post MBA/Masters and Advanced Certificates 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 MBA/Masters and Advanced Certificates 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 Post MBA/Masters and Advanced Certificates for Executives must have an undergraduate and/or graduate transcript from an accredited college or university. Admissions criteria:

  • a completed application form
  • official undergraduate, and/or MBA/Masters Degree 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 or biotechnology 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 MBA/Masters Certificate 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 bills through their student accounts in MySJU. 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. The following fees are in effect for the current academic year:

Tuition per 2 credit course

$2,684

Academic Dismissal

Students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing for Executives 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 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.

Location and Time of Courses

The two-day course format accommodates the personal and professional demands of individual students. Courses are offered nearly every weekend year round. Students may attend as often as their schedule permits, completing the degree requirements at their own pace.

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. Capstone (MPE 795)is a three-day course offered on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Visit www.aceconferencecenter.com for more information.

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post MBA/Master's and Advanced Certificates Curriculum

MGT 582

Business Ethics

MPE 610

Drug/Device Regulations

MPE 620

Supply Chain Management

MPE 625

Creating Effective R&D: Integrating Product Strategy into the Drug Development Process

MPE 630

Marketing Research

MPE 640

Pharmacoeconomics

MPE 650

Competitive Analysis

MPE 660

Sales Management

MPE 700

Strategies for Managed Markets

MPE 710

Product Management

MPE 711

Pharmaceutical Strategy

MPE 715

New Product Launch

MPE 720

Global Corporate Strategy

MPE 770

Independent Study

MPE 780

Future Issues

MPE 781

Health Policy

MPE 795

Capstone

DSS 593

Sales Forecasting