The online Master of Science in Marketing program at Saint Joseph's University develops essential skills in consumer behavior, analytics, research and strategy.
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA
The Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA at Saint Joseph's University is designed to accelerate your career by enhancing your marketing knowledge through academic study and real-world experience in the healthcare industry.
The Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA curriculum provides you with an understanding of a variety of relevant marketing topics, addressing the successful business of healthcare delivery from the perspectives of all industry stakeholders — from biopharma products to patients, payers and provider networks.
Through Saint Joseph's 4+1 program, current undergraduate students can start earning credits toward their Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA degree during their senior year. This unique option allows you to graduate with two degrees — a bachelor's and master's — in just five years, saving you time and money. Students from all majors are welcome to apply, but students majoring in areas outside of computer science may be required to complete prerequisite coursework. Students interested in this program should apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be conditionally accepted before they complete their bachelor's degree.
What Sets Our Program Apart
When obtaining a Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA, you will study strategic approaches to the complex business and marketing-related problems in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. You will learn how to provide alternative strategies and evaluate the pros and cons of those approaches.
You will understand the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries in a global economy and the cultural issues firms must address to succeed in this environment. You will develop a fuller understanding of and respect for diversity in the population and will learn how to market pharmaceutical and healthcare products across cultures, ethnic groups, socio-economic groups, gender and sexual orientations.
Saint Joseph’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA program offers the flexibility of taking classes online, in-person or a combination of both. Online classes are offered in 8-week accelerated sessions, with most classes meeting online one evening per week.
What Can You Do With a Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA?
The Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA is not just an MBA with a concentration — it’s a program designed for professionals to accelerate their careers in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical device, diagnostics, healthcare and more. Graduates who obtain a Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA from Saint Joseph's University have gone on to secure middle- to senior-level management positions in:
- Healthcare marketing
- Pharmaceutical marketing
- Market research
- Marketing operations
- Clinical research
- Product management
- Pharmaceutical sales
Affordable tuition options start at $1,192 per credit.*
*This rate applies to all students accepted by Saint Joseph's University after June 1, 2023. Tuition and fee rates for students accepted prior to June 1, 2023, differ. Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition & Fees page or contact us for more information.
Financial aid may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our Financial Aid page.
Alumni of Saint Joseph's are eligible to receive 10% off the cost of this program through our alumni discount.
Have you completed a year or more of service with a recognized service organization? You may be eligible for our mission discount.
Check with your employer to see if they are an Edcor or a Bright Horizons EdAssist member, which may entitle you to a discount on graduate programs.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
SJU is a yellow ribbon school that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand the benefits available to you and will support you during your educational career at SJU.
The Career Center at SJU offers a host of resources including resume review, interview prep, on-campus career fairs and interviews, workshops and networking events.
Why Study a Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA in Philadelphia?
Philadelphia is in the heart of the health science industry and is surrounded by more than 250 medical facilities that provide opportunities for hands-on learning. The city’s diverse population and rich pharmaceutical and healthcare employment opportunities offer a unique environment to gain experience in the pharmaceutical and healthcare business industries.
To be considered for admission you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Apply online.
- Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Submit a personal statement.
- Submit resume.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
Visit our Graduate Admission Information page to learn more about admission requirements, key deadlines, additional requirements for international students and how to submit your application.
Courses are offered on a rolling basis throughout the year. Rolling admissions allow students to apply, and start taking classes anytime year-round.
- Fall: August and October
- Spring: January and March
- Summer: May
- Mid to late-April: When Capstone courses run each year
If you’re applying as an international student, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency and Certification of Finances along with your application. Check the Graduate Admission page for additional requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduates of Saint Joseph’s University’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA program earn an average salary of $116,777 as a Marketing Manager, Pharmaceuticals in Pennsylvania.
For students looking to complete the program on-campus, Each course is completed in just two days along with pre- and post-assignments.
For students who would prefer the flexible schedule of an online program, Classes are normally offered in 8-week accelerated sessions, with most classes meeting online one evening per week.
In addition to a student support coordinator, we have a variety of other tools and resources that make it easy for you to get technical assistance, chart your course and focus your career search. Check out our online learning resources.