MBA in Pharmaceutical Management
The MBA in Pharmaceutical Management merges business strategy with science and technology to advance careers in the dynamic pharmaceutical industry. Integrating online and classroom work, the degree features a pioneering curriculum designed in collaboration with Drexel’s College of Medicine and School of Public Health.
About the Program
The Drexel MBA in Pharmaceutical Management is accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the top ranking available to a business school. Less than 20 percent of the world’s business schools hold this status.
The program aligns the strengths of Drexel University with the academic needs of students and those of the pharmaceutical industry to ensure the curriculum is innovative, relevant and responsive to industry changes. The program integrates leadership and ethics along with technology management and industry perspectives.
The MBA in Pharmaceutical Management program serves the needs of those who aspire to achieve advanced positions in management, policymaking or stakeholder relations. Participants develop skills and professional networks both online and in person within the learning community. Students learn to think strategically from world-renowned faculty and top practitioners. Working in a dynamic learning environment, participants master the fundamentals of business, identify leadership strengths and industry trends, and can immediately apply classroom learning to job performance. Residencies enhance the rigorous online coursework with advanced learning and promote teambuilding through interactive class discussions. This interactivity facilitates networking and mentoring opportunities and is critical to professional development.
Format of the Program
Three of the 17 courses offered in the program are offered in face-to-face formats during three- to six-day onsite sessions at the beginning, middle, and end of the program. Fourteen of the courses are conducted online during 10-11 week sessions. Email, chat rooms, streaming video, and online threaded discussions support extensive communications among students and faculty members. Online accessibility extends to student services as well.
For more information, view the College's MBA in Pharmaceutical Management web page.
The MBA in Pharmaceutical Management is intended to serve the needs of those employees who currently occupy or aspire to achieve advanced positions in management, policymaking, and/or stakeholder relations (whether research scientists, the medical profession, consumers, affiliates, partners or subcontractors). It is assumed that applicants hold at least five years of relevant professional experience.
Admission to the Drexel MBA in Pharmaceutical Management program at
LeBow College of Business is competitive. The Admissions Committee seeks an exceptionally talented, well-rounded and diverse group of students that will
succeed in an environment that is academically rigorous, professionally rewarding and personally enriching.
All applicants must have earned a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited
college or university. Degrees earned abroad will be evaluated and must be
deemed equivalent. The Committee reviews applications based on undergraduate record, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score, quality and quantity of professional experience, clarity of career goals, professional references, statement of purpose and professional resume. Students whose native language is not English and who do not hold a bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution are required to submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (ToEFL) score.
The GMAT is waived for any applicant holding a terminal degree (for example, PharmD, PhD, MD ).
Goals and Objectives
The MBA in Pharmaceutical Management program is designed for students to:
- Acquire new skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately to improve job performance and the productivity of their teams, divisions, or organizations.
- Understand the economic, medical, political and technological forces that will help shape the success of pharmaceutical companies in increasingly competitive global markets.
- Learn concepts, terms and languages to improve their ability to understand the needs of and communicate with people both inside and outside of their organizations who are key to positioning a new product in the market or simply "getting the job done" whatever that job may be.
- Create more extensive social networks within and across their organizations, thus easing the flow of information about best practices and innovative solutions to problems that span functional units.
Students may apply online or via the paper-based application. To apply online, visit www.lebow.drexel.edu/apply
|Enterprise Management Sequence|
|BUSN 501||Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance||3.000|
|BUSN 502||Essentials of Economics||3.000|
|Advanced Business Core Component|
|High Impact Communications: Team Building||3.0|
|ACCT 601||Managerial Accounting||3|
|FIN 601||Corporate Financial Management||3|
|STAT 601||Business Statistics||3|
|ECON 601||Managerial Economics||3|
|MKTG 601||Marketing Strategy & Planning||3|
|POM 601||Operations Management||3|
|Technology Management Sequence|
|MGMT 602||Managing Technology Innovation||3|
|MIS 641||MIS Policy and Strategy||3.000|
|ORGB 625||Leadership and Professional Development||3|
|ORGB 631||Leading Effective Organizations||3|
|MGMT 780||Strategic Management||3|
|Advanced Pharmaceutical Management Component|
|BUSN 601||Health Care Law and Pharmaceutical Regulations||3|
|BUSN 602||Business Strategies in Drug Development||3|
|BUSN 698||Special Topics in Business||12.000|
|BUSN 698||Special Topics in Business||12.000|
FacilitiesMajor advances in the technologies used in the corporate world are being constantly matched by upgrades on campus. LeBow College classrooms and seminar rooms are designed as professional-quality settings for student discussions and presentations.
Centers of Excellence are catalysts for research and innovation, think tanks for nationally significant trends and issues, and incubators for opportunities in business and integration among disciplines. LeBow's Centers of Excellence provide students with meaningful experiential learning and impact the performance of business in our region and around the world.
- Center for International Business and Economics
- Center for Corporate Governance
- Sovereign Institute for Strategic Leadership
- Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology
- Center for Research Excellence
- Center for Teaching Excellence
The LeBow Network sponsors forums, lectures and events. These events enhance the educational experience and provide opportunities for students to meet and interact with fellow professionals
Student organizations such as LeBow Graduate Student Association (LGSA) and Drexel Women in Business (DWIB) make the LeBow experience more comprehensive.
Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center
Housed in the Center for Corporate and Executive Education in the state-of-the-art Leonard Pearlstein Business Learning Center at 33rd and Market, the Executive MBA program is LeBow's accelerated and integrated program designed to enable experienced professionals to leverage valuable work experience to maximize their leadership potential.
Made possible by a generous gift from George Krall '58 and his wife, Lois, the Center features the latest in classroom decor and technology, flexibly designed to comfortably accommodate business professionals.
Thanks to the gracious generosity of Drexel Trustee Melba Pearlstein and her family, LeBow students now have the distinct advantage of learning the intricacies of business in an ultramodern facility that combines high technology classrooms with a sophisticated corporate learning environment.
The Pearlstein Center includes:
- State-of-the art classrooms, flexibly designed to comfortably accommodate executives in classroom instruction.
- A multi-purpose room for breakout sessions, buffet lunches, or an additional classroom.
- A workroom where students may send/receive faxes, photocopy materials, prepare and revise classroom assignments and presentations.