Online Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's Certificate

George P. Sillup, Ph.D., Chair, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing
Terese W. Waldron, Director
Jonathan B. Dart, M.B.A., Program Administrator/Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications
Jeannine Kinney, 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.

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  must have a Master's degree from an accredited college or university. Admissions criteria:

  • a completed application form
  • official undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts. International students need an official course-by-course evaluation by World Education Services (WES) of graduate education
  • a résumé
  • 4 (four) years of pharmaceutical/health care 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 and Advanced Certificates

All students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's and Advanced Certificate 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 (additional service fees charged for credit card payments). The following fees are in effect for the for the Online Post

Online Post Master's Certificate Program $18,756.00
Monthly Online Post Master's certificate courses (2 credits each) $3,126.00

All Fees are Subject to change

Academic Dismissal

Students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post MBA/Masters and Advanced Certificate Programs who receive a grade of C or below for two (2) 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 ten (10) 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
  • 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
  • Carolin Schellhorn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Iljoo Kim, Assistant Professor of Decision and System Sciences

Inquiries:

Mr. Jonathan Dart
Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications/Program Administrator
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA Programs
Mandeville Hall-MV289
(610) 660-3149
(800) SJU-EMBA
Email: jdart@sju.edu
www.sju.edu/epharma

Learning Goals and Objectives

The objectives of the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's and Advanced Certificate Programs 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

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

Courses Offered:

MPE 610Drug, Device Regulations2
MPE 660Sales Management2
DSS 593Sales Forecasting2
MPE 630Marketing Research2
MPE 650Competitive Analysis2
MPE 620Supply Chain Management2
MPE 700Strategies for Managed Markets2
MPE 720Global Corporate Strategy2
MPE 670Pricing2
BUS 582Business Ethics2
MPE 640Pharmacoeconomics2
MPE 711Pharmaceutical Strategy2
MPE 710Product Management2
MPE 625Creating Effective R & D2
MPE 781Health Policy2
MPE 780Future Issues2
MPE 795Capstone2

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.