Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Post Master's Certificate (Onground and Online)

George P. Sillup, Ph.D., Chair, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing
Terese W. Waldron, Director
Kathleen Klarich, Market Development Manager/Program Administrator
Jeannine Kinney, Administrative Assistant

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.

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/Master’s Degree 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/healthcare, biotechnology or related 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:

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

Tuition and Fees: Pharmaceutical Healthcare Marketing Post MBA/Masters  and Advanced Certificates 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 The Nest. 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. 

Academic Dismissal

Students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing for Executives Program 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 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.

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

Location and Time of Courses for Onground Program

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 Chubb Conference Center, Lafayette Hill, Pa. (15 minutes from Main Campus) or other designated site. 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 for more information.


Pharmaceutical& Healthcare  Marketing MBA for Executives
Ms. Kathleen Klarich
Mandeville Hal – MV 289l
Saint Joseph’s University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
(610) 660-3155

Mr. Jonathan Dart
Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing Communications/Program Administrator
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA Programs
Mandeville Hall-MV289
(610) 660-3149
(800) SJU-EMBA

Learning Goals and 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
BUS 582Business Ethics2
DSS 593Sales Forecasting2
MPE 610Drug, Device Regulations2
MPE 620Supply Chain Management2
MPE 625Creating Effective R & D2
MPE 630Marketing Research2
MPE 640Pharmacoeconomics2
MPE 650Competitive Analysis2
MPE 660Sales Management2
MPE 700Strategies for Managed Markets2
MPE 710Product Management2
MPE 711Pharmaceutical Strategy2
MPE 715New Product Launch2
MPE 720Global Corporate Strategy2
MPE 770Independent Study2
MPE 780Future Issues2
MPE 781Health Policy2
MPE 795Capstone2