Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business Major

The pharmaceutical & healthcare business major at Saint Joseph’s University will teach you how to oversee efficient clinical research and manage complex healthcare costs that are currently challenging the industry. You have the option to add co-op or engage in faculty mentored research.

Goal 1: Leadership

Outcome 1.1: Students will demonstrate the ability to lead in team situations, that is, to motivate, inspire and direct a team to achieving its goals.

Goal 2: Knowledge of functional area

Outcome 2.1: Students will know core concepts within each business discipline of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and information technology.

Goal 3: Critical thinking and problem solving

Outcome 3.1: Students will be able to analyze business scenarios in an integrative way and make constructive and actionable recommendations for problem solving.

Goal 4: Interpersonal/communication skills

Outcome 4.1: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication aimed at facilitating, and reporting the results of, collaborative problem solving and decision making processes.  

Goal 5: Ignatian Values

Outcome 5.1: Students will be able to generate scholarship that embodies free, open inquiry, and provokes imaginative thinking and reflection on values. An appreciation for and ability to apply the Ignatian values of: a commitment to rigorous education and lifelong learning; an insistence upon ethical decision making; a desire for social justice; and a care and concern for others.

Goal 6: Global/Diversity

Outcome 6.1: Students will understand the challenges businesses face in a global economy, and the cultural issues firms must address to succeed in this environment. A fuller understanding of and respect for diversity in the population and in organizations related to differences across cultures, ethnic groups, socioeconomic groups, gender and sexual orientation.

Goal 7: Strategic Thinking

Outcome 7.1: Students will exhibit strategic approaches to the complex business related problems in the pharmaceutical industry and provide alternative strategies evaluating the pros and cons of those approaches.

The traditional undergraduate programs includes a minimum of 120 credits distributed across three components: A General Education component divided into Signature Courses, Variable Courses, and an Integrative Learning requirement; a Major and Divisional component; and Free Electives. In addition to course requirements as specified in each area, students must complete one certified course in each of the following overlay areas1:

  1. Diversity, Globalization or Non-western Area Studies,
  2. Ethics Intensive
  3. Writing Intensive, and
  4. Diversity

Overlay requirements are part of the 120 credit requirements

General Education Signature Courses

See this page about Signature courses

General Education Variable Courses

See this page about Variable courses. Six to Nine courses

General Education Overlays

See this page about Overlays.

General Education Integrative Learning Component

See this page about Integrative Learning Component. Three courses:

ECN 102Introductory Economics Macro3
Recommendations are two from the following:6
Introductory Psychology
Psychological Disorders
Personality Psychology
Research Methods
Digital Photography I
Christian Medical Ethics
Total Hours9

Business Foundation 

Ten courses, including:

ACC 101Concepts of Financial Acct3
ACC 102Managerial Accounting3
DSS 100Excel Competency1
DSS 200Intro to Information Systems3
DSS 210Business Statistics3
DSS 220Business Analytics3
FIN 200Intro to Finance3
or FIN 225 Fund of Quantitative Finance
MGT 110Essent'ls of Organzational Beh3
or MGT 120 Essentials of Management
MGT 360Legal Environment of Business3
MKT 201Principles of Marketing3
BUS 495Business Strategy 13
or ACC 423 Accounting Control Systems
Total Hours31

Accounting Majors can choose between ACC 423 and BUS BUS 495

Major Requirements: 

PMK 211Pharmaceutical Mkt Environment3
PMK 221Pharmaceutical Mkt Research3
PMK 331Pharm Sales Management3
PMK 341Pharm Channels & Pricing3
PMK 351Pharm Promotions Management3
PMK 461Pharm Mkt Strat & Plan I3
Total Hours18