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2013-2014 University Catalog 
    
2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


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Mission

Our mission is for passionate and accomplished faculty to foster a student-centered environment where graduates become confident with academic knowledge and practical skills to be successful leaders and employees in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries through real-world experiences.

The focus of the department is to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and highly effective communication skills that transform our students into influential and persuasive leaders and contributors with an expertise in the pharmaceutical and healthcare business.

Upon completion of the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business program students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, management and economics courses to critique and develop new business strategies in response to the global challenges and opportunities facing the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people in diverse situations.
  • Discriminate and judge business decisions within the framework of acceptable ethical and legal choices in this highly regulated pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
  • Model effective teamwork behavior and leadership strategies in interdisciplinary and culturally diverse settings.

Upon completion of the BS in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business program students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, management and economics courses to analyze business strategies in response to the global challenges facing the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
  • Understand the biological sciences and apply this knowledge of health and disease states for use in the development and marketing of appropriate pharmaceuticals and technologies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people in diverse situations.
  • Discriminate and judge business decisions within the framework of acceptable ethical and legal choices in this highly regulated pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
  • Model effective teamwork behavior and leadership strategies in interdisciplinary ad culturally diverse settings.
  • Monitor sources of information for evaluating critical events and potential solutions for problems in the dynamic global health care environment.

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Minors

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business in Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy offers undergraduate and professional degree students several minors to help prepare them for their careers. The minors are an important supplement to major degree studies since business skills are very attractive to virtually all employers after graduation. By adding a business minor, students will be able to enhance their career entry and long-term prospects by developing the necessary knowledge and skill-building experiences that will add to their core academic and experience base.

The four business minors have been designed based upon the typical career paths that USciences students will likely follow post-graduation. Each has a specific focus to provide non-business students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make more informed business decisions and enhance their organizational contribution. Beyond the core requirements for each minor, the course of study can be tailored to fulfill a student’s specific needs and interests, in consultation with their minor advisor.

Interested students should apply to the selected minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work. For more information on applying for and completing a minor, please see Minors  in the Academics section of this catalog.

Faculty

Patricia R. Audet
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Chair: Department of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.7439
E-mail: p.audet@usp.edu

Michelle L. Bragg
BBA (Prairie View A&M University of Texas); MS (University of North Texas); PhD (George Mason University)
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.7638
E-mail: m.bragg@usp.edu

Brian P. Colfer
BS (Monmouth University); MBA (University of the Sciences)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.7631
E-mail: b.colfer@usp.edu

William G. Cunningham, Jr.
BA (Gettysburg); MA (American University); MLit (University of Auckland, New Zealand); PhD (George Mason University)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Dean, Students, University of the Sciences
Phone: 215.596.8950
E-mail: w.cunnin@usp.edu

John A. Gans
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Professor of Pharmacy
Associate Dean, Professional Relations, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
Phone: 215.596.7471
E-mail: j.gans@usp.edu

Alice D. Levy
BA (Johns Hopkins University); MBA (University of Pennsylvania)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 267.295.3184
E-mail: a.levy@usp.edu

Richard T. Minoff
BA (University of Connecticut); MBA (University of Maryland)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Director, Undergraduate Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program
Phone: 215.895.1182
E-mail: r.minoff@usciences.edu

Robert Mueller, Jr.
BA (Kenyon); MDiv (Princeton Theological Seminary); EdM, EdD (Harvard)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Director, MBA Program
Phone: 215.596.8879
E-mail: r.mueller@usp.edu

Robert J. Votta
BS (Nebraska Wesleyan University); MBA (St. Joseph’s University); PhD (University of the Sciences)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 215.596.8583
E-mail: r.votta@usp.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Joan Cavanagh
BA (McGill); MBA (Farleigh Dickinson)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Kenneth DePinto
BA (Holy Family); MBA (St. Joseph’s)
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco
BS (Illinois Institute of Technology); ME (Penn State); MS (Johns Hopkins)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Joseph P. Fuhr, Jr.
BA (LaSalle); MA, PhD (Temple)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Harold E. Glass
BA (Cal State Fullerton); MS (London School of Economics); PhD (University of North Carolina)
Research Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Darshan Kulkarni
PharmD (University of the Sciences); JD, MS (Temple University)
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Michael Latta
BS (Illinois State); MS, PhD (Iowa State)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Larry Levin
BS (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

F. Greg Lucado, Jr.
BS (Virginia Military Institute); MS (University of Missouri); MBA (Temple)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Thomas Lytle
BBA (Western Michigan); MBA (LaSalle)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Kevin W. Mayo
BS (University of Louisiana); MS (University of Memphis); PhD (University of Louisiana)
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Jeanette McVeigh
BA (Temple); MS (Drexel); MS (Towson)
Associate Professor of Information Science
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Writing
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Harriette Nadler
BS, MS, PhD (Northeastern University)
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

David Perlman
BS (Emory); MA (Georgia State); PhD (Tennessee)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Laurence G. Poli
BS (St. Joseph’s); MBA (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania); PhD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

William J. Reilly
BS Pharmacy (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science); MBA (Farleigh Dickinson University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Nick Spring
BA (University of Leeds, UK); Post Graduate Diploma (Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK)
Adjunct Assitant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Renee P. Tannenbaum
BSc (Connecticut); PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy); MBA (Temple University)
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Richard Truex
BS (West Liberty State College); MBA (University of Illinois); PhD (West Virginia)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

W. Michael Wolfe
BS (Elizabethtown College); CPA/ABV, CVA
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Stephanie A. Zarus
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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