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  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University 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.

Our business programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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 and 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-related 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.

Four business-related minors have been designed based upon the typical career paths that USciences students will likely follow post-graduation. The minors are: business, marketing, pharmaceutical and healthcare business and small business management. 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

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

F. Greg Lucado, Jr.
BS (Virginia Military Institute); MS (University of Missouri); MBA (Temple University)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Phone: 267.295.3184
E-mail: f.lucado@usciences.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

 

Adjunct Faculty

Mujadala Abdul-Majid
BS, MS (University of Maryland); JD (Georgetown University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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

Steve Finestone
BA, MA (University of Pennsylvania); MBA (Cornell University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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

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

Thomas Liberta
BS, MBA (Villanova University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Shacker Mourad
BS (Mansour); EMBA (St. Joseph’s University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Jeanette McVeigh
BA (Temple University); MS (Drexel University); MS (Towson University)
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

Thomas W. O’Connor
BS, PharmD (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science); MBA (Babson College)
Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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

Paul Snyderman
BA, PhD (Temple University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Les Spero
BA (Yeshiva University); MBA (Washington University in St. Louis), DBA (Harvard University)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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

Stephen Tuleja
BS, MA (University of Pennsylvania)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Kimberly Wolfe 
BA, MBA (University of Pennsylvania) 
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

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