Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 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 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 the 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 the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 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.

Three 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, and pharmaceutical and healthcare business. 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

Anuja Gupta
BA (Panjab University, India); MBA (Indian Institute of Management, India); MS, PhD (University of Pennsylvania)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Chair, Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Director, MBA Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program 

Barbara Diemer​
BA, MBA (LaSalle University); MEd (Temple University); DBA (Walden University)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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

Karen McDougal
BBA (Temple University); MBA (Widener University); PhD (Temple University); CPA  
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
Director, Undergraduate Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business Program

Richard T. Minoff
BA (University of Connecticut); MBA (University of Maryland)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Kevin Mitchell
BS (Temple University); MBA (Eastern University); PhD (Walden University)
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Robert Mueller, Jr.
BA (Kenyon College); MDiv (Princeton Theological Seminary); EdM, EdD (Harvard University)
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Adjunct Faculty

John L. Dougherty​
BS, JD (Drexel 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

Shacker Mourad
BS (Al-Mansour University, Iraq); EMBA (St. Joseph’s University)
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 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

Chandni Tailor
BS, PharmD (University of the Sciences)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

Steven Weinstein
BS (Pennsylvania State University); JD (New York University) 
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

Danielle Ziernicki​
BS, PharmD (University of the Sciences)
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

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