The MBA in Pharmaceutical Management Program at Fairleigh Dickinson excels in integrating academic rigor with real-world experience. Join hundreds of working professionals in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries currently enrolled at FDU. By continually building a cohesive “learning culture” with industry, the Pharmaceutical Management MBA provides a curriculum of direct relevance to market realities.

Currently enrolled students represent more than 40 leading pharmaceutical companies. Classes are held on weeknights and Saturdays at FDU’s Florham and Metro campuses.  By attending classes conveniently located close to work and/or home, students graduate with a fully accredited MBA degree with specialized courses in pharmaceutical management. Please note that specialization courses are only offered in the evenings at the Florham campus only.

Join a diverse student body ranging from entry level to the executive suite, from production, research, finance and accounting to sales and marketing. Network with colleagues whose educational backgrounds vary from undergraduate majors in liberal arts, science, engineering and business to earned masters and doctoral degrees. Advance your career at FDU.

Pharmaceutical Management Specialization Requirements

In addition to the core curriculum, students wanting a specialization in pharmaceutical management take three pharmaceutical management courses:


Li Ferry, Sophia

Associate Director, Graduate Programs, Recruitment, and Support
Department: Silberman College
Phone: 973-443-8459
  • M-MS2-05

Course Descriptions

  • PHAR6601 This course provides a comprehensive overview of the structure and operations of the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Major forces and trends that are likely to shape the external environment and linkages among industry stakeholders are identified and examined. Fundamentals of healthcare economics, financing, reimbursement, quality assurance, and political policymaking are discussed with due regard for social and ethical implications. The spectrum of life sciences is considered in relation to the continuum of healthcare delivery. Students will prepare a position paper that applies course concepts to a contemporary issue of relevance to their specific career interests.

  • PHAR6690 Of strategic concern to pharmaceutical managers, regardless of their particular career focus, is the current emphasis on delivering "value" to stakeholders (whoever they may be). Successful response to this challenge requires a balanced approach to managing the effectiveness (quality) and efficiency (cost) of products/services delivered. The role of managed care organizations as arbiters of healthcare coverage and value will be explored. As their course project, students will be challenged to develop a compelling value proposition for a product or service germane to their chosen area of industry specialization.