MBA Pharmaceutical Management
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 Teaneck and Madison campuses. By attending classes conveniently located to work and/or home, students graduate with a fully accredited MBA degree with specialized courses in pharmaceutical management. (Specialization courses 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.
The MBA program consists of 42 credits. In addition to the requirements set forth by each specialization (10 of 42 credits) and the capstone course (2 of 42 credits), all students must complete the Silberman College of Business core requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (18 of 42 credits) that includes:
Foundation Courses (12 Credits)
The Foundation includes six two-credit courses:
- ACCT 5012 Financial Accounting: End-User Applications
- DSCI 5012 Statistical Data Analysis
- ECON 5012 Economic Analysis
- FIN 5012 Principles of Finance
- MGMT 5012 Foundations of Management
- MKTG 5012 Marketing Principles
For each foundation course, the Silberman College of Business grants waiver credit. The waiver policy that governs each course is established by the department responsible for that course. Requests for waivers must be submitted and approvals received before the end of the student’s first semester in the program. For further information please visit the Waiver Credit Policy Procedures section of the MBA Advising website.
Each waiver of a foundation course reduces the number of required credits by the amount indicated.
FDU MBA Core (18 Credits)
The MBA Core consists of nine required two-credit courses. These courses cannot be waived; however, a student will be eligible to transfer a maximum of two classes provided these credits have been earned in an MBA program at another AACSB-accredited institution under the conditions listed in the “Transfer Credit” section below. The MBA Core includes:
- ACCT 6012 Managerial Accounting Applications
- DSCI 6012 Operations and Supply Chain Management
- ECON 6012 Managerial Economics
- ENTR 6012 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- FIN 6012 Corporate Finance
- LAW 6012 Society, Ethics & Legal Environ of Business
- MGMT 6012 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- MIS 6012 Information Systems for Managers
- MKTG 6012 Strategic Marketing
Capstone (2 Credits)
All MBA students must, within the final 8 credits of coursework, complete:
Specialization Requirements (10 Credits)
Electives (Choose Two)
- PHAR6615 Pharmaceutical Marketing and Product Development
- PHAR6640 Management of Research and Technology in the Pharmaceutical Industries
- PHAR6650 Management of Production, Purchasing and Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industries
- PHAR6680 Structure, Regulation and Strategy of the Pharmaceutical Industries
- PHAR6800 Graduate Independent Study
Contact Dr. Gwen Jones, Chair of the Management and Entrepreneurship Department, at email@example.com for further information on the academic features of this program. Contact the Graduate Business Advisors with questions regarding the overall MBA program and admissions policies.
International Student Requirement
In certain circumstances it may be necessary for students to further develop their proficiency in English in order to ensure academic success. In these cases students are required to take the English for Professional Success course EPS 5109 as well as the lab EPS 5119.
NOTE: Although EPS is a zero credit course students may elect to apply three developmental credits (using EPS) to their first semester plus six credits of graduate coursework to complete full-time student schedule requirements.
A maximum of 6 nonwaivable credits of graduate course work required for a degree may be approved for transfer from another AACSB accredited college or university under the following conditions:
- the course work must be approved as part of the student’s program of studies;
- it must not have been applied to the completion of the requirements for another degree;
- it must have been taken at the graduate level;
- it must have been taken within the past five years; and
- the student must have received a grade of B or better.
Approval of transfer credit will be made by petition to the department chairperson. A transcript of the course work must be on file before the petition can be considered. Only grades for courses taken at Fairleigh Dickinson University or taken off-campus with authorization figure into the cumulative grade point ratio.