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.

Degree Requirements

Core Curriculum

The MBA program consists of 42 credits.  In addition to the requirements set forth by each specialization and the capstone course, all students must complete the Silberman College of Business core requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree that includes:

Foundation Courses (12 Credits)

The Foundation includes six two-credit courses:

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 credits required to complete the program by two credits.

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:

Capstone (2 Credits)

All MBA students must, within the final 8 credits of coursework, complete:

Specialization Requirements (10 Credits)

The specialization courses listed below are only offered on the Florham campus.

Required Courses (3 credits each)

Electives (2 credits each)

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.

Transfer Credit
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.

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