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College of Business

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business

Bridging Business and Healthcare

Do you want to use your business skills as a bridge between those who develop drug therapies and healthcare providers? Today, the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is changing from a focus on sales to an account management structure where company representatives help physician practices and pharmacies effectively manage their practices, as well as educate them about new drugs. This shift requires a new skill set, including marketing, organizational behavior, public relations, and industry specific knowledge. Students also learn about a variety of other healthcare industries, such as biotechnology and medical devices. The Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business major can give you that competitive advantage.

Why Choose Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business?

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is dynamic and constantly changing. It needs smart, well-prepared individuals with the background knowledge in business, science, and technology to effectively compete in this environment. With the worldwide aging of the population, there is an increasing demand for pharmaceutical and other healthcare products. The jobs in this highly competitive industry include sales, marketing, and supply chain positions, as well as directors, and project managers. The Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business major at Western New England University can prepare you for these exciting opportunities.

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What to Expect

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industry is dynamic and constantly changing. Some entry-level and career options for a Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business major to consider include healthcare administrator, pharmaceutical sales representative, health insurance agent, or supply chain manager.

What Will You Study?

This major integrates the fields of pharmacy, healthcare, and business, while delivering a firm foundation in the sciences. As a Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business major, you will develop a knowledge base to prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical diagnostic device industries. You will take business courses in Marketing and Management and can earn a certificate Science courses range from Biology to Natural Science; Pharmacy courses include the Fundamentals of Pharmacy. The University is accredited by AACSB International, the leading accrediting body for business programs worldwide.

Unique Learning Opportunities

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Internships and Field Work

This program offers a wide range of internship opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge in the pharmaceutical and healthcare business industry. Many times these internship experiences lead directly to employment opportunities. Recent internship sites include the American Red Cross, Brooks Brothers, Louis & Clark, Northwestern Mutual, Partners Pharmacy, The Children's Study Home, Touchpoint Solutions, and the UMass Memorial Medical Center.


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The SAP Certification Advantage

SAP, the Enterprise software is part of our core Business Education of how today's businesses are run. SAP is used by companies such as SunPower for Talent Management, San Francisco 49ers to enhance fan experience, and Proctor & Gamble for Real-Time Analytics. Students receive SAP certification, which expands career options.


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Study Abroad: View Business From a Global Perspective

Today’s competitive workforce needs business professionals who think from a global perspective. The College of Business will help you to become a student of world economies and cultures while making valuable contributions in your explorations. Whether you participate in a faculty-led summer seminar course or spend a semester at an international university, the experience will broaden your horizons and help you compete in the global landscape.

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