Pharmaceutical Business

Impact how health businesses operate.

Working alongside clinicians and researchers, management, sales and marketing teams play important roles in the pharmaceutical industry, making meaningful contributions to operations and outcomes. With a business professional’s skills and a scientist’s understanding, you manage operations, develop market opportunities, find innovative business approaches, and improve healthcare outcomes through data analysis. All to make a difference in countless patients’ lives

Become a highly skilled executive.

Working with highly trained faculty with years of experience in some of the industry’s top companies and institutions, you’ll gain the medical and scientific knowledge needed to navigate the complex business problems of an ever-evolving industry. You’ll also have internship opportunities and access to world-class hospitals, research facilities, and the largest biotech cluster in the world. And you’ll graduate with firsthand experience of the business operations, issues, and opportunities within the pharmaceutical industries.

Questions about our pharmaceutical business program? Connect with our Boston Admission Office at 617.879.5964.

Blended Curriculum

From introductory business courses to industry specific topics, MCPHS gives graduates the advantage of healthcare and pharmaceutical knowledge to set them apart in the job market.

Highly Trained Faculty

MCPHS professors are industry executives, entrepreneurs, and healthcare leaders who provide robust avenues for internships and employment.

Global Healthcare Center

Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area is a global center for healthcare delivery, research and education, giving our students access to world-class hospitals and research facilities.

Biotech Hub

Massachusetts’ reputation as the largest biotech cluster in the world is ideal for professionals looking to take advantage of the ever-expanding healthcare, biotech, and pharma industries.

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities in leading healthcare and pharmaceutical companies prepare students for executive success.

Advantageous Connections

Connections to industry leaders and alumni provide unique networking and mentoring opportunities.

Higher Degree Opportunities

Our students have access to early admission and completion of a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA), or a Masters in Public Health (MPH) in one additional year.

A field of growth

The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries have a growing need for business professionals with the skills to manage operations, develop market opportunities, find innovative business approaches, and improve healthcare outcomes through data analysis. From hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to medical research and medical entrepreneurs, there are countless business opportunities grounded in the health sciences.

Well-prepared

The healthcare leaders of tomorrow must have the medical and scientific knowledge to navigate the complex business problems of an ever-evolving industry. Graduates from our programs are prepared to take on a number of entry-level roles in pharmaceutical, healthcare, sales, and marketing. Roles are most commonly in clinical research, quality assurance, pharmaceutical sales, healthcare marketing, operations management, client service management, industry regulation and oversight, and business development. Graduates find careers developing and implementing distribution systems for pharmacies, promoting proprietary products (drugs, devices, etc.) to PCPs and medical specialists, overseeing and regulating industry systems, analyzing needs and costs in order to manage procurement for large pharmaceutical company, and overseeing clinical research trials in order to seek FDA approval. Our programs also provide a solid foundation for graduate study in business, science, or regulatory affairs.

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