Virtually every Rutgers EMBA course has elements of Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Strategy, Global Business, Technology, Leadership, Big Data, etc., embedded in cases and classroom examples.
This is after all, New Jersey, and for those who would like "above and beyond" courses in Pharma/Healthcare, the below superb courses offered by RBS (in the evenings) are some suggestions.
US Healthcare System and Pharmaceutical Managed Care Markets (second semester)
Prof. Gary Branning is a star. He does a thorough and very current overview of our healthcare system, and how pharma fits into it all, from a medical, social and economy standpoint. This is a very interactive class, taught in collaboration with the students, and that encourages thinking.
"I found it challenging in a good way, and in a safe environment," comments Dr. Alina (EMBA 2017) who transitioned from practicing medicine to being Executive Medical Director, Medical Affairs at CVS after graduating from this program.
She adds, "This course also features one well-chosen guest speaker in EACH lecture, so participants get a wide exposure to executives from the industry. This is a class I would recommend for anyone, even if they do not want to do the pharma concentration. Very high value-add."
Legal, regulatory and ethical issues in the pharma industry.
This is a necessary course in order to get a good understanding of the field. Best of the 3 professors is attorney Mrs. Reig. Three deliverables, one for each professor.
Managing the pharmaceutical sales organization
While this is may be a labor-intensive course with four deliverables – an article review, a group presentation, an industry paper and a final exam, this course is high value-added and again, necessary for pharma sales.
Other related and notable courses in the RBS part-time program
- Pharmaceutical structure – issues, structure and dynamics
- Pharmaceutical marketing research
- Pharmaceutical product management