How does the EMBA with a concentration in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management differ from traditional EMBA programs?
The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management concentration focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. Some MBA programs offer electives on healthcare topics. Our program fully immerses the student in the business of health care. You'll receive the same rigorous analytical and financial skills offered in a traditional MBA program, but you will also receive the knowledge and skills needed to understand the economic, financial, organizational, and political structure that is unique to the healthcare industry.
What is a typical EMBA class in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management like?
A typical class will include pharmacists, physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals, and business and science graduates who are pursuing administrative/managerial positions in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.
What are the requirements for admission to the program?
Students will be required to have an entry level degree in a healthcare profession or the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree in a pharmaceutical, medical, biological, chemical science, business, or communication sciences. Professional experience is highly desirable but may be waived by the Program Director depending on circumstances. Upon entry into the program, the academic record of the entering students will be analyzed, and appropriate supplementary courses might be suggested in order to ensure the academic success of the students enrolled in the program.
What is the selection process for admission to this program?
An admissions committee will review all applications received by the program and interview selected candidates. Evaluations will be based upon the applicant’s grade point average, statement of purpose for graduate study, and letters of recommendation. Final decisions will be based upon the personal interview.
What is an executive master’s program?
An executive master’s program is offered to meet the educational needs of working professionals, allowing students to earn a graduate degree in two years or less while maintaining full-time employment. Participants often have a higher level of work experience compared to traditional graduate students. Participants in the University of Charleston EMBA program earn their MBAs in only 14 months.
Is the program accredited?
Yes! The University of Charleston is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools - Higher Learning Commission. This is a regional organization (one of the six) that accredits institutions in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.