Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business MBA Program Overview
Your goals. Your schedule. Your future. We focus on all three in the specialized MBA program at the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy.
And we get results.
According to a recent survey* of our MBA graduates:
- 93% had a job within 6 months
- 89% make more than $50,000—and 25% make more than $125,000
- 86% had received at least one promotion, or had changed jobs for a higher one, since graduation
- 84% were in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries
Before and after graduation, the benefits of a Mayes MBA add up.
Logistics that fit your life
One of the program’s greatest strengths is its flexible offerings, tailored to working professionals like you. We offer both evening and online courses—plus the opportunity to switch between formats. This helps you accommodate changing family and work obligations and learning needs.
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Easy to apply
Our application process is simple, with no GMAT or GRE testing required. Instead, we value your work experience—both in your application and your contributions to classroom dialogue.
Mayes MBA courses are taught by pharmaceutical and healthcare industry professionals. They bring knowledge and real-world experience to the classroom. You can tap into this network throughout your career.
Advance your career
Students in our MBA program have advanced their careers in companies like Merck, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Teva Pharmaceuticals, IMS Health-SDI and many others.
After one year, virtually all of our graduates are employed by: pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, consulting firms, healthcare communities, medical device manufacturers, and diagnostic providers.
86% of our graduates have received promotions or changed jobs for increased salary. Of them, 34% had received one promotion, 42% percent had received two promotions, and 24% had been promoted three or more times.
Are you ready to expand your career prospects with a specialized MBA from the Mayes College of Healthcare and Business Policy? Apply today.
Graduation and Retention
For the 2008-2009 entering MBA students the graduation rate was 69% with a retention rate of 73%. MBA students, whether they are full or part time students, are required to complete their degrees within 5 years of enrolling in the program. The graduation rate data reflects percentage of 2008-2009 MBA students who graduated on or before 2013. Retention rate refers to the total of graduated students and active students.
Student Learning Outcomes
In the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare business program, students achieved the desired outcome of >75% of MBA students with good to excellent performance as measured by the faculty and external reviewers using AACU VALUE rubrics for written and oral communication, critical thinking and teamwork for academic years 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
* Source: Spring 2014 survey of MBA alumni on behalf of USciences. More info.
Prospective students are eligible for the Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship. Click here for more information.
- Fall deadline is August 1
- Spring deadline is December 1
- Fall deadline is March 1
- Spring deadline is October 1
Director of the MBA Program and Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business
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