In an effort to accommodate working professionals who want to accelerate skills and expertise, the USC School of Pharmacy now offers a Working Professionals Cohort (WPC) within the Biopharmaceutical Marketing and the Healthcare Decision Analysis master’s degree programs beginning with the fall 2022 semester.
Designed for flexibility, courses are offered on two weekends and select weeknights. Students have the option to participate from campus, home, the office or even while traveling to meet professional work demands. Courses will incorporate collaborative interdisciplinary team assignments, breakout discussions, and engaging lectures taught by expert faculty and guest lecturers.
The Working Professionals Cohort will kick off with an Immersion Weekend at USC August 26–28, 2022, providing an opportunity to meet and build relationships with classmates, faculty, alumni and thought leaders affiliated with the programs and the School of Pharmacy.
Two degree options are available to Working Professionals Cohort students:
• Master of Science in Biopharmaceutical Marketing is designed to develop expertise in relevant and innovative marketing skills in the biopharmaceutical industry. As they learn, students will apply practical business strategies and methods to embrace the next wave of healthcare innovation.
• Master of Science in Healthcare Decision Analysis prepares professionals for strategic and analytic-focused healthcare business careers. During training, students will evaluate and apply quantitative models and analysis to optimize business decisions and outcomes in the managed care and biopharmaceutical industries.