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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

SO, YOU EXCEL IN SCIENCE, AND YOU’RE INTRIGUED BY BUSINESS. WE’VE GOT THE PERFECT MAJOR FOR YOU! AS A PHARMACEUTICAL AND HEALTHCARE BUSINESS MAJOR, YOU’LL STUDY SCIENCE AND HEALTH WHILE GETTING A FIRM FOUNDATION IN BUSINESS PRINCIPLES. YOU’LL GRADUATE WITH THE UNIQUE ABILITY TO BRIDGE TWO WORLDS – READY TO HELP PHYSICIANS, HOSPITALS, BIOTECH FIRMS, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES AND MORE OPERATE EFFECTIVELY.

THERE’S A WHOLE SCIENCE BEHIND THE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE

With this major, you’ll split your time between health science courses in the Getty College of Arts & Sciences, courses delivered by the Raabe College of Pharmacy, and business courses in the Dicke College of Business Administration. You’ll choose from five areas of concentration: accounting, business analytics, human resource management, manufacturing management and marketing.

With our small class sizes, you’ll get to know your professors, and they will get to know you. In fact, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who will mentor you from day one until graduation. You’ll also interact with and learn from business leaders, entrepreneurs and ONU alumni who’ve forged amazing careers in the biotechnology, health care and pharmaceutical fields. All of these people will open doors for you.

Your pharmaceutical and healthcare business education will blend rigorous coursework with real-world learning. You’ll work with actual companies to solve problems and devise strategies. You’ll hone skills in leadership, teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship.

After graduation, you’ll possess a rare blend of skills – expertise in the health sciences and business – that are sure to get you noticed by companies in fast-growing health care industries.

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OPPORTUNITY ABOUNDS

HEALTH CARE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS CLUB

Health Care Business Professionals Club (HBPC), is open to any student on campus who wants a better understanding of the health care industry (with an emphasis on the pharmaceutical industry) and its impact on our society. The group’s main purpose is to provide networking and learning opportunities for students interested in working in the health care field. Although not affiliated with a national organization, HBPC members create signature activities on ONU’s campus. Each winter, the club gathers donations and toys to make Christmas a little brighter for sick children at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio. And in the spring, the club hosts Polar RX, a prescription drug-abuse awareness event. 

INTERNSHIPS

Your internship gives you a chance to work in the field and build your résumé. We connect you with an internship that matches your interests and career aspirations. While many students intern in Ohio, others choose to complete an internship in another state or even internationally. Most internships are paid, and many result in offers of full-time employment upon graduation.



Maegan Schnarre

THINK SUCCESS

MAEGAN SCHNARRE BSBA WITH A MAJOR IN PHARMACEUTICAL AND HEALTHCARE BUSINESS WITH MARKETING CONCENTRATION ’13

My ONU education has been a great advantage to me during my first few years at Cardinal Health. Not only do I have the marketing background, which is what my role requires, but I also have health care knowledge and the passion that makes coming to work here every day such an amazing experience. The pharmaceutical and healthcare business major has definitely given me an edge in my career – to the point that I have been accepted into Cardinal Health’s EMERGE leadership development program for high-performing entry-level employees. Because of ONU, I have a very bright future in the business of health care.

Maegan Schnarre graduated from ONU in 2013 with a pharmaceutical and healthcare business degree and a concentration in marketing. Today, she’s a senior marketing specialist for Cardinal Health, implementing marketing programs and building and maintaining customized websites for independent retail pharmacies. She was offered her position at Cardinal after completing a full-year internship at the company, which was arranged through ONU’s internship program.

OUTCOMES AND COURSES

SOLID OUTCOMES

  • 100 percent placement rate for pharmaceutical and healthcare business students in internships. ONU students land coveted spots at companies like Abbott Laboratories, Cardinal Health, Ortho-Helix and Express Scripts.
  • Our students consistently score in the 90th percentile on the Education Testing Services business exams.
  • In the last five years, an average of 95 percent of our pharmaceutical and healthcare business students were in full-time careers or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

COURSES

You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BSBA with a major in pharmaceutical and healthcare business. We encourage you to use your elective hours to pursue courses or a minor that will make you more attractive to potential employers.

As a pharmaceutical and healthcare business major, your business foundation and concentration courses will be complimented by:

  • Principles and Concepts in Human Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry for the Health Sciences
  • Introduction to the Health Care System 1 and 2
  • Intro to Health Sciences for Business Professionals
  • Health Care Economics, Finance, and Regulation 1 and 2 

WHERE COULD YOU END UP?

  • Corporate benefits manager at a small business or Fortune 500 company 
  • Sales executive at a global pharmaceutical company 
  • Supply chain or materials coordinator 
  • Industry leader or consultant on pharmacy or health care issues for the government or investment banks

Companies that have recently hired our pharmaceutical business students include CVS Health, Cardinal Health, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly and Company, Johnson & Johnson, and Stoltenberg Consulting Inc.

College of Business Administration

Sharon Raush

Executive Administrative Assistant
419-772-2070
s-rausch@onu.edu
Dicke 121
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed