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, healthcare and pharmaceutical fields. All of these people will open doors for you. Your pharmaceutical 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 healthcare industries.
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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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.
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 may result in offers of full-time employment upon graduation.
MAEGAN SCHNARRE BSBA WITH A MAJOR IN PHARMACEUTICAL 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 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 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
- 100 percent placement rate for pharmaceutical 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 business students was in full-time careers or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
You’ll need 120 credit hours to earn a BSBA with a major in pharmaceutical 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 business major, your business foundation and concentration courses will be complemented 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.