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Saint Joseph's University MBA program

The Blumberg Institute and Saint Joseph’s University recently announced a new partnership between the Erivan K. Haub School of Business and Blumberg Institute to promote the University’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA to industry professionals.

The University's Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing MBA curriculum provides you with an understanding of a variety of relevant marketing topics, addressing the successful business of healthcare delivery from the perspectives of all industry stakeholders — from biopharma products to patients, payers and provider networks.

To request more information or sign up for a virtual info session, click here

For more information please contact Montana McAlorum, at montana.mcalorum@bblumberg.org or 215-491-4923.

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 Alumni Spotlight

SangeSangeethaKheadshot SJUetha Kanvar, MS, MBA, PMP

Director Global Program and Alliance Management at Merck

In my current position in the R&D project management function at Merck I lead a group focused on managing analytics and knowledge. I have worked in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry for 20 years with roles of increasing responsibility in IT, corporate strategy, and marketing support.

It was my objective to improve my business acumen through an MBA to further complement my work experience and Master’s in Computer Sciences. With 3 kids and a full-time career, the Haub School’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare MBA program was a perfect fit, offering the flexibility I needed to work at my own pace. The curriculum provided me with the best in management, leadership, and business education while bringing forward a great networking opportunity across the industry.

The best part of the program was that I was able to apply my learnings from each class directly to my roles within the industry, aiding in my career advancement. I found courses like Finance, Forecasting, Global Corporate Strategy and Supply Chain Management very helpful as I dealt with business challenges across diverse functions. I equally enjoyed courses on leadership which helped shape me into a better team leader and manager.

The flexibility of this program allowed me to complete this program across several years based on my schedule, and offered me networking opportunities with a large group of diverse and accomplished individuals across the industry. The faculty at St. Joseph’s are exceptional and were exemplary in keeping the in-person sessions interactive and applicable to all cohort in attendance. What I personally loved about the classes was that while theoretical, the simulations used gave a practical feel to the class.

I would highly recommend the SJU Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA to anyone looking to expand their business knowledge and leadership skills.

  Faculty Spotlight 

Thani JambulingamThani Jambulingam, PhD, Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing and Arrupe Center  Fellow, Saint Joseph's University.

 Dr. Thani Jambulingam is a highly respected professor in the Haub School of Business of Saint Joseph’s University.  He brings his award winning research into the classroom and demonstrates how pharmaceutical strategy are instrumental to a company's success. 

At the 2021 Saint Joseph’s University graduation ceremony, Thani was the recipient of the Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research. This award can only be received once during a faculty member’s time at SJU, and is one of the highest honors a professor can receive from the university. 

Dr. Jambuligam is widely regarded as a pharmaceutical and healthcare industry expert with an extensive scholarship portfolio, publishing impactful articles in peer-reviewed journals in economics, marketing, and management. He has provided consulting services to life sciences companies and hospitals over the years. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards for Virpax Pharmaceuticals and AMT Medical.