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The Blumberg Institute and the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University announce partnership to promote MBA program

The Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA is an on-campus and online, industry-focused program.

Doylestown, April 29, 2021 – The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute and Saint Joseph’s University are announcing 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.

A global leader in life sciences research with a focus on hepatitis B and liver cancer, the Blumberg Institute manages and is located in the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center (PABC). One of the nation’s most successful life sciences incubators, the PABC is home to the Institute and more than 40 small and mid-size companies.

“We were impressed with the uniquely relevant curriculum at Saint Joseph’s that consists of industry-focused courses,” said Louis P. Kassa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the PABC and Blumberg Institute. “There are many people in the industry who want to build their business credentials. Saint Joseph’s MBA in their Haub School of Business is a perfect solution for those professionals.”

The Haub School of Business recognizes a constantly changing industry landscape and the unique Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing MBA is designed specifically for those that work in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, diagnostics and health care sectors. It is a program that accelerates careers by building business expertise and industry-specific knowledge while expanding networks.

“This new partnership between Saint Joseph’s and the Blumberg Institute is not just innovative, but can be customized to address the specific interests and needs of students,” says Joseph A. DiAngelo Ed.D. ’70, dean of the Haub School of Business. “Our faculty bring relevant experience to the classroom and challenge students to solve real world problems within their organizations.”

For students who enroll, the Institute is offering free, exclusive access to science and industry seminars, a distinguished speaker series and the PABC’s Entrepreneur Spotlight, set for July 22. In addition, special discounts to attend notable conferences will be available and many students will also be able to take advantage of their companies’ tuition benefits to help fund the program.

Saint Joseph’s will host a number of information sessions for members of the Blumberg Institute network interested in learning more. Register today at www.sju.edu/BSBI.

About the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute: An independent nonprofit research organization, the Institute was launched in 2003 by the Hepatitis B Foundation to advance its research mission. Today, the Institute is one of the nation’s leading centers for translational research, particularly for hepatitis B and liver cancer. The Institute supports drug discovery, biomarker discovery and translational biotechnology around common research themes such as chronic hepatitis, liver disease and liver cancer in an environment conducive to interaction, collaboration and focus. The Institute is located in the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, which it manages, near Doylestown, Pa. Follow us on Twitter @BlumbergInstit1. To donate, contact Jean Holmes at 215-489-4900 or jean.holmes@hepb.org.

About Saint Joseph’s University: Founded in 1851 in the heart of Philadelphia and in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University prepares students for a rapidly changing and unpredictable world. Through a rigorous, perspective-expanding education, Saint Joseph’s undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students are mentored by thought-leading faculty scholars, exposed to a curriculum that allows for radical program combinations and demands exploration. The 125-acre campus provides both urban and suburban experiences and is home to the world-renowned Barnes Arboretum at Saint Joseph’s University. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A proud member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, Saint Joseph’s Hawks compete in 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. The University’s 75,000 proud alumni are a powerful global network that keep alive the rallying cry– The Hawk Will Never Die.