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Business & Entrepreneurship Program Overview

Healthcare is a business and to grow pharmacy services and improve patient care, pharmacy leaders must be knowledgeable not only in clinical skills and science but also business skills. The Kennedy Pharmacy Business & Entrepreneurship Program better prepares students to practice in any field of pharmacy. It exposes students to core business knowledge and pharmacy-focused business training through the selection of appropriate electives, advanced experiential rotations, extracurricular activities, and focused faculty/practitioner mentorship.  


The program will provide enhanced training for students who have an interest in:

  • Pharmacy ownership

  • Pharmacy management or administration

  • Entrepreneurial careers and new business models

  • Developing innovative solutions to emerging health care challenges

  • Increased competitiveness in the pharmacist job market



Core Topics/Objectives


  • Expose pharmacy students to core business concepts

  • Develop pharmacists that can succeed in the business and management of pharmacy practice

  • Develop pharmacists that are more competitive in the job market

  • Develop pharmacists that are able to create innovations to address healthcare needs.

  • Develop pharmacists that are active leaders in the pharmacy profession

  • Develop pharmacists that can adapt and respond to health care reform