M.S. Pharmaceutical Systems Management

The master’s program in Pharmaceutical Systems Management is designed to train and educate professionals for careers in the pharmaceutical industry by providing them with skills in the areas of quantitative systems analysis, planning and design of pharmaceutical process operations and project management and implementation, relative to all technology-intensive operations in this highly sophisticated industry. Offered by the Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Engineering program, the program integrates a strong focus on technically oriented operations management with advanced knowledge of pharmaceutical manufacturing, validation, clinical research and development processes.             

Summary

The master’s program in Pharmaceutical Management aims to train graduates to solve the many challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from the need to lower drug development costs, to optimizing manufacturing and distribution costs, to managing supply chains for branded, generic and over-the-counter (OTC) products. Graduates will design and build solutions which combine systems management knowledge and a knowledge of pharmaceutical industry methods and processes.

The academic mission of the program is to enhance the skills of practicing professionals by providing advanced knowledge and skills that are needed to manage the development, manufacturing and distribution operations of pharmaceutical companies.

Specific learning outcomes include the ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to identify, formulate and solve problems.
  • Integrate, model, continuously improve, control, and if necessary, redesign and enterprise activities
  • Perform data analysis and optimization for enterprise decision-making.
  • Facilitate systems engineering and project management.
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  • Understand and exhibit professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Possess the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.

 

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Abdel-Malek, Layek

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Abdel-Malek, Layek
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MEC 330
Jonathan Smitherson

Armenante, Piero M.

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Armenante, Piero M.
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120 YCEES
Jonathan Smitherson

Bladikas, Athanassios

Program Director & Advisor,BS IE,MS EM,TRAN Prgms.

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Bladikas, Athanassios
Program Director & Advisor,BS IE,MS EM,TRAN Prgms., Industrial Manufact. Eng.
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208 MEC
Jonathan Smitherson

Buyuktahtakin-Toy, Ismet Esra

Associate Professor

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Buyuktahtakin-Toy, Ismet Esra
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
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5701b GITC
Jonathan Smitherson

Cai, Wenbo

Associate Professor

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Cai, Wenbo
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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MEC 308
Jonathan Smitherson

Das, Sanchoy K.

Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM

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Das, Sanchoy K.
Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
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319 ME Building
Jonathan Smitherson

Ranky, Paul G.

Full Tenured Professor, PhD

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Ranky, Paul G.
Full Tenured Professor, PhD, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and IT / IS
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ME 310, NJIT, Newark

Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Das, Sanchoy K.

Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM

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Das, Sanchoy K.
Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
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319 ME Building