Courses for Area of Concentration in Pharmacy Entrepreneurship

Didactic Courses (6 units):

PHRD 651: Community Pharmacy and Business Management I (3 units)
Development of specialized knowledge and skills in community pharmacy practice involving location analysis, pharmacy management principles, and introduction to business law concepts.

PHRD 652: Community Pharmacy and Business Management II (3 units)
A continuation of PHRD 651 highlighting the subspecialties available in independent pharmacy including but not limited to specialty pharmacy, 340B pharmacy, DME, compounding, LTC and infusion.

PHRD 663: Pharmaceutical Development (3 units)
Examination of pharmaceutical product development process including discovery, preclinical/clinical studies, regulatory-legal issues and marketing.

PHRD 673: Spanish for Pharmacists (3 units)
Practical Spanish for pharmacists, including basic conversation of commonly prescribed drugs.

PHRD 675: Travel Medicine (3 units)
An elective course for emphasizing the role of the pharmacist in preventing and treating travel related medical conditions.

PHRD 677: Risk Assessment and Management in Pharmacy Practice (3 units)
Specific risk management issues, legal and professional expectations of pharmacists, and assessing and avoiding risk. Open to Doctor of Pharmacy students only.

Experiential Courses (6 units):

PHRD 750: Advanced Pharmacy Practice Elective (APPE) (6 units, max 18)
Pharmacy practice experience (internship) course in a health care setting. 

PHRD 751: Non-traditional Advanced Pharmacy Elective (APPE) (6 units)
Pharmacy practice experience (internship) course in a non-traditional or emerging setting.


For any questions about the Area of Concentration in Pharmacy Entrepreneurship, please e-mail faculty liaisons Raffi Svadjian ( and Fred Weissman (