This search tool is designed to help you identify professional electives that may align with your interests. You can search by any/all of the fields provided. This tool is not intended as an exhaustive list of all possible professional electives; rather, it includes electives offered through the college of pharmacy, professional electives approved by the Curriculum and Assessment Committee, and electives that have been taken by students at some of the other schools on campus. Term offered is only provided for College of Pharmacy courses; a link to the appropriate course guide is provided for all other courses.

As a reminder, graduate courses (>500 level) that are relevant to biomedical, human health, and/or the practice of pharmacy which are offered through the U-M health-science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Social Work, Public Health, Medicine, and Dentistry) qualify as professional electives provided they are not attendance-only courses. Attendance-only courses offered through the health-science schools (e.g., seminars or journal clubs that do not require a rigorous form of student assessment) are not accepted for professional elective credit. Courses offered through U-M non-health-science schools must be reviewed and approved by the Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

Accounting 471
Accounting Principles
(Credits: 3)

This course covers both financial and managerial accounting with an emphasis on an external or a user perspective of accounting. The course is designed for students who seek to gain an understanding of how accounting information is used by organizations (businesses and nonprofit organizations) and by investors. The course is designed to answer questions such as: "What types of information are included in financial statements?" "As a manager, how can accounting information help me operate my organization more effectively?" "As a business owner, how can I use this information to run my operations more profitably? "As a borrower, how will my banker use my accounting information when evaluating a loan request for my business?" and "as an investor, how can I use a company's financial information to make better investment decisions?" Students will learn the basic rules that companies must follow when preparing their financial statements. The course also highlights some of the differences between U.S. accounting rules and the general rules that non-U.S. companies follow. The financial statements of actual companies will be used frequently during the semester. Also, breaking headlines in financial news will often be discussed in class.


Prerequisites: Please view the course schedule for current advisory and/or enforced prerequisites.
Bioinformatics 525
Foundations in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
(Credits: 1-3)

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practical approaches of bioinformatics as applied to genes and proteins. The overall course content is broken down into 3 sections focusing on introductory programming and data management, statistics, and systems biology, and respectively.


Biomedical Engineering 588
Global Quality Systems and Regulatory Innovation
(Credits: 2)

This course is for scientists, engineers, and clinicians to understand and interpret various relevant global and regional quality systems for traditional and cutting edge global health technologies, solutions and their implementation. Speakers from academia, the FDA, and biomedical related industries will be invited to participate in teaching this course.

Cross-listed with Chemical Engineering 588.

Prerequisites: Please view the course schedule for current advisory and/or enforced prerequisites.
Biostatistics 521
Applied Biostatistics
(Credits: 3)

Biostatistical analysis provides the means to identify and verify patterns in this data and to interpret the findings in a public health context. In this course, students will learn the basic steps in analyzing public health data, from initial study design to exploratory data analysis to inferential statistics. Specifically, we will cover descriptive statistics and graphical representations of univariate and multivariate data, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, t-tests, analysis of contingency tables, and simple and multiple linear regression.

Prerequisites: Please view the course schedule for current advisory and/or enforced prerequisites.
Biostatistics 522
Biostatistical Analysis for Health-Related Studies
(Credits: 3)

A second course in applied biostatistical methods and data analysis. Concepts of data analysis and experimental design for health-related studies. Emphasis on categorical data analysis, multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance.

Prerequisites: Please view the course schedule for current advisory and/or enforced prerequisites.
Biostatistics 605
Introduction to SAS Statistical Programming
(Credits: 1)

This course is designed for individuals with a strong quantitative background that are interested in the scientific, policy, design and management aspects of clinical trials.  Topics include types of clinical research, bias and random error, study design, ethics treatment allocation, randomization and stratification, quality control, power and sample size, group sequential monitoring, cross-over designs and meta-analysis.

Prerequisites: Please view the course schedule for current advisory and/or enforced prerequisites.
Biostatistics 607
Computing for Data Analytics
(Credits: 3)

This modular course focuses on basic programming skills for Python, R, and C++. It will cover key features of each including conditional statements, loops, data structures, basic data processing and analysis, basic data visualization, and object-orientation programming. 

Business Administration 612
Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid
(Credits: 2.25)

The condition of the world's poor is the subject of growing attention. Global poverty is increasingly seen as an unacceptable outcome of the current economic system, and there is interest in exploring new market-based approaches to poverty alleviation. The emerging base of the pyramid (BoP) perspective aligns business-oriented incentives for growth, innovation, and profits with the development community's efforts to create a more inclusive capitalism. In fact, the relationship between profits and poverty alleviation in pursuit of mutual value creation is a central component of the BoP perspective. To explore these issues, this course integrates concepts of strategy, international business, non-profit management, and poverty alleviation to stimulate the leadership skills and competitive imagination needed to design BoP ventures. Through combination of cases, readings, lectures, videos, and outside guests, class session will engage students in discussions aimed at: 1) identifying the opportunities associated with a new perspective on serving BoP markets; and 2) developing the strategies, business models, and partnerships required to productively explore those opportunities.

Business Administration 620
Cross-Disciplinary Perspective on Healthcare Delivery in Low/Middle Income Countries
(Credits: 1.5)

Healthcare delivery in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is influenced by a number of factors such as provider expertise, patient trust, access, financing, medication/treatment availability, policies, and evolving technologies. Some components vary from culture to culture, while others remain constant. Improvements in healthcare delivery in these countries will rely on a good understanding of the various disciplinary approaches to care and how they can vary between cultures. This course is designed to introduce students to the perspectives and challenges faced by people in disciplines and cultures that differ from their own and think critically about the effect of that understanding on their own discipline’s engagement in healthcare delivery in LMICs.This is a 7-week, half-semester course. 

Business Econ & Public Policy 608
Health Care Markets and Public Policies
(Credits: 1.5)

This course provides an overview of the economics and business of health care.  The main focus will be on the financing and delivery of health services in the United States.  The analysis of each part of the health care system will include a consideration of basic economic issues, key public policies and current market developments.  Particular attention will be paid to health care reform and its implications for consumers, employers, insurers and providers.

Prerequisites: Please view the course schedule for current advisory and/or enforced prerequisites.