Schedule of Classes

USC Healthcare Decision Analysis degree focusing on pharmaceutical value, access, reimbursement, and pricingIndividual instruction for HCDA designated courses will primarily take place over two weekends per semester (Saturday and Sunday), supplemented by weekly assignments and other related academic activities.  Each course’s specific semester schedule should be checked, as dates may vary. Students will have the choice of traditional classroom or flexible participation option to allow for distance learning and time independent lectures, to better fit individual schedules and reduce travel requirements.

Location of Class:

University of Southern California (University Park Campus)
Verna & Peter Dauterive (VPD) Hall, Room 116
635 Downey Way
Los Angeles, California

Scheduled on-site class meetings will take place:

  • Saturdays from 8:00am – 5:00pm PST
  • Sundays from 8:00am – 5:00pm PST

Spring 2017


HCDA 507 (3 units) Foundations of Product Development and Commercialization 

February 25, 26 and April 22, 23**

**On April 22, 23, class will be held at the USC Health Sciences Campus:

USC Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
School of Pharmacy, Room PSC 108
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA

HCDA 550 (3 units) Healthcare Innovation: From Creativity to Value 

February 4,5 and April 1, 2

HCDA 553 (3 units) Advanced Pricing Strategies 

January 28, 29 and March 4, 5


Summer 2017

HCDA 510 (3 units) Business Implications of Healthcare Reform

June 10, 11 and July 15, 16


HCDA 530 (3 units) Total Product Development  

June 24, 25 and July 29, 30


Fall 2017

HCDA 506 (3 units) Foundations of Insurance and Global Access

Meeting dates TBD

HCDA 560 (3 units) Managing Healthcare Partnerships & Mergers

Meeting dates TBD

HCDA 570 (3 units) Asia-Pacific: Delivery, Access, and Reimbursement

Meeting dates TBD