About the Postgraduate Program in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry

The Postgraduate Program in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry combines the acquisition of essential knowledge (classes, tutorials, round tables...), with the development of negotiation skills and resolution of complex problems (case studies, workshops, group work...). It is a program that is designed for students who wish to develop their professional potential in companies of the biotechnological or pharmaceutical sector, based on the demand from these companies of highly qualified professionals.

Several industry representatives will share real case studies related to biotechnology, pharmaceutical and global healthcare technology companies.

Problem solving and negotiation skills

Coaching and training experts

The best professionals

Key points

16 ECTS + Final Project 2 ECTS
Total credits: 18 ECTS

Next edition: October 2019

100% English

6.00pm to 9.00pm

Student Profile

  • University degree in the field of Health Sciences (Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine...)
  • University degree in other areas (Engineering, Economics, Business Administration...) and a deep interest in developing your career in the biopharmaceutical sector.
With the Postgraduate Program in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry you will be able to:

  • Possess a complete vision of the Biotech and Pharmaceutical business
  • Understand and connect the different stages of the value chain of the industry
  • Provide real value to companies based on the practical knowledge acquired during the academic training

  • Have a good analytical capacity before business situations and be able to apply it to the industry to solve problems with a new vision
  • Learn to work in multicultural environments in which the English language is the main communication tool

Objectives of the Postgraduate Program in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry

The main aim of this Postgraduate Program in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry is to prepare future graduates for an international job environment within the biotech and pharmaceutical industries and be able to adapt easily to the respective work processes. 

Specific objectives: 

  • To understand how the forces driving science and business interact in the real world
  • To gain practical knowledge and and to develop core competencies in order to become more valuable to employers 
  • To develop key analytical thought processes and learn how to apply them in the industry 
  • To learn how to work in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural setting where English is the primary language


The Postgraduate Program in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry will help you acquire the following competences :

  • Strategic Thinking: Capability to fully understand and design solutions and pathways for common issues in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry, based on the general understanding of the sector provided by the program.
  • Critical Analysis: Capability to review, analyze and understand critically potential provided to take decisions and specific actions.
  • Decision Making Problem Solving: Capability to act with empathy and to apply leadership concepts provided to take decisions and specific actions.
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills: Capability to communicate effectively with peers, management or potential partners in the sector. Capacity to apply in a real world negotiation the set of skills learnt in the program.
  • Teamwork: Capacity to work effectively within a team.


Specific competences :

  • R&D Strategic Analysis: Capability to understand the issues and implications of a diversified pipeline of projects, taking into account inherent risks in this industry.
  • IP Coverage: Capacity to integrate the relevance and strategic value of IP protection applied to projects in development.
  • Understanding Partnerships: Capability to analyse and understand the importance of collaborations of different kinds between companies in this specific sector.
  • A Regulated Industry: Capacity to evaluate and understand the deep implications of tight regulations and market access issues in the biotech and pharmaceutical marrket, which is specific of the sector.
    Project Management: Capability to apply commonly used tools in the management of R&D projects in this sector.
  • Personal Branding: Understanding the importance of your personal brand and how to develop and improve it with the objective to advance your career in the biotech and pharmavceutical industry.

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