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The new Master's Degree in Biopharmaceutical Business lets students delve deeper into biotechnology applications for the pharmaceutical industry. 

About the Postgraduate Programme in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry

The Postgraduate Programme in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry combines acquiring essential knowledge (classes, tutor sessions, round tables...), with developing negotiation and complex problem solving skills (case studies, workshops, group work...). This programme is designed for students who wish to develop their professional potential in companies in the biotechnological or pharmaceutical sector. Companies in these sectors demand 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 credits
Total credits: 18 ECTS credits

Start of next course: January 2021

100% English

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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 Programme in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry you will be able to:

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

  • Acquire excellent analytical capacity when faced with business situations and be able to apply it to the industry to solve problems with a new viewpoint
  • Learn to work in multicultural environments in which English is the main language

Objectives of the Postgraduate Programme in the Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry

The main aim of this Postgraduate Programme 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. 

The specific objectives are: 

  • To understand how the forces driving science and business interact in the real world
  • To gain practical knowledge 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 programme.
  • Critical Analysis: Capability to review, analyse and understand the potential to take decisions and specific actions.
  • Decision Making Problem Solving: Capability to act with empathy and to apply leadership concepts 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 the set of skills learnt in the programme in a real world negotiation.
  • Teamwork: Capacity to work effectively within a team.


Specific competences:

  • Strategic R&D Analysis: Capability to understand the issues and implications of a diversified project pipeline, 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 different kinds of collaborations 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 market, which is specific to 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 pharmaceutical industry.
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