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What does the Master's Degree in Biopharmaceutical Business entail?

The Master's Degree in Biopharmaceutical Business is designed for students who wish to develop their professional potential with businesses in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical technology sectors based on the demand from these companies for highly qualified professionals.

Both IQS professors and more than 30 professionals from inside the industry will teach classes and share real case studies related to global companies in this sector.

The objective of this master's degree is to prepare new professionals who are ready to take on a wide variety of positions within the biopharmaceutical sector in an international work setting, equipped with a cross-disciplinary technical and business vision of the different areas that make up this crucial industry.

Students will develop this professional vision based on the following objectives:

  • Acquiring knowledge about the functions, value chain, and technical, commercial, and financial aspects that are specific to the biopharmaceutical sector.
  • Developing key competences such as analytical ability, critical thinking, leadership abilities, and managing teams.
  • Applying the acquired knowledge and skills to a real work environment through in-company internships.

Compulsory in-company internships in the sector
Developing leadership skills in parallel with the curriculum

Taught by IQS professors and guest lecturers with extensive professional experience

Programme taught 100% in English

Key points

60 ECTS Credits

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Three days a week

The programme is taught entirely in English


It was worth travelling 4,000 km to study this master’s degree. It is a knowledge treasure trove that is carefully designed by experienced  leading professionals and available for us here at IQS. It’s a deep look inside the functioning of the Pharma and Biotech industries from the classroom.”


Nataliya Storozhylova
Alumna.Class of 2018-2019. Scientific Project Portfolio Manager.

Objectives of the Master's Degree in Biopharmaceutical Business

The main objective of the master's degree is to prepare you with all the resources you need to take on a competitive and international professional environment in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical technology industries. This means that you will be able to easily adapt to the different work processes in a constantly changing professional environment.

This primary objective is based on the acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills in the classroom, as well as in-company internships within the biopharmaceutical sector. 


With the Master's Degree in Biopharmaceutical Business you'll be able to:

Acquire knowledge about the main functions and areas of the value chain in the development of new drugs and medical devices, directly from professors and industry experts.

Understand in depth the commercial and financial aspects specific to the pharmaceutical sector.

Apply the acquired competences and skills to a real work environment through in-company internships.

Develop analytical skills applied to problem solving in a real work environment.

Be able to rapidly adapt to the specific work processes in each functional area, enabling you to join the biopharmaceutical sector labour market immediately upon graduation.

Develop critical thinking and leadership skills.

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