Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Leadership
The Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Leadership is a one-year, part-time academic opportunity for scientists currently working or interested in working in the biopharmaceutical research environment.
The specialized certificate is an innovative program that addresses critical skills in leadership, management and business in the biopharmaceutical industry.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Leadership the student will:
Demonstrate a proficiency of knowledge in the areas of 1) team leadership, 2) intellectual property, 3) the pharmaceutical regulatory approval process, 4) organizational development, 5) strategy, 6) written and oral communication, 7) analysis, 8) ethics and behavioral science interventions.
Program Requirements: 6 courses/18 credits*
BPC 9009: Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Using real-life cases from the biopharmaceutical industry, students explore the issues of personality and individual style within organizations as they begin to form a personal leadership philosophy.
BPC 9018: Leading Effective Teams
Multidisciplinary, matrixed project teams have become the norm for carrying out drug discovery and development in the biopharmaceutical industry. In this course, students investigate the processes of developing high-performance teams, with emphasis on style versatility, trust building, facilitation, managing in a matrix environment, managing change, conflict management and negotiation.
BPC 9021: Project Management in the Biosciences
Combining theory and practice, this course provides a foundation in project management best practices (processes and tools) as applied to the drug development process in cross-functional project teams.
BPC 9034: Creating and Implementing Strategy in the Biopharmaceutical Environment
This course examines the core missions, markets and operating goals of biopharmaceutical firms, highlighting the mix of scientific and management skills required for success in today's developing and highly competitive markets.
BPC 9023: Research in a Global Environment
This course explores issues of individuality, culture and diversity in the workplace. It also examines global R&D trends in the biopharmaceutical industry, including external partnering and outsourcing, accessing emerging markets and how different R&D models affect individuals, groups and leaders in contemporary biopharmaceutical organizations.
BPC 9037: The Biopharmaceutical Environment: Law, Government and Society
This course examines aspects of the biopharmaceutical environment, including intellectual property law, the pharmaceutical regulatory process, post-approval access to therapies and the reaction of society to advancements in the field.
* Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Leadership, students have the option of continuing toward this Master of Science in Management (MSM) with specialization in Biopharmaceutical Leadership by successfully completing 18 additional management credits at Emmanuel. Learn more»