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Enhance your practical understanding of the commercial and strategic issues driving the Pharmaceutical and Biopharm industry to increase your commercial value

Course Overview

This hands-on programme will help you acquire the key skills needed to navigate the commercial side of the (bio) pharmaceutical landscape. Aimed at management, project leaders and professionals seeking to enhance their business acumen, this course will provide you with the platform to develop. Over 5-days you will focus on 5 key areas including pharma strategy, change management, financial, marketing and relationship management.

Learn With Guidance From 4 Experts

Our expert faculty have unrivalled experience and expertise across the pharmaceutical industry, providing invaluable knowledge gained from working with the world’s most prestigious international corporations. Through them, you will explore real-life examples pharma management face in today’s challenging market and embark on a continuous case study, designed to apply and cement the skills and techniques taught on the course.

Continuous Case Study: Put Your Skills Into Practice

Throughout the 5 days, you will follow a continuous case study of a pharmaceutical company, mapping out its strategic direction, making key decisions and ultimately endeavouring to ensure the commercial success of the business. The case study provides a platform for in-depth discussion with peers and an opportunity to apply the skills and techniques you will learn.

Fast-track Your Career In Life Sciences

Armed with the skills you’ve learned on the Pharma & Biopharm Mini-MBA, you will be equipped to take a more strategic, commercial and practical approach to your day to day role. In just 5 days you will learn how to become a more effective leader and discover how to advance your career in this competitive and ever-changing industry.

What will you learn?

Pharmaceutical business strategy and strategic thinking

Learn how you can employ winning strategies and strategic thinking 

Strategic change management

Build high performance teams with enhanced leadership skills

Pharmaceutical marketing

Explore competitive marketing strategies for better margins, profits and revenues

Business, commercial and financial skills

Improve business, commercial and financial skills for greater returns on investment

Commercial relationship management

Control and manage complex commercial relationships to optimise results

Online course structure

The 5-day programme is divided into an introduction plus 5 modules with each module focused on a key management topic that is critical for you as a leader to understand. Each module is delivered over a day and containing live learning, discussion and learning materials. 

Live learning is done through webinar technology, utilising the interactive features available such as polling, break out rooms and whiteboard.

The course recording will be made available to watch on-demand for 30 days following the course for you to recap. 

Who is this course for?

This interactive programme is ideal for:

  • Managers who have influence across functional areas and who cope with ambiguous or difficult situations
  • Those who are leading major projects or change within their organisations – either now or in the future
  • Directors and VPs who require a short intensive time away from day-to-day pressures to think strategically about their business
  • Functional support specialists and scientists who are either being promoted into a broader business role or who need to start developing a wider organisation perspective
  • Professionals looking to prepare for future management roles

Head of

Client Management

Sartorius Stedim

The practical exercises made you think and helped to consolidate knowledge.

CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.

An overview of the Mini-MBA from Andre Lanser

Learn more about the Pharma & Biopharm Mini-MBA from the course leader for week four on business, commercial and financial skills. Andre Lanser ACA.

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