Health Economics

Key Details


Barcelona Campus


4 Months


February 2022




25 years old


3 years


> 40 Visiting Lecturers


Pharma & Biotech


3.600 €

Postgraduate in HealthEconomics Objectives

The postgraduate program is designed to understand negotiations processes and tools while designing a market access and pricing strategy, and how the industry works with the authorities to introduce new drugs in hospitals.

Professional Development

This program is focus towards the essential global value dossiers to negotiate price on new compounds, and the definition of a roadmap and launch sequence from global to local access with authorities.

Programme Syllabus

  • add_circle_outlineModule I - Pricing


    • • Lesson 1. Pricing basics

    • • Lesson 2. Premium Price and Shared risks

    • • Lesson 3. Real World Evidence

    • • Lesson 4. QUALY Adjustment

  • add_circle_outlineModule II - Pharmacoeconomics I


    • • Lesson 1. Cost of Disease Design

    • • Lesson 2. Business Development and the Industry

    • • Lesson 3. National Healthcare Systems

    • • Lesson 4. Patients Associations

  • add_circle_outlineModule III - Pharmacoeconomics II


    • • Lesson 1. Price Negotiations

    • • Lesson 2. Reference Pricing & Pricing Strategy

    • • Lesson 3. Consulting

    • • Lesson 4. Health Evaluation

  • add_circle_outlineModule IV - Market Access


    • • Lesson 1. Global Market Access Strategy

    • • Lesson 2. Strategic market access - HTA

    • • Lesson 3. Emerging Markets & Healthcare

    • • Lesson 4. Government Affairs

  • add_circle_outlineModule V - Postgraduate Final Project


Areas of Knowledge

The main areas of knowledge and expertise involve in this postgraduate specialisation involved the tools and the analysis related with global value dossiers for new drug approvals and the markets access strategy to make it accessible to the patients



Here are some of the most frequent questions from our candidates

  • question_answerAbout the BBI Where are the BBI Campuses?

    With a presence in two of the main innovation centres in Europe, Barcelona and Cambridge, our students can choose which campus will best meet their needs. The Barcelona Campus focuses on Drug Discovery, which is central to future career progression in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

    The newer Cambridge Campus has a broader remit across the entire Life Science sector. At Cambridge, UK, our students can realise their objective of establishing a global network of contacts in the broader spectrum of commercial opportunities in Life Sciences.

  • question_answerAbout the BBI What is the BBI Panel of lecturer’s professional experience?

    The BBI Business School has over 140 academics and industry experts, coming from more than 20 countries, who cover the key management topics in the Life Sciences industry: corporate finance; market access and healthcare economics, preclinical and clinical regulatory requirements, medical technologies, technology transfer and entrepreneurship, organisational behaviour and an understanding of the global strategy for new drug approvals.

  • question_answerAbout the BBI What is different about the BBI Business School?

    The Biotechnology Business Institute (BBI) is an international business school focused on training a new generation of scientific managers and executives to prepare for their future careers. The BBI facilitates early-stage business development activities in partnership with the many stakeholders in the biotechnology sector and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. A core focus is on new drug development to treat unmet medical need but also with broadening interests across the Life Sciences sector.

    The Biotechnology Business Institute was founded to develop the next generation of talent in the international Life Sciences sector for scientists seeking to advance their careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We are committed to becoming a leading international academic institution in the management of Life Sciences, through enabling the career development of a new wave of global business leaders driving disruptive change throughout the ecosystem.

  • question_answerThe BBI Experience What is a typical day for a BBI student like?

    Every day is different throughout the year. During the first stage, when students take their common modules, apart from the evening classes from Monday to Thursday, the students also develop their career impact programmes. These programmes have their project meetings at various research centres and participate in extra-curriculum activities.

    For the final semester in Barcelona, each student develops their own academic internship programme depending on their chosen career itinerary chosen. All programmes have the same number of assignments and group work to complete. Typically, the second semester is focused increasing the time spent on students’ career-related activities.

  • question_answerThe BBI Experience What is the practical patent study case method?

    Thanks to our unique educational agreement with three of the main research centres in Barcelona our model, based on a practical patent filings, that allows our students to have an intensive full-time experience to achieve a global understanding of commercial decision-making processes.

    Discussions with principal researchers and innovation managers who are planning on developing new drugs make this experience very interactive and with the academic co-ordination and the board of lectures further discussion are continued during the practical classes. The case study case is a real example, reflecting today’s global business ecosystem in biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • question_answerBBI Community What is the BBI network?
    • The BBI network is formed by our alumni, the academic staff, lecturers, partner companies and the technology transfer offices who collaborate with us. Over the years, we have developed a community over 700 people globally in direct contact every year. 

    For more information, visit our BBI community Report

  • question_answerThe Taught Classes What is the average age of the class?

    BBI MBA students have an average age of 24, although a few students may be slightly older. In some cases, other BBI programmes such our Executive Education courses are recommended as they may be a better fit for some specific professional goals. However, there is no upper age limit and all ages are encouraged to apply.

  • question_answerLanguage Policy Is it speaking Spanish necessary?

    No. English is the language of instruction on both campuses.

  • question_answerFull Time MBA How does BBI’s full-time MBA in Biotechnology differ from the Executive Programmes?

    The BBI students during the MBA programme reside full-time in Barcelona, attending classes Monday through Thursday, and a different variety of networking activities and conferences take place during the year.

    MBA students tend to be at an earlier stage in their careers and have less professional experience than participants in the Executive Programmes. The majority of participants in the Executive Programmes are already working industry and continue to work while they carry out the programme in parallel.

  • question_answerAdmissions Process What is the typical BBI student profile?

    We cannot define a typical profile of a student at the BBI.  We have a very diverse set of students every year in terms of age, professional experience, education and culture. Review the latest alumni report for further information.

  • question_answerAdmissions Process Is an interview required for admission?

    Yes. All applications go through a first process of selection where the candidate will be interviewed to assess the application, review the programme objectives and understand the potential of the BBI career impact programme on their careers. After this first stage, only those selected from the interview will continue with the application process. Interviews can be via videoconference, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply online Download Brochure
The Worldwide Business School for Life Sciences

Barcelona Campus

Barcelona Scientific Park
Baldiri Reixac St., 4-8, 08028, Barcelona

Entity Associated to 

Cambridge Campus

The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park
184, Milton Road, CB4 0GA, Cambridge

Entity based at 


In educational collaboration agreement for the development of the Global MBAs

Biotechnology Business Institute ©2021 All Rights Reserved | Wolke SAS