Business Development
& Marketing


PCB Campus


Monday to Thursday from 18:00h to 21:00h


One Academic Year


October 2021




Preinscriptions are open



The objective of the master program is to understand the processes, deals and transactions involved from the scouting of early and late stage compounds to the licensing agreement and the preparation of the new global brand plan

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The main roles and companies related with these areas of knowledge’s are those such as, licensing manager, business development, market intelligence or marketing manager among other corporate positions at biotechnology-based companies or the pharmaceutical industry

Programme Structure

1st Module

Management in Drug Discovery
  • Early stage innovation & Biotechnology Based Talent
  • Acquire knowledge in international management in the life sciences sector.
  • Global Market Access and Health Economics
  • Project Management in Lifesciences

2 months

2nd Module

Scientific and Regulatory Development
  • Target Product Profile (TPP)
  • Regulatory Affairs for FDA/EMA Approval
  • Preclinical & Clinical developments for new chemical entities
  • Preclinical and Clinical developments for new biological entities

2 months

3rd Module

Portfolio Management
  • Portfolios Projects and Business Strategy
  • Market Intelligence Life Product Cycle
  • Licensing Deals Structure & Industry Agreements
  • Scouting and valuation of Early & Late compounds

2 months

4th Module

Global Marketing
  • Global & Local Brand plan Design
  • Launch Strategies & Product Profile
  • Global Commercial Training (Marketing & Medical)
  • Leading a global team - Departments

2 months

5th Module

Sc.MBA Thesis Project
  • Acquisition and Brand Plan
  • As a part of the global drug discovery plan the students will develop the global brand plan including the in-licensing portfolio decision and value

1 month

"The masters and postgraduate courses give the students applied knowledge about the Biotechnology sector beyond the laboratory, opening a new wide range of professional development and career opportunities. One of the key aspects of the programs are the internships in a wide range of companies, during which the students get involved in different management aspects, increasing their experience."

Esther Riambau - Life Science Director at UPF Ventures

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