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MBA Pharmaceutical Management

The leading online Master of Business Administration for the pharmaceutical industry from Middlesex University and PTI

Dates for 2019 TBC

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Your Qualification in Pharmaceutical Management

The MBA that combines quality with flexibility for future pharma leaders!

Develop your ability to perform at the highest level of business management

The programme curriculum has been painstakingly designed to equip current and future pharma leaders with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to manage their business successfully.

When: 17 September 2018
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 27 Months
Qualification: Awarded by Middlesex University

David Scott is a consultant with proven skills in deal brokering, marketing, strategic planning, finance, business development & acquisitions.   With over 25 years’ experience in the healthcare sector David has spent the past 20 years  as a freelance licensing & business development  consultant and has worked with over 40 clients including major global and European companies, biotechs, start-ups and university spin-outs; he is currently a Director of two UK-based pharma companies. David is a skilled negotiator and has successfully concluded many inward and outward licensing agreements and collaborative ventures involving both drugs and delivery systems. David also provides licensing training  -he is the expert trainer for The Pharmaceutical Out-licensing Course at C.E.L.forpharma and is author of the best-selling " Scrip’s Practical Guide to Pharmaceutical Licensing”.  In recent years David has also been active in encouraging entrepreneurship in the engineering sector.


Professor Brian D Smith founded Pragmedic Limited, a strategy advisory firm, in 1998. He delivers most client projects himself and he designs and leads those that require multidisciplinary teams. Brian has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors since 1978, first as a research chemist then in an ascending series of marketing and strategy roles in large multinational firms. Since 1998, he has divided his time between research, writing and advising. Brian’s research began with his PhD, at Cranfield School of Management, studying strategy effectiveness in medical markets. Subsequently, he examined how firms create insight and, currently, why some firms implement strategy better than others. He is Adjunct Professor at SDA Bocconi in Milan, one of Europe's leading business schools, where he teaches to the Masters Programme in International Healthcare Management and conducts research with the European Health Technology Institute for Socio-Economic Research which is based there. This work fits well with his research into strategy implementation at Europe's largest business school, the Open University Business School, where Brian is Visiting Research Fellow. His writing includes 200 books, papers and articles. He is the editor of the Journal of Medical Marketing and is published widely in both academic and executive journals. His critically acclaimed books include 'Making Marketing Happen', 'Marketing Due Diligence', 'Creating Market Insight' and, most recently, 'The Future of Pharma'. Brian’s clients include leading pharmaceutical and medical technology firms across the world.

  • Module One: Global Pharmaceutical Industry: Structure, Context & Dynamics
  • Module Two: Finance and Risk Management
  • Module Three: Business Strategy
  • Module Four: Executive Leadership
  • Module Five: Pharmaceutical Operations: NPD to Commercialisation
  • Module Six: Marketing Management
  • Senior strategic professionals from the industry who want an industry-focussed qualification

  • Legal, regulatory, patent and licensing professionals from the industry who want a broader understanding of the industry

  • Sales, marketing and business development professionals (including partnership managers) who want to progress in the industry

  • Clinical development and research managers who want a more management-focussed overview

  • Finance, accounting and forecasting managers

  • Pharmaceutical consultants who want recognition in the industry

THIS COURSE QUALIFIES FOR A £10,000 POSTGRADUATE LOAN

If you are a UK or EU national, or have UK ‘settled status’, have lived in the UK or the EU (or wider EEA) for the last 3 years, will be living in the UK on the first day of your course and haven’t been awarded a MSc, MA, MBA or PhD already, you may be eligible for a loan of up to £10,000 from the UK Government to study this course.

7 MODULES AVAILABLE

  • Global Pharmaceutical Industry: Structure, Context & Dynamics
  • Finance and Risk Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Executive Leadership
  • Pharmaceutical Operations: NPD to Commercialisation
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Transformation Project

Meet the experts

david scott

David is a pharmaceutical consultant with proven skills in deal-brokering, marketing, strategic planning, finance, business development and acquisitions. David is an experienced mentor with board positions at three life-science companies as well as being the former Chairman of the Fiori Musicali Charitable Trust. As a consultant, David has closed a number of major deals for inward and outward licensing for pharmaceutical products and technologies. David also undertakes Licensing & Business Development training for multinational pharmaceutical companies and training organisations. Finally, David founded and runs Engineering YES, a business plan training competition for University researchers.

brians

Brian has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors since 1978, first as a research chemist then in an ascending series of marketing and strategy roles in large multinational firms. Since 1998,he has divided his time between research, writing and advising.

Brian’s research began with his PhD, at Cranfield School of
Management, studying strategy effectiveness in medical markets.

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