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Pharma Mini MBA 3 to 5 day course
The Leading & Original Pharma Mini MBA
A 3-5 Day Accelerated management programme running for 16 successful years, designed specifically for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry and also applicable to Medical Device Professionals, Healthcare and Regulatory Authority professionals to give you the high- performance  Management Skills of an MBA. Available both in-house and as a public programme.
Ideal for professionals wanting to learn about international best practices in management and leadership in the Bio/Pharma Industry.
Key Benefits and why you and your organisation should invest in this programme:

  • Develop your understanding of key techniques of an MBA to apply to your work
  • Greater understanding of the industry, its drivers  and the challenges and opportunities 
  • Understand what strategic thinking is and how to use strategy tools within Bio/Pharma
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Gain confidence in commercial awareness
  • Become more effective in coping with and managing change in the Bio/Pharma Industry
  • Enhanced understanding the essentials of managing projects in the Bio/Pharma industry
  • Explore the benefits and costs of doing an MBA
  • Mini MBA toolkit to apply to your job
  • Opportunities to share best practice

Here's what a few delegates from previous courses had to say:
“Great tools and techniques, and well organised and presented. Excellent interaction and mix of course material and discussion.” Novo Nordisk
 “I feel I’ve achieved my objectives, great course, and at a great pace for each module.” AstraZeneca
 “The course was excellent, easy to put into practice what I had learnt into the workplace.” GSK

What Is This Course About?
The Pharma Mini MBA accelerated management programme is a distillation of the most valuable parts of an MBA as applied to the Bio/Pharmaceutical industry. It will give you some practical management tools to apply every day, as well as giving a real taste of an MBA course through using biopharmaceutical case studies from business schools.
Working in the highly competitive Pharmaceutical industry, with ever-increasing change and pressure is probably one of the most challenging managerial roles of any industry today. This course has been especially designed to help you transcend these challenges by training you to become equipped to see the bigger picture in all aspects of your role. It will help you build your management skills for the future and prepare you to fulfil your ambitions.
Pharma Industry context – Business School Pharmaceutical Case Studies on each module
This intensive course will help you to translate your learning into new behaviours and improvements in your capability and performance, and this will be of excellent value to you and your organisation. This interactive course will work through live issues impacting on the industry and on participants directly. The individual and group exercises will focus on Bio/Pharmaceutical MBA case studies and also on your own challenges. The Bio/Pharma case studies will help also give the ‘feel ’of a full MBA.
The Bio/Pharma Mini MBA is also an intensive guide to all that is “Best and Most Practical “on an MBA course - with specific focus on the Bio/Pharma sector. It is also of value, either to gain the most useful aspects of an MBA, or as an “MBA taster”. It will provide a foundation of the essential MBA elements to apply directly to your role. The Bio pharmaceutical industry requires employees within the industry to focus on successful leadership and business management skills which this programme is designed to give you.

The skills you will improve will include:
  • Problem solving
  • Seeing the bigger picture
  • Decision making, prioritisation
  • Strategic leadership
  • Implementing strategy
  • Environmental awareness
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Strategic thinking
  • Leadership
  • Commercial awareness
  • Change management
  • Team working
  • Project management
  • Increased self Confidence

Example programme of Modules:
Module 1: Strategic Thinking and Applying this in the Bio/Pharma Industry
Module 2: Commercial Management and Leadership in the Bio/Pharma industry
Module 3: Leading Change and Project Management in the Bio/Pharma Industry
Module 4: Finance in the Bio/Pharma Industry
Module 5: Negotiating skills, Lifecycle Management and Marketing in the Bio/Pharma Industry
Who should attend this Mini MBA Development Programme?
A “must attend” for Professionals within the Bio/Pharmaceutical Industry wishing to develop their business management skills for more senior levels – beyond more technical skills -  including professionals working in life sciences research, manufacturing, regulatory affairs etc. It will also help anyone thinking of studying for an MBA who would like an idea of what is involved. It is particularly beneficial to attend with a colleague to maximise the practical learning.
MBA Programme Director and originator of the Pharma Mini MBA
Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc (Biochemistry), BSc (Psychology), PhD, Diploma in Clinical Science, FICR, is Chairman of an International Pharmaceutical Management Consultancy, Course Director and Lecturer for the MSc in Clinical Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Cardiff,  Course Director MSc Regulatory Affairs, TOPRA and University of Hertfordshire. She has also worked as an Associate with Cranfield School of Management on several courses including the Leadership module of the MBA programme and Strategic Thinking courses.
Dr Brown also worked for Cambridge Corporate Development, an International strategy consultancy for seven years. Laura has extensive experience in senior management roles in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several pharmaceutical companies including Wellcome, Hoeschst Marion Roussell and Phoenix International and consulted internationally with numerous pharmaceutical companies in the EU, US, Singapore, China and India. She is also co-author of several management books including Be Your Own Strategy Consultant (2004), The Ultimate Book of  Business Skills (2005), Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry (2011 Publication) and Developing the Individual (2003).

Example Course brochure .pdf