The program’s goal is to provide students with entrepreneurial skills for managing biotechnology-based companies or work on business development and financial management of biotechnology-based projects.

Participant profile

This Master is aimed at graduates in life sciences who want to apply their scientific knowledge to management and assessment of biotechnology-based companies. We expect our participants to be dynamic, communicative, able to cooperate and analyse and having their own vision.

Careers opportunities

Completing this Master’s programme will allow you to build your career in specialized business departments of biotechnology companies. You as well will be able to seek position in technology transfer offices or consulting companies that operate in health sector.

  • Campus

    Faculty of Biology (University of Barcelona)

  • Masters Degree

    60 ECTS - University of Barcelona Diploma

  • Methodology

    In-class teaching

    From Monday to Thursday - 18h to 21h

  • Dates

    From October 2017 to June 2018

  • International Seminars

    Barcelona Scientific Park (UB)


Academic Itinerary


  • Licensing Course (English)

    The objective of this practical course is to develop a licensing structure plan for a drug in both processes; licensing it due to the creation of a biotech based company or the licensing to a pharmaceutical company. Our students will develop business skills based in a real case and they will learn about drug discovery processes in early stage.

  • Module 1

    Introduction to management of biotechnology-based companies.

    Intellectual property and entrepreneurship in the biopharmaceutical sector.

    Fundamental knowledge of the biotechnology-based company management.

  • Module 2

    Applied and theoretical management for new drugs development.

    Experimental phase I: preclinical and regulatory research.

    Experimental phase II: clinical and regulatory research.

  • Module 3

    Management of biotechnology-based companies.

    Strategic Project Management: life cycle of the project cost plan, risk management.

    Departments of the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Module 4

    Development management and financial management.

    Financing and investment: financing instruments.

    Strategy and business development: corporate strategy, innovation, internationalization.

  • Module 5

    Leadership and professional positioning.

    In this module we will show you how to improve your communicational and negotiation skills, how to become a better leader and learn to position yourself professionally.

  • Leadership Weekend

    An opportunity for students to discover and manage their full potential through real-life experiences and work situations. These activities are combined with Coaching tools and NLP in order to help students find the strength and energy within them necessary for success.

  • Module 6

    Business Start-Up Plan (Master Thesis).

    Developing a business plan oriented at biotechnology-based Drug Discovery.

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