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The Pharma Mini MBA Training Course

This three-day *In-house* Mini MBA management programme is a distillation of the most valuable parts of an MBA, as applied to the Bio/Pharmaceutical industry. It will provide your management team with practical management tools to apply in the workplace, as well as giving a real taste of an MBA course with Pharma case studies from business schools.


In-house Training and Consultancy Services

A three-day In-house management programme, designed specifically for pharmaceutical/biotechnology management teams and also applicable medical device and animal health industries teams. This intensive training will help the team to translate their learning into new behaviours and improvements in the teams capability and performance and will work through live issues impacting on the industry and on your organisation directly. The individual and group exercises will focus on bio/pharmaceutical/generic MBA case studies, and also on the teams challegnes and examples. The case studies will help also give the ‘feel’ of a full MBA and help them understand more about the strategies used in todays pharmaceutical and associated industries.

Your next step is to call us now on +44 (0)20 7729 6677 or email us at info@falconbury.co.uk or use our contact form and find out how we can help. There are no commitments, and if we cannot help our advice and recommendations are free of charge.

Sample programme

Mini MBA Module 1

  • Strategic Thinking and Applying this in the Bio/Pharma Industry
  • What is strategic thinking and its importance in the bio/pharma industry?
  • Strategic analysis key tools
  • Understanding the competitive environment – using bio/pharma case studies
  • Applying the tools to your own context
  • More application of the tools – option grid
  • Obtaining the value out of strategy in the pharma industry
  • Portfolio management used in the bio/pharma industry

Mini MBA Module 2

  • Commercial Management and Leadership in the Bio/Pharma industry
  • Portfolio management used in the bio/pharma industry
  • Understanding business performance (pharma case study)
  • Diagnosing specific performance problem
  • Benefits, costs of doing an MBA and the different routes
  • The role of leadership
    • What are the core competences of effective leaders?
    • Leadership vs. management
    • Leadership style
  • Hot Topics in Market Access

Mini MBA Module 3

Leading Change and Project Management in the Bio/Pharma Industry

  • Leading successful change
    • Diagnosis around change
    • How to create the conditions for successful change
    • Why people resist change and how to manage this
    • Change management (pharma case study in leading a structural reorganisation)
    • Creating a team, department and organisation relevant to today’s pharmaceutical business needs
    • Team formation and development
  • Essentials of managing projects
    • Project management tools and techniques to use in implementing pharmaceutical projects
    • Applying key project management techniques to pharmaceutical projects
    • How to manage in a matrix management environment
    • Understanding of cultural awareness to work more effectively with pharmaceutical colleagues

Managing Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Practical application / review

  • Personal development Action Plan to apply the learning within your own organisation
  • Revisiting your competency assessment – what has shifted
  • Recommended further reading
  • Practical application of tools (toolkit)

Recommended trainer

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc (Biochemistry), BSc (Psychology), PhD, Diploma in Clinical Science, FICR, is a Pharmaceutical Management and Training Consultant, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Cardiff, and MSc Regulatory Affairs, TOPRA. She has more than 19 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GlaxoWellcome, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has worked in Drug Development, Clinical Research, Quality Assurance and Marketing. She has a particular expertise in Clinical Research and GCP issues. She was Chairman of the ACRPI GCP Forum for six years. She regularly writes on clinical research issues and ICH GCP, is author of SCRIP’s GCP guide and is a member of the editorial board of the Board of the Good Clinical Practice Journal. She is co-author of several books on management including ‘Developing the Individual’, ‘The Ultimate Book of Business Skills’ and ‘Pharmaceutical Project Management’.

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We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course; please contact us to be informed when it is scheduled; or to discuss running this course on an in-house basis for your staff.

Customised in-house training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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