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Advanced Master in Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Management

Course Description



Graduates with degrees in pharmacology and the life sciences are finding a challenging and changing landscape when it comes to their careers. Companies are increasingly searching for people who are not only strong technically, but can also understand, lead, and manage, different business functions. This requires a broad skillset and a practical mentality, which is becoming harder and harder to find.

The people who enter this program come with a scientific background and already have completed advanced degrees (PhD, PharmD and MSc in biological and chemical sciences). This program allows the participants to develop real-world business skills, develop professional networks, and exchange with senior business professionals who have deep industry experience.


- To master and understand how the forces driving science, technology, and business interact in the real world to influence decisions.
- To enable graduates to gain practical knowledge and skills in biotechnology management to become more valuable to employers, enhance their career prospects, and develop their core competencies.
- To train a highly qualified managerial staff capable of analyzing and appreciating the relationships between technology and productivity along the value chain of the organization.
- To develop key analytical thought processes to not just understand the complexities of current situations and challenges, but also how to apply those results in unfamiliar and new circumstances, regardless of what the future may bring.
- As participants in the program come from around the globe, it is essential to learn how to work in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural setting where English is the primary language.

Located in the heart of the French Silicon Valley, Grenoble Ecole de Management has built its reputation through the education of the world’s most creative, talented and ambitious individuals for the nano / biotechnology and high technology industries.


Grenoble Ecole de Management has been offering the Advanced Master in Biotechnology Management since 2002. Since its inception, the school has offered an industry-focused program that truly is interdisciplinary in nature.

The program was designed to respond to the growing need in the biotechnology industry for professionals who are trained in management and decision making.

The curriculum includes essential skills for the successful manager and focuses on the body of knowledge that is unique to the business decisions that exist in the life-science industry.

Students will develop not only the skills they need to effectively manage in technologically complex workplaces, but also the vision to becoming leaders in their fields.


In teams, the program participants work on a real-world innovative project designed to highlight the current challenges and decisions facing managers and business leaders.

They undertake a feasibility study and market analysis of a subject matter for a period of 6 months. They develop industry contacts and make full use of professional networking opportunities to learn more about their chosen projects. The objective of the simulation is to underscore the relationships among the business functions as well as develop an appreciation of the complexities and challenges of strategic management.

Graduates will be able to analyze and appreciate the relationships between technology and productivity as well as business opportunities along the value chain of the organization within a context of dynamic and uncertain environment.

They should be prepared to challenge the conventional assumptions and paradigms while actively seeking new technologies and strategies to strengthen the value creating and competitive processes within their organizations.


Graduates of this program are qualified for a wide range of positions with scientific research firms and pharmaceutical companies.

They can advance an existing career or transition to new opportunities in the life science industry (http://study.com/articles/Life_Science_Degree_and_Certificate_Program_Summaries.html). Entrepreneurial and management-level positions are available to Advanced Master’s degree holders in the following:

- Business development
- Product development
- Project management
- Venture capital
- Consulting
- Marketing
- Investment banking


This program accommodates individuals with both technical (MSc, PharmD, PhD) and non technical Bachelor’s degrees (with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience) who are seeking graduate education to advance into managerial and leadership roles in the life science-based economy. It is also designed for or entrepreneurs willing to develop and manage technological and business opportunities.

Visit the Advanced Master in Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Management page on the Grenoble Ecole de Management website for more details!

Student Profiles

Eiffel Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

BENEFITS- Monthly stipend of €1,181
- Round-trip airfare to and from France
- Free participation in cultural activities
- Basic French healthcare coverage*Tuition fees are not covered by this award. This award covers only taught-part of master’s degree progam.PRIORITY COUNTRIES FOR THE GRANTAsia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and new members of the European Community

Value of Scholarship(s)

Monthly stipend of €1,181


YOU MUST HAVE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO GGSB TO BE CONSIDERED.Only foreign nationals may apply. Dual nationality candidates who have French nationality are not eligible.

Application Procedure

- Your CV (résumé) of 1-2 pages in French or English. It must include your ranking and GPA (the average from your institution is acceptable)
- a Motivation Essay of 1-2 pages in French or English explaining why you chose to study in France and how this fits into your career goals. Do not forget to write your name in the file.
- plus full copies of your transcripts and degree in English or French.
- a copy of your passport
- French language certificate, if applicable
- two recommendation letters from employers, colleagues and/or professors

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Master’s degree or Doctorate, Bachelor’s degree (with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience)

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