The Pharma Online Mini MBA Training Course (May 18-20, 2022) –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “The Pharma Mini MBA course” conference has been added to from offer.

Working in the highly competitive pharmaceutical industry, with ever-increasing change and pressure, is probably one of the most challenging management roles in any industry today. This event has been specifically designed to help you overcome these challenges by training you to become equipped to see the big picture in all aspects of your role. It will help you develop your management skills for the future and prepare you to achieve your ambitions.

The Pharma Mini MBA Accelerated Management Program is a distillation of the most valuable parts of an MBA, applied to the pharmaceutical industry. It will provide you with practical management tools to apply in the workplace, as well as a real taste of an MBA course with business school pharmaceutical case studies.

Pharmaceutical industry background – pharmaceutical business school case studies on each module

This intensive three-day course will help you translate your learning into new behaviors and improvements in your abilities and performance and enable you to solve real problems that impact the industry and you directly. Individual and group exercises will focus on pharmaceutical/biopharma/generic MBA case studies, as well as your own challenges and examples. The business school case studies will help you feel like a full MBA and help you better understand the strategies used in today’s pharmaceutical and related industries.

The Pharma Mini MBA is also an invaluable guide to the best and most practical things about an MBA course – with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical industry. It is also useful to learn the most useful aspects of an MBA or as an MBA taster, providing a foundation of MBA essentials to apply directly to your role. The pharmaceutical industry requires employees to focus on leadership and business management skills, which this program is designed to give you.

The skills you will improve include:

  • Problem solving

  • See the big picture

  • Decision making, priorities

  • Strategic direction

  • Implementation strategy

  • Environmental awareness

  • Intercultural communication

  • Portfolio Management

  • Strategic thinking

  • Direction

  • commercial awareness

  • Change management

  • Teamwork

  • Project management

  • Increased Trust Prioritization

Main benefits of participating Program MBA learning style

The Pharma Mini MBA learning style is ‘hands-on’ rather than academic. The program is highly practical, without being overly theoretical, with industry-relevant case studies drawn from business school cases. The course covers the key areas of an MBA and applies these MBA tools and concepts to the pharmaceutical industry, providing you with a solid foundation of essential MBA thinking and terminology. Three modules will be covered in just three days of interactive workshops to enhance the value of the course and, to minimize your time away from the office, there are also optional pre- and post-course assignments set by the Program Director.

  • Develop your understanding of key MBA techniques to apply to your work

  • Better understand the pharmaceutical industry, its drivers, challenges and opportunities

  • Discover the latest strategic technological innovations used and developed in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Understand what strategic thinking is and how to use strategic tools

  • Develop your leadership and strategic skills

  • Become more effective at coping with and managing change in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Discover the benefits and costs of doing an MBA

  • Take along a Mini MBA toolkit to apply for your job

  • Discuss and learn from real case studies from the pharmaceutical industry

Pre-course work (sent to delegates before the course)

  • Diagnostic questionnaire – your strategic skills

  • Discussions of diagnostic results/other areas of value

Main topics covered:

Strategy and strategic issues in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Strategy and strategic thinking and their importance in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Strategic analysis, planning and implementation

    • Environmental analysis

    • Understand the competitive environment

    • Strategic options

  • Apply the MBA Toolkit

  • Stakeholders and their expectations in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Getting value from strategy in the pharmaceutical industry

Business Management and Leadership in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Development of new products and target product profile

  • Portfolio management used in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Understand business performance

  • The business plan

  • Diagnose specific performance issues

  • Develop alliances and strategic collaborations in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Advantages, costs of doing an MBA and the different paths

  • The role of management

    • What are the core competencies of effective leaders in the pharmaceutical industry?

    • Leadership versus management

    • Leadership style and approaches in the pharmaceutical industry

Innovation management in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Innovation approaches currently being adopted throughout the pharmaceutical value chain

  • Future innovations in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry

Lead and implement pharmaceutical strategy and change

  • Driving successful change

    • Diagnosis around the change

    • How to create the conditions for successful change

    • Why people resist change and how to deal with it

    • Change management, including leading a structural reorganization

    • Create a team, a department and an organization adapted to the current needs of pharmaceutical companies

    • Team training and development

  • Implementation of strategy and change, essential elements of project planning and management

    • Project management tools and techniques for use in the implementation of pharmaceutical projects

    • Apply key project management techniques to pharmaceutical projects

    • Understanding of cultural awareness to work more effectively with pharmaceutical colleagues

Market Access Strategy Hot Topics

Practical application/review

  • Personal development action plan to apply the learning within your own organization

  • Revisiting your skills assessment – what has changed?

  • Recommended further reading

  • Practical application of tools (toolbox)

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