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Programme Overview

The Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma) is designed to equip executives in the field of life sciences with the knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and strategic perspective required to effectively analyse and manage complex problems. Led by an esteemed group of academics and experts, the programme reflects the critical belief that companies who succeed in the face of challenges will do so by placing renewed emphasis on innovation.

Watch our recent webinar - Biotech and Pharma and The Fourth Revolution with Prof. Jan Rosier - Watch here

The life sciences industry is fast moving and complex. Now more than ever, the world is looking on with anticipation. The pandemic has put a focus on drug development and we have put our faith in the pharmaceutical industry to come up with a vaccine. In this webinar, Professor Jan Rosier discusses the changing landscape of the life science industry and argues that the pharmaceutical industry is at a turning point in its history both from digitalization and CoVID-19. Watch here.

 

 

 

Key Details

26th November 2020

Next Intake

€7,945 & €7,547*

Fees

12 Months

Duration

6 X 2 day modules

Delivery

NFQ Level 9 / 30 ECTS

Accredited / Credits

Gene Russell, Plant Engineering Lead, Pfizer and Alumnus Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma)

Module Dates

 

MODULE

DATE

TOPIC

Module 1 

 

 

Thurs pm 26th November 2020 

Fri 27th & Sat 28th November 20 

The Changing Dynamics of the Life Sciences Landscape with Prof. Jan Rosier - this module will be delivered virtually

 

Module 2

Fri 15th & Sat 16th January 2021 

Leading and Strategizing in Pharma & Biotech Organisations with Prof. Karan Sonpar - this module will be delivered virtually

Module 3

Fri 5th & Sat 6th March 2021

Managing the BioPharma Supply Chain with Dr. Gearoid Hardy

Module 4

Fri 9th & Sat 10th April 2021 (after Easter)

Leading the Innovative Enterprise with Dr. Brian Harrison / Prof. Jan Rosier

Module 5

Fri 21st & Sat 22nd May 2021

Venture Dynamics in Life Sciences with Dan Maher

Module 6

Fri 25th & Sat 26th June

Health Economics and the price of Biotechnology with Prof. Lieven Annemans & Prof. Jan Rosier

The Smurfit Experience

Adam

O'Sullivan

Kuehne + Nagel

Keith

Byrne

UDG Healthcare plc

Brian

Malone

Life Biosciences (US)

MSc Pathway

This standalone diploma also forms part of the optional MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice) Pathway. The pathway framework is comprised of ten diploma programmes. If participants successfully complete any three of these ten diplomas within a recommended 5-year timeframe, they are awarded with the MSc in Business (Leadership & Management Practice).

Our portfolio of pathway diplomas build on your existing skill set and add relevant value to your business needs. From corporate governance to leadership development, our diplomas deepen your understanding of contemporary business issues and will help you become a stronger leader who can deal with complex issues in rapidly-changing environments. Our unique teaching method, immersive learning environment and world-class faculty combine to produce an educational experience like no other.

The majority of our diploma programmes are delivered over a series of 6 two-day workshops within a 10-12 month period. Workshops are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays to minimise interference with busy work schedules. The majority of our diploma programmes are assessed on a module-by-module basis through a variety of practical assignments. There are no examinations (excluding the Diploma in Corporate Governance).



Top 50 Global Ranking

UCD Smurfit Executive Development has been ranked 1st in Ireland, 27th in Europe and 42nd the world for its Open Enrolment programmes according to the prestigious 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings. In securing the 42nd place, it is the fourth consecutive year that Smurfit Executive Development has achieved a global top 50 ranking. 

This year is our first year participating in the Customised programmes ranking, and we are delighted to announce we placed 85th globally and 47th in the European top 50. By offering a world-class range of customised, diploma and open enrolment programmes, Smurfit Executive Development helps executives and their organisations create new opportunities to drive growth and create value. 

 

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