EMBA in Life Sciences

Key Details


Cambridge Co-ordination


10 Months. Part Time


19th of October 2021




24 years old


None to 2 years


> 60 Visiting Lecturers


Life Sciences


4.900 £

International eMBA Objectives

Acquire a deep understanding in the Life Sciences commercial ecosystem for developing innovation and the business interactions between academia, the biotechnology sector, and the pharmaceutical industry from a global perspective to deliver new treatments for patients.

The BBI online MBA interactive experience, whereby you will learn more about new insights into how science and technology can be applied commercially across a wide range of business contexts and as the main core objective of the course from our educational team.



The programme is designed for professionals willing to experience a deep immersion into the sector and develop a specialisation to help further their professional development in the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology sector. The course is ideal for students looking to expand their contacts into international networks in the Life Sciences industry and keen to develop their career into management positions.

Our programmes are oriented towards developing the careers of committed individuals with a BSc, MSc, PhD or equivalent qualification and a background in Life Sciences. Being passionate about the underpinning science and with a clear motivation towards the commercial biotechnology sector and the pharmaceutical industry is a part to the selection criteria for admission to the degree course.


Programme Syllabus

  • add_circle_outline1st Term. Module I - The Life Sciences Commercial Ecosystem


    • • The objective of this module is to work through the main theories and principles of commercial ecosystem required to develop as a business leader, understanding how the science and technologies can be applied in practice to a range of business contexts

  • add_circle_outline1st Term. Module II - Drug Discovery and Regulatory Development


    • • The goal of any regulatory and scientific frameworks are essential for ensuring compliance with basic standards, but in some instances, the impact of regulatory as well as legal and ethical issues can be significant.

  • add_circle_outline1st Term. Module III - Management in Research & Development


    • • Within this module, students will explore the fields of management and strategy that are required to contribute to an organisation’s performance in the Life Sciences sector.

  • add_circle_outline2nd Term. Module IV - International Business Administration in Life Sciences


    • • The primary objective of this module is to provide a conceptual and analytical framework in the main areas of work and topics related with corporate management, entrepreneurship and innovation, financial valuations in biotech markets.

  • add_circle_outline2nd Term. Module V - Business Development & Portfolio Management


    • • The objective of the module is to understand the process where the industry scouts for new compounds and technologies from biotech companies or other early sources of innovation.

  • add_circle_outline2nd Term. Module VI - Global Project Management


    • • The objective of the module is to acquire a deep understanding in key aspects and processes involving the organisational management, from the industry point of view, of a new drug approval (NDA).

  • add_circle_outline3rd Term. Module VII - Global Marketing & Medical


    • • This work will challenge students to examine marketing problems that have faced brands and pharmaceutical companies to critically analyse their approach and suggest new alternatives.

  • add_circle_outline3rd Term. Module VIII - Market Access & Health Economics


    • • The objective of the module is to acquire a deep understanding in global strategy for innovation drug approvals and the launch sequence towards the best scenario for the patients and healthcare systems.

  • add_circle_outline3rd Term. Module IX - Therapeutic Areas - Unmet Medical Need


    • • The objective of this module is to understand how the diseases of the different therapeutic areas and their prevalence and incidence areas are distributed in the world and more importantly learning from leading expert in what are the latest treatments and therapies in development for them.

  • add_circle_outline3rd Term. Module X - Converting Theory into Practice


    • • Development of the final assignment project is typically though an agreement with an early-stage research project being developed in a partner company or institution, but students are encouraged to some with their own ideas as well.


Our eCampus combines the main principal tools to develop the lessons, projects, and to keep contact with the board of professors and the rest of the students live worldwide.

• Personal File Management Tool with colleagues and professors

Track your progression, Qualifications and check your Personal Reviews.

InMail - and other Notifications related with the programs

Connect to your Calendar -Connect with your daily basis and keep track on communications, evaluations, events, seminars

Library - access to reports books, presentations and more material to expand your resources



Here are some of the most frequent questions from our candidates

  • question_answer3. The BBI Experience     What is a typical day for a BBI student like?

    Every day is different throughout the year. During the first stage, when students take their common modules, apart from the evening classes from Monday to Thursday, the students also develop their career impact programmes. These programmes have their project meetings at various research centres and participate in extra-curriculum activities.

    For the final semester in Barcelona, each student develops their own academic internship programme depending on their chosen career itinerary chosen. All programmes have the same number of assignments and group work to complete. Typically, the second semester is focused increasing the time spent on students’ career-related activities.

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