Global Market Access

Key Details




23-24 years old


10 Months. Full Time


October 2021




None to 2 years


> 15 Nationalities


96% of the students within the year


7.900 €

This programme will take you through the path of new drug approvals

The objective of the master program is to understand the process of how the industry prepares a new global drug approval entry and the global value dossier to work with the administrations and governments to deliver it to the patients



Work closely with to the administrations in order to launch new compounds

The main roles and companies related with these areas of knowledge’s are those such as, global and local market access manager, government affairs, pricing and value management or patient advocacy, among other corporate positions at biotechnology-based companies, the pharmaceutical industry and other companies related to healthcare. 


Programme Syllabus

  • add_circle_outline1st Semester Module I - Management in Biotechnology


    • • Early-stage innovation & Technology Transfer. During this first course you will acquire the bases of innovation and technology transfer processes, as well as understanding the type of licensing agreements and the strategic approach.

    • • Venture Capital and Biotechnology Based Companies. This part of the course will give you and global overview of the financial markets and more specifically the biotech market. The aim is to acquire a solid financial base in private funding.

    • • Market Access and Pricing. This introductory module will give you a deep overview on the main analysis and value dossiers, between the private industry and the national healthcare systems and the strategic design for accessing new drugs.

    • • Intellectual Property & Licensing Agreements. The focus of this part of the module is learning about how a global perceptive in management and team leadership is necessary in global companies to achieve goals due portfolio management and new compounds.

  • add_circle_outline1st Semester Module II - Scientific & Regulatory Development


    • • Target Product Profile (TPP)

    • • Regulatory Affairs for FDA/EMA Approval

    • • Regulatory preclinical developments for new entities

    • • Regulatory clinical developments for new entities

  • add_circle_outline1st Semester Module III - Global Pharmaceutical Industry


    • • Market Intelligence & Portfolio Management

    • • Global Brand Plans

    • • Patient Journey & Market Disease

    • • Agreements & Contracts in the industry

  • add_circle_outline1st Semester Module IV - Pricing


    • • Pricing basics

    • • Premium Price and Shared risks

    • • Real World Evidence

    • • QUALY Adjustment

  • add_circle_outline2nd Semester Module V - Pharmacoeconomics I


    • • Cost of Disease Design

    • • Business Development and the Industry

    • • National Healthcare Systems

    • • Patients Associations

  • add_circle_outline2nd Semester Module VI - Pharmacoeconomics II


    • • Price Negotiations

    • • Reference Pricing & Pricing Strategy

    • • Consulting

    • • Health Evaluation

  • add_circle_outline2nd Semester Module VII - Market Access


    • • Global Market Access Strategy

    • • Strategic market access - HTA

    • • Emerging Markets & Healthcare

    • • Government Affairs

  • add_circle_outlineModule VIII - MBA Thesis Project


    • • Global Market Access & Pricing Plan. During the MBA year our students have the unique opportunity to work under a non-disclosure agreement with real IP drug candidates from our technology transfers partners acquiring a deep knowledge of the key management areas in a drug development from an early-stage drug candidate until is the treatment is approved and delivered to the patient.

    • • Areas of development: The Global MBA thesis is design, on one hand, to develop interpersonal and team leadership skills while developing the plan working groups with candidates from other itineraries, and on the other hand, to increase the international strategic thinking and the decision-making process with our educational partners for a final proposal in a real drug discovery business plan.

  • add_circle_outlineModule IX - Career Impact Program


    • • This module is design for our students to achieve their professional goals developing professional and personal tools to position themselves as candidates for management positions in the industry, and also, to understand how to approach a global portfolio of job application opportunities and recruitment processes.

    • • Areas of development: The main areas of focus during the MBA career impact programme are the professional positioning and enhancement of our students, the international network development and the improvement of key business and soft personal skills.

Industry relationships with national healthcare systems are the core of the MBA

Some of the areas of knowledge that will be develop during the MBA in Global Market Access involve, Premium Price and Shared risks, Real World Evidence, Price Negotiations, Reference Pricing & Pricing Strategy, Strategic market access - HTA and Government Affairs.






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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