Specialised Master in Biopharmaceutical Management

ESCP Europe Business School

Program Description
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AACSB Accredited

Specialised Master in Biopharmaceutical Management

ESCP Europe Business School

Specialised Master in Biopharmaceutical Management

offers two specialisations:

  • International Health Management and
  • Biotechnology Management, Banking and Consulting

The aim of the ESCP Europe Specialised Master in Biopharmaceutical Management is to prepare future managers of pharmaceutical, medical consulting and biotechnology companies for immediate insertion into a professional environment that is currently undergoing dramatic changes.

Internationalisation and increased reliance on new information technologies are its hallmarks. With its close ties to major multinationals in the pharmaceutical industry, and two ESCP Europe research chairs in the fields of health and communication, the programme offers practical training that combines knowledge acquisition with the development of decision-making skills.

Key features and Dates

The ESCP Europe Masters are professional-oriented programmes in specific management areas designed for postgraduates with a clear career goal and lead to a specialisation or double skill in response to corporate demand for highly qualified managers.

This Master is a one-year full-time academic programme designed for students holding a first master’s-level academic or professional degree in engineering, business, architecture, medicine, law, pharmacology, political science, the arts, or any other graduate degree.

The curriculum comprises six months of full-time coursework including an international seminar, followed by a company placement lasting at least four months and the completion of a professional thesis to be remitted at the end of the programme. Courses are taught in English and the national language of our respective campuses.

Curriculum

Our programme targets your expertise

The programme is designed for doctors, pharmacists, bio-tech engineers, chemists, dentists, surgeons as well as managers and scientists, training them in the fundamentals of management with a special emphasis on international pharmaceutical marketing and bio technology management, banking and consulting. This full-time curriculum is spread over one year divided into 3 terms as follows:

  • 2 terms of intensive courses - September to December; January to March. An international seminar abroad is included
  • 1 term of professsionalisation from April to December : an internship of at least 4 months and a professional thesis defended orally in front of a committee between early November and mid-December the year following the September intake.

Participants should be proficient in both French and English.

Course Modules

Courses are based on theory and pragmatic application and include lectures, field work and case studies. Courses are led by both ESCP Europe faculty and experts working in the field:

Main subject areas

  • Marketing
  • Pharmaceutical marketing
  • Marketing strategy
  • Strategic analysis
  • Management control and organisation
  • Market studies
  • Business plan
  • Economics of health and medecine
  • OTC and generics

Modules

Fundamentals of Marketing:

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Research seminar

Pharmaceutical Marketing:

  • Pharmaceutical Marketing 1
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing 2

Strategy and Competitive analysis:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Competitive Analysis

Environment and Data analysis:

  • Panels and database management
  • Data analysis

Product Management

  • Markstrat & Marketing Seminar
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing Strategy
  • New Product Management

Management, Audit and Performance

  • Management
  • Performance, Cost, Control & Measurement
  • Applied Cost Control & Audit

Trends and Market Perspectives

  • Trade-marketing
  • Generics Marketing
  • New Product Management

Specialisation in International Pharmaceutical Strategy

International Strategy

  • Fundamentals of International and European International Marketing
  • Global Marketing Plan & Adaptation
  • Web Communication & Marketing
  • International Testimonials

Communication

  • Fundamentals of Advertising
  • Patient Communication
  • Relationship Marketing

Specialisation in Biotechnology Management, Banking & Consulting

Banking and Consulting

  • Trend analysis and Consulting
  • Tech Clusters
  • VC and Banking

Biotechnology Management

  • Business Development
  • Biotechnology Consulting and Management

Professional thesis / dissertation

Subsequent to the internship, students must complete a professional dissertation in consultation with an ESCP Europe Professor. This individual research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis. The topic chosen is approved beforehand by an academic advisor and students are taught research methods. The dissertation is defended orally between early November and mid-December.

The dissertation is the final stage of the programme. It represents 30 of the total of 75 ECTS credits earned over the year.

Careers

Admissions Requirements

  • Holders of a first Master's degree.
  • Holders of a Bachelor degree (240 ECTS) : with a minimum of 3 years professional experience
  • Holders of a Bachelor degree without professional experience (less than 30% admitted)

Procedure for the first Intake (January)

The on-line registration is mandatory.

  • Carefully complete the online application form, providing all required documents.
  • Print your application form and send it by post before January 14th, 2016.

Two-stage admissions process:

Stage 1 - Review of the candidate’s application file and of the English test score:

Students holding a TAGE-MAGE or a GMAT or a GRE and a TOEFL or a TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) must submit a copy of the results of those tests in their application file.

Candidates living outside of France and wishing to take the TAGE-MAGE must apply through the FNEGE - Fondation nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises - to take this test.

Stage 2 - A personal interview reserved for eligible candidates

Procedure for the first Intake (May)

The on-line registration is mandatory.

  • Carefully complete the online application form, providing all required documents.
  • Print your application form and send it by post before April 19th, 2016.

Two-stage admissions process:

Stage 1 - Review of the candidate’s application file and of the English test score:

Students holding a TAGE-MAGE or a GMAT or a GRE and a TOEFL or a TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) must submit a copy of the results of those tests in their application file.

Candidates living outside of France and wishing to take the TAGE-MAGE must apply through the FNEGE - Fondation nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises - to take this test.

Or students not holding the standardised tests have to take the ESCP Europe entrance tests on Saturday 30th April, 2016 at the ESCP Europe Paris campus. They include:

  • A multiple choice test of English proficiency (30 minutes)
  • A multiple choice questions on general knowledge (30 minutes)

Stage 2 - A personal interview reserved for eligible candidates

Procedure for the third Intake (September)

The on-line registration is mandatory.

  • Carefully complete the online application form, providing all required documents.
  • Print your application form and send it by post before July 2nd, 2016.

Two-stage admissions process:

Stage 1 - Review of the candidate’s application file and of the English test score:

Students holding a TAGE-MAGE or a GMAT or a GRE and a TOEFL or a TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) must submit a copy of the results of those tests in their application file.

Candidates living outside of France and wishing to take the TAGE-MAGE must apply through the FNEGE - Fondation nationale pour l'enseignement de la gestion des entreprises - to take this test.

Or students not holding the standardised tests have to take the ESCP Europe entrance tests on Thursday 20th August, 2016 at the ESCP Europe Paris campus. They include:

  • A multiple choice test of English proficiency (30 minutes)
  • A multiple choice questions on general knowledge (30 minutes)

Stage 2 - A personal interview reserved for eligible candidates

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French


Last updated December 18, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Jan. 2017
Duration
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1 year
Full time
Price
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17,700 EUR
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Start date Jan. 2017
Place
France Paris, Ile-de-France
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