New diploma focused on fast-moving life sciences sector to start in April

Smurfit Executive Development at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is accepting applications for a new diploma course starting in April focused on strategic growth in the dynamic life sciences sector.

The Diploma in Strategic Growth (Biotech & Pharma Industry) 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. 

It explores best management practices and the latest strategies for sustaining competitive advantage over the long term in the life sciences industries. 

Led by an esteemed group of academics and experts, the programme covers topics such as the changing dynamics in the healthcare business, taking innovation from bench to market, transitioning to a leadership role, launching a start-up and managing supply chain strategies.

Its programme director is Prof Jan Rosier, Elan Professor of the Business of Biotechnology at UCD.  

Holding both a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Ghent University, Belgium) and a PhD in Management (Cranfield School of Management, UK), he was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University and was awarded a NATO research fellowship for research at MIT. 

Before entering academia, he worked as vice president pharmaceutical drug development at Johnson & Johnson where he was awarded a leadership award for outstanding and exceptional contribution to the development of treatments for AIDS. 

In 2009, he became chief executive officer of Formac Pharmaceuticals NV, a high technology drug delivery spin-off from the University of Leuven. 

More information on the diploma and how to apply can be found here.

for more information please click:http://www.businessandleadership.com/leadership/item/49601-new-diploma-focused-on/ 

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