Life Sciences Leadership and Business Strategies
Short Course

This course offers the basic principles of innovation leadership and gives insight the theory and practice of what it takes to be an effective leader. Participants will get the core management skills they need for fully leverage the human capital of their own project or company. The course aims to fill the gaps between leadership and management, vision and reality, strategy design and implementation in the Life Sciences, Health, or Insurance Industries.

It includes:

  • Product Lifecycle in the Life Sciences Industry
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership: motivating global teams and social competence
  • Business Development: marketing, pricing
  • Intellectual Property, Licensing
  • Communication and Change Management
  • Legal and Social Responsibility
  • CEO role model

The course programme covers four days (two blocks with each two days) including presentations, company and industry relevant interactive teaching with case studies, practical exercises and short communication by participants.

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to describe:

  • Understand basic principles of innovation leadership for profitable growth and results
  • Describe new tools and practices in bringing a new molecule to market
  • Be capable to utilise basics of legal and health economics including constraints of conducting a successful biopharmaceutical business
  • Recognise evolving expectations from the regulatory and financial environment
  • Outline the basics in various types of alliances, valuation of technologies, portfolio management, joint ventures, partnerships, pricing of drugs.
  • Understand structuring successful collaborative arrangements between pharmaceutical companies, SMEs and universities
  • Appraise the role and key competences and tasks of a CEO, including perspectives of an employee, a CEO and a board member

The course language is English.

The programme is tailored for managers in the Life Sciences Industry who prepare for leadership positions and seek an intensive preparation and enhancement for how to lead a group and how to effectively run a successful project and business.

  • Dr. Annette Mollet, Studiengangleitung
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Szucs, Studiengangkommission

The ECPM teaching faculty consists of about 130 international experts in regulatory sciences, medical product discovery and development, product evaluation and business practices.

Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 61
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 19 50

CHF 3,000
CHF 1,800 for academia and nonprofit organisations
Fee includes meeting materials, lunch, and coffee.

Refund of fee will be given if cancellation is received in writing before the deadline for registration, after this date no refund can be given.

ECPM, European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine, part of the Medical faculty of the University of Basel together with other universities and different partners


Seminarräume Advanced Studies, Steinengraben 22, 4051 Basel

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