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Online Mini-MBA™: BioPharma Innovation

Recent and upcoming pharmaceutical innovation has radically improved the quality of our lives. As the Pharmaceutical industry grows and develops, it gains complexity and faces a wide variety of challenges. Scientists, regulators, business managers, sales representatives, marketers, and IT and legal professionals all need a broad understanding of the industry in order to drive organizational and personal success. The Rutgers Online Mini-MBA: BioPharma Innovation will provide you with a solid understanding of the business models and vision required in today’s complex landscape.

The curriculum focuses on building business skills tailored specifically to the needs of the Biotech and Pharma industries, while enabling participants to consider strategies promoting sustainable revenue growth, stakeholder cooperation, and cost management. The Capstone project provides an opportunity to synthesize all of your learning in a structured, real-world assignment.


Program Benefits

After taking this program, you will understand:

  • Ways in which recent legislation has changed, or will change, the Pharma and Biotech industries
  • How strategies for discovery, analysis and approval of new drugs are developed
  • Intellectual property, legal concerns, and government policies that drive drug development and to-market strategies
  • How the FDA, and comparable bodies in other countries, establish and enforce regulation related to clinical trials and other processes
  • Best practices for producing effective written/oral reports for drug development and marketing
  • When and why Biotech and Pharma companies might engage in alliances and acquisitions

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be familiar with how key functions work together to develop a successful new drug or device, as well as how researching, modeling, and projecting market opportunities for specific therapeutic areas create future market opportunities.


Program Format

The Online MiniMBA: BioPharma Innovation is completely self-paced and 100% online. It is hosted in Rutgers' easy-to-use online learning system. The course duration is 12 weeks. There are 10 learning modules, including the Capstone project. Each module contains videos that can be viewed at your convenience, as well as exercises, quizzes and recommended readings. At the end of the course you will submit a final exam and a Capstone project. Through our integrated online Discussion Board, the respective faculty members for each module will be available to answer any questions you might have. Faculty also each hold a Virtual Office Hour, to offer further insights and answer questions. Every learner is different, but generally it takes approximately 35-40 hours to complete the entire program. All of the course materials are available for a 12 week time frame. We do not require GRE or GMAT testing to apply.



$3,495 per program


This program has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor for workforce training grants. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits.