Ahmedabad University, in collaboration with the University of California San Diego, offers a Global Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Management for working professionals in the sector. This customised rigorous 2-year degree programme aims to empower management teams with leadership capabilities to enhance decision making and sharpen execution throughout the pharmaceutical value chain.
The unprecedented crisis that the world is facing today in the form of the pandemic is going to heighten the emphasis on health and wellbeing. This will, in turn, spur innovations to drive the size and growth of the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and healthcare industry with positive impact on the health of the global population. This value will flow to firms that that have talent – especially at the management and leadership levels – ready to adopt the innovation into their businesses.
The programme combines gaining pharmaceutical sector-specific knowledge with learning best practices in management from across sectors. This gives the participants the best of both worlds – depth of pharmaceutical industry expertise and breadth of management thinking. The aim of the programme is to help participants make the leap from being good managers to great leaders, What often sets leaders apart from managers is perspective; the ability to see the big picture, to rise above the daily tasks to see what lies beyond the horizon. You will enter the programme as a manager, leave as a leader. Participants will learn not just how to manage tasks better in the next quarter, but in the next decade.
Pharmaceutical, Health and Lifesciences companies are adopting digital transformation, thereby harnessing the power of Data Science, Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning in their business models. Companies have now started collaborating in the value chain, to drive efficiencies and sustain growth which is achieved through a connected digital ecosystem. The future of the pharmaceutical industry is expected to be driven by digital transformation that is enabled by interoperable data and open, secure platforms, with the objective to move towards personalised drugs and treatment.
The Global Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Management is designed to prepare senior professionals for this transformation. It is designed to engage pharmaceutical and healthcare business owners and professionals in intense interactions with experienced colleagues and global faculty on key issues affecting the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector. The delivery method of the programme includes Masterclasses, Case Studies, Simulations, Collaborative Workshops, One-on-One Coaching, and the Capstone Project; aimed to enable participants to continually enhance their professional performance while sharpening their domain and managerial perspectives.
The unique proposition of this programme is its depth of contextualisation in the domains of Biological and Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Manufacturing, Operations, Sales and Marketing functions; all in the context of the regulatory landscape of the pharmaceutical industry. This domain expertise is encapsulated inside the wider leadership perspective.
The programme is led by distinguished faculty from India and abroad, including the University of California San Diego, specialising in business leadership, management, digital and medical technology, biological and life sciences, and pharmaceutical sectors.
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There is an immediate need for effective intervention to understand employer needs, variable sector specific skills, training requirements that improve business performance, and articulation of business expectations for industry growth. Given its mandate, the Executive Education programme endeavours to bring together higher education institutions and employers to evolve modalities for collaboration with the aim to meet India’s medium and long – term skills and business needs for the 21st century.
Cadila Healthcare Limited
The present generation of employees are challenged to find solutions to industrial and social problems. These problems require multidisciplinary knowledge, system thinking and an understanding of social issues. An example of immediate market demand is for programs specific to the pharmaceutical industry, such as compliance with US Food and Drug Administration regulations and "current good manufacturing practices". The Global Executive MBA programme for pharmaceutical professional support innovation and good practices, improve businesses’ use of the workforce and their ability to apply technology.
We have distinguished ourselves as a pioneer in newer models of business education. The school’s concentration in innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration has led to its rapid rise in international rankings — backed by outstanding achievements of its students, faculty and alumni. The Global MBA programme in Pharmaceutical Management provides flexible, personalized studies for executives to reach the next level in their educational and professional careers.
Robert S. Sullivan
Rady School of Management, University of California San Diego
Ahmedabad University aspires to offer global exposure through collaborations with leading and top-ranking international universities. Our partners, some of the most well respected and innovative in their fields of specialisation, are assisting us in developing distinctive strengths within our local context to meet the challenges of a globalising India. We at Ahmedabad University are delighted to partner with University of California San Diego’s phenomenal intellectual depth in promoting high quality education and interdisciplinary research.
Our PARTNER in GEMBA
The Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego is a professional school within one of the top-ranked institutions in the U.S. for higher education and research. Established in 2003, the Rady School of Management develops ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who make a positive impact in the world through innovation, collaboration and knowledge.
UC San Diego is recognised as one of the top universities in the world and is fortunate to yield a culturally diverse, international student body. The Rady School embraces cultural inclusion as essential to the fabric of the school. Diversity is fundamental to creativity, to innovation, to insight and especially to understanding, all of which contribute to the mosaic that makes Rady School so extraordinary.
To learn more please visit www.rady.ucsd.edu