Certificate in Biotechnology Project Management

Drive All Phases of Biotech and Drug Development Projects

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Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 - 9 months
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost: $4,790

Next start date:

September 20, 2017

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About this Program


Developing new biotechnology and pharmaceutical products is an extremely complex and highly regulated process. Specialized, highly trained project managers play an essential role in shepherding these valuable products through the pipeline and bringing them successfully to market.

In this four-course online certificate program, we’ll cover the product development process from start to finish. You’ll explore the key skills needed for project management within the biotech environment from a clinical, technical and regulatory perspective. Then you’ll practice applying this knowledge to the biotech and drug development life cycle. Get prepared to make an impact in this exciting, rapidly changing field.

Designed for

Professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and those interested in entering these fields.

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What You'll Learn

  • Standards and processes for project management in the biotechnology field
  • Critical factors for the initiation, planning and execution phases of biotech and pharmaceutical product development
  • The impact of regulatory requirements on the development process
  • How to handle the unique challenges of product development in a highly regulated environment

Get Hands-on Experience

  • Complete a capstone project that simulates the clinical development cycle
  • Develop and present a detailed project plan that can be added to your professional portfolio
  • Use project management tools such as Microsoft Project; free copy of the software provided

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your program with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. Courses are 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online, Group-Paced

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