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Biotechnology companies, universities and research institutions are driven by a constant need to push the frontiers of our understanding of life processes and their translation into therapeutic products aiming to improve our quality of life.

In the first part of this course, you'll learn how successful translational portfolio and programs involving a variety of organizations, constituting complementary discovery and development ecosystems, ultimately align to enable the development of therapeutic innovations. You'll also be introduced to the learning organization model and its importance in the buildup and maintenance of long-lived and successful organizations. In the second part of the course, the crucial role of leadership and emotional intelligence, as it pertains to the biotech/life science project manager’s set of skills, will be covered in detail.


  • The importance of academia in translational programs and the differences between industrial and academic contexts
  • The application of a Learning Organization model
  • Management strategies for knowledge
  • Importance of leadership for project management and organizational performance in the biotech/pharma sector
  • Real-life examples of leadership best practices

This course is taught by UC San Diego Extension. 

Course Number: BUSA-40693
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Biotechnology Project Management