Program Overview

The master’s degree in Drug Development & Product Management focuses on building the managerial, regulatory, and pharmacoeconomic skills and insight to equip graduates to effectively lead the complex facets of the drug development process from discovery-to-patient.

The degree consists of 36 units, spanning over 3 quarters (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

Objectives and Competencies

Students in the Program will:

  • Gain insight into the process of successful drug product development and deployment
  • Will acquire requisite knowledge and skill to collaborate effectively in the ongoing management of drug products
  • Be provided a solid, practical bridge to employment opportunities in pharmaceutical and managed care industries or related government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Program Features
  • Instruction by a combination of faculty with scholarly understanding and industry experience
  • A case and project-oriented approach to learning
  • Options in professional focus
  • Face-to-face course delivery alternatives
  • Merit-scholarship opportunity for qualified applicants (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents only)
  • Exposure to student colleagues with varied professional backgrounds
Examples of Potential Career Opportunities:
  • Project Team Leaders
  • Director, Business Development
  • Regulatory Science Manager
  • Director, Strategic Planning
  • Director, Portfolio Management
  • Clinical Trial Management
  • Management positions in Marketing, Pharmacoeconomics, or Clinical Development

“We are committed to training our students to fill unmet needs in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and managed care industries, and excel in careers that didn’t exist just five or ten years ago.”

 – James McKerrow, MD, PhD
   Dean, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


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