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Master of Science in Drug Development & Product Management

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The Master of Science in Drug Development and Product Management is a professional degree that focusses on building the entrepreneurial, regulatory, clinical trial design, marketing, and pharmacoeconomic skills and insight to prepare graduates to effectively lead the complex facets of the drug development process and industry from initial new drug application (IND) to launch and post market utilization.The Drug Development and Product Management MS program has three aims:

  • First, to give experienced professionals with advanced degrees insight into the process of successful product development and deployment;
  • Second, to endow students with requisite knowledge and skills to collaborate effectively in the ongoing management of drug products; and
  • Third, to provide a solid, practical bridge to employment opportunities in biotech, pharmaceutical and managed care industries or related government agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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