Corporate Professional Development

MassBioEd is committed to helping support the current biotechnology workforce. Its Corporate Professional Development program's primary focus is to offer high quality professional development programs for employees of MassBio members, as well as non-members. Sessions are presented by experts in the life sciences field. Corporate Professional Development features seminars designed to augment knowledge for incumbent workers, as well as to build additional understanding in new skill areas. 

Biotechnology Project Management

This six-session, afternoon course examines critical aspects of project management, including an overview of the drug development process and regulatory agencies. Participants gain practical experience with project management tools and strategies for working in a team environment to analyze risk, allocate resources, track projects, resolve conflicts, make decisions and manage management.

Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech

New to the life sciences Industry? Do you need to have a better understanding of the science and business models driving the industry? Biotech 101: The Science of Biotech & The Business of Biotech provides a thorough overview of the industry at a reduced cost. The program covers two full days of biotechnology information for non-science professionals who may be working or looking to work in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Biotech 101: The Science of Biotech

Part I of a two-day optional course explores the basics of the science that drive biopharmaceutical research and development. Non-scientists gain an appreciation for basic concepts in biotechnology and various inquiries that lead to actual products that impact patient lives. 

Biotech 101: The Business of Biotech

Part II of a two-day optional course explores the business components that drive many company strategies. It provides a deeper understanding of how companies are funded, how government agencies regulate the sector and how different departments need to be aligned to be successful

Making Transition to Leader/Manager

A one-day, highly interactive course provides the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device organizations, attendees will learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by managers, the capability to apply appropriate leadership styles in varied situations, and strategies for conveying difficult information about performance – honestly and proactively.

Before registering, please read our refund policy:

MassBioEd Corporate Professional Development Cancellation Policy.

All of our programs are:

  • Designed by biotechnology industry experts.
  • Updated every six months to keep pace with scientific advances and government regulations.
  • Presented by practicing professionals who have years of experience in life sciences education or industry.

MassBio company members are eligible for a discounts on all professional development sessions. All Companies with 100 or fewer employees may be able to take advantage of state workforce grant programs. 

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All of our sessions can be tailored to meet company's individual training needs and delivered on-site. For more information, please contact Megan Schulz at or (617) 674 5137.

Looking for Ways to Maximize your Training Dollars?

To see if you are eligible for 50% reimbursement on your program fee through the State Workforce Training Express Fund, apply here.

Your application should be filled out and submitted 6 weeks ahead of your intended start date of training. For any questions, please contact Megan Schulz at

All current MassBioEd Foundation professional development programs qualify under the Express Program for reimbursement.  

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