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. 

MassBio Members are eligible for discounts on all courses. Don't know if you are a MassBio Member? Check here.

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.

Enrollment for Biotechnology Project Management through the Direct Access program will begin on August 1st. Your company needs to be registered with the Massachusetts Training Exchange (MTE) in order to enroll in the course at no costBusinesses may now register through the MTE here. You can view instructions on how to register here.

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.

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. 

Course sessions can be found below. Before registering for a course, please read our refund policy: MassBioEd Cancellation Policy.

For any questions or for more information on courses, please contact Megan Schulz or (617) 674 5137.

  • Making the Transition to Leader/Manager, September 2019 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    This course is at capacity. Please register for October 2019 course here. Overview: Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences.…

  • Biotech 101: The Science of Biotech, September 2019 September 30, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: What is the science behind biotechnology? Explore the key concepts on which the industry is built through hands-on activities and simple lab techniques. This program is designed to provide…

  • Biotech 101: The Business of Biotech, October 2019 October 1, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: The Business of Biotech explores the business components that drive many company strategies. Gain a deeper understanding of how companies are funded, which government agencies regulate the…

  • Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech, Sep-Oct 2019 September 30 & October 1, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: 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…

  • Biotechnology Project Management, October - November 2019 October 8 - November 12, 2019 | Tuesdays - 4 to 7:30 pm; See exceptions below.

    "What I appreciated most was the opportunity to immediately implement what was learned in the hands on group exercises. It was a great way to meet classmates and gain confidence in the effectiveness…

  • Making the Transition to Leader/Manager, October 2019 Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Overview: Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device…

  • Making the Transition to Leader/Manager, November 2019 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Overview: Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device…

  • Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech, Dec 2019 December 16-17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: 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 101: The Science of Biotech, December 2019 December 16, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: What is the science behind biotechnology? Explore the key concepts on which the industry is built through hands-on activities and simple lab techniques. This program is designed to provide…

  • Biotech 101: The Business of Biotech, December 2019 December 17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: The Business of Biotech explores the business components that drive many company strategies. Gain a deeper understanding of how companies are funded, which government agencies regulate the…

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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

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 megan.schulz@Massbio.org.

All current MassBioEd Foundation professional development programs qualify under the Express Program, with the exception of Make A Great Match: Interviewing With The Candidate Experience In Mind.

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