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. Please note: Information on applying for the Direct Access program is expected to be available by early March 2019.

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. Please note: Check back for Biotech 101 2019 course dates, coming soon!

Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech - May 2019

Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech - Sep/Oct 2019

MassBio company members are eligible for a discounts on all professional development sessions. Don't know if you are a MassBio Member? Check here.

Before registering, please read our refund policy: MassBioEd Cancellation Policy.

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 or by phone, (617) 674 5137.


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

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

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