Open University

Open University

Strategic Management in Life Sciences and Healthcare (S811)

This online course introduces students to the strategic, business and operational aspects of the life science industry; the course equips the student to understand the challenges and conventional wisdom within this industry with a particular focus on research and innovation; students learn techniques to develop coherent and credible alternative future scenarios including an understanding of strategic option development, portfolio management and strategic resource allocation; students also acquire research, analytical and critical judgement skills enabling the student to deal with important issues such as finance, complexity and risk.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in science or a science-related subject; if the student has other study or experience that they believe equips them to study at postgraduate level they can still apply, but must supply evidence of that study or experience. For students whose 1st language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0 is required.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 9 months

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Distance Learning

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