Boston Business Journal: Emmanuel College offers scientists business chops
October 04, 2010
Emmanuel College—with strong interest and input from Merck Research Laboratories—is attempting to fill the gap between how scientists are trained and the real-life demands of the drug industry with a new graduate certificate program the college is offering in biopharmaceutical leadership.
The program is meant to nurture leaders and managers among the scientists working at Merck and other local pharmaceutical companies, shaping them into stronger project and team leaders more capable of developing drugs
What makes the program at Emmanuel different from a standard management and leadership course is that the classes are grounded in case studies and examples that scientists encounter in the pharmaceutical industry, and it differs from a typical professional science master’s degree in its emphasis on the management and leadership aspects rather than science, said Judith Marley, Dean of Emmanuel’s Graduate and Professional Programs.