Advanced Master Programme in Life Sciences & Health Management | ESCP

Advanced Master Programme in
Life Sciences & Health Management (APiL)
Launch your project in the Lifesciences and Health Sector

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Objective

The main objective of APiL is to provide participants with an international, hybrid, professional, comprehensive and high-level programme on innovation management, business development and entrepreneurship in the fields of life sciences as well as optimal conditions for creating or developing their own venture, being a project manager in a large company or joining a company as an intrapreneur.Students will be part of a team, working on a concrete, operational project during the programme. In addition to projects carried out by some of the candidates, APiL will promote professional projects supported by companies among the biotech, medtech and bigtech healthcare ecosystems.

Who can apply?

PhD students, life scientists, physicians, biotech or IT engineers, pharmacists, executives in the Biotech, Medtech, BigTech sectors, future or current entrepreneurs with a passion for life sciences & healthcare.

Benefits of the Programme

  • Cross-disciplinary, innovative, operational teaching methods
  • Organised according to the main stages of innovation management and entrepreneurship in life sciences and health
  • Hands-on teamwork, project-based learning accompanied by renowned mentors
  • In cooperation with an extensive global network of scientists, entrepreneurs and experts

Academic Director


Frédéric Jallat, Professor, ESCP Business School

Frédéric Jallat

Professor at ESCP Business School
Academic Director, MSc. Biopharmaceutical Management (Paris & London)

PhD & Research Director, HDR
Doctoral Programme – ESSEC & Aix-Marseille III University
ITP - New York University
Research areas: Stakeholder Relationship Management, Pricing, Disruptive Strategies, Geo-Economy & International Competitiveness

Academic Director


Fabrice Larat - Faculty - L'ENA

Dominique Franco

Professor

Emeritus professor of surgery, University Paris-Saclay
Special advisor, Education direction, Institut Pasteur
President of the scientific advisory board of Eukarÿs
Steering committee of iLite project
Research areas: Regenerative medicine, Liver biofabrication, Online teaching and MOOCs, Awakening to the creation of start-ups

Two Partner Institutions

Students learn from two leading, world-renowned institutions with the ambition to play a significant role in the global ecosystem of life sciences and health.

ESCP Business School provides its expertise in biopharmaceutical management, entrepreneurship and business analytics, while Institut Pasteur brings its talents and know-how in research in life sciences, breakthrough innovation and medical development.

This alliance offers an innovative, highly specialised curriculum taught by recognised experts, high-level entrepreneurs and top professors from both institutions, allowing students to benefit from this combined expertise.

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Advanced Master Programme in
Life Sciences & Health Management (APiL)
Curriculum

A 15 MONTHS PROGRAMME TO LAUNCH YOUR PROJECT

This part-time teaching programme starts in mid September and ends up by mid December of the following year.

Students follow business courses, capsules, modules on entrepreneurship and start-up creation in life sciences and healthcare, workshops, companies visits, and other seminars. These courses are followed by a 3-month period to achieve a professional thesis and a business plan which will be presented to the jury, the latest by mid-December.

Business Essentials - 6 modules on management

The programme includes presentations of internally carried-out and externally proposed business projects and opportunities + team building.

Participants will get credit for six online asynchronous ESCP modules on business essentials.

  • Strategy
  • Marketing in globalised world
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Operations management
  • Financial management
  • Big Data & Business Analytics

These modules are spread throughout the year.

For more detailed list of modules, please download the brochure

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Projects

Between November and June, participants will dig in the peculiarities of innovation-driven projects, business development and entrepreneurship in life sciences and health organised along four hybrid, innovative, managerially-oriented pedagogical moments:

  • Online video capsules created by renowned experts associated with specific lessons (when required) and synchronous on-distance webinars.
  • Teamwork mentored by first-class sponsors, recognised experts and coaches.
  • Hands-on teamwork on collective business ventures and entrepreneurial projects.

For more detailed list of modules, please download the brochure

On-campus sessions

On top of the online video capsules, students get the opportunity to follow sessions directly on ESCP and Institut Pasteur campuses.

These sessions are dedicated to workshops, company visits, meetings with high-flyer entrepreneurs, top managers, VCs & investors, think tanks & incubators, healthcare data specialists.

For more detailed list of modules, please download the brochure

Professional Mission, Professional Thesis or Business Plan

At the end of the year, an individual academic thesis OR a business plan linked to the project on which the students have worked during the curriculum is to be written, and defended in front of a jury.

The Corporate Relations Department

The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gather placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving students many opportunities to make contact.

For more detailed list of modules, please download the brochure

Two Partner Institutions

Students learn from two leading, world-renowned institutions with the ambition to play a significant role in the global ecosystem of life sciences and health.

ESCP Business School provides its expertise in biopharmaceutical management, entrepreneurship and business analytics, while Institut Pasteur brings its talents and know-how in research in life sciences, breakthrough innovation and medical development.

This alliance offers an innovative, highly specialised curriculum taught by recognised experts, high-level entrepreneurs and top professors from both institutions, allowing students to benefit from this combined expertise.

Masters Students Blog

Get to know our master programmes experience from our students’ point of view. Learn what our former and current students are up to, and what it’s like to live in the most dynamic cities of Europe. blog.masters.escp.eu

Advanced Master Programme in
Life Sciences & Health Management (APiL)
Admissions

Requirements

  • Master Degree (minimum 300 ECTS credits) OR Bachelor Degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits) with 2 years of professional experience
  • Proficiency in English

We accept students, PhD students, or young professionals who wish to develop their own business.

It is not mandatory for applicants to have an entrepreneurial project already in place.

The requested short presentation can just be purely theoretical at that stage of the selection process and the main idea is to look at the creative / business venture mindset of the applicant.

Procedure

Step 1: Application

Applications are made online. Carefully complete the online application form before the deadline specified in the Admission Calendar and include the following required documents:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A motivation letter
  • Two reference letters
  • A copy of a Master/ or a Bachelor diploma already obtained OR a certificate of enrolment
  • A copy of your TOEFL or TOEIC listening and reading score or IELTS score (taken within the last two years) - C1 level

An admission committee declares the eligibility of candidates. Eligibility results will be displayed on our website.

Step 2: Personal Interview

If you are declared eligible, you are invited to a personal interview online with the Selection Committee. Acceptance results are sent out by email on the date specified in the Admission Calendar.

Step 3: Confirmation

If you are accepted and offered a place you must confirm acceptance of the offer by the date specified in the Admission Calendar and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2.000 to secure a place in the programme.

Admission Calendar

1st round 2nd round 3rd round
Deadline for online application
6 Jan 2022 28 Mar 2022 7 Jun 2022
Eligibility results
19 Jan 2022 19 Apr 2022 20 Jun 2022
Interviews for eligible candidates
27-31 Jan 2022 25 Apr - 6 May 2022 23-27 Jun 2022
Acceptance results
3 Feb 2022 10 May 2022 30 Jun 2022
Confirmation
17 Feb 2022 19 May 2022 8 Jul 2022

Two Partner Institutions

Students learn from two leading, world-renowned institutions with the ambition to play a significant role in the global ecosystem of life sciences and health.

ESCP Business School provides its expertise in biopharmaceutical management, entrepreneurship and business analytics, while Institut Pasteur brings its talents and know-how in research in life sciences, breakthrough innovation and medical development.

This alliance offers an innovative, highly specialised curriculum taught by recognised experts, high-level entrepreneurs and top professors from both institutions, allowing students to benefit from this combined expertise.

Masters Students Blog

Get to know our master programmes experience from our students’ point of view. Learn what our former and current students are up to, and what it’s like to live in the most dynamic cities of Europe. blog.masters.escp.eu

Advanced Master Programme in
Life Sciences & Health Management (APiL)
Fees & Financial

Application Fees

  • €130 (non-refundable)

Fees Academic Year 2022/2023

€32,000

The fees are invoiced either:

  • in one instalment at the beginning of the academic year
  • direct debit option: 6 monthly instalments paid from November to April

Applicants who are offered a place must confirm their acceptance and pay a non-refundable deposit of €2,000 for tuition fees.

Two Partner Institutions

Students learn from two leading, world-renowned institutions with the ambition to play a significant role in the global ecosystem of life sciences and health.

ESCP Business School provides its expertise in biopharmaceutical management, entrepreneurship and business analytics, while Institut Pasteur brings its talents and know-how in research in life sciences, breakthrough innovation and medical development.

This alliance offers an innovative, highly specialised curriculum taught by recognised experts, high-level entrepreneurs and top professors from both institutions, allowing students to benefit from this combined expertise.

Masters Students Blog

Get to know our master programmes experience from our students’ point of view. Learn what our former and current students are up to, and what it’s like to live in the most dynamic cities of Europe. blog.masters.escp.eu
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