The pharmaceutical industry is going through profound changes which present many significant opportunities and challenges in leveraging IT. This is driving the demand for IT individuals, not only with the proper technical background, but also advanced knowledge of management and pharma industry skills and considerations. In addition, non-IT professionals (e.g. researchers, scientists, manufacturers, marketing, administration) are now being called upon to deal with complex business issues that leverage information technology in light of emerging regulatory changes and new information technologies.
This program is designed for IT professionals in the pharmaceutical industry whose roles now involves knowledge of effective pharma industry opportunities; as well as non-IT executives looking to increase the demonstrable value of their IT investments, in light of the digital transformation and emerging information technologies (e.g., blockchain, social media, analytics, big data).
The Pharmaceutical IT Certificate focuses on the use of IT to enhance the functional elements of the pharma value chain from drug discovery through commercialization and includes critical supporting functions, such as supply chain logistics and regulatory and compliance. The program is designed to help participants understand how to leverage IT in pharma organizations by providing the necessary skills to become a vital resource to their firm and industry while enhancing their immediate and long term professional development.
Understanding emerging information technologies and their impact on the pharmaceutical industry, and the roles and responsibilities of IT and non-IT stakeholders in leveraging these emerging technologies in light of the digital transformation, will be at the heart of all of the courses.