Barcelona Campus

As the first campus, the drug discovery focused Barcelona Campus is based in one of the leading institutions in Southern Europe and just minutes away of the heart of the magnificent city centre. At the Barcelona Scientific Park, we develop our executive programmes with a mix and interaction between research centres, biotechnology-based companies and the pharmaceutical industry. 
The classes, seminars, meetings and work development projects are held in a fully equipped environment, where not only will you develop your professional skills but you will also have interactions with others professionals from the same field.Having the densest pharma ecosystem of Europe, the biggest biotech industry in Spain and a high technological and fast-growing drug development and medical devices sector, Barcelona offers the most complete biotechnology business ecosystem in Southern Europe. 

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Executive MBA

The MBA programmes are design for professionals and students who want to acquire a practical healthcare knowledge for their career, based on real drug candidates, and to expand their international network in the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology sector.

Postgraduate Diplomas

The Postgraduate Diplomas are design for professionals willing to acquire a specific understanding in key subsector processes in the healthcare industry and to develop international knowledge to increase their professional network.

International MBA in Life Sciences

  • add_circle_outline1st Semester Common module


    • • Common Module. Training for all specialisations.

    • • The first module is design for our students to acquire an executive understanding of the main stakeholders and transactions deals involved in innovation and new drug discoveries.

  • add_circle_outline2nd Semester Itinerary


    • • Specialisation Module. MBA’s itineraries.

    • • The different mentions are thought to have a practical approach to key business activities and main professional roles in the biotechnology sector and the pharmaceutical industry

  • add_circle_outlineCarrer Impact Program


    • • Our programmes are oriented towards developing the careers of committed individuals with BSc, MSc, PhD or equivalent qualification with a background in Life Sciences.

    • • One of the key objectives of this the MBA programme is work with our students who are looking to enter industry from academia or looking for new opportunities within their current company or beyond.

  • add_circle_outlineMBA Thesis Project


    • • Study Case of a real IP candidate. The final thesis assignment will be a presentation of a drug discovery plan that comes from real IP candidates and will be develop in groups through the different mentions.

    • • This final thesis can take the form of a thesis, business plan or dissertation, whereby a specific project is developed to pull together the principles and processes taught in the previous modules into a single document.

Postgraduate Diplomas

  • add_circle_outline1st Semester Specialisation


    • • Four modules based on global industry departments

    • • This module is design for our students to acquire an executive and practical knowledge from the main stakeholders and to understand processes and roles involved in the global industry

  • add_circle_outlinePostgraduate Thesis Project


    • • Study Case real IP candidate

    • • During the programs the students will develop a practical assignment defined into a global drug discovery plan

International Management Approach - Our Students Profile

Our Masters programmes are designed for young scientific candiates, MSc and PhD students, that like science but want to develop their career outside of the laboratory, in management positions, in biotechnology based companies, the pharmaceutical industry or government institutions, such as technology transfer offices.

Barcelona Panel of Lecturers and Teaching Staff

The BBI Barcelona’s different programmes are taught by a panel of experienced lecturers, who are currently working in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Technology and Biotechnology industries and have the practical and theoretical experience of the drug discovery processes and other aspects of commercial innovation. The Barcelona team will also draw on the Cambridge Panel of Lecturers for some of the teaching remit, especially across the broader Life Sciences’ sector. The Barcelona Campus will have its own wellbeing officer to support students' personal needs during their course.

After successfully passing the all the required evaluations and approval of the final MBA Thesis, Dissertation or Business Plan, which is evaluated by a panel of industry experts, the minimum requirements for the qualification will have been achieved. Under the current academic European standards, based on the required number if credits according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), students will receive a certificate awarded by the Biotechnology Business Institute, which is an independent privately owned Business School focused on the education in biotechnology.



Our programmes are a full-time programme compatible with ongoing jobs positions and career development pathways, with classes from Monday to Thursday at the PCB campus.

The assignments develop during the year are based in real IP projects from our agreement with three of the main technology transfer offices in Barcelona. 


With the active support of key international partners

Key international partners, such governmental organisations, bioindustry associations, companies and trade bodies, enable the Biotechnology Business Institute extend its global reach from Barcelona, Cambridge, Mexico and beyond.


These are some of the companies where our students either started their career in internships or junior positions, or due to our programmes, they got promoted to a new position to continue developing their professional path in the biotechnology sector or the pharmaceutical industry or other Life-Sciences-related companies.




BBI Barcelona - Barcelona Scientific Park,

Baldiri Reixac, St. 4-8, 08028, Barcelona, Spain -

contact email: - Tel. +34 935 182 162


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Here are some of the most frequent questions from our candidates

  • question_answerAbout the BBI What is different about the BBI Business School?

    The Biotechnology Business Institute (BBI) is an international business school focused on training a new generation of scientific managers and executives to prepare for their future careers. The BBI facilitates early-stage business development activities in partnership with the many stakeholders in the biotechnology sector and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. A core focus is on new drug development to treat unmet medical need but also with broadening interests across the Life Sciences sector.

    The Biotechnology Business Institute was founded to develop the next generation of talent in the international Life Sciences sector for scientists seeking to advance their careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. We are committed to becoming a leading international academic institution in the management of Life Sciences, through enabling the career development of a new wave of global business leaders driving disruptive change throughout the ecosystem.

  • question_answerAbout the BBI What are the objectives of the BBI's MBA Programmes?

    Our complementary MBA programmes in Biotechnology and in Life Sciences enable scientists to enter this growing industrial sector each year. We help our students develop a clear vision of their career progression into future leadership roles. By using the new skills and practical experiences from our courses, our alumni go on to join the some of the most notable institutions, companies and national healthcare systems with international reputations.

  • question_answerAbout the BBI Where are the BBI Campuses?

    With a presence in two of the main innovation centres in Europe, Barcelona, and Cambridge, and the second largest market in the pharmaceutical industry in Latin America our students can choose which campus will best meet their needs.

    As the International BBI headquarters, the Barcelona Campus is focused on drug discovery, built on a track record since 2013 delivering management programmes for scientists wanting to develop their careers in the global pharma & biotechnology industry.

    The European headquarters, our Cambridge Campus, has a broader remit across the entire Life Science sector. At Cambridge, UK, our students can realise their objective of establishing a global network of contacts in the broader spectrum of commercial opportunities in Life Sciences

    BBI Mexico connects the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in Latin America with the major innovation hubs in Europe and the United States. It is the educational centre of reference in healthcare contributing to the development of national talent and the growth of national innovation promoting global transactions.

    Know more about our campuses

    BBI Barcelona - BBI Cambridge - BBI Mexico

  • question_answerThe BBI Experience What is a typical day for a BBI student like?

    Every day is different throughout the year. During the first stage, when students take their common modules, apart from the evening classes from Monday to Thursday, the students also develop their career impact programmes. These programmes have their project meetings at various research centres and participate in extra-curriculum activities.

    For the final semester in Barcelona, each student develops their own academic internship programme depending on their chosen career itinerary chosen. All programmes have the same number of assignments and group work to complete. Typically, the second semester is focused increasing the time spent on students’ career-related activities.

  • question_answerBBI Community What is the BBI network?

    The BBI network is formed by our alumni, the academic staff, lecturers, partner companies and the technology transfer offices who collaborate with us. Over the years, we have developed a community over 700 people globally in direct contact every year. 

    For more information, visit our BBI community Report

The Worldwide Business School for Life Sciences

Barcelona Campus

Barcelona Scientific Park
Baldiri Reixac St., 4-8, 08028, Barcelona

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Cambridge Campus

The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park
184, Milton Road, CB4 0GA, Cambridge

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Mexico Campus

World Trade Center CDMX, Montecito 38,
Col. Nápoles, 03810, Mexico City

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