NEW “mini-mba in Pharma”

Tuesday, 19/09/2017

The Hellenic Pharmaceutical Management Association (HE.P.M.A) and ALBA Graduate Business School, partner to educate the executives of the pharmaceutical industry and announce the launch of the jointly-developed "mini-mba in Pharma"

This innovative Executive Education Program combines specialized knowledge and experience in the field of Health and Pharmacy with high-end executive learning. The program aims to empower the participants through the development of skills that will enable them to successfully manage new challenges in the pharmaceutical market.

The "mini-mba in Pharma" is designed to address the needs and particularities of pharmaceutical executives, focusing on the use of digital technology, the development of leadership skills, and the ability to apply knowledge directly to their daily routines. The Program is most suitable for young and middle level executives seeking to prepare themselves effectively for employment in positions of increased responsibility in their companies, as well as to executives with a scientific or technological background who aspire to gain a deeper understanding of the business environment, develop their professional skills and emerge as capable team leaders.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Pharmaceutical Management Association, Mrs Sofia Nassiou said: " For 27 years now,  HE.P.M.A pays attention to the complex needs of  the pharmaceutical industry executives and tries to serve them in the best possible way, through high quality educational programs. Our strategic partnership with an internationally renowned educational organization such as the ALBA Graduate Business School marks the acknowledgment that, through  synergies and the  disruption of traditional standards, we respond  timely and effectively to a multifaceted and human-center ecosystem like that of  the Pharmaceutical Industry . We are confident that the Program will be extremely successful since it expresses and actively applies the values ​​that lead & inspire us to work for the overall promotion of our industry: commitment, quality, cooperation, credibility, integrity. Our aim is to become a reference training program for the pharmaceutical market executives and also the foundation for a successful career path. "

Dr. Kostas Axarloglou, Professor of International Business Relations and Strategy, Dean of ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece noted that: "The evolution of technology in the context of the globalized economy leads to significant disruptions in the structure of the industries, the business models and the way businesses operate. Executives are required to understand and manage complex and unknown business situations quickly and effectively. Continuous education, therefore, has a central role in the effective operation of executives. By combining theory and practice alongside with cutting edge management practices and innovative teaching methods, the “mini-mba in Pharma", which is co –created by ALBA and HE.P.M.A,  empowers the executives of the pharmaceutical industry to develop the necessary competencies and skills in order to effectively manage and lead through all the new  business challenges "

Referring to the collaboration of the two Institutions, Dr. Serafeim Voliotis, Assistant Professor of Strategy and Academic Director of the “mini-mba in Pharma" said:  "The collaboration of ALBA Graduate Business School and HE.P.M.A ensures high-level executive development  studies in business management, focusing on the specific needs of pharmaceutical companies. This short but intensive program is designed to keep the participants' interest and engagement irreducible, while its true innovation lies in the collaboration of ALBA professors with pharmaceutical executives, so that each educational unit is both theoretically and practically relevant and effective”


It is the only industry specific open enrollment mini-mba in Greece with a duration of 160 hours , completed in  8 months so as to facilitate the schedule of the executives in the industry.

Classes will begin in November and the Program will be concluded by June 2018. All courses will be delivered at ALBA premises (6-8 Xenias Str, Athens)

To learn more regarding the courses, the faculty and the benefits of the Program we urge to join the upcoming Open Day to take place on Wednesday September 27th, 18:30 at ALBA premises

Applications are now open. You may find more details here.

For more information you may contact also


Mrs. Antonia Koutsi

Tel:210 6753159

E-mails: [email protected] & [email protected]

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